Meryl Streep (source: The Cut)

Transiting Mars opposes my natal moon late this evening. While I won’t be at work while this aspect is perfecting, it will be influencing my behavior for a couple of days. My horoscope on astro.com describes the alignment as follows:

“During this time you may find your own inward unconscious drives mirrored in someone else’s actions. Usually this occurs as a conflict in which the other person acts very irrationally and compulsively in ways that are detrimental to your goals. Look at this person very carefully. Although it may seem quite magical, he or she is really reflecting your own inward ego problems. The other person is yourself! This is because you tend to project your inner attitudes onto the other person, rather than experiencing the other person directly as he or she really is. Unpleasant as it may be to deal with someone who is being difficult, you may learn a great deal about yourself in the process.”

I do worry about aspects like this one because I work in customer service. I just need to remind myself that getting in fights with customers isn’t really worth my time.

Nevertheless, as I am trying to talk myself out of arguing with people, I’m going to pay attention to those parts of myself that may be “mirrored in someone else’s actions” before I turn my back to the mirror. Maybe I can learn something from this rather uncommon aspect. After all, Mars is transiting my highly-personalized third house (the natal home of my sun and Mercury), and opposing my elevated Cancer moon. This should be something I feel acutely. Early tomorrow morning, while this alignment is still in effect, the transiting moon also opposes my natal moon.

While it is likely that I will see the worst of myself reflected in the actions of the people I encounter, I don’t have to let them see the worst of me. I’ve mentioned this before, but the one good thing about COVID is that I get to hide behind a mask at work when I’m 100% sure that my derision for many of the individuals I serve is written all over my face. I’m no Meryl Streep, and I’ve never been able to put on a convincing performance for an audience that I don’t respect.

Maybe that will change over the next couple of days. I guess I’m about to find out . . .

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