Mars in Aquarius

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Mars in Aquarius – Action Beyond the Rings.

March 30/31 – May 12 / 13

Last time May 17 / 18 – August 13, September 12 – November 15, 2018

(FYI the last time Mars spent longer in Aquarius due to a retrograde period).

Mars in Aquarius can feel like a push toward a new kind of freedom. After 6 weeks in Capricorn, where Mars holds a special place, known as exaltation, the red planet is firmly focused on the task at hand. Now in Aquarius, Mars looks upwards and outwards and looks for a new and innovative ways to do Saturnian things like structures, systems and processes.

Like Capricorn, Aquarius is a Saturn ruled sign. For a 12-week period (in most cases, unlike 2018 retrograde in Aquarius) Mars occupies the home of Saturn. Occurring every two years, life can feel intensified by tension, pressure and frustration. In 2020, this feeling has been compounded by the unusual co-presence of Saturn in both Capricorn and Aquarius (which began March 21/22).

March 31 / April 1 sees Mars finally catch Saturn, forming a conjunction at 0 Aquarius. Mars Saturn conjunctions occur once every 2 years.

In Aquarius, Mars now looks beyond the structure and limitations of Saturn’s rings and considers what action it needs to take in order to go beyond them.

Aquarius is a fixed air sign. If Mars in Capricorn is the ‘doing’ Mars, then Aquarius is the ‘thinking’ Mars.

The next 6 weeks may prompt thoughts such as, ‘what could I be if I didn’t have these limits on me?’ ‘what action can I take to create a brighter vision of the future?’ ‘how can I contribute to humanity in a more direct way?’ ‘in what ways can I innovate or change the existing routines or structures in my life to create more freedom?’

I’m not saying this will be true for everyone, it will depend somewhat on what house in your chart holds Aquarius, but Mars here can produce some anxiety. Mars wants to go fast, push ahead and move quickly, but Aquarius wants to think about things first. The decide and do quality of Mars is compromised which can cause some mental stress and anguish. Getting out of your own head can be a challenge.

Aquarius is one of astrology’s humane signs and is renowned for investing focus toward groups, communities and humanity in general. As a collective, right now and possibly beyond, in order to do what’s best for everyone, making yourself a priority must come first. In the current situation of COVID-19, you can protect yourself and others through social distancing and isolation, which are very Aquarian themes.

Mars in Aquarius Through The 12 Houses

Read your ascending sign (rising) below for insight around what Mars will be doing in your chart for the next 6 weeks.
It is still worthwhile to read all the signs to help you broaden your understanding of Mars in Aquarius.

Aries

Finding new ways to connect with your tribe will be highlighted over the next 6 weeks. While this is no different to everyone else under the current circumstances, this is more poignant for you as Mars is your ruling planet. Coupled with that, the 11th house known as the house of good spirit and said to be extremely lucky. When it comes to making new online connections, be proactive and don’t overthink the situation. What eventuates in your social circles until mid-May may bring insight around blessings and possibilities come December.

Taurus

Your career and overall life direction probably look a little different right now. As Mars moves through your 10th house, you’re being nudged to strike out in a new direction. Consider how your current circumstances have changed. If you’re feeling discomfort or a sense of insecurity about your work, this may be a sign to think beyond the here and now. Being innovative and a step ahead of the curve will not only highlight your leadership skills, but can put you ahead of the rest. Consider what can you do over the next 6-weeks that your future self will thank you for.

Gemini

Mars activates one of the more positive areas of your chart, known as the 9th house of adventure, discovery and travel. Granted, travel is out of the question for the majority of us, but traveling with your mind isn’t. What might you like to learn that can help pave the way for future possibilities? Perhaps you need to finish a course of study, or maybe now, that you’ve got extra time on your hands you’d like to dabble in something you’re curious about. Action taken now may set you on a path that can bring more meaning and purpose to your life.

Cancer

Mars may prompt you to put your attention and focus onto one of the areas of life that can induce the most stress and worry – debt and taxes. Over the next 6 weeks, cut back on excess expenditure. Many are recommending contacting banks and creditors to negotiate payment plans, reduced interest and other repayment options. This may be even more important for you as Mars makes his once in every 2-year visit to your 8th house. Action you take in this area of your life now will save larger problems down the track, and in fact, may even become a blessing.

Leo

One thing is for certain about Mars, is that it’s a fairly honest and upfront planet. As it tours your 7th house of relationships, you’re encouraged to get clear about your wants and desires in a key partnership. The choices you do or don’t make over the next 6-weeks will be an indicator of some of the longer-term outcomes. Depending on your current situation, this could be a time to step up and stake your claim, so to speak. While for others, the volatile nature of Mars may bring an overdue, yet necessary relationship shake up.

Virgo

Your personal priorities and time management will be a key area worth improving over the next 6 weeks. Mars in your 6th house of daily grind and general busyness can make you feel like you’re chasing your tail if you don’t plan effectively. Consider your top priorities and anything that is negotiable can wait. As the pace picks up, you’ll need to amplify your self-care and wellness rituals. Healthy foods, exercise and the general regular advice will be worth heeding. Going for a walk or time with your pet can also help.

Libra

The ways in which we are collectively having fun and experiencing joy in our life looks very different now. For you, this is increasingly amplified thanks to your 5th house of creativity and joy being in cosmic focus. Mars can fire up your desire to do more of the things you love, be it a hobby, creative outlet or other personal passions. Children may remind of you of the simple joys of life. Pleasure and romance are highlighted too, so where possible, make room for the ways you’d like to shake a little salt on your life.

Scorpio

Your home, family and domestic situation are under the cosmic spotlight now. As your ruling planet fires up your 4th sector, you may be considering a DIY project or tasks you can complete around your home. This kind of movement happens just once every two years, so this could inspire a relocation or renovation later in the year, particularly if you’re feeling restless right now. If you’re looking for long-term security, Mars may prompt you to consider your future options about how that might look like for you.

Sagittarius

If you’ve got extra time on your hands and beginning to feel bored or restless, you’re in the perfect position to focus your energy and attention on self-development. Catching up on podcasts, reading or any other material can inspire and reveal new horizons for you to explore once things get back to some kind of new normal. If there’s been a topic that you’ve always wanted to gain knowledge about, signing up for a webinar or short course may lead you upon future paths and possibilities you can’t quite imagine just yet.

Capricorn

Money is likely to be a topic of focus for you while Mars, and your ruling planet, Saturn, occupy your 2nd house. This is an ideal time to strategize a new spending and savings plan. Mars might boost your mojo for making money too. If you’re employment situation is looking doubtful right now, then you might need to focus your energies toward developing a side hustle or additional income streams. Thinking outside the box and aligning yourself with what is authentic will be your key for future success, abundance and security.

Aquarius

The tide as shifted and much of the cosmic focus is now on you. You’ve got a once in every 2-year opportunity to not only set yourself up for immediate success, but also for longer term opportunities and stability. Even though you may feel restrained or restricted by current circumstances, your mission if you choose to except it, is to push back on the status quo and follow your desires. Even if you’re not entirely certain what they are, you’ll figure it out by taking action. A risky move made now is likely to pay off later in the year.

Pisces

As Mars dips into your private and secluded 12th house, you might like to spend more time alone. Apart from the kind of self-isolation that many people are doing now, this is more of an internal process where some of your big life questions may bubble up to the surface. Be gentle on yourself and remember that the questions can be just questions. The more time you allow them to marinate, the higher the potential to find solutions that will pave a new authentic path over the next few years.

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Aries in 2020

Please note: The dates listed are in Australian time, you may need to adjust slightly for your time zone.

Overview
2020 beings with planetary powerhouse Saturn and Pluto joining forces in your career sector on January 13. You might be ready to let go of a long-term responsibility or commitment as you move toward a professional path that deeply fulfils you. Mars, your sovereign star spends the second half of 2020 in your sign. From June 28 through until January 7 2021, you’ll be on the go-slow as the cosmos invites you to rediscover yourself and re-ignite forgotten passions.

Wealth

2020 is the first full calendar year that Uranus spends in Taurus, and in your 2nd sector of money. 2018 and 2019 initiated you to the changes that are possible during this long-term cycle. Above all else, Uranus seeks freedom and autonomy. You may suddenly become interested in new or innovative ways to obtain financial independence, liberate yourself from debt or create opportunities to grow your wealth.
When it comes to your resources, you can err on the conservative side. Under Uranus’ radical influence, you’re encouraged to consider new ideas about money.
Bucking convention and busting beyond a comfort zone is your cosmic key to securing the financial stability you desire. Remaining curious and open is especially important on May 6 while Mercury and Uranus connect.

Adopting new technology or an out- of- the- blue idea may unlock something that has been stuck or stagnant in respect to increasing your cash.
If you’re in the early stages of self-employment, a newcomer in your industry or, looking to take a side-line hussle to the next level, a breakthrough is possible on March 9 as lucky star Venus fuses with Uranus. You might land a cashed- up client in your business or secure a raise or promotion you weren’t expecting at work.

A lucrative link between Venus and generous Jupiter on March 28 may highlight an array of new opportunities to grow abundance. A person of influence may offer timeless advice about money or you might discover that you’re in a better financial position than you thought.

Home Life

Progressing forward toward a domestic dream is possible as the North Node in Cancer continues to occupy your 4th sector until May 5. Under this karmic influence, you’ll feel increasingly connected to your family members, those you call family or with whom you share your living space with.
June 21 sees a New Moon eclipse in Cancer, book-ending the last 18-month chapter of growth and potential in your home and family life.
While progress and developments may be trending along as you hoped, you’ll have the extended cycle of Mercury to help you work out the details as you move forward. Whether you’re looking to plan family events, organise tradespeople in your home or plan a relocation, you’ll have Mercury onside from May 29 – June 19. From then, you might bump into some snafus, crossed-wires or miscommunications, thanks to a retrograde, or reverse cycle.
Confusion about money, contracts or agreements involving your home might pop up on July 1. Remaining cautious, yet open to new ideas and carefully exploring your options can help you turn shock or surprise to your advantage on July 22.
The need to make an adjustment between your desires and someone else’s schedule is possible on July 8, as Mercury clashes with Mars, your patron planet. Treating the situation with TLC will ensure a better outcome for you when Mercury and Mars meet again on July 28.
As Mercury begins to pick up speed from July 11 and continues through Cancer until August 5, you’ll have all the facts at hand to charge ahead with your domestic plans. Venus will pick up where Mercury left off from August 8 – September 6, providing sweet relief after a period of stalled progress. You might opt to use the supportive and nurturing influence of Venus in Cancer gathering those you love, enjoying increased togetherness at home.

Relationships

Some of your happiest relationship moments are possible when Venus tours Libra from October 28 – November 22.
Under her sweet influence, you may
find it easier to express your feelings which can heighten togetherness. If you’re looking for love, you’ll have Venus’ support in attracting attention and making the right connections.
While in Libra, Venus will face off with your patron planet Mars on November 9. This may highlight your shifting desires when it comes to relationships. Tension between what someone special wants versus what might, or might not want, are well worth exploring now. Considering your options and making the necessary adjustments can help you achieve your goals while making your special someone feel included.

Mercury visits your 7th sector twice, helping you get clear about how to increase harmony and balance in your most important relationships. Getting the ball rolling when it comes to discussing what you want in love is highlighted from September 11 – 27.
Hitting a proverbial snag is possible from October 8 – November 3 as Mercury takes a very brief reverse cycle through Libra and your 7th house. “If in doubt, talk it out,” will be your key to success then. If you have an important topic to broach November 3 is particularly hopeful as Mercury aligns with lucky Fixed Star Spica. Heightened communication and new levels of togetherness can be established until November 11.

Career and Life Direction

The crown of your solar horoscope, known as the 10th house of career, reputation, fame, honours and recognition is one of the most active and dynamic this year. Profound change that promotes transformation is possible as the longer trend of Saturn in Capricorn winds up on March 22.
Since December 2017, you may have
reached a new pinnacle in your career, clarified your professional direction or gained a new level of honesty about what you really want out of life. Saturn’s journey highlighted the longer trend of Pluto in Capricorn, that began in 2008.
January 22 sees their exceptionally rare and potent meeting. Together,
these two planetary heavyweights may bring a crescendo of events that have been building for over a decade.
You may finally feel ready to sever ties with work that has weighed you down or no longer stokes your inner fire. As Saturn and Pluto join forces, you may undergo a process of professional pruning, where scaling back now, can set you up for new growth down the track.
Stepping away from a longer-term role is possible, especially if materialistic motivations no longer drive you. Getting crystal clear about your current position and whether that aligns with your professional dreams can inspire honest choices.
 You might opt
for a redundancy, enter retirement or choose a pathway that allows for more freedom and increased opportunities to grow and develop professionally.

New buds of potential may begin to blossom under generous Jupiter’s benevolent once in every 12- year influence in your career zone until December 20. Combined, Jupiter and Pluto are linked to wealth, money, abundance and living in accordance with your truth. Letting of demands or a sense of professional duty may invite new levels of career freedom, combined with stability. Jupiter and Pluto will join forces in April, June and November.
Dates for your diary where Jupiter’s favourable influence can benefit you are
March 28, May 18, September 10 and October 19.

Happiness and Children

Your sector of happiness, children and creativity, known as the 5th house, will be activated by the annual cycles of the Sun and Mercury. When the radiant Sun enters Leo from July 22 – August 23, you’ll be encouraged to enjoy some of the simplest pleasures that life has to offer.
Discovering
a personal passion is possible when the Sun and Mars join forces on August 15. You’ll be ready to push forward with a hobby or interest that both energises and sparks you joy. Some of your most romantic moments can be had when Venus enters Leo on September 6. This heart-opening cosmic influence can assist you in sharing joy with those you love or bring happy developments involving children.
A dynamic
link between Venus and unpredictable Uranus on September 15 can help you bust out of stagnant love habits. A spur of the moment choice to enjoy 5-star experience will be well-worth it, even if that means a budget blow-out. If you’re single, a random encounter might be exciting, but it may be helpful to not rush in too soon.

Adventure and Discovery

Your 9th house covers a variety of areas such as teaching, studying, writing, publishing, philosophy, faith as well as global connections. As these eclipses light up this area of your life, opportunities to broaden your horizons and awaken your spirit of adventure may beckon.
Instead of your regular type of holiday destination, you might be
pulled toward spiritual pilgrimages or places that reflect your changing perspectives on life. Locations that enhance your academic or educational endeavours are also highlighted.
The eclipse dates for your diary are June 6, December 1 and 15.
Restlessness may peak as Mars activates your 9th house for the first time in 2 years. From January 3 – February 17, you might find the courage to book that travel adventure you’ve always wanted.  A link from Neptune on January 27 may pull you towards experiences that is mystical, magical or unusual.

Friends, Networks and Groups

Your friendships, social circles, community groups and professional networks are undergoing a cosmic reality check thanks to Saturn in Aquarius. You’ll get a preview of some of the shifts you’ll experience over the next three years from March 22 – July 2.
You may be ready to step up into a position of leadership or gradually come to the realisation that you have a greater capacity to contribute than you think. Saturn supports long-lasting connections. Friendships that have stood the test of time may continue to deepen and nourish you.
Maturity can help you a
ppreciate the wide and varied perspectives of those you hold dear. Solid alliances can be strengthened through mutual respect of each other’s ideals and individuality. Under this once in every 30- year influence, you may come to realise that you’ve outgrown connections that no longer feel authentic or don’t align with your evolving self.
You might be keen to explore new friendships with
interesting and unique people that reflect some of your own changing ideals and perspectives. March 31 is highlighted as Mars and Saturn fuse. You might accept a new responsibility or take the lead in a community or networking situation. Events that take place then may underline what the Saturn in Aquarius cycle means for you.

Personal Growth and Self Development

Your personal priorities will be at the top of your list as Mars, your sovereign star moves through your sign for the first time in 2 years.
Mars will be in Aries for an usually long time, from June 28 – January 7 2021. For over 6 months, you’ll be blessed with extra confidence, courage, passion and determination. If you’ve been wanting to develop a personal passion or work on your health and fitness, Mars on side can help you make it happen.
Mars in Aries can help you assert yourself and rise up to whatever challenges lay before you. These challenges may present once Mars moves backwards from September 11 – November 13.
This rare retrograde cycle will invite you to pause, reflect and
review the plans you’ve made since late June. Delays in progress will frustrate you, but are a necessary part of your self-development. Let any tension that rises within you be your clue that you may need to consider another direction. Once Mars picks up the pace from mid- November through until the New Year, you’ll notice that your actions may encounter minimal resistance. You’ll be recharged and fired up to tackle any challenge head on.

Time Out and Spirituality

Regular periods of rest and retreat may be necessary, especially while your 12th sector becomes active from January 14 – April 11.
You
might long for more time alone or need to take a break from your regular routines and responsibilities.
Short breaks or weekend getaways can help keep you fresh and inspired, particularly as other areas of life demand so much of your energy and attention. Schedule some recreation or holidays on the following dates. If that’s not possible aim to increase meditation or other reflective practices then. January 27, February 18 – March 4, March 9, March 16 – April 11, April 4.

Birthdays and Planets

If your birthdate is listed below – not all will be – you have a special plane influencing you in 2020. Here’s what’s ahead and how to harness the planet power for your own growth.

If your birthday falls between March 21 -23 will have buoyant Jupiter generating a hopeful sextile. You’re cosmically encouraged to stretch your ideas around what you think is possible in terms of personal growth and development. A lucky break may seed a longer cycle of success.

If you’re born between April 11 and 20, serious Saturn will encourage you to set healthy boundaries, especially around your personal and professional responsibilities. You might want to embrace new obligations or make the mature realisation that you’re ready to let them go.

If your birthday falls between April 12 – 14 powerful Pluto will prompt a deep dive into the core of your being. You might not be as active or as outgoing as usual as you opt for inner reflection and awareness. A confronting situation may highlight themes of power and empowerment. Transformation is promised as you push through tricky times.

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