What I have somewhat neglected to recognize consciously is the fact that my Ascendant has been receiving laser beams at it by all the outer planets starting with Jupiter and including the North Node. I’ll talk about these in future posts but in this one I’ll talk about Jupiter. Don’t be surprised if there is another post to go along with this one.
Jupiter in Cancer, while in the single digits have sextild my Ascendant and explains the yo-yo effect on my appetite and the way that I look at life. At first I started back craving sweets and my all time favorite potato chips. Then the cravings kinda went away or maybe I should say I’ve had more willpower (Scorpio) and discipline (Saturn) to control the indulging the last few weeks. Taking a risk of sounding like Martha Stewart, “that’s a good thing” because my waistline has expanded from all those (Jupiter) size bag of chips I have been eating…by myself. I am definitely an emotional eater and the emotions have run on overdrive as I go from being optimistic, well somewhat optimistic as being one of those happy-go-lucky totally optimistic is so not me, to totally pessimistic.
Maybe one day, I’ll be optimistic. Nah, I doubt that…too Plutonian.
Now Jupiter in Cancer so far has delivered more than just the bag or three of chips lol. As he’s traveled through my 11th house, he’s gifted me in the form of expanding my network. More accurately, I’m finding my tribe which is basically what a family is. The difference being its with people who are not related by blood. And the best part… you get to choose!
Again, a good thing as finding these people has helped me feel more secure in learning, expanding, exploring and sharing the Uranian part of me that has been forced underground since childhood. That goes for the Plutonian part as well since they are as one in my natal chart.
I’m reading “Exploring the Astrological Key to Jupiter” by Stephen Arroyo so I’m sure I’ll have more to say later. And hopefully my posts will get better.
Mars in Cancer is exactly inconjunct (150 degrees) my Venus in Aquarius today. This positioning in the sky is not boding well for me, As a matter of fact I’m downright irritable.Though the pressure has eased off a bit from earlier today when the Moon was right on my Venus.
The inconjunct is an aspect that requires adjustment and is an irritant. Not as irritating as a square or opposition but an irritant nonetheless. Let’s see why I’m feeling irritated.
The Moon rules the sign of Cancer. Cancer being the 4th sign of the Zodiac represents home, family, nurturing, tradition, staying close to home, what’s familiar, your roots, your foundation, your ancestry. Cancer energy feels its way through and approaches life in an indirect way. Back and forth, sideways and zig- zag. The Crab, Cancer’s symbol moves about in this way.
On the other hand Mars rules Aries the 1st sign of the Zodiac. (hey that’s my Mars and Sun sign :-). Aries is the sign of the warrior, action, bravery, the pioneer, the self. Aries energy is fast and direct. I bet the person who coined the phrase the phrase “the fastest way between point A & B is a straight line was an Aries. No beating around the bush with this sign.
So based on what’s been said above, you can see why Mars would not be so happy in the sign of Cancer. The astrological terminology for the Aries/Cancer relationship is a square (90 degrees). That’s another irritating reason.
Adding lighter fuel to this fire is the fact that my Venus is in Aquarius, the sign of the rebel. Non-traditional. Freedom loving. “Don’t put me in a box” energy. Non status-quo. The future.
Uranus rules the sign of Aquarius and is transiting where?! Aries!! Hmm, there is a pattern here.
Cera (that would be me) definitely needs to make some changes at home in the way she operates for a better future. Otherwise…it won’t be pretty. For me or anybody else. The status-quo must go!! lol