I went crying to Mike recently. I do that lot, go crying to him. “Why,” I whined, “is my energy so low?” It was, too. Two weeks ago I sprained my neck, felt fatigued for no discernable reason and my will to engage in life faltered. Everything seemed too much, getting out of bed seemed too much. The doctors could see nothing wrong; my thyroid levels were normal.
One of the things Mike pointed out was that Neptune had just turned retrograde and was on its way to square my Mars again. I was reading recently that Mars is our will to power and you need it to engage in life. I have a highly aspected Mars and I identify with it more than anything else in my chart. Mess with it and you mess with me (and my chart) in a big way and here’s Neptune casting its foggy, damp, life-sucking influence all over the one planet I need the most.
I brooded over it for days. I know that when the lower Mars-Neptune vibe operates, you can succumb to substance abuse, misguided action, erratic energy levels. I’m not in favor of any of those options and I also know that Neptune can spiritualize Mars. So, I thought, if this aspect is in effect, it has to operate, it needs an outlet. Maybe I can guide how it will manifest for me. I don’t have to lie there like a victim, face-down on the carpet communing with lint and feeling excessively sorry for myself. Music will do it for me, lift me up. As does prayer, yoga and meditation. My friend Anthony Picco says that you can turn squares into trines. Here’s something he wrote:
I spent some time this evening, while I was filling my neglected weekly pill box with vitamins listening to Jeremy Neal talk about spirituality and astrology. I loved it; you can check it out here:
Oh, and if you want to know more about the dates of Neptune’s back and forth movements, here’s the link for Steven Forrest’s July Newsletter:
P.S. I also saw Steven Martin do the funny hamburger scene in Pink Panther. One thing led to another and I saw a few episodes of old Pink Panther cartoons. I especially liked this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6AO9PjLFGQ
If you are feelings the blahs, I recommend all the links in this post. Stay well.