The changes this year affect most of us, and some of us may be doing battle in some way. It could be fighting authority or it may be something within, like wrestling with your own confidence to deal with all that's happening, restrictions, upheaval, etc.
With Mars still retrograde in Aries (to November 13), it's a good time to root out habits of passivity. One way that's a part of our culture is how we chill and absorb others' vision of the future through movies or TV shows, so many of them dystopian. Another is going along with the hive mind on social media without using our reasoning minds. This is a time (Libra season) when visions of alternative way could come into view, in an inverted world, the flip side could be the right side.
As things heat up into fall and winter, it's wise to think strategically about battles. Here's a quote that has the Aries imperative of being singular and potent playing against a force that's likely bigger than you (represented by the planets in Capricorn). Again, it could be fighting 'the Man' or it could be a showdown with your own ability to take yourself seriously, be the authority or author of your life.
Know Yourself, Know Your Enemy
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” – Sun Tzu
Here's a short talk on this weekend's energies - Mars Rx and Facing the Beast System.
All the cardinal energies will be engaged since a Cancer Moon takes us into Saturday, making everyone more sensitive and perhaps looking for a safe harbor in all the chaos. Mars Rx forms a grand cross with the Sun Libra, Moon Cancer, and the formidable planets in Capricorn, so for some, this might feel like a hanged-man kind of weekend....the timing of events may seem beyond our control. Mars makes things seem urgent and pressing, so even if the timing isn't right to act, there may be a way to prepare for what you sense might lie ahead...