Mars finally exits Sagittarius for Capricorn on September 27th. Mars has been in Sag more or less since March 5th, 2016 (barring his Rx dip back into Scorpio). That's a long time to fan the flames of journeys, faith and beliefs. Well, that crusade is over.
Mars does well in Capricorn. He's exalted - energy and action are focused. Capricorn disciplines Mars' raw initiative. This is the "act to make it real" transit. Work, move forward, climb. Slow and steady, but not stagnant. Capricorn is a Cardinal sign, so progress is demanded. And what better planet for progress than Mars?
Faith has been explored. Now it's about working to make it real. There's no sentiment, only determination. Control your impulses, corral your anger, and get on with it. If you've been burned, Mars in Capricorn is your chance to forge something new. Keep climbing, and don't look back. If your faith was rewarded, you can build on that. Either way, this transit is about patient ambition and cautious initiative.
Adding to this transit's potential, Pluto stations direct in Capricorn on September 26th, at 14 degrees. Rx since April 18th, 2016, Pluto's forward movement tells us that the next chapter in transformation has arrived. Lingering fears and resistance have been churned up and destroyed. Pluto direct, one day before Mars' Capricorn ingress, means progress. The October 19th conjunction between Pluto and Mars will be significant, as unconscious desires/the evolutionary current (Pluto) meet conscious desires (Mars). Mars acts out what Pluto stirs up.
The Capricorn area of your chart is where you can make visible progress, under these influences. Physical change. There's always potential for things to go awry, especially when Mars and Pluto meet (destructive anger, violence). These things can become visible as well. So stay conscious of what's emerging, and how you use your energy. Think "construction" rather than "destruction."
Here are the aspects Mars in Capricorn will make:
- Sep 30th: trine Ceres Rx in Taurus, 2 deg
- Oct 5th: square Jupiter in Libra, 5 deg
- Oct 11th: sextile Neptune Rx in Pisces, 9 deg
- Oct 13th: square Mercury in Libra, 11 deg
- Oct 15th: trine North Node in Virgo, 12 deg
- Oct 19th: conjunct Pluto, 15 deg
- Oct 22nd: sextile Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio, 17 deg
- Oct 27th: sextile Chiron Rx in Pisces, 21 deg
- Oct 29th: square Uranus Rx in Aries, 21 deg
- Nov 2nd: square Ceres Rx in Aries, 25 deg
- Nov 9th: Aquarius ingress