Cosmic Dirt Horoscope: Thursday August 18, Coddling Testosterone, Mars in Cancer

As Luna travels through the Aries Moon, our courage continues to strengthen with excitement. This is favorable energy for work, creativity, new projects, and motivating others. As Mars (Aries ruler) sextiles optimistic Jupiter, we have the potential to make things happen in a big way. Good fortune is connected to change, while trying scores points.

Our latest cosmic shifts are with the Mercury retrograde (thoughts, communications), and with Neptune retrograde (dreams, spirituality, intuition) re-entering independent Aquarius. We’re slowing things down and stepping back from our normal routines, to imagine new visions for ourselves. If things have been a little hay-wired lately, we may not have been communicating our aspirations as clear as we could have been. Mars (energy) shifted out of Gemini during the first week of August, allowing us to leave the use of crafty words and charm behind us. With Mars in Cancer, we can act more compassionately (to others, or to ourselves), while creating our safety net – depending on the situation, and natal chart. Like the crab walking on the beach, our actions will mimic and ‘side step’ to reach our goal, rather than be forceful and direct. This can also confuse others, depending on where we stand in our situation, the crab could appear to be coming our way, then criss-cross in another direction, or vice versa. Actions will be indirect, timid, and reactive, as red-hot fiery Mars isn’t comfortable in the cool stream of Cancer. Water and emotions make things messy. This is testosterone suffering from pms. Sensitive, whiny, and deprived. We’re needy, then we’re not. We want love, but we don’t want to love and be vulnerable. We have the force within us, but we pull back it. Lots of blah, blah, blah. This energy can easily be misinterpreted from now until the third week of September, unless sensitivities are used as a fuel to feed our passion.

Cancer is cardinal energy, and a mover and a shaker ~ once it gets out of it’s own way. With Mars, this is a powerful steam engine, ignited by our deepest and most natural needs. These vibes are incredibly useful and productive in business and work. In relationships, the insecurities and moodiness can get in the way – but with the right approach, it can be workable. Mars is related with desires, ego, and sex, which can be very attentive, steamy, and loving in Cancer, but provided the connection is a healthy one. Otherwise, we can subconsciously create distance with invisible walls for self-protection, just to see if anyone one cares enough to knock them down. ‘Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.’ Michael Jordan. Tarot insight from The Tower, Queen of Cups: Something soft is just beneath that tough exterior.

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