Big Transit: Mars in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces

Big Transits are happenings in the sky that last for more than a few weeks. The longer a planet stays in one place, the longer it has to build up power. Since we can't spend all our time star gazing, these are the events that I believe are most worth attention.

Today, Mars in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces. Normally this would be a small transit, but the timing is such that today is a preview of sorts to the Nodes' tour of Virgo and Pisces. Feeling spacey? Dreamy? Alternately spacey-dreamy and wanting to set something on fire? 

Yeah. About that.

Artist and astrologer Kathy Rose wrote an excellent article about what it feels like to go through a Mars/Neptune transit for Mountain Astrologer in 2010. Her focus is on squares, and today we're going through an opposition, but as someone going through transiting Neptune square my Natal Mars, I can confirm that what Kathy Rose describes is exactly what Neptune/Mars transits feel like. At least, to me.

In brief, when Mars and Neptune come together, it can feel a little bit like being a deep sea volcano erupting into the ocean. Most of the time, I have to fight to do anything more than stare dreamily out the window, and as soon as I become passionate about something, the interest either dissolves into bubbles or petrifies and becomes an immovable object at the bottom of the ocean. Unless, it seems, I find a subject that appeals to both my passions (curiosity specifically, since my Mars is in Gemini) and my spiritual/artistic side, bonus points for anything taboo or macabre since Neptune is in my 8th House. I'm only a couple months into what will be a several year transit for me, but it's shaping up to be a fascinating one. I plan to write more about it when I understand the lay of the land better.

For everyone who isn't already going through a Neptune/Mars transit, this aspect should only last a day or two, but these two days have extreme potential because they fall just before the Nodes' move into an 18 month tour of Virgo and Pisces.

Use this opportunity to start thinking about what you'd like to start building during the next transit. If you can tap into something strong enough to burn through Neptune's desire to space out, cling to it like a barnacle, my friend.

PS If you're interested in learning more about this aspect, Emily Trinkaus wrote about it in a recent post on Virgo Magic.

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