After just over two months in the sign of Scorpio, which it rules together with Pluto, and perhaps a little worse for wear, at least from a psychological point of view, Mars takes on the clothes of the philosopher as he enters the optimistic, truth-loving sign of Sagittarius.
Here he will be able to express his energy in a more open way and much less on the psychological battle field.
On a global level we will still see his aptitude for fighting, this time for or against belief systems especially on foreign fronts through waging war in the name of some god or other. Sagittarius doesn’t appreciate limits and impositions and Mars likes being “right” so some self-righteousness and preaching may also be part of the packet too…Mars in this sign is also rather politically clumsy as he forges ahead despite all.
During his sojourn in Sagittarius he will meet up with Saturn on the 23-24th August just as he is stationing direct at 9° after his yearly retrograde period….Saturn could be a dampener for Mars, forcing him to slow down or, together, they could proceed slowly and surely towards the goal they have in mind. During the same period Mars will also square Neptune retrograde in Pisces at 11°. Slow (Saturn) progress (Mars) towards our dreams (Neptune) or fiercely (Mars) denying (Neptune) the truth (Sagittarius) that we must acknowledge and/or accept (Saturn).
On a more personal level for those of us with planets in the mutable signs of Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini and Virgo during the Mars/Saturn/Neptune contacts there may be times when we need to rest and recuperate as our energy levels seem depleted and we feel tired.
Otherwise let’s use Mars in Sagittarius to manifest our highest hopes in the matters of the house where it is transiting in our natal chart and take that leap of faith.
Have you any tales to tell about Mars’ long stay in Scorpio and how you hope/think things will change now he is entering Sagittarius?
Image: Mars, Diego da Silva Velàzquez, Oil on Canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid Spain