This morning (AEST) Venus, the receptive feminine planet, is square to Mars, the assertive outgoing planet. When these two are in a square, the energies are at cross-purposes. So, this week is ripe for misunderstandings and differences. This aspect creates tension, especially sexual tension, competitiveness, differences of opinion and desire, and conflicts between romantic and sexual needs. With Saturn involved and asserting its restrictive power over both Venus and Mars, the key to dealing with this transit is in taking the Saturnian approach. Saturn is the karmic planet, it both takes away from us because of our misused energy of the past, but it also builds our development and provides the strength for growth. It acts by imposing an element of ‘should’ about things. So, if there is any obligation to be followed with today’s energy, it should be an obligation to one’s personal path rather than an obligation to the other.
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Mars, Saturn and Venus breaking patterns
An interesting and possibly challenging few days coming up, especially in the realm of relationships. With Venus Square Mars there’s likely to be sparks, but they could be sparking with crossed wires, resulting in misunderstandings and testing tolerances. With Mars conjunct Saturn in Scorpio and Venus in Leo Square to them both at the same time, there is an added feeling of work to do in the way we relate. This is a challenge into self-mastery, recognising the unconscious patterns that are playing in the background and forcing us to keep it real within ourselves. While it is all about relating, and we’ll likely experience it in our interactions with others, this combination offers the opportunity for internal growth. There’s a sense of competition between relationship and internal goals. With this energy we need to keep it real inside, and allow the relating to play out.
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Move fast and break stuff … Mars opposite Uranus
There are a couple of things to take note of as Mars in Libra comes back to opposition with Uranus in Aries over the next day or so. This energy is bringing back into play the power of the Pluto-Uranus square, so it is part of the evolve-or-evaporate demands of this year. With Mars-Uranus opposition, we get assertiveness (Mars) pulling in the opposite direction of Uranus, the planet of rebellion. So there is a tendency for impatient, impulsive, reactive, ego expressions, with each of us striving to break free of what we experience as inhibiting. Anything that is seen as conventional, traditional or even just stuck becomes a source of frustration.
This is a time for doing things differently, for breaking the mould. But at the same, time, recognise this drive for what it is, a need to break free of inhibiting ties and to exert independence … that doesn’t necessarily mean having to throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater.
And, with Mars being about physical energy and Uranus being power and electric, the other thing to watch out for over the next couple of days is mechanical breakdowns and accidents. It’s probably a good time to be a little cautious about channelling personal frustrations through tools and machinery … that’s not going to work, and it might hurt!
Of course none of this is causal, but ….