There’s a chance of some extreme, even neurotic, behaviour in the cosmic weather today, as Mars opposes Ceres.

Mars can be the guiding planet of the untamed toddler.  I want it and I want it now!  The planet of desires, passion and unthinking action, Mars finds himself head on with Mother today in the form of Ceres.  The great Mother Goddess, who grieves the loss of innocence and unmet creative opportunities, stands facing Mars and asks an important question – what is it you truly want in life?  

Mars is in the Gate of Treading (10), walking close to danger.  This is also the gate of the protective and provisionary father (as opposed to the greedy cold paternalistic father).  We have the capacity now to step out of our conditioned belief that we can’t have what we want.  Our desires are sacred, they represent our blueprint for what we want to create in our lives.  We need to connect with the tiger in our tank, to risk something, to take a chance of walking on the tigers tail and awakening it.   Apollo has just passed through this gate (10), moved onto Pluto and is now creating a channel with Saturn (in 38).  Apollo represents the opportunity to finally conquer our dark recurring demons.  This is the place where we believed we could never change.

Ceres is in the Gate of Extremes (15), finding the middle way.  We may swing between treating ourselves badly and treating ourselves well just now.  We are like a see saw, trying to locate our fulcrum.

Eros is conjunct Pluto in the Gate of Joy, a gentle calm energy that is filled to overflowing with vitality just now.  What roles and responsibilities can you put to rest because they were never truly yours anyway?  Where can you learn to play more and work less?

We may not be able to find our balance, but each time we pass the fulcrum point we can recognise it.  That felt good, that’s what I want more of in my life!  

Kim Gould is founder of and Creator of EmergentHuman.Design.

She enjoys keeping her world-wide community on the emergent edge of consciousness, since 2003 on the blog.