Thursday, 6 December 2012
Mars Conjunct Rukbat – Creating foundations for the future
This aspect is starting to take effect and is active until 10th December
Hot on the heels of Mars conjunct Vega, Mars moves into a conjunction with the star Rukbat a day later. Rukbat is to be found in the constellation of Sagittarius in the knee of one of the legs of the Centaur. In Arabic, Rukbat literally translates as “knee”. For an archer to shoot straight and true, he has to have a steady stance, and the knees and legs provide this for him. This is a star where you find solidity, a stable base providing a position from where one can act.
Mars arriving here brings the idea of beginning something solid and strong, laying down foundations for future growth and progress. In a sense this star which although in the constellation of Sagittarius embodies the whole notion and ethos of Capricorn's reputation for strength and stability. Rukbat is currently residing at 16:49 Capricorn.
This is a conjunction to take note of and to use to your advantage. If you want to set something in stone or make something that you wish to remain solid and permanent, then this is a great time to act. All new buildings need a strong base to begin with, as do relationships, families, plans and projects, ideas, philosophies, indeed all areas of life. By acting now and making all the necessary preparations, you can provide yourself with a strong starting point so that in the future you can fulfil your ambitions and needs.