Mars the God of War finally moves out of the constellation Libra where it has drifted since it’s arrival December 8th 2013 until now, playing havoc with anyone having planets in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn).
Normally the red planet takes about six weeks to transit through a constellation making its influence for good or bad short and manageable. So for those of you who have been sadly influenced by this long arduous transit you can take relief in knowing it is finally over.
As for those of you with a build up of planets in fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) you can expect to face some turbulence between now and September 14th when Mars will move along into the sign Sagittarius causing a disturbance for the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) from September 14th until October 26th.
DEAR EUGENIA: I have a boyfriend (born April 27, 1984), who I’ve been dating off-and-on for three years. We have daughter together. My boyfriend was planning on moving in with me, but he is now saying he is scared. He wants to get married, but not right now. I’m worried he might be cheating on me. Am I wasting my time? Should I move on if he doesn’t move in with me? I was born Feb. 2, 1987, at 11:33 p.m. — Confused Aquarius
DEAR CONFUSED AQUARIUS: Your astrological comparison with your Taurus man is excellent; however, his commitmentphobia is very real. There is no indication that he is not being honest with you regarding his fear. I believe if you don’t put pressure on him and continue to be fun to be with, allowing him to set the perimeters of your relationship, eventually you will be together as one. Make it clear to him that should he want to date other people, you would like to remain friends until he is ready — but you will be dating as well.
You both have independent, playful personalities, and I’m sure you are just as likely to attract other partners as he is. Although this may appear to be playing games, it is probably the best way to realize that you do belong together.
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DEAR EUGENIA: I have been looking for a job change for some time now, but I have a 3-month-old son, and I have not been able to attend interviews. My family wants me to stay at home for another three months. Although I don’t have any problems with that, I am worried how my job prospects will be after six months. I am also scared that even if I get a job, I will not be able to perform well. This fear has been holding me back for two years. When will I get rid of the fear? And how are my job prospects? I was born Sept. 5, 1987, at 12:11 p.m. — Worried Virgo
DEAR WORRIED VIRGO: Being born under the sign Virgo, it’s a given you will worry unnecessarily. However, having your natal Saturn sitting on your ascendant adds to the feeling that you will not excel. You do hold back and never feel you have enough education or experience or the ability to be perfect. This is in your head. You go above and beyond the call of duty to compensate for something that doesn’t exist.
With your first Saturn return slowly approaching, it is likely that this will come to a head over the next couple of years. My suggestion is that you apply and jump into a position this fall, while you have a favorable Jupiter transit to help you through this dilemma that stands between you and a bright future. Your window of opportunity begins this September and becomes increasingly favorable until the late spring of 2016.
Expect to face learning curves as you strive to reach unrealistic goals you set. This is the way you challenge yourself, so get used to it.
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DEAR EUGENIA: My ex-girlfriend broke up with me a few weeks ago. She was born Nov. 23, 1983. Since the day we broke up, she has completely shut me out and has been cold, rude and distant. It’s like she has become a totally different person. Right up until the day she broke up with me, we had been planning to get married as we had been together for 3 1/2 years. She says that she has no feelings for me anymore whatsoever. She has completely ignored me and tossed me aside. She says she will never come back to me and will likely never speak to me again. I had bought her a ring and was planning on proposing to her this summer. I want to know if this mindset and decision of hers will last forever, or will she come back to me? And if so, when (soon, or years from now)? I was born Sept. 20, 1975, at 5:10 p.m. — Upset Virgo,
DEAR UPSET VIRGO: Your comparison shows emotional deception and disillusionment, and that she potentially has been leading you on and living a lie for the past couple of years. She went through her Saturn return a couple of years ago, and it is apparent that she fell into a bit of a depression with regard to her life and future prospects. She is a Scorpio, but she thinks like a Sagittarius and has probably come to the realization that she wants more excitement and adventure in her life than she feel she was going to get from love, marriage and having a family. I believe her choice to break up with you is based on her reassessment of her life up until her Saturn return hit, and it has taken her the better part of a year and a half to actually do it.
As for you, a high cycle regarding love and romance is just beginning and will be with you until next summer. This means you will attract potential partners. It can also bring someone (like your ex) back into your life. My fear is that she will do the same thing again, and you will miss out on the chance to encounter and spend a happy and fulfilling life with someone you meet during this favorable period.
Your ex falls in an area of your chart that deals with learning, and I believe she was meant to teach you a lesson. You match up best to the signs Aries, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius.
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