Mars and Saturn are coming together into a conjunction today.
Here's what to watch for:
* Pressure, focus, determination, and results
* Austerity, sacrifice, and duty
* A period of enjoying the fruits of one's labor
* Staying focused despite good results
* Slow, steady, progress toward a goal
* Analyzing a system, breaking things down into the smallest and most concrete parts
* Understanding the whole by reconstructing the parts
* Calculated waiting finally leads to a determination, decision, or reward for patience
* The mobilization of an organized strategy or effort
* Setting a foundation
* Cutting out, cutting off, purging, simplifying, eliminating
* Severity or harshness, conservative, controlling, hard, harsh, cold
* Keeping to one's course, despite difficulties, determination, grit, fortitude
Look at the whole sign house of Capricorn in your birth chart or to the 8th/9th degrees of Capricorn in quadrant-based house systems (like Placidus).
I Ching Reading for today's Mars/Saturn: Calculated waiting (5) leads to upward mobility (46). The intermediate line (5.5) depicts a moment of respite, joining in a celebration or taking note of results while also staying vigilant, knowing that there is more work to come and knowing that one has never "arrived" here insofar as we are attaching our spiritual happiness to material results.
Prayer: Remind us that you are the sacrifice, the labor, the ceremony, and the results. All things come from and return to you. Make our hearts temples and all of our work an offering into your sacred fire.
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Adam Elenbaas is a professional astrologer and the founder of the Nightlight Astrology School. Adam holds an MA and MFA in English and Creative Writing and is one of the founding writers at RealitySandwich. To learn more about Adam, click here.