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Artist: Tuco Amalfi
Mar 30 – May 12, 2020
Forget Mars in Capricorn and Saturn in Capricorn and the compulsion to be productive at all times – it’s time to shake things up with Mars in Aquarius. Actions are no longer regarded so seriously. It’s time to go on adventures and ditch the routine. Work is much less interesting now than travel, parties, and socializing.
Mars in Aquarius is unemotional and detached, yet forthright and defiant. There’s plenty of passion here, plenty of martial fire, but it’s channeled mostly into political and humanitarian ideals. Natives with this placement get REALLY riled up about the state of the world, and for good reason. Listen to Aquarians – they see it clearly, all the bullshit and the lies. Aquarians give it to us unfiltered. Their message is not always gracefully delivered, but it sparkles with authenticity.
This cycle asks us to be more involved in our communities. If you’re not someone who regularly goes out and attends community events, now is the time to explore your options. Mars in Aquarius wants us to get involved on a political level too. Natives with this placement are always encouraging people to vote, march, sign petitions, etc – they are really great at spreading awareness and waking people up.
You might think that approaching emotionally-charged issues with a calm, cool mind would come a little easer at this time, but this is not the case. Aquarius is one of the most erratic, disorganized brothers in the zodiac. Mars in Aquarius also makes us exceptionally outspoken, if not volatile and unpredictable. The mind and tongue dance way ahead of the body, which means that we will spout off and say crazy shit sometimes, but it also means that we need to make a concerted effort to stay focused. Natives with this placement are easily distracted. One of the greatest challenges will be finishing what we start.
The first date to look forward to is Mar 31 when Mars, planet of action and leadership, is conjunct Saturn in Aquarius. A profound sense of accomplishment comes with this powerful conjunction. On the supermoon of Apr 7 (biggest of the year!), Mars stirs up some fire and lightning with a square to Uranus in Taurus. This is going to be an insanely high energy full moon. The square between Mars and Uranus brings out our most restless, rebellious side. This is an incredibly liberating influence. Here is something I wrote when I was experiencing this planetary configuration in my own chart:
“I am someone different than I thought, brighter than a copse of gems. I feel good, I feel clean. All my life I dreamed of this, though I did not know it. My inner warrior has awakened, roused from embryonic everlasting sleep. When I was a child, there was no question whether I was incapable of anything. Part of the magic of childhood was feeling this power inside me. I am bringing this back now. I was – am – fearless. I am not a precious doll, fragile and weak, irrational and beholden and unfit. This is my majestic displeasure, my rightful indignation. I hold you to the highest standard because that’s what we all want and need. I will not roll over. This fire has been incubating, pressurized, and now I hatch. My rebelliousness is not a streak, it is my name and I scream it. My altar is flaming and triumphant, the heat my keeper. Send me more adversaries, more opportunities to speak. My sisters, you are my shelter. When others close their eyes, ours stay open, electric and encircling. This ferocity grows directly from my sensitivity. This spear I crafted from the softest tissues of my heart. My strength, rooted in my yielding. Look into my eyes and listen carefully. I am here to stay. My howling blood has waited many eons for this birth. Give me your worst and I grow taller. Tell me to die and I sprout wings. Ignore me and I unfurl the leaves. Tell me I am useless and I unleash the river. Tell me I know nothing and I crack the sky. Tell me I am worthless and my sisters appear in the darkness all around. Tell me to be quiet and I become a gong, shaking you in your clinging to the earth.”
The final aspect is a square with Mercury on May 11. This is a good day to lay low and do as little as possible. Travel not recommended. A day to rest the mind and body.
Affirmation: together we rise