How about something hot to balance out the chilly, Saturn in Scorpio transit? Mars (action and initiative) moves into spicy Sagittarius tonight. When the planet of initiative joins forces with the sign of adventure, you’ve got some excitement brewing.
Everybody likes Sagittarius. It represents idealism, optimism, exploration, anything new and different. The house in your chart with Sagittarius is the area where you can go far, literally and figuratively. Sagittarius always wants more. More ideas (it covers education and philosophy), more fun, more faith and more hope. It’s the original good time sign, with a strong appreciation of culture and wisdom for added dynamism.
Mars adds fuel to this fire. You get an increased tolerance for risk, a desire to start something new, an urge to go on a crusade. Sagittarius wants to ride in and make things better (because Sag knows best), and the intentions are usually good. But Shadow Sag is the Judge without a jury, the Crusader who forces his law on everyone else. Because he knows best. And of course, Crazy Shadow Sag does insanely risky stuff just for the giggles. Think Uranus with a infantile sense of humour. You see how this Mars/Sag thing can be fun, but has the potential to swerve out of control.
So the Sag area of your chart is about to get all hotted up. Start something, explore something, push some boundaries, take a risk. Find a cause that makes you passionate and get all over it. But don’t go crazy. Because the real trick with this mix is knowing when to back off. This includes guiding or teaching someone (Sag is the sign of the mentor). If you’re sharing your wisdom, do not force it down someone’s throat. Mars will make it seem like your mission, but missions can get out of hand.
And watch out for October 7th; Mars in Sag will be hit by a slippery square from Neptune in Pisces. On this day (and this day only…it’s a brief influence) ideals will turn into delusions, big promises will be suspect, and jumping without a parachute will seem like a splendid idea. Wait until October 8th before you move forward with your Big Idea.
Note to Sagittarians: your normally abundant energy will be at Supernova level. You’ll be aggressively optimistic and fiercely confident. If you focus this chutzpah in the right direction, you’ll achieve wonderful things. Just remember that this can be a tad…overwhelming…for other folks.
Mars will transit through Sagittarius from October 6th to November 16th.