Some challenging influences this week, as Mars conjoins Chiron in Pisces (January 16th) and squares Saturn in Sagittarius (January 19th). Mars/Chiron combines actions with pain, effort with empathy. Actions/anger will activate a wound - it’s unavoidable. The square to Saturn will limit what you can do. This will be an uncomfortable blend, and a mature response is required. You will be acutely aware of a weak spot, and outright aggression will fail. So focus on what you can do while releasing what you can’t control.
The Sun’s Aquarius ingress occurs on the same day as the Mars/Saturn square. This blend of Saturn’s limits and Aquarius’ detachment suggests a new, more independent chapter. Saturn was the original ruler of Aquarius - themes of objective reasoning and calm clarity are pronounced. You've accepted that something hurt. Now, get cracking with your future plans.
Mars in your sector of secrets triggers Saturn/Chiron, suggesting background/ subversive actions that hurt. Freedom of movement will be limited, due to illness, avoidance or inability to act openly. External rules involving legal issues, travel, education or publishing could be the cause. Too, external pressure could force you to confront anger or actions that have been undermining you. The Sun’s move into your social sector says this will be connected to a friendship, group activity or your place in the collective. What’s hidden will have a public impact, and an objective response will benefit you.
Mars in your social sector triggers Saturn/Chiron. A public confrontation (with a friend or group) can be dicey, and you may feel compelled to make a stand. However, private constraints/commitments involving a relationship or shared finances (including debts) will limit your effectiveness. There’s only so much you can do at this moment - use caution, because thoughtless reactions will end up hurting more than you realize. The Sun’s move into your career sector connects these events to your professional image, ambitions or a new job. It's time to confront a reality regarding success/lack of success and your future goals. This will free you up to explore something new.
Mars in your career sector triggers Saturn/Chiron. Professional actions, attempts to advance, compete or exercise authority will be curtailed. You may discover that your actions are ineffective, or you may run up against censure from others (including a partner). Don’t push it, and watch out for displays of anger (there may be negative repercussions on your career). Too, the moment when your reputation increases can be defined by your responsibilities to someone else. The Sun’s move into your sector of opportunities suggests this will be connected to an objective search for new opportunities - travel, education, legal matters, ethics or publishing may be involved.
Mars in your sector of opportunities triggers Saturn/Chiron. Your push to go further, fight for a cause, or confront the unknown may be limited by the reality of your daily routines. Health, work or obligations may dictate how far you can go, or how effective you’ll be. Limits will make you feel stuck and vulnerable. Travel, education, legal matters or publishing can be difficult areas, and travel in particular can leave you open to medical difficulties. The Sun’s move into your sector of shared resources indicates that loss of control or feeling compromised may be part of the mix. Debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, or confrontations with unpleasant subjects (endings, death) will make this a particularly intense time. Prioritize, attend to your essential responsibilities/boundaries, and adjust your path forward. Yes, you are still moving forward.
Mars in your sector of shared resources triggers Saturn/Chiron, leading to painful moments involving debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy. You may become acutely aware of limits between you and another. Getting close may stir up feelings of inadequacy or past wounds. Financial reality checks can force you to confront something you’ve been avoiding. The Sun’s move into your partnership sector puts the emphasis squarely on your connection with another. What you or they are not able to share might be a theme, but this will also be your opportunity to get real about areas in your life where you don’t have complete control. Someone else will be calling most of the shots, and it will be up to you to respond with maturity.
Mars in your partnership sector triggers the Saturn/Chiron square. Partnership rules, commitments or long-term goals may reach a painful impasse, as you deal with domestic responsibilities. There may be a disagreement over who’s responsible for what, or who’s been handling most of the work. The Sun’s move into your sector of daily routines emphasizes this, with a spotlight on health, medical issues, obligations and daily tasks. While it may feel like a huge deal, this is actually about realigning domestic responsibilities. If one person feels like they’ve been doing more than their share, or there’s a conflict in how to approach a specific task, these energies can lead to greater awareness of actions and anger. It’s time for a new approach to your routine.
Mars in your sector of routine triggers the Saturn/Chiron square. Health, work tasks or obligations can be troublesome, as you struggle to respond to external rules and demands. Pressure to keep it together or handle your workload can be frustrating, especially since it will feel very unbalanced. It will be up to you to look after yourself and say “enough” when you feel you can’t handle any more. The Sun’s move into your sector of self-expression draws your attention to what you really want, and being loved for who you are. This contrast could enhance your sense of being stuck or ignored (even though you’ve been working hard). It may be time for a change in your work environment, or how you approach service to others.
Mars in your sector of self-expression triggers the Saturn/Chiron square, hi-lighting a moment of doubt, rejection or lack of confidence. Your push to achieve a romantic or creative goal may run into a hard reality check. If you don’t get what you want, know thatyou’re being asked to refocus your efforts. Is there another area that’s more fruitful? For some, these influences could be the last obstacle to success - mature expression of will and ambition can turn the tide in your favour. The Sun’s move into your domestic sector adds in themes of family, childhood and your current domestic status.
Mars in your domestic sector conjoins Chiron and squares Saturn in your sign. There’s a key domestic/family responsibility that feels painful. Your actions are essential, but there’s also a sense that you can only do so much. Or, your actions may stir up painful issues from the past. Proceed cautiously, and be prepared to accept the release of what’s ending. The Sun’s move into your communication sector suggests issues with siblings, or open communication may be involved. Part of your responsibilities may include keeping everyone in the loop, while keeping your cool.
Mars in your communication sector triggers the Saturn/Chiron square, suggesting painful/sensitive discussions or understandings. An argument could stir up sore feelings, and you’ll also be constrained by background rules that everyone is not aware of. Know that you can only push an issue so far - be prepared to back down, temporarily. The fight may not be worth the pain it causes. The Sun’s move into your sector of personal resources adds focus on earned money, self-esteem or personal values. You may feel that your security is at stake, but remember that Aquarius offers new alternatives -is there a different approach to money/security?
Mars in your sector of personal resources triggers the Saturn/Chiron square, emphasizing sensitive spots around finances or self-esteem.There may be an urgency to earn more or stand up for yourself, while simultaneously feeling undermined. Friends, groups, or your position in the public may block you in some way. It could be time to stop the pursuit of a certain income/security goal, or pull back from someone who makes you feel less than. Too, this could be about confronting a security fear - what might happen if you step away from an established but ultimately unhealthy path? The Sun’s move into your sign makes it essential that you focus your actions correctly. You do have extra power right now (really), and this will enable you to redirect your efforts so they support your true purpose.
Mars/Chiron in your sign square Saturn in your career sector, making you intensely aware of an unpleasant or difficult responsibility involving success, professional image or management. Dealing with authority (yours or others’) can be dicey, and can make you feel weakened/unprepared. However, know that this is your moment to confront those issues - your actions (or lack of action) will have consequences in the future. Standing up and courageously taking responsibility will not involve a knock-down fight, but it will involve mature acceptance of what you can do, and where you’re limited. Public identity could be a big issue. The Sun’s move into your hidden sector emphasizes the theme of limited control, but also release and healing.