Passiveaggressive
Western Astrology

Warning: Passive-Aggressive Behavior Ahead

by Sherene Schostak April 16, 2014 07:42 PM EST
Warning: Passive-Aggressive Behavior Ahead Getty Images

"Although I express myself with some degree of pleasantry, the purport of my words is entirely serious."

-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Aggressive Mars has been in a quandary since the beginning of March, when it started its retrograde phase in the sign of balance and harmony. The god of war is already out of his element in the peace-making and indecisive Air element of Libra. Add the retrograde factor and you've got a very confused, uncommitted and uncomfortable planet.

We're all feeling this as we try to navigate fickle relationship terrain, doing our best to negotiate our needs and individuality without losing the connection and flow with others in our lives. And when you add the wildcard energy of Uranus in the brash sign of Aries to the mix, the tension builds even more.

Share a free sample The Goddess Within. Express your potential and desires from a woman's point of view. Learn about your personal power and how to express it!

This opposition is part of the bigger Grand Cardinal Cross that perfects on the 24th, and is a key trigger for assessing where we're at in terms of our relationship dance -- even if this dance is only in our minds between our independent Aries energy versus our harmonizing and relationship-driven Libran energy.

Trying to assert ourselves without losing connection can often result in passive-aggressive behaviors. We don't want to appear obnoxious and demanding and yet we're frustrated and have needs that need meeting. We may want to appease, please or remain desirable in the eyes of the other. We may want to avoid an emotional brawl. Or we may just be too exhausted from all of the inner tug-of-war energy to simply ask for what we need directly.

Try to catch yourself in the act of slipping some unconscious aggression or frustration into your emails, texts or little digs in conversation. Telling someone to go to hell but signing off with "love and light" or "Namaste" isn't going to conceal the bratty intention, nor will it undo the karma. Think twice and say what you really mean or say nothing at all until you can say it straight. If you're angry, own it! So says Uranus in Aries. The situation can always be renegotiated. So says Mars in Libra!

 
Find your path to fulfillment with a Free Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
up next...
A Look at a Life
you may also be interested in...
What's in Chelsea's Stars?
This Week's Horoscopes: Step Into September
Believe That You Can Do It!
Get an Applause-Worthy Fall Wardrobe: Five Jupiter-in-Leo Fashion Trends
Is Gisele the Next Big Celebrity Entrepreneur?
Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence: Can It Be?
New Moon Wisdom + Creative Ritual
This Week's Horoscopes: New Moon Manifestations
Explore Your Dreams: Virgo New Moon 2014
How Will Baby Girl Aguilera Blend In?
related articles
New Moon in Virgo: Practice New Rituals
New Moon in Virgo: Practice New Rituals

"For me, starting the day without a pot of tea would be a day forever out of kilter." -- Bill Drummond When the new... read more »

 
Were You Born on the Cusp of Leo-Virgo?
Were You Born on the Cusp of Leo-Virgo?

When someone says, "What’s your sign?" people born on or near a cusp have to answer with a caveat. A lot of... read more »

 
Love is the Cat's Meow as Venus & Jupiter Join in Leo!
Love is the Cat's Meow as Venus & Jupiter Join in Leo!

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." --... read more »

 
New astro forecast horse 300x250

featured bloggers

Susan Kelly

Susan Kelly
With the dual sign of Gemini Rising, Susan Kelly is quite comfortable wearing two chapeaus: stylish writer and astrologer! For close to two decades, she has commented on trends in fashion, beauty and home décor. Her past fashion and beauty... read more

Astrology.com videos
3747413991001
3747438585001
3747447068001
3747438635001
3747444480001
3747444486001
3747447575001
3747448901001
3747453937001
3747447606001
3747447589001
3747453947001
3747453947001
ast:div-chinese:vid:asdhlovescope
today's cosmic calendar
Today's Planetary Forecast

Easy does it! Yesterday's lunar meandering from Scorpio to Sagittarius may have given you the impression that happy days... read more »

the stars this week!
The Stars This Week

New Opportunities! Focus on improving your relationships this week once a pair of helpful transits come your way: The... read more »