I’ve been complaining about my lack of ambition for ages on this blog. With Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto hanging around my IC for what seemed like forever, I couldn’t escape the feeling like I wasn’t getting anywhere.
That all started to change when Jupiter and Saturn finally moved out of orb from a conjunction with both my IC and transiting Pluto. However, all three of those planets remained in my fourth house while I was mostly stuck at home due to the COVID-19 shutdowns. Even if I wanted to be ambitious, circumstances weren’t exactly urging me to climb back up the proverbial ladder to success. The last several months have felt more like house arrest to me than a chance to work from home.
Hopefully, I’ll be entering a new cycle when Mars moves into my tenth house early next week. It hasn’t been there since the summer of 2019 when I lost my last retail job. That was also the time that I decided to give up on retail in favor of my current job.
Since then, no outer planet has transited that part of my chart. It will be interesting to see what happens once Mars returns to my tenth house. I’ll probably be going back to work soon if the current COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. As I’ve mentioned before, I can probably expect to see a tremendous increase in my responsibilities because there’s no one else around to do the work (almost everyone else was laid off). I’m excited about that, but I’m even more excited to know that “Cafe Astrology” offers a prediction for this transit that seems to apply more to my oft-neglected sidelines than to my day-to-day job:
“This transit stimulates your ambition and/or your desire to be recognized for your accomplishments. Whether it’s professional or personal, you are likely to have an increased desire for others to notice you. This can be a good time to become self-employed or start a business if other factors (and Mars itself) are favorable. Conflicts with those in authority are possible now. You may pour more energy into self-promotion or business/career activities.”
I’m not too worried about the forecast of conflicts because I’m not the sort of person who typically loses when I buck authority. Plus, I know how much my superiors rely on me. I am more encouraged by the last line of this passage because I have been a terrible self-promoter for the last few years. I can’t even begin to count how many times I have referred to how “insular” I have felt with all the action in my chart occurring in my fourth house.
For that reason, I am thrilled to have Mars moving into the career sector of my horoscope, even that means it will oppose my natal Mars for a brief time. I just need a cosmic kick in the ass, and this one seems to be happening just as I’m about to climb back up that ladder.
The timing couldn’t be better!