Over the next 10 days or so we will see Mars align with Pluto, forming an alliance that could have a strong effect in our personal lives as well as in the world at large.
Mars is often thought of as the planet of war, anger and aggression and all of these qualities are a part of the Mars archetype. But Mars also represents the individual Will – the power that we all possess to create an intention followed by the initiation of an action. When we have a desire to make something happen in our lives, that is our Will at work.
Pluto is usually defined as the planet of death and rebirth, or as I like to call it, the planet of destruction and regeneration. Under the auspices of Pluto we often find that the forces of the subconscious become more powerful and relentless and that aspects of our lives are forever changed. Pluto represents a force that acts beyond our control, and to me this force manifests as the Will of the Higher self.
When Mars and Pluto collide it can be with a deadly force of destructive rage and anger, or it can be with a conscious intention to focus the powerful energy to achieve a goal. This after all is the force of Magick – the bending of matter in the earthly realm through the force of Will. Under a Mars/Pluto conjunction this can only be done effectively when the individual Will (Mars) is acting in harmony with the Higher Self (Pluto).
This can be a powerful time of great reward if we utilize mindfulness and attention and infuse intention into our reactions.