Doing Christmas differently

Image of Mars showing northern Drylands (ochre...
Image of Mars showing northern Drylands (ochre) and southern dry ocean basins (dark). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is nothing conventional about the astral energy of this Christmas … and maybe that creates an opportunity to do it differently this time around.

Mars is in Libra at the moment, which would usually be quite a calm experience of the assertive, aggressive, driven energy of Mars; Libra being the sign of balance and moderation.  But on Wednesday evening (AEST), the fiery planet is exactly opposite Uranus (the unconventional planet), creating irritability and tension, and adding to the challenges that Christmas expectations already bring.  When Mars is opposite Uranus there is a tendency for impatient, impulsive, reactive ego expressions, with each of us striving to break free of what we experience as inhibiting restrictions.  So, anything that is seen as conventional or traditional (hmm, sounds like Christmas!!), if it feels like it is stifling our individuality, it will create tension and difference.  So, if you ever wanted to do Christmas differently, this is the year to break from tradition.

Keep in mind though, that with Venus retrograde, we are all being overly subjective in our relating at the moment, and lacking in our usual capacity to see the other’s perspective.  So, asserting unconventional (Uranus) ego (Mars) energy is likely to ruffle feathers.

Complicating all this, Mars in Libra is activating the “evolve or evaporate’ energy of the Pluto-Uranus square.  if you’ve been reading my earlier posts on this (see here ), the whole period for 2012-2015 is a time for upheaval of norms and for radical transformations.  Mars getting in on the act over the next couple of weeks gives massive impetus to this change, but its Mars, so it might not be gentle.

Remember that everyone on the planet is doing this same stuff together, so break traditions where they need to be broken, but keep in mind that everyone else is also feeling the tension, so take extra care to do it with kindness.

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