Mars went into Aries on January 28th and will remain in that fiery sign of will and adventure through March 9th. While in Aries, Mars is at its most potent and the aggressive force is permitted full expression, unhampered by the niceties of signs like Libra or Pisces, by practical considerations such as Capricorn and Taurus would exercise, or by reason and intellectual processing such as Gemini and Aquarius would instigate. It is pure, unadulterated need and drive.
Mars is also bold and especially in Aries, does not hesitate to venture into unknown territory and take untold risks. We are seeing this in the stock market, which continues to break records as it soars into the stratosphere because of unbridled optimism and the sheer force of momentum. Currently Jupiter, the planet of expansion and luck, is forming a challenging opposition to Uranus, planet of radical action. This planetary combination is ready to break through all kinds of barriers – whether physical, emotional, or ideological. When we add Pluto’s destructive and transformational force into the mix, we get a powerhouse of movement and upheaval. Jupiter here is reconnecting Uranus and Pluto for one final dance after nearly eight years of the Uranus/Pluto square. Although Uranus and Pluto are not in exact alignment to one another, Jupiter “translates” the dynamic by acting as an intermediary over the next few months. You can see how the current political climate fits perfectly into this drama of radical behavior and action that seems to have no basis in fact.
During the last week of February, Mars steps into the fray like a match thrown into a smoldering fire. Until February 28th Mars will be poking the bear of the Uranus/Pluto […]