That’s the good part of a Mars transit, and it’s great stuff, no question. If you’ve spent a little time laying the groundwork for a few things that really need a burst of energy to get you moving toward them, a Mars transit can give you a much-needed boost.
But if you’re the least bit conflicted; if your energies are splintered in too many directions; if you have a hard time with feelings of competition and with open conflict – here are three potential Mars hurdles to look out for:
- Losing your temper over stupid stuff. I’m doing pretty well with this one so far. Right on schedule, a couple of annoying emails showed up in my inbox, and while my temper flared up immediately I managed not to respond. Yay, me! However, I’ve got a couple of months left of this transit so I’m not going to pop open the champagne prematurely.
- Hurting yourself. On Saturday night I put together a tasty Chex mix to serve for a Halloween gathering. I melted lots of gooey butter and oil together in a saucepan and added sundry delicious ingredients, then turned to compile all the munchy stuff in a big bowl. When I turned around and grabbed the pan to add the gooey-ness to the munchiness, I … forgot about the blazing hot handle. The hot metal searing into the flesh of my fingers reminded me in a jiff, but by then I was halfway between the counter and the stove; I had no choice but to drop the pan. Full of, you’ll recall, butter and oil. All over my freshly washed kitchen floor. While I held my hand under cold water my darling husband employed an entire roll of paper towels, a mop, and hot sudsy water to clean up the mess. After a big gob of aloe vera and a good night’s sleep, my fingers are better too. But man, that hurt.
- Hating yourself. Mars awakens your competitive spirit, and some people aren’t at their best when competing. I”m one of them. Mind you, I’m not in a competition with anyone in particular; it’s more a feeling that I’m competing with everyone in general, and that I’m losing every single race. Most of all, of course, I’m competing with my own ambitions, which means I can’t even win against myself. This is entirely irrational, and a drag.
Conclusion: There you have it: three ways to squander a perfectly good Mars transit. This can be one of the most powerful and energetic moments in a 2.5 year period, when your energy and drive are at their peak. But to make the most of it, remember to curb your temper, wear oven mitts (also, drive carefully and practice good knife techniques in the kitchen), and take it easy on yourself if you don’t win the Pulizer Prize within the first week of the transit.
Are you having a big, shouty Mars transit of your own at the moment?