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Mars and Jupiter Stationary

In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Mars is Set, the Warrior King. Jupiter is Horus, the Young King. Set is the brother of Osiris; Horus is the son of Osiris and Isis. In a well-known Egyptian myth, Set murders Osiris. It is not clear why Set kills his brother. It may be a grab for power, jealousy, or an undefined rage. His action initiates a centuries-long war with Horus, who believes that as the son of Osiris, he inherits his kingdom. This war is bloody, destructive, and damaging. In the end, Horus wins and ascends to his father’s throne.

In traditional astrological symbolism, Mars represents anger, action, and manifestation. Jupiter is the principle of expansion. Throughout 2020, Jupiter has been in relationship with the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, expanding the impact of this already powerful transit. Together these three form what I call The Great Shift Planets.

Over the last several weeks, Mars has been moving through a challenging relationship (a square) to all three of the Great Shift Planets, initiating a corresponding increase in violence and dissention in our society.

With these two powerful warriors stationary, this will be a challenging week. The intensity will continue over the next two months as Mars retrogrades back in relationship to all three of the Great Shift planets. Although this influence can easily be seen in our society, this energy exists within each of us as well. As these two Warriors stand stationary in their strongest expression, we are all invited to identify our own internal struggle and find resolution.

Mars will be retrograde from September 9 through November 13. Jupiter turns direct on September 12.


September 8, 2020 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.

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