Mars in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn (21 deg)
Vesta enters Pisces
Mars (conscious actions, anger) in a crisis-ridden square to Pluto (power and unconscious motivations) suggests powerful eruptions that are driven by things you’re not fully aware of. The crisis lies in the tension between unconscious and conscious - actions don’t align with motivations, and the result is usually something frustrated, hostile or even violent. Especially with Mars at full force in aggressive Aries.
So the key here is awareness. Before you do it or lash out, pay attention to what’s driving you. What do you really want to accomplish? Chances are there will be a deep push that feels urgent - life or death, even if the situation is something mundane like arguing over who takes out the garbage. Tune into the urgency, because it’s a doorway into what’s really motivating you (a simmering issue).
The risk is doing something out of proportion to the external circumstances. Don’t allow yourself to get carried away by what you haven’t fully identified. Too, someone could be attempting to manipulate you with domineering actions. Again, know that there’s more beneath the surface.
On the plus side, the square always suggests a corner that can be turned. And this aspect is tremendously powerful. If directed correctly, your actions can permanently transform a situation.
Think about that.
This is a First Quarter Square, which means you’ll be pushed to do something. But it’s not the start - the actual kickoff of this issue was April 26th, 2018 when Mars conjoined Pluto Rx at 21 deg Capricorn. Now you’ve reached the crisis and turning point.
Vesta’s focus turns towards unseen matters as she enters Pisces. Here we have devotion to all things spiritual, creative and compassionate. Devotion can become heightened if you get hooked into a higher ideal or dream- this transit favours meditation, visionary work and prayer.
Vesta can become fixated on an issue, and if that happens to be something you feel requires your sacrifice, you can end up losing a great deal. Sometimes sacrifices are necessary, but sometimes they’re misguided.
Vesta will exit Pisces for Aries on April 3rd, 2019.
Vesta into Pisces and Mars/Pluto create an interesting contrast. Consider where your motivations are pushing you - Vesta’s higher focus suggests a transformation for the better. Can you feel the two energies? You’ll certainly feel Mars/Pluto’s raw power (or powerful manipulations) but see if you can sense a shift in focus to something that allows you to transcend or release (Pisces).