Mars in Capricorn – Tales of the Martian Kind

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Real generosity towards the future lies in the giving all to the present

Albert Camus 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the 17th of March until the 16th of May; Mars our personal Spartan warrior enters Capricorn. Mars loves Capricorn (aside from its ruler Aries) and Capricorn loves the lower octave vibe Mars gives of its ruler – Saturn. Happy Days !  but beneath the surface,  is a complex  astrological  climate which has taken years to culminate. Creating the perfect environment for these soon to be written warrior stories.

In this spin of the planetary wheel, deeper activations and accelerates are afoot as  players conspire together to create a real pressure cooker of energies. This is designed to forge the metal and mould the resolve. This energetic connectivity is trying to inspire or challenge us to be the greatest version we can be, especially if you have planets in Capricorn, Cancer, Aries or Libra, Virgo or Taurus.

Mars in Capricorn is the flame that starts in motion some of the most unavoidable yet opportune times to forge in flames things that you were too scared to bring into power. 1. Your own self power, recognition and dharma, being the higher octave of this transit. 2. Karma, consequence, hostility and aggression, if your on the wrong side of this correcting energy.

Mars will happily march its passion, fire, fury, motivation, action, swift movement and aggressive desire for dominance, through Capricorn during March to May. Whilst doing so Mars conjoins, Saturn (a high octave of this Mars energy, creating an element of resolve and or consequence) & Pluto (not technically the same as Mars and Saturn), but by temperament, the God of the Underworld has no issue with deprivation, war mongering or pressure cookers !  Its how Pluto rules its domain. So imagine, how its going to react when Mars brings its flame to ignite or highlight it. High Speed Evolution, or Deep Shadows being the 2 obvious ways it could be brought to the light, in the sign of Public Status and Profile, Career, Governance and Structures.

May 16th sees Mars move in to Aquarius (who is also traditionally ruled by Saturn). Whilst at the same time Uranus, Aquarius modern ruler, shifts into Taurus within hours of Mars’s ingress.

Uranus going into Taurus is a 7 year cyclic shift, returning to Taurus after 84 years. As Mars arrives into Aquarius (an Air sign) , there is an opportunity to have some fresh air, some processing time, and detachment from all the intense, exhaustive energy that was used during April and May.  Whatever Mars russles up over April and May will be sign posting a whole new era.   Uranus’s entry in to Taurus within 24 hours does creates a surprise element to this story. It adds more heat and pace to our Mars stories.  Uranus generally arrives into a sign with a bang ! Or an earthquake, like the Fukushima earthquake, which occurred the day Uranus entered Aries in 2011. This is a day to watch ! This Astrology is potent !!

26/27 of June once Mars gets to 9 degrees of Aquarius, Mars will begin its once every 18 month retrograde. Mars retrograde’s LEAST in Aquarius, and its the first Mars Retrograde in Aquarius since the early 1970s.

Mars Retrograde’s have a purpose ! they are opportune times to rest, integrate, assessing  how to move forward with the discoveries of April to May, giving space to do this on an intellectual level, due to Aquarius being detached air.

However, people do become more flustered, aggressive and hostile during Mars retrograde. They can’t release the active drive and energy Mars creates, which can be frustrating. It also slows down all the evolutionary leaps and bounds, or commitments to the potentials that are discovered  in April – May. Mars Retrograde will  feel 2 steps for and 3 steps back.

After a Lunar Eclipse conjunct this retrograde Mars on July 28th,  which is a story within itself, this never-ending barrage of planetary aspects to the transiting  Warrior Mars, begins to resolve its self as it stops its retrograde by turning direct at 28 degrees of Capricorn. The exact degree that Mars is most strongest in the entire zodiac.

Once Mars stations direct on its degree of its exultation, 27th of August, we finally get to move forward with all the changes and fruits that were on offer from the beginning of the Mars Cycle, when it entering Capricorn on March 17.  By October 11th Mars would have cleared its retrograde aspect of Aquarius and we are out of the retrograde cycle for another 18 Months.

There is ALLOT going on across this Mars transit of Capricorn and the Mars Retrograde.

But the key things to know are :

Watch aggression, it may be coming at you, you might be giving off that vibe, watch it – it’s a side effect of this transit. Don’t let it control you, or put you off your game !

Don’t be fearful ! THINGS HAPPEN FOR YOU ! NOT TO YOU !

Mars is a Warrior, Fire, Swift, Movement, Fast Paced, Passionate, Masculine, Competitive, Aggressive, Personal or Public Conflict. These things might be trigger points.  IT WILL PASS – This process is designed to make you do these things better !! It’s a short cut to progression.

Mars Retrograde in Aquarius, could mean a build up of mental energy, or being in your head to much. Doing physical things, engaging with the environment, gardening etc would be a good way of releasing this mental tension.

Don’t start a fight or legal proceedings during this time if you can help it, you may have miss evaluated the playing field. If you have to do legal proceedings, check EVERYTHING.

Dates: Potent trigger times.

Mars in Capricorn : 17/18 March – 16 May 2018

Mars conjunct Saturn : 29 March – 8th April 2018

Mars conjunct Pluto: 22 April – 3 May 2018

Mars enters Aquarius / Uranus enters Taurus : 16 May 2018

Mars Retrograde in Aquarius : 26 / 27 June – 27th of August 2018

Lunar Eclipse conjunct Mars Retrograde: 28th July 2018

Mars Station Directs at the Degree of its exultation 28 degrees Capricorn: 27th August 2018.

Out of the Mars Retrograde Shadow @ 10 degrees Aquarius. : 11 / 12 October 2018

 

 

 

Mars Conjunct Pluto – The Transmutation

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There’s no map to human behaviour.

Bjork

This week is Mars Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn – creating the great transmutation. Every 2 years Mars the Warrior meets Pluto the God of the Underworld, to excellerate the evolutionary process. Mars is the accelerant to Pluto’s transformative powers as they join in Capricorn a sign that Mars relishes. Mars is super souped up after spending most of the year in Scorpio and Sagittarius due to an almighty retrograde.

Mars is the old ruler of Scorpio, with Pluto being its newer ruler. These two know each other and this Mars is super hot and turbo charged after being held up, delayed, frustrated yet reflective and self analysing in Scorpio. Its focus was the inner sub conscious, psychology, depth, the shadow and other people’s money, debt and loans. It then got fired up with Sagittarian things such as philosophy, travel, adventure and culture. Now it is in Capricorn where it’s thinking logistics, building, status and power, money and government. All these things blending together in this newly formed flame. When it meets Pluto this week it is firing up things that can transform you. Resurrect you.

Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn is an energetic release of energy that is really propelling you to take the bull by the horns and come out of the chrysalis. Things may happen suddenly and abruptly or they could be you deciding to step it up and speed up any transformation or change that you have been toying with for a while. The catch is that it might be in your sub conscious and not fully conscious. Because it is Pluto there will be fear attached. But Mars is here to burn off the fear and pull you out from a new birthing. This doesn’t have to be negative, it all depends where you are at.

Mars during its retrograde made a strong conjunction to Saturn, Capricorn’s is ruler in the past 3 months, making this a 3 way triple hit of rulers and signs blending and working with each other over a very small time period and it’s game on.

This Mars and Pluto conjunction will affect on a micro and macro level, with things also playing out on the world stage.  Jupiter coming in from Libra will also give a sub flow of an exaggerating need of balance of the individual and the group as well as justice.

The next few weeks will be interesting and a really good time to harness this energy at play and really work with it rather than against the process. How this unfolds for you as an individual and where it may play out will depend on your chart but this is a wonderful landscape for new beginnings and allowing the shadow side to be observed and welcomed to the whole. Bringing the shadow out of its shadow.

Peace xx