“Under a sky the color of pea soup
she is looking at her work growing away there
actively, thickly like grapevines or pole beans
as things grow in the real world, slowly enough.
If you tend them properly,if you mulch, if you water..
then the plants flourish, but at their own internal clock.
Connections are made slowly, sometimes they grow underground.
You cannot always tell by looking what is happening.” Marge Piercy
“In earlier times and cultures there were two words for power, mana and taboo: the power which creates and the power which destroys; the power which is benign and the power which is malign. Odd that we have retained the word for dangerous power, taboo, and have lost the mana.” Madeleine L’Engel
Patience is key with the upcoming retrograde of Mars which is this Wednesday September 9 at 6:22 PM EDT. The retrograde period will last through November 13. This is one of the most notable transits of the year and is about the appropriate use of power. A lot can be accomplished under this influence as it can give drive, ambition and energy to clear sighted endeavors as long as you are willing to be patient. It’s wise to anticipate delays along the way.
It is a good time frame to look at how you implement your power to move towards your aspirations. Anger and irritation can be on the rise during this time period and it’s wise to keep your focus on what is within your control.
This week the Sun in earthy Virgo will be making a favorable alignment with Jupiter and Pluto. This influence bodes well for working on the pragmatic side of projects and on projects that require organizing. It’s also a good time for repairs and renovations.
One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”The music of the spheres.”
Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill