From Apr 2002*
Mars in Gemini trine Neptune in Aquarius
Mars in Gemini (diverse, intellectual methods of action) has just made a trine with Neptune in Aquarius (sudden and highly progressive spiritual insights and unusual artistic impulses.) A trine is an angle between two planets of approximately 120 degrees. The planets situated in this way are considered to be in a benevolent, advantageous relationship to one another, each offering the other outlets for mutually favorable expression.
This combination greatly energizes intuition and prompts charitable actions, especially ones that involve the sharing of knowledge and inspirational insights. This power contains the ability to think of, say, and act on the truly healing gesture, to do and say the right thing at the right time for the best benefit of all concerned, and shows numerous paths for acting with genuine love and benevolence.
It also offers an instinct for avoiding troublesome, dangerous situations ... just because something "doesn't feel right" -- so do pay attention to those warnings. They will be fairly instinctive, however. (The change in routine, or that moment of hesitation or pause, that lets you avoid an accident, for example, which will be a stroke of luck you will never realize happened ... but there it is, inserting its help into your life nevertheless.) You are also able to judge the truthfulness and sincerity of people and situations with special keenness.
Fated meetings ... or little actions that blossom into truly marvelous results ... are also part of this energy's potential, being in the right place at the right time, taking the right action at just the most appropriate and auspicious moment, etc. And as in the case of "avoiding an accident" ... this energy can send miraculous little ripples of goodness out into the world to break on shores you will never see -- and bring exceptional gifts to people you will never meet ... but the source of this benevolence -- was you and what you did.
Further, life will present you now with multiple ways to approach desirable spiritual, artistic, and charitable goals ... things which have a visionary flair and a note of altruism about them. It is especially possible to gain some nice karmic assets during this time -- and reap a few of those rewards as well. This isn't a rare aspect, but it's also not terribly common. The last time this combination formed in these signs was in May, 2000. The nice thing though is you can expect its effects to stick around for several weeks -- and for it to offer itself again in a couple of years.
There is a very private, secret feeling that goes with this energy ... that of anonymous good acts, blessings from unknown sources -- as if your guardian angel steps in to offer you a special favor when you need it, or choices made for deeply personal reasons -- because it just "feels right" for you to do whatever has "inspired" you. It's possible to make some very positive and benevolent lifestyle changes with this aspect in effect, decisions that will bring you into closer alignment with your unique purpose and spiritual essence.
* Articles in the extensive series "Things to Know About" are constructed from information originally published in Step-by-Step, our Premium Members several-times a week Astrology Ezine. This Ezine has been continuously published since late November 2001. The material is published here mostly for my convenience. It is not intended to be finished, organized, polished or even complete. Some of it may be notes that don't even make a lot of sense, but you're welcome to look at it.
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