Saturday 12/27 at 9:31 AM was apparently a conjunction of Pluto and Mars, which are related. According to one of the Magisters in my order, Pluto can be seen as related to the True Will, and Mars the manifestation thereof. He told me to keep it in mind at 9:31.
So, I did.
I performed our ritual for the Elixir of Virtue, which is a method of calling down the planetary energies into a vessel (usually wine, sometimes tea). I'm generally not a fan of Martian energies, but I thought I'd give it a shot.
So, I do the ritual, elaborate and wonderful and beautiful and moving as always.
And I realize something profound.
My ritual space is too small.
But that's about it. Perhaps the energies are more subtle than I'm used to, or perhaps I'm simply out of practice.