The heat is on…
February 20th to March 31st
The wondering cycle of Mars closes with his return at home, as of February 20th Mars enters the sign of Aries. In this placement he’s the absolute master, since in traditional astrology he is the primary governor of Aries. During the following period and throughout March, the hot-blooded warrior takes action and elevates the levels of adrenaline…
In the fiery impulsive environment of Aries, the energy gets extroverted, emphasizing both the positive and negative qualities. There is a trend towards independence and competitiveness. Everything is moving at lightning speed and more often without a second thought.
The following one and a half month, our daily routine dances in a furious pace. Mars increases the physical and mental activity, gives greater optimism and generously gives the impetus to pursue whatever interests us. We are filled with the courage required to move on to new ventures, accompanied by relevant enthusiasm, courage and passion. The approach towards all matters is direct, honest and sometimes with childlike naiveté.
However, we should not forget that Mars is bellicose but - at least - not bloodthirsty. For the game’s sake he’s able to provoke skirmishes and battles, keeping his interest soared. Decisions are taken instantly and often in boiled soul. For these reasons, it is likely easy for tension to increase and place ourselves into difficult situations which under normal conditions is against our nature. It becomes more than necessary to control instinctive reactions and put logic ahead of our actions.
Mars in Aries cannot tolerate obstacles, frustrations and delays, while he lacks the patience for lengthy negotiations in professional, personal and sexual level. His motto "ready, go!" is enough to put him into trouble that he will soon regret. One thing is for sure, we are dealing with a leader who hates loosing. He has the courage and the strength to lead and protect the weak, underprivileged and persecuted while he jumps into battles using all the bravery that he possesses. His motives are often egocentric, without taking into account the real needs of the others. He prefers action than words and he is a specialist in demolishing defensive ramparts with his battering ram. He only remains in situations that trigger his interest and as soon as he loses it, he sets sail for the next brand new and more interesting goal.
By using constructively the Martian energy in Aries, we can fulfill our dreams and desires that in previous periods we didn’t have the guts to go after them. He is particularly auxiliary for the fiery and airy signs, which can more easily coordinate with his energy.
On February 22nd Mars will conjunct Venus at 01ο42’ of Aries. Battle for love, increased libido and challenging situations. Passion reaches height, bringing similar behaviors for good or for bad. Mars in this place is stronger and Venus does not feel comfortable. Relationships display confrontational attitudes, even in bed. Unexpected romances and impulsive decisions. The battle also extends in financial sectors. My own interest above all!
Mainly affects those born during the first two days of the fiery and airy signs, in addition to Cancer and Capricorn and those who have ascendant or personal planets in the above signs and degrees.
On February 26th, Mars will trine Saturn in Sagittarius at 04ο42’. Even though Mars does not conform to the limiting qualities of Saturn, it is a good time to initiate and apply plans that require patience and scheduling. Structured thinking with emphasis on details. It’s an ideal period to fulfill ambitious plans, especially in a professional level and even more so if it is related to travelling and abroad.
Mainly affects those born during the first days of the fiery and airy signs and those who have ascendant or personal planets in the above signs and degrees.
On March 10th, Mars will trine Jupiter in Leo at 13ο56’. The energy is multiplied, gifting abundant optimism and courage. The sense of justice and accountability becomes extremely intense, while issues concerning studies, religion, traveling and abroad arise. The benefits can be unlimited as long as the management of the affairs is used wisely and not being under the influence of recklessness or selfish intentions. The aspect coincides with the completion of the 7th and final Uranus-Pluto square, which brings explosive situation and events.
Mainly affects those born in the mid-days of the fiery and airy signs and those who have ascendant or personal planets in the above signs and degrees.
On March 11th, Mars conjuncts Uranus in Aries and squares Pluto in Capricorn, at 15ο00’. A powerful explosive cocktail, the need for change is imperative and inevitable. It gives birth to aggressive and martial ambience. On the other hand, it gives great persistence and endurance in pursuits. It brings oppositions and raptures but also high energy levels. Impulse, manipulation, possessiveness, unexpected events, innovation, dramatic changes, fundamental transformations. Prompt to accidents, violent instincts and display of power. With proper management one can achieve almost everything!
Mainly affects those born in the mid-days in the signs of the cardinal cross (5-7 April, 7-9 June, 8-10 October, 5-7 January) and those who have ascendant or personal planets in the above signs and degrees.