Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.
“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” -Oscar Wilde
Effective Date: December 19th 2016- January 28th 2017
If you panic, you drown. Our cups overflow with plenty, but we are still somehow blinding ourselves and thrashing in the waters that could be carrying us to mouth of a greater . This transit is telling us to step away from our mental trappings and allow our intuition to guide us to what is next. And all those illuminations you have been having the past few months? Yeah, here comes their challenge!
So you have some competition coming your way. Here is how you are going to get your edge on them: you are going to wait. I know that seems counter intuitive, right? Why wait? Why not “strike while the iron is hot?” Because your enemies are going to make the mistake of moving before listening, but you’ve got the advantage of knowing that Mars wants you to LISTEN. He is asking you to go full guerrilla warfare on your enemies. Hide behind trees, make traps, use the tricks of every trade you have come into. But remember, most of all, don’t be afraid.
You will be blind during your actions, but you must keep in mind your future confrontations. Prepare for anything, and spin your orb of illusion like mad during this transit because you literally wont be able to see some things coming. The thing with Pisces is that you are not going to be able to see a god damn thing even if you wanted to – everything is indirect right now, so must be your approach. You will need to work from an intuitive/emotional position as any mental assertions of power will leave you open for attack. Be silent. Listen. Act from your heart and your gut.
There is a lot of “soul warrior” vibe to a Mars in Pisces transit. Instead of being motivated to make changes in your exterior world, a lot of the drive is going to be funneled into making changes in the interior world. The going ons of the masses will be far from our main concern, and the going ons of our own personal life will amplify. Pisces knows that in order to birth a new world, one must first save and cleanse their own soul. There will be a lot of poking and prodding coming from people who aren’t going to understand where you are intellectually coming from or the emotional work you have done to get to your current value system. Don’t let this set you back. Take their attacks lightly – like play – and disengage. Know that your most important work is your personal work right now. You must be like water and go around instead of hitting directly.
8 of Swords is a card about self inflicted mental blindness. There is something you aren’t seeing right now and it is because of all the cerebral energy in the air (hello we just had a Gemini Super Full Moon, time to change course). The key here is to do your work – keep moving toward your goals – but see how you can focus on removing your mental blindfolds by switching to an intuitive level of reality. You’re going to have a lot of energy coming at you that will tell you, “ugh I should just sit this one out” while this transit is going, but you must engage. It just doesn’t want you to do it in an aggressive way. Think Pisces. Think subterfuge. Think mesmerizing your competition, blinding them with their own mental constructs, and then striking when your intuition tells you to. If you’re too in your head, you’re not in your world, and if you’re not in your heart, you aren’t making the moves that your higher self is demanding right now.