Mars enters Aries on December 31st, giving us all a fresh surge of courage and passion as we face down the New Year.
Mars rules Aries, so the planet of action, anger, sex and initiative is at full strength. Excellent for jump-starting a new project, regime or lifestyle. Or, for making the first move. Where Aries sits in your chart is where Mars will be heating things up. However, Mars in Aries is impatient and impulsive, so staying power is not always great.
Yes, Mars will be making difficult squares to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn (dates and degrees below) but I see these as challenges to be met and corners to be turned. If any planetary energy is ready to power you through a challenge, it’s Mars in Aries. You may experience these squares as frustrations, blocks or confrontations with others (I’ll go into more detail in the daily posts) and you will have to slow down. But Saturn and Pluto can be the grit that gives you traction and tests your courage. And, Saturn especially will be the test that proves if what you’ve started will continue. Will you commit (Saturn) to this course of action (Mars)?
Here are the aspects Mars in Aries will make:
Jan 8th: square Mercury in Capricorn (4 deg)
Jan 18th: trine Venus in Sagittarius (11 deg)
Jan 21st: square Saturn in Capricorn (13 deg)
Jan 25th: trine Jupiter in Sagittarius (16 deg)
Jan 29th: sextile Black Moon Lilith in Aquarius (16 deg)
Feb 1st: square Pluto in Capricorn (21 deg)
Feb 7th: sexitle Mercury in Aquarius (25 deg)
Feb 9th: square the South Node in Capricorn/North Node in Cancer (26 deg)
Feb 13th: conjunct Uranus (29 deg)
Feb 13th: opposite Pallas in Libra (29 deg)
Feb 14th: Taurus ingress