• Mars in AriesMARS ENTERS ARIES 

    …no stopping me now!

    Mars will enter its home sign of Aries giving us all a hands-on, get-out-there-and-do-it energy.

    Mars enters Aries the day after Venus enters Taurus and they find themselves tied together by reception in mutual detriment however they will have little to share (for better or for worse) since being in adjacent signs they can’t see each other!

    In the natal theme Mars represents our basic drive, our energy, the way we act thus our assertiveness and our anger.

    We experience our first Mars return at age 2 years and this is when we learn to assert ourselves by saying “NO” to everything and everyone. It is at this age that we learn how to control our Mars function or not if no-one is there to direct our assertiveness into the right channels.

    If for some reason we are unable to learn how to positively express our Mars energy, especially anger, then we could experience angry people and situations showing up in our lives with us being the victim or, Mar’s energy could take us over completely.

    As astrologer Johanna Mitchell wrote* “Fire is warm and comforting in the fireplace; if a spark leaps onto the carpet, however, there’s a potential for disaster. Learning to be alive (through our Mars) does not mean burning the house down.”

    Mars will be making the following aspect during his sojourn in Aries

    03 May: sextile Pluto R (02°06’ Aries-Aquarius) – a good time to work with and for others rather than concentrate on your own ego needs.

    For the first week of its stay in Aries, Mars is also //Neptune giving a fuzzy and scattered aura to its actions, it then crosses the ecliptic North-bound gaining strength as it moves forward.

    Certainly, Mars will not only be travelling through a certain house in your natal chart but it will almost certainly be making some major aspects (conjunction in Aries), opposition (in Libra), square (signs of Cancer and Capricorn), trine (signs of Leo and Sagittarius) to other planets and angles in your chart on his journey. Worthy of keeping an eye on, also the house cusps ruled by Mars in your chart (the signs of Aries and Scorpio). It would be interesting to see how this transit affects each of us and this is also an excellent way to better understand the workings of the planet in our real and everyday life.

    “The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.”
    ― Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip



    McEvers J. (1989), “Planets, The Astrological Tool”, Mars by Johanna Mitchell, pp.158-203, Llewellyn Publications, St Paul, Minnesota USA

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