Daily Reading Feb 23

Tue Feb 23

Today is a good time to look at the transits of Mars and what our cards indicate as a result.

Mars is square Venus today and also forms a trine with Pluto.

Mars square Venus brings our values to the forefront. Our actions are infused with desire. We have a great deal of drive.

Mars trine Pluto cracks open our subconscious and transformative energy pours forth. Our true selves are revealed, but our ego is also activated as a form of protection.

Mars brings the energy of external action, drive, and spontaneous combustion to every planet it aspects. Today’s cards caution us from getting carried away with that fire.

We are warned against knee-jerk, ego-based action that preserves the status quo. This does not mean we must stand down and avoid fighting for what we want, but we are advised to do so with tact and diplomacy.

We are also warned against being so blinded by our own crusade that we fight for the sake of a cause that is either long gone or makes no real difference in the long run. This is Don Quixote tilting at windmills: fighting imaginary enemies for a romanticized ideal that can’t exist in reality. This is Gatsby staring at Daisy’s green light and obsessing over a past that can never translate into the future.

Mars can drive us to create with intense and passionate energy, and can power us to fight for our deepest held beliefs. This is crucial to creating a new and better world.

But before we break ground on our newest development, we are asked to deeply consider whether we are planning a strong foundation or merely dreaming of a glass castle. We are encouraged to pursue our dreams, not amplify our delusions.

Deck: Brady Tarot and Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle