My eye on the sky.
My husband and I were talking last night about a gal attacking (Mars) others (opposition) but only hurting herself (Neptune / self undoing). This kind of thing makes me very nervous for some reason. It may be that I don’t like to be around people whose judgement is so off. I know a few people who do this. ::shiver::
Do you know anyone, standing in a hole, angry and digging it deeper?
Transit Watch: Mars Opposite Neptune – November 6, 2011 – Martyr, Gaslighting, Narcissist & Deflecting Attack
My eye on the sky.
You’ll see people fight (Mars) by deceiving (Neptune). We often talk about “gaslighting” on this blog (tag) and that is one form of this. I’m talking about being tricked into your own self-doing or even tricking yourself into sacrifice which damages you. This is an aspect of a martyr. It’s confused (Neptune) action (Mars). It’s a drunk firing at the wrong person for the wrong reason, while trying to help. Well, gee. Thanks.
“I believe you have my stapler.”
–Milton, Office Space
My man and I have a cardinal Grand Cross in synastry between 10 and 14 degrees. I have two planets involved and he has three. I have a simple square in my chart, whereas he has a tee square. Both our moons are involved. The Grand Cross in the sky, well, “it don’t feel so good,” but I think between the two of us, he’s gotten the worst of it. I suppose that’s an understatement as he spent Thursday night in the Emergency Room.
Continue reading Mars Square Neptune: What Happened?
Astrology in real life
- Lying or deceit in order to get ahead
- Sexual fantasy
- Gaslighting and mind tricks as a tactic
- Sneak attacks of all kinds
- Misrepresenting your motive (to yourself or others)
- Self-undoing and other crazy-making
- Pretending you’re a victim and more!
Great stuff, eh? Let the good times roll!
See what is coming up for all – Transit Watch
Hopefully Coherent Ramblings
Moonpluto’s Bargaining with God piece sparked a memory. Actually a couple of memories but I’m gonna tell you about this one in particular…
This was at the house. Vinny came to live with us. Vinny was a friend of mine from way back. Our parents used to do the flea market and we, as adolescents would troll exposition park together looking to bum smokes and pass the time. We went to high school together until he just disappeared. Meth.
Astrology in real life
Mars is conjunct Neptune today and if you have planets in the fixed signs around 24 degrees Aquarius, you are sure to be feeling this big time.
Mars is your get up and go, and Neptune will dissipate your drive. In other cases, there are sneak attacks and in still other cases, the attacks are imagined. The opportunity to undo yourself today is sky high and the odds you become stimulated by something that isn’t even there (for good or ill) is almost guaranteed.
Continue reading Mars Conjunct Neptune: “Stimulated” By The Ethereal
One of my occupations is performing the flute. It seems as if I’m always placed second chair when I feel I can do better. Then, on those rare occasions when I do get to play first, circumstances are such that prevent me from doing my best, and it makes me want to shoot myself in front of the director because now he thinks I’m not a good player.
Other instrumentalists see my worthiness for first chair, but when I actually get the spot, something always goes wrong. For instance, a few months ago I had a beautiful solo as first chair, but that time was extremely stressful for me at my other job (teaching), and I had a nasty cold and a massive abscess in my nose that was spewing mucus and giving me the biggest headache. Needless to say, I messed up because I was in physical pain and found it so hard to focus.
Then, a few weeks ago I was assigned first flute for another gig, but my music didn’t arrive until 2 days before the rehearsal! I had only 48 hours to learn 15 pieces, whereas everyone else in the group got their music on time and had plenty of time to practice. Needless to say, I messed up.
This seems to be a recurrent trend since age 13, where I feel slighted out of first flute position. I’m starting to feel as if this is my destiny… to always be in the second spot, and if I am in the limelight, something’s gonna go wrong. Is there something in my chart that indicates that I’m meant to suck whenever I’m in the limelight? Or is this a 14 year long transit of some sort, astrology’s cruel joke on my performance career?
Or do I really suck, and my chart indicates that I have major ego issues or an unrealistic picture of my abilities? I’m usually not someone who asks for help, but on this topic, I am at the end of the straw! I would greatly appreciate some insight from you. Thanks!
No you don’t suck but I think your problem is complex and beyond what can be resolved in this format. But I can give you a few tips to which others may relate.
Regardless of its nature, when you have a pattern this well established it’s a safe bet you are going to have to work very hard to change it. It’s as if you have cut a path and you can be sure to fall right into it every time… if a struggle for consciousness is not made. As to the specifics of what is driving all this, I can see a couple components right off the bat.
First you have Venus in Capricorn, which gives an innate feeling of unworthiness as well as both a fear of failure AND success. This is probably subconscious to a degree but you can see it play out in that you make sure one way or the other that you do not hold that top position.
Now you also have Mars in aspect to Neptune, which tends to dissolve the drive when a person does not act consciously. For example, your music did not arrive on schedule, but why not go hunt it down?
If you can focus on and resolve just these two things, you would be well on your way to solving your problem and I can also tell you that that victim position will never, ever, ever work. In other words, your “close but no cigar” pattern is not due an oppressive force outside yourself.
I hope this does not strike you as harsh or critical because it is not meant that way. Personally, I would like to see you in the first chair and I am pretty sure this is the path to take to get there.
Astrology in real life
It’s occurred to me with Mars (anger) opposing Neptune (fog) like this, people may very well be mad and not know it. Or maybe they do know they are mad but they are not sure who they should be mad and even if they are able to fix on a person, it’s likely the anger will dissipate. Blink and you transcend.
You may also be hiding (Neptune) from someone else’s angry attack (Mars) which of course would piss you off!
I was on the phone with Claire-France and she mentioned the war in Iraq is not being reported at all.
“Mars Neptune,” I said. “What war? Hide the war!”
Are you pissed off today? Describe your anger.
Ask the collective
The current opposition between Mars and Neptune hits my chart pretty good, creating confusion, craziness, the questioning of other peoples motives as well as my own… plus wondering if others question my motives, all in the hall of mirrors.
“I am no longer concerned about people thinking I am crazy,” I told the soldier this morning.
“Oh, good. I’m glad to hear that.”
“Yeah, I am back in denial about all that kind of stuff,” I said.
‘Oh, thank the Lord. I was afraid that might be a week-long event.”
The opposition is exact today.
Anyone else having Neptune problems? Can’t tell if it’s real or otherwise?
Leo Woman Has Affair With Married Scorpio Man, Wonders If She Is Being Played: Astrology-Based Advice
I worked with a Scorpio man for 7.5 years and couldn’t stand him! I made friendly peace, then he flirted with me and I was GONE. This is very bad, he’s married. Arranged marriage, not happy but still bad.
Anyway we had lots of hot phone talk, made plans, I kept putting him off and then mistakenly hurt him, apologized, wrote a hot and heavy letter about how much I wanted him, we made plans again. But he never came through. He just played me for weeks like a cat and his mouse until I finally said forget it to him I can’t do this anymore.
This whole thing with us was only supposed to be about sex, but it has become more than that for me and I did tell him not long ago that he had my heart. Now yesterday I spoke with him briefly over the phone at work and he told me I love you. Wouldn’t let me off the phone till I said it back. I’m totally confused and can’t figure out if he’s playing me, lying, entertaining himself? I do love him and I don’t know what to do. Please help with some advice. I care enough about him to put my lioness on the back burner!!
Reading your post was surreal. Of course he is playing games and entertaining himself! But what do you think you’re doing? You’re playing games and entertaining yourself! You are playing the kind of games where people wind up hurt and do you expect us to believe you don’t know this?
You may as well be someone who slaps their kid 100 times and then wonders why their face is bruised. Cause and affect for Godsakes. If you pour gas on yourself and walk into a fire, you will be burned. And once you’ve done this you are not going to be able to say, hey wait a minute! New game. I want to be an unburned maiden now.
With Jupiter conjunct your Sun in Leo, you have an inflated ego. You also like to play. You have Mars in Scorpio conjunct Neptune… you love to seduce and sneak around but jeez man. Stop with the complaining when the bill comes due.
You have Venus conjunct Pluto in Virgo as well. Virgo the maiden spoiled by the nasty Scorpio. Come on now. You set this whole thing up. You are no more his pawn than he is yours and if you don’t like the game, then quit playing it.
Heads Up from Elsa P!
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