Mars is squaring the North Node and South Node Aug 29-30 at 12 degrees + Sagittarius.
The Offering by Virgo Paraiso 2011
These are karmic times my friends. “Pre-eclipsea” makes one feel quite exhausted. Are you feeling it? I am.
Mars is exactly on my natal Moon in my first house so I am feeling irritated, impatient, energized and tired at the same time and need time to reflect.
This Mars North Node aspect inconjuncts the U.S. SUN and Sirius at 12-13 degrees CANCER.
In Chinese astronomy SIRIUS is known as the “celestial wolf”. It is known as dog face, or Coyote Star by indigenous Native Americans. Colloquially known as the Dog Star in our times. The star is called Ka’ulua, “Queen of Heaven” in Maori of New Zealand.
Several cultures also associated the star with a bow and arrows. The Ancient Chinese visualized a large bow and arrow across the southern sky, formed by the constellations of Puppis and Canis Major. In this, the arrow tip is pointed at the wolf Sirius.
A similar association is depicted in the Temple of Hathor in Dendera, where the goddess Satet has drawn her arrow at Hathor (Sirius). Known as “Tir”, the star was portrayed as the arrow itself in later Persian culture.
The bow and arrow symbol fits Mars position in Sagittarius perfectly. What are you aiming for? The North Node is our collective highest growth and spiritual goal now at 12+ degrees of VIRGO. Aim higher.
Astrologer John Sandbach illuminates 13 degrees of Sagittarius with these images:
“Pleiadian Symbol: A past life appears suddenly with crystal clarity.
Azoth Symbol: Looking up, a woman sees a butterfly alighting on the outside of a glass dome.
The North Node at 13 Virgo
A meteorite with the edges worn smooth. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Receptive
(Degree Angel: LEUVIAH (LOO-vee-YAH) Dialing God, Expansive Intelligence/Fruition
Pleiadian Symbol: An angel of harmony comes to clear away confusion.
Azoth Symbol: Many bridges connecting the two halves of a city.”
The MARS nodal Sirius inconjunct is asking us to pull together all of these symbols. Think about having a wolf’s instincts; about belonging to the pack; loyalty- wolves mate for life. Think about having a dog’s heart which is so fiercely loyal and unselfishly loving. Think about this bright star as The Queen of Heaven. Think about your past life, the SOUTH NODE in PISCES of course, think about transformation, cosmic bridging and the angel of harmony.
Visualize and integrate all of these qualities. Experiment and play with them. You will find answers. Ask the Star Sirius to guide you. Make a poem about the symbols.
The coyote reference is very synchronous as Mercury Retrograde begins.
Mercury is the planet of communication and thieves or tricksters. The Trickster planet is turning RETROGRADE Aug 30 in VIRGO. The trickster will be playing practical jokes on us all in the communication realms. Think of Wile E. Coyote of Looney Tunes.
This Retrograde will be particularly difficult because Mercury is in one of his home signs of Virgo which is all about details, order organization, worry and OCD.
DO: Double, triple, quadruple check everything. You may think you are about to lose your mind or having an early onset of Alzheimer’s but remember its only Mercury playing mind games with us.
DON’T: Panic if things aren’t perfect and don’t go according to plan. Mercury Retrogrades are to lay back and relax and do all the Rx things. It is good medicine. NEVER FEAR mercury retrograde.
Make an offering to the North Node and to Mars to guide you by the light of the stars. Sirius was always the brightest navigation star. By sheer synchronicity I discover this amazing artist Virgo Paraiso.
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