I’m happy to hear the war on terror is over. At least, the Obama administration will no longer be using that phrase, favoring the cool and abstract “Overseas Contingency Operation” instead. The signature phrase of the Bush administration, “War on Terror” translates in astro-speak to a Mars Pluto opposition. Any astrologer will tell you that Mars/Pluto oppositions are awful. They’re ruthless, violent, and brutal, also un-winnable as both sides dig in, unwilling to give up. Now that these archetypes have been freed from their terrible dance (it’s an “operation”–something surgical, more Saturn), Mars and Pluto are floating in the atmosphere, unemployed. I propose we offer them a new position soon–perhaps as a conjunction or trine. In their positive expression, Mars and Pluto bring great force, the ambition and confidence to solve big problems, a determination that ensures great success. Mars is the Masculine; Pluto transforms what it touches. Now that the War on Terror is over, let us imagine a global Transformation of Masculine energy, where men take their place in service to the Divine Feminine, acting in the direction of love, beauty, and light. I do know men like this. We should admire and support them. We should also imagine many more of them stepping up around the globe.
About Dana Gerhardt
A popular columnist with The Mountain Astrologer since 1991, Dana Gerhardt is an internationally respected astrologer. She has lectured extensively and written for astrology publications on several continents. Her ongoing passions are the moon and living the intuitive life. Dana worked for many years in the corporate sector, where she observed the undeniable influence of natural cycles. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Occidental College in Los Angeles and did graduate work in literature at Columbia University and CSULA. Dana can be contacted by email.