Jodie Foster: Mars in Leo Shouts “Action!”

Twice awarded an Oscar for Best Actress, Jodie Foster is currently featured in Hotel Artemis, a first time action film by newbie director Drew Pearce. Foster reviews her long career in a recent video created for Vanity Fair, articulating her natal Mars in the fixed, fire sign of Leo. Listen carefully, for in the course of 11 short minutes, Foster’s Mars shouts “Action” in a uniquely dramatic, creative reveal.

Foster has a dynamic natal chart with a Scorpio Sun hiding in plain sight in the 12th house. The Sun is the tail end of an impressive 11th house stellium of Mercury, Venus and Neptune all in the same fixed, water sign of Scorpio. Disciplined artistic desire harnessed to a razor sharp intellect, hard won value system and a creative immersion into shadows deep hints at the esoteric power unleashed in the public sphere of wishes, dreams, and civic society. Foster counters this with an analytical 9th house Virgo Moon – also in a powerful stellium with Pluto and Uranus. Using a practical, objectively balanced emotional life regarding life’s big philosophical questions, Foster harnesses a prophetic independence and an uncanny ability to transform through ethical crisis. She is an emotive, living and breathing survivor of what life has thrown at her.

Foster’s Sagittarian Ascendant suits her well, with so much natal focus in the 9th house. The chart’s ruler, Jupiter swims in the 3rd house through the ocean blue of mutable Pisces. The wounded healer, Chiron teams up with Jupiter to oppose the Moon and company in a balancing act of opposition. The discriminating Moon seesaws against Jupiter’s universal message and Chiron’s doubt in the wisdom of saying anything at all. Foster has been in the public eye for over 50 years and has won the right to choose when to share her vulnerability as well as survivor’s emotional strength.

Finally, we come to Foster’s natal Mars. Whether in full roar or quiet purr, this dramatic and at times flamboyant 8th house Mars in Leo finds itself square to the Sun’s stellium in Scorpio. Mars in Leo personalizes the creative action, digging deep into the mysterious stuff of life and death that crystalizes an 8th house experience. So, though Mars drives Foster’s individual creative energy, the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Neptune demand that the result relates back to the underworld journey of Scorpio and the 8th house. Foster begins the video with the opening statement “is it true or not true?” allowing this unique and proud artist to shine with Leonine strength. She repeatedly verbalizes through the video how she “beat down the door”, “banged down the door”, “punch(ed) some people in the head” for her iconic roles, giving voice to the creative frisson created by Sun stellium square Mars. Foster has harnessed the square’s creative tension with two Oscar winning performances: the young waitress, Sarah Tobias in The Accused and FBI agent, Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs. She sums up this career review’s theme “When I really love something, I smack people in the head in order to get it.” Mars in Leo, placed in the 8th house in square to an 11th house Scorpio Sun, Mercury, Venus and Neptune articulated.

The summation of this blog post is saved for Foster’s Saturn. In the sign of the community minded, rational air sign of Aquarius and placed in the 2nd house of personal values and resources, Foster will experience a 2nd Saturn Return in February 2021. She states in the video that she intends to direct more than act. In the upcoming years, utilizing the wealth of her personal experience, values and resources in creative endeavor for the betterment of the larger community may be a way through the challenges of maturity awakened through the Saturn return.

Jodie Foster is a multidimensional, creative, disciplined artist who magically brings to life her natal chart and especially the personal planet Mars through the Neptunian portal of the Vanity Fair video. Mars in Leo shouts for all to hear “Action!” Let Saturn holler “and Cut”.

 

 

Mars into Virgo Getting Stuff Done

Mars moved into the versatile, earth sign of Virgo today.  Low and behold, my clothes closet got reorganized:  unloved items off to the community thrift store and summer clothes into storage.  It wasn’t a planned activity, it simply felt absolutely right that this was the morning to tackle the task.  This was me physically playing out a manifestation of dynamic, get-it-done Mars in one of the more practical, curating signs of the astrological cosmos.

Mars in Virgo energy can be expressed in the most obvious of ways through military service or more subtlety by the lab researcher searching for a cure through the night.  It is the ambulance driver rushing to save a life or a community activist promoting the local farmer’s market.

Sexually, Mars in Virgo will not necessarily fall head over heels in love, but will review the partnership possibilities, fastidiously research the pros and cons, and critically choose the lover with the best potential.  Condoms are placed in a purse or wallet before a Friday night out and personal hygiene before and after a lusty and skilled romp in bed will be attended to.

Mars in Virgo requires flexible alternatives, organizational flow, discriminating choices, intelligent action, community service and laser-like focus.  Anger is expressed towards themselves or others when standards have not been met, goals not reached or service not properly provided.  Imperfections are not tolerated and fools not suffered when Mars is in Virgo.

Mars will remain in Virgo until late October.  Take a look where this practical earth energy is placed in your natal chart for a clue as to where in your life to use it.  Note if there is a hard aspect (conjunction, square, opposition) to a natal planet or angle and make the necessary adjustments.  If you are lucky enough to have a Mars in Virgo trining one of your natal planets, don’t let it slip away from you!  Use the smoothly flowing energy to get done the project, job or activity the aspect suggests.

Clothes closet organized!  Now how about preparing the garden for winter…..

 

 

 

Solar Eclipse Thru Mercury’s Retrograde Wisdom

The mid-August Mercury Retrograde motion turns comprehending light upon the Aug 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse, bringing reexamined clarity when the planet conjoins in conjunction force with Mars in early September.

The great communicator goes SRx in Toronto on August 13, 2017 around 10 PM at 11° of the analytical, earth sign of Virgo.  Time to reevaluate your thinking, communications, speech, and understanding in a practical, no nonsense Virgo like way.  Reassess your own natal chart, identifying where Mercury Rx at 11° of Virgo falls.  This is the area of life that will require your hands-on reexamination. 

The solar eclipse will occur at 2:30 pm here in Toronto on Monday, Aug 21, 2017 at 28°52′ Leo, upon the new moon.  Sweeping, sudden change is possible with all eclipses.  Once again, take your natal chart and observe which house this solar eclipse at 28° of Leo falls and consider what possible transformation may occur.  Be mindful of any natal planets in tight aspect to this eclipse degree point.  Consider the planet’s myths, archetypes and meaning to help you intuit the potential life alterations.

Both Mercury Rx and Mars will transit to the solar eclipse 28° point on Saturday, Sep 2, 2017.  Mercurial reexamination and reassessment will pair with Martian ‘forward ho’ action and suddenly the meaning and manifestation of the summer solar eclipse will shine as brightly as a Leo Sun.  Normal communication patterns commence when Mercury stations direct in Toronto on Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017. 

Fireworks: Mars Conjuncts Pluto Oct 19, 2016

pablo-2-fireworks-mars-plutoTaking up its sword and shield, the planet Mars prepares to join forces with transformative Pluto in a galactic pairing of energies peaking on October 19, 2016 here in Toronto early in the morning at 4:51 AM. Using a 7 degree orb before and after the exact conjunction, this twosome was within arm’s reach on Friday, October 7th and will completely separate by Saturday, October 29th.

Mars’ energy is active, assertive at best and aggressive at worst, with a boundless sense of energy and initiative, often associated with sex. Mars is exalted in the sign of Capricorn, harmonizing with the goat’s pursuit of earthy, hard won achievement. Pluto’s transforming power secretly builds until in an unguarded moment, the energy bursts forth in a regenerative crescendo. It too has sexual undertones, but ones that may lie buried in phobia or obsession or erupt forth in unexpected transformation. Pluto in Capricorn represents both the ultimate “plutocrat” as well as balanced community leader. Together, Mars and Pluto energies are fused together as a dynamic duo shaking up the complacency of the staid, sustainable Capricorn climb towards riches, power and authority.

There was cosmic synchronicity on Friday, October 7th when the Washington Post unearthed the Donald Trump and Billy Bush video from obscurity and forever changed the U.S. presidential race dynamics. Coursing with the blunt force of a Plutonian tsunami, the video shows Trump aggressively verbalizing his predatory intent towards women based upon his Mars-tial sense of fame and fortune. Recorded in 2005 and hidden away, this radioactive bomb has blast open public censure from all areas of society.

The Mars/Pluto fusion is uncovering women who have directly suffered from Trump’s unwanted sexual behavior. It is also forcing public figures from both the Republican and Democratic parties to repudiate Trump’s language and in some cases his presidential candidacy. More importantly, the painful regenerative and transformational Mars/Pluto energy will lay the foundation for tangible change in the objectification of women in American society.

Run for cover and let the sparks fly. This Mars and Pluto firestorm will continue to blaze through the end of October – and Americans will be left to rebuild what’s left of civil society with the November election.