Updated: Sep 11, 2021
Today’s opposition between Mars and Neptune brings up some haywire energy. Mars in Virgo has plenty of plans and desires quick productivity, while sleepy Neptune in Pisces suppresses this fire with dreamy escapism.
This makes a lot of sense to me, as September often feels like the start of a fresh new year for many, but perhaps we’re not quite ready to let go of the lazy, hazy summer days.
Maybe you’ve got big plans for the Fall, but sudden confusion about how to achieve your goals has caused you to take a step back.
Sadly, for many, this harsh transit also seems to have manifested in dangerous flash floods (Neptune in Pisces) threatening forward movement with daily activities and causing major frustration (Mars in Virgo).
Whatever your personal situation, you may notice yourself swinging between extremes over the next few days, desperately trying to find your footing, and that’s okay. This astrological transit provides an opportunity to test your willpower and push through the fog, or permission to rest and daydream if that’s what you need to re-energize.
The vibe of Mars opposite Neptune reminds me of the 7 of Wands card in the tarot. The wands shown represent the fiery drive of Mars, while the challenging aspect of the 7—shown via the blockade and cloudy fog in front of the fighter—symbolizes Neptune’s dissipation of the fighter’s strength.
This scenario can go two ways; it’s either encouraging you to stick up for yourself and push through any blockages you’re presently dealing with, or it’s warning you that simply haven’t go the muscle to stand up something that’s much bigger than you.
If the latter is the case, you may simply need to step away for now, gather your resources and form an alliance to increase your odds of winning this battle.
The positive part of this transit is the glamour and sensuality it can bring to new projects when properly balanced. Singers Tina Louise and Lana Del Rey possess this aspect in their natal charts and their sultry performance style perfectly illustrates this provocative energy in action.