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beliefnet astrology matthew currie marsSigns that are next door to each other are generally pretty different, but odd couples don’t come much more odd than Libra and Scorpio. Libra is all about prettiness and relationships, and Scorpio has a reputation for being… well, Scorpio. Mars can make trouble wherever it shows up in a birth chart if one doesn’t keep a firm grip on it, but try getting anything done without it. Below is a description of Mars in Libra and Mars in Scorpio, followed by some choice culinary critiques as shouted by Gordon Ramsay. Bon appetit!

Mars in Libra

Mars in Libra has a strong urge to apply its energies to social situations and friendships, and is usually pleasant enough about it that no one realizes you’re being bossy until you’ve gotten your way and everyone is going for Indonesian food like you wanted. You usually handle social situations well, and often make a good party better simply by showing up. You tend to get annoyed at social slights and rudeness than the average person. Mars in Libra people tend to fantasize about growing up and getting married at a younger age than the other kids, and are as surprised as anyone else (maybe more so) when it falls through the first time. Your natural urge to be noticed and appreciated for your gifts can make you talented in the bedroom, with a camera, or possibly with both at the same time.

“Beautiful presentation. Great use of local ingredients. Utterly f–king bland, though. You’ve tried too hard not to offend my palate, and you’ve ended up wasting my f–king time.”

Mars in Scorpio

Be careful to choose the targets of your anger carefully: your fury is a powerful thing, and could easily take out a couple of innocent bystanders. You’re probably just as afraid of death in an emergency as the next guy, but are much less likely to show it. This Mars placement has a reputation for being vengeful and unswerving, which just means you should have killed all your enemies sooner so they wouldn’t badmouth you. No matter how many relationships you’ve had, and regardless of the nature of the breakup, it’s unlikely any of your exes are complaining about the sex: you’re good at it, and you know it. It’s more likely that your jealousy and possessiveness broke it up. When you hold someone close, they know it, and when you hold a grudge, everyone knows it.

“F–k me, think you’ve spiced that enough? I can’t taste anything else over the f–cking cayenne. It’s completely drowned out the other ingredients. Work with the food, not against it.”

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A typical horoscope lays out what you can expect for yourself in the next week or month based on your Sun Sign. That sort of thing is great, sure… especially if you happen to be the only person on your planet. Astrology, like life in general, is a lot more complicated than “there are twelve types of people, and here’s what’s going to happen to them today.”

This “horoscope” is a listing of the major planetary aspects, ingresses, and events for June 2017. Each aspect is described below, with the date the aspect is exact and a “+/-” which indicates the number of days that aspect will be most in effect. Generally, the closer to the exact date, the more pronounced the effect of the transit. And of course, as with everything else in life: your mileage may vary.

But first, a word about aspects in general. Conjunctions, squares and oppositions can all be difficult. They generate the sort of energy that can get all up in your face and is hard to ignore, but it’s hard to get much done in life without the raw energy they supply. Trines and sextiles are helpful and constructive, but it’s easy to miss out on the opportunities they provide unless you make an effort.

June 1: Venus trine Saturn
(+/- 5 days) A good time to bring order to your love life, spending, or diet.

June 3: Venus conjunct Uranus
(+/- 5 days) Lively good times and possible sudden attractions.

June 3: Sun trine Jupiter
(+/- 3 days) Positive vibes and a possible party atmosphere.

June 4: Mars enters Cancer
(until next month) Brace yourself for possible moodiness, emotional eating, and knee-jerk reactions to perceived threats. On the upside, some of your situations could use a little extra sensitivity.

June 6: Venus enters Taurus
(until next month) Good times and good feelings. The food is good and the love is deep — but expect a little stubbornness in your emotional life.

June 9: Full Moon in Sagittarius
Any Full Moon can bring out your inner werewolf, but this one is particularly powerful because it’s ruled by Jupiter, and…

June 9: Jupiter direct
…Jupiter is particularly powerful today. Expect excess!

June 9: Venus sextile Mars
(+/- 5 days) The urge to socialize — and to mate — is increased.

June 13: Mercury trine Jupiter
(+/- 4 days) Big words and big ideas jump out all over the place, but make sure you’re being as brilliant as you think you are, because…

June 13: Mercury square Neptune
(+/- 4 days) …your judgement might be impaired, especially when you consider that…

June 16 : Neptune Retrograde
…Neptune is particularly powerful this week. Be creative, but beware delusion.

June 18: Sun sextile Uranus
(+/- 3 days) Get freaky, get creative, get out and have fun!

June 18: Mercury opposite Saturn
(+/- 3 days) Serious-mindedness can be a good and useful thing, but beware of depressing thoughts and a lack of confidence in your ideas.

June 21: Sun enters Cancer
Don’t forget your Cancer friends’ birthdays, otherwise they’re going to sulk. More than usual, even.

June 21: Mercury enters Cancer
A good time to cultivate your gut instincts and to address others with sensitivity.

June 23: New Moon in Cancer
Set out your intentions and make a new start of things, especially in matters involving emotion and nurturance issues.

June 24: Venus trine Pluto
(+/- 3 days) Your depths and your appetites deepen… and possibly become more demanding. Be careful with that, because…

June 25: Mars square Jupiter
(+/- 6 days) …your temper and your drives are going to be powerful — perhaps too powerful for your comfort or for that of others. So be careful how you direct that energy, because…

June 26: Mars trine Neptune
(+/- 6 days) …everything looks rosy and bright and people seem a little more charming than usual. Have things genuinely gotten that much better, or is it a trick of the light?

…and finally, the End Of Month Mercury Spectacular!

June 27: Mercury square Jupiter
June 27: Mercury trine Neptune
June 28: Mercury conjunct Mars
June 29: Mercury opposite Pluto

Mercury gets so much power pumped into it during the last week of the month that you might think your thoughts and communications are about to explode. Using these aspects wisely will require some careful thought and planning — otherwise that love letter you wrote and wrapped around a brick might accidentally WHOOPS SORRY ABOUT THAT.

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Finally... clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

Finally… clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

Here’s the most important astrological forecast of the month. Really? Yes! Why? Knowing when the Moon Void of Course is happening is probably the handiest of all the common astrological techniques. Learn it, make it work for you, and save yourself tons of unnecessary aggravation!

Seriously: you want to see what REAL astrology can REALLY do? Start by learning about the Void of Course Moon and then avoid starting new projects or initiatives during that time and you’ll be amazed by the results. Imagine it: a guide to how to be more successful AND a permission slip from The Universe to goof off sometimes!

(CLICK HERE for more on what The Void of Course Moon actually is, and what you can do about it — or rather, what you should avoid doing during that time. Looking for tips on handling those times when they happen? Click HERE.)

Particularly long and/or annoying Voids are marked with **

Note: Times are for Eastern Time, or as New Yorkers call it, “hurry up, already!” DST is observed.

June  2, 2017    5:48 PM               Moon square Mars V/C
June  2, 2017    8:04 PM                Moon enters Libra
June  5, 2017    4:57 AM               Moon opposite Venus V/C
June  5, 2017    6:46 AM                Moon enters Scorpio
June  6, 2017    8:35 PM               Moon sextile Pluto V/C**
June  7, 2017    6:59 PM                Moon enters Sagittarius
June 10, 2017    2:20 AM               Moon trine Uranus V/C
June 10, 2017    7:36 AM                Moon enters Capricorn
June 12, 2017    2:45 PM               Moon square Uranus V/C
June 12, 2017    7:45 PM                Moon enters Aquarius
June 15, 2017    1:40 AM               Moon sextile Uranus V/C
June 15, 2017    6:17 AM                Moon enters Pisces
June 17, 2017    7:33 AM               Sun square Moon V/C**
June 17, 2017    1:55 PM                Moon enters Aries
June 19, 2017    3:42 PM               Sun sextile Moon V/C
June 19, 2017    5:53 PM                Moon enters Taurus
June 21, 2017   12:26 AM               Moon trine Pluto V/C**
June 21, 2017    6:44 PM                Moon enters Gemini
June 23, 2017    2:45 PM               Moon sextile Uranus V/C
June 23, 2017    6:07 PM                Moon enters Cancer
June 25, 2017    2:44 PM               Moon square Uranus V/C
June 25, 2017    6:06 PM                Moon enters Leo
June 27, 2017    5:12 PM               Moon trine Uranus V/C
June 27, 2017    8:41 PM                Moon enters Virgo
June 29, 2017    4:34 PM               Moon trine Venus V/C**
June 30, 2017    3:02 AM                Moon enters Libra

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beliefnet astrology matthew currie marsSupposedly, Leo is really big on dramatic flair and Virgo is all about precision. That’s generally true, but if your Mars is is one of those Signs or the other, you are bound to find your way to be annoying isn’t welcome in either case. Sure — Mars has its uses, and a well-behaved Mars is a joy to own. A healthy, functional Mars can do wonders for your sex drive and your ambition. Mars behaving badly, though? All those cutting and heating skills of yours that could be put to good use in the kitchen could potentially end in murder charges.

So: here is a general description of Mars in Leo and Mars in Virgo, followed by a less-charitable commentary from professional chef and accomplished shouter Gordon Ramsay.

Mars in Leo

You have a lot of energy and were probably told at one point or another you should consider a career in acting… or at least that you should contain your flare for the dramatic when you are angry. You are good at initially tackling an issue, and have enough follow-through to take most of the credit when a practical solution is finally found. You are straightforward and enthusiastic in your passions, and once you have a romantic target in your sights you can be unstoppable. You don’t take well to being spurned — many stalkers have Mars in Leo. You can get away with stalking more than the average person, because once you’ve worn ’em down, you make it worth their while in bed. You have an appealing, almost child-like nature when you are enthusiastic about something. This means you should probably spend more time playing with your dog and less time “helping” your co-workers, which they often perceive as you attempting to hog the limelight.

“You turned a simple stir-fry into a f–king flambé. Burning your initials onto the green peppers was a nice touch — or would be if it was f–king cufflinks you were cooking, not lunch. All presentation, no substance. Bloody awful.”

Mars in Virgo

Mars in Virgo isn’t prone to getting its way with sudden flare-ups: this placement would much rather approach its goals in a thorough, consistent way. This would qualify you to be an excellent surgeon and a terrible nag as a mate. You do thorough, detailed work, which your boss likes — and which means you’ll likely get promoted into management, where you will become a micromanaging, nitpicking nuisance to everyone else. Often too compassionate and passive, Mars in Virgo frequently takes out its worries and repressed frustrations on its own digestive tract. You are more likely to blow up over an accumulation of small issues rather than attacking the one big problem directly. Your sexual partners probably have great things to say about you, provided you’ve been able to overcome your performance anxiety, which you were born with — probably needlessly.

“I love the way you’ve perfectly diced the onions here. The flavors in the sauce are perfectly balanced. Next time, though, try not waiting three hours for the skillet to get to exactly the right f–king temperature. The customers left.”

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