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!
There’s heaps going on astrologically over this weekend. So many things stirring and so much potential for breaking through. Use it wisely!
Full Moon, Venus-Saturn opposition, Mars-Pluto square, and all this clouded in the potential confusion and delusion of Mercury and Neptune being retrograde. It would be easy to get lost in what is not present … and it will take an effort to stay real and grounded. But if you can, the possibility for growth is great.
Following closely on the heels of the Full Moon and Venus-Saturn aspect, Mars moves back into Square with Pluto on Friday or Saturday (depending where you are on this planet). Mars was retrograde for a few months until late May, so as it moves forward it is repeating the Pluto squares of April and January this year … meaning that it will reactivate the breakthroughs or tensions of those times. Now is the time to move through the tension … and to really get the breakthrough! It will only cause stress if we refuse to go with the challenges and opportunities that are being offered. Whatever emerged in January and / or April, the next week or so is a time to look deeply into how to make the transformations that seemed possible then work in our lives. The energy of this transit is powerful, intense and dynamic. The opportunity for change is palpable.
But take care. Mars is the assertive planet and Pluto is the transformative one, so when these two are Square to each other, the desire to assert self and the need for transformation can be pulling us in different directions. The forcefulness of Mars-Pluto can be quite ruthless and hurtful if we’re not in tune with our underlying ego drives. This might manifest outwardly as arguments or struggles with others, or inwardly as self-destructive behaviours. If we’re not conscious, it can come out as destructive rage or manipulation.
And, keep in mind that everyone will be feeling this to some degree, so people will be upset, angry, irritated and being less than conscious, causing hassles without knowing where the drive is coming from. Take a deep breath, and take responsibility!! Focus on the opportunity for growth, and as Jim says …. break on through to the other side!
These few days of the start of April are powerful and transformative. The Zap Zone, as Mystic Medusa has so eloquently described it, is peaking. This really is evolve or evaporate time.
On April 1 (AEST), The Sun squared Jupiter, on April 2 it joined Uranus, and on April 3 it squares Pluto. The Jupiter aspect was an urge to grow, and being a square, maybe it had a bit of enthusiastic impatience to it, which might have played out as an over-confident push for freedom. Yesterday’s Uranus conjunct added a radical, dynamic, unpredictable energy … an expect the unexpectedness. Plans will have turned upside down, what we thought was safe suddenly disappeared, and what we thought was out of reach sat in our hands. And then when Sun squares Pluto tomorrow, explosive and unpredictable power struggles abound, with unconscious forces at odds with ego drives.
The energy of this week is demanding change … the choice is between clarifying and transforming or holding on and withering. And this energy is building up to the two eclipses we have this month and the Grand Cross of the 22nd of April.
As Bob said, ‘Get out of the new way if you can’t lend a hand, for the times they are a-changing” … interestingly, this is a song from the mid-60’s, when Uranus and Pluto were last conjunct. Now is time for us to take up the challenge of the revolution that began then, and to get this transformative change back on track …