Thirty Seconds to Mars (source: discogs.com)

Mars moves into my third house today — maybe not in thirty seconds, but I couldn’t resist including this photo to illustrate this post. The reason for that is a rambling story — all about me — as is the custom on my blog.

Just the other day, I decided to poke around the web to see if there were any celebrities that have similar charts to me. I’ve found a few in the past, but I tend to look for astro twins that have the same sun sign/moon sign combination. This time, I thought that I would start with the sun/rising combo and then see if I could find anyone with the same Mercury/Venus combination as me. I’ve really been into these combos lately, so this would just be a refinement of that character type.

The most-famous person I discovered was Jared Leto. I really didn’t know much about him, so I looked up his biography on Wikipedia. The first thing that jumped out at me is that he’s forty-seven years old. I’m old, too! Actually, I was surprised that he looks so good. I’m always bragging about how great I look for my age. Then I discovered that he’s a vegan. He’s also well-known for his charity work and his distinctive fashion sense.

We are a lot alike. Yet the one thing that really stood out to me as I learned more about him is that he is also a Jack-of-all-trades: the sort of guy who does a lot of things well, and the sort of guy who would rather do a lot of things instead of just one thing.

Right now, I’m in the midst of job hunt. I keep passing-up opportunities that would not allow me to do all the things I’d like to do. Getting stuck in a forty-hour-a-week rut would ruin me — I know that about myself. However, the last couple of months have had me feeling quite panicky about my financial future. Mars was in my second house, so I can understand that.

But with Mars moving into my third house where it will be until early May, I think I’m going to be okay. The third house is where my Jack-of-all-trades Mercury sits. It’s also the home of my sun. I’ve trained to be a writer — a very third-house profession. Mars in the third house can mean “This is War,” like the Thirty Seconds to Mars single in the photo I posted above. I could spend the seven weeks writing angry blog posts and waging war with strangers on social media. Yet Mars transiting the third house can also indicate a time when that energy is directed toward selling my Jack-of-all-trades persona to the sort of people who would appreciate it.

Somewhere out there, there’s going to be someone who looks at my résumé and says “Wow, this guy is good at everything!” instead of saying “It’s too bad he won’t stop doing all those other things he does so that he can make shitty money doing this soul-crushing job.”

This is the time to convince people that I’m everything that I claim to be. I’m convinced that I  just need to keep doing what I’m doing. It worked for Jared Leto. He’s made his refusal to compromise his shtick and it got him an Academy Award. He also has his natal moon in Aries and Mars opposite his ascendant — far more aggressive placements than mine. But maybe a little Martian aggression is what I need. This third-house transit of the red planet could be the cosmic kick-in-the-pants I’ve been waiting for.

I guess I’ll find out in thirty seconds or so.

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