Mars in Libra: balance or else
I have a Mars in Libra and my drive toward symmetry can be downright aggravating. I can't leave it alone, and when I move something there, I have to move something here to balance it. It makes for great design skill as an artist but sometimes I wish I could just leave something hanging. Even the Chinese health specialists can see equilibrium in my body parts.
Mars went into Libra a couple of weeks ago and will be traveling there until the end of the month. The Great Balancing is happening now creating the ability to move forward decisively. The Sun and Mercury are coming in, too, and Mercury goes retrograde, so an uncommon equalizing is occurring. No wonder the polls are even.
Libra falls exactly opposite the ascendant on the natural wheel, the 7th house, where the reflection of the entity is seen in full and identity is recognized. The same thing happens in oppositions planet-wise. The perfect mirror is created to look at, make decisions, and move forward with intent. That's what's scheduled for the Big Day when the Saturn-Uranus opposition gives citizens the perfect looking glass.
Because of my Mars I've always believed in justice, whether I like the details or not. Obama came out of nowhere and rose like a meteor, attracting huge crowds, winning the nomination, and leading in the polls until now. A superstar, a shining beauty, a symbol of the crowd's aspirations. Promising change.
Then along came Mars in Libra. And in exquisite harmony, the star came down and up rose the carbon copy. Shooting polls, multitudes, a shimmering beauty promising change. Now we're even. In perfect alignment. Two American Idols lighting the heavens.
It's only fair. Love and war. And the equality of polarity life insists upon. Why shouldn't the Republicans have the same experience as the Democrats? And if you think about it - the intelligent and educated are just as much a part of democracy as the not-so-sharp and the uninformed, and everybody's vote counts the same. The mean and the nice. However the scales tip, they always fluctuate to create an ongoing equilibrium.
There's a sense that the conservative revolution started 40 years ago is poised to be adjusted with a realignment of the government. Both parties have had their heroes. After Reagan for the Republicans came Clinton for the Democrats, then Bush for the Republicans, and now? What's fair is fair. An additional factor is the United States Saturn in Libra portraying a destiny dedicated to learning equal and opposite, harmony, peace, civility, fair debate, and political cooperation. Saturn also falls in the 10th house of government. Sounds fair to me.
In October 2009, Saturn goes into Libra headed for a return to its natal position. All the more emphasis on the aisle-crossing and what-not dreamed about these days. The end to the extreme partisan warfare without logical debate. Uranus goes into Aries about that time and forms a T-square with Pluto in Capricorn, an entirely different set of energies than we have now. And then you can add progressed Mars in Libra for years and years and years. Change? Perhaps. Inner warfare? That too. Equal input from the two parties? That would be ideal. Whatever transpires, I know from personal experience that the urge toward equilibrium can be impossible to defy.
In the meantime. All's fair in the polls.