Mars, Demon Star inconjunct Saturn

This aspect is exact on the 17th PDT and EDT: April 18 GMT.  But the effects last until the next planetary aspect on the 21st when SATURN and VENUS square off again as they did on April 8th. This time Venus is moving direct and only Saturn is Retrograde. Venus and Saturn had their first square on Jan 27 this year on a New Moon in Aquarius when both were moving direct @ 24+ degrees Pisces/Sagittarius.

Mars is conjunct to ALGOL, known as the Demon Star, Medusa

Medusa Caravaggio Tara Greene

This star with traditionally the evilest in the skies from the Greek myths. It’s associated with the myth of a  scary monster, the Gorgon Medusa. They said she was so scary looking that the sight of her would turn a man to stone. Perseus, a great hero often shown riding on Pegasus, the Flying Horse killed her. Algol was a Libyan Amazon historically who fought off the Patriarchal invading hordes. Her been killed off was a historical retelling of the destruction of female power, the Amazons, and the takeover by the Patriarchy.  Mars and Algol in a bad alignment with Saturn in Sagittarius

Mars and Algol in a bad alignment with Saturn in Sagittarius is more than a bad romance. It can promote evil in politics, and with those in positions of power. There are difficult obstacles to overcome in the pursuit of truth. 

Saturn, Mars hard aspects, Napoleon Brousseau

Saturn, Mars hard aspects. Drawing by Napoleon Brousseau  1991 India sketchbook

But there is a positive Feminine strength to ALGOL. She is the RESISTANCE.

Resist women's movement Tara Greene

Just like the current women’s movement in the U.S. against Trump, or any moment against oppressive Political ideals, patriarchal ideals or bullying by anyone, any group, or individuals, artistic movements, post-modernism, hipsters,  or political correctness or whatever oppresses you. RESIST. If it internal battle then get to understand your own inner war zones. 

Mars and ALGOL are also conjunct CERES the dwarf planet of the EARTH

This can also be seen as a warning of the dire situation the earth is in. Saturn in Sagittarius represents those who want to tell the truth. Educators and IInternational legislators 

Mars, ALGOL and CERES are a powerful Female energy with Mars in Venus’s sign

Mars in Taurus is not so strong and empowered as he is overrun by simple gluttony for sensual pleasure. Its’ easy to cover him in expensive oils, chocolates, massages, great sex, beautiful clothes and have Mars wrapped around your finger ladies. 

Mars in Taurus is bullishly stubborn like that bronze bull statue on Wall street. Mars in Taurus is so grounded into the earth plane and trying to preserve what it has,  it will defend its resources no matter what. Saturn in Sagittarius governs karmic laws, the truth, justice, optimism, teaching, philosophy, and dilettantes. Jupiter is the ruler of Sagely Sag. His influence brings on a higher sacred law influence, more easy going

Saturn in Sagittarius governs karmic laws, the truth, justice, optimism, teaching, philosophy, and dilettantes. Jupiter is the ruler of Sagely Sag. His influence brings on a higher sacred law influence, more easy going laisez-faire attitudes. Saturn in Sag can be a religious zealot and proselytizer, which can also be hypocritical. We are seeing much evidence of these things in politics these days.  

This is a dangerous game of chess, a push me-pull you. Mars and Saturn are the two malefics. Anytime they are in difficult aspects it is heavy and dense. Arguing between the material and the higher thought philosophical planes. 

The energy will shift on the 19th as the SUN enters TAURUS and  MERCURY conjuncts the SUN. 

We will be feeling much more grounded and level headed.Then Mars enters GEMINI on the 21st. Ego and identity in earthy stubborn -resistance to change mode- while the action is to divide, make choices, split hairs, share in partnerships and talk way too much. 

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