The most significant transit of this week is the passing of Mars from Scorpio to Sagittarius. As the planet, despite its direct motion, still occupies the shadow zone of the retrograde cycle, he will most definitely once again address certain issues that were important for each individual during the period of the last month and a half. This ‘outro’ will be his last showdown before he leaves the intensely emotional realm of Scorpio.
Issues like self-assertion, hunger for power, anger management, frustration, irritation, self-interest, energy management and investment, initiation, motivational drive, sexual drive, all kinds of passions and desires will once again come in the forefront of our daily lives. We will find ourselves in situations that will require our response. Will we fight, retreat, pacify, stand our ground or accept defeat?
Moon in Taurus
Transit duration: Tuesday late afternoon until until Thursday late evening. ( GMT + 02 hours )
Transit strength: important weekly transit
The Moon in Taurus this week will serve as the trigger transit for a square between Mars in Scorpio and Mercury in Leo. These two will come in to exact square on Thursday and Friday, but they will be additionally triggered and emphasized by the Taurus Moon throughout Thursday, especially in the afternoon hours.
The Moon in Taurus in itself will be about finding stability, security ( emotional and material ), sensuality in relationships, pleasure through self-indulgence or through sexual and romantic relationships, comfort, peace, continuity, and stable feelings. Emotional fulfillment under the influence of such a Moon comes through grounded approach to life.Taurus Moon does not like upsets and changes, so her meeting with Mars And Mercury squaring each other might not produce such appealing results.
Mars in Scorpio square Mercury in Leo
Transit duration: In effect from Wednesday until end of Friday, strongest on late afternoon on Thursday, Thursday evening and Friday morning. ( GMT + 02 hours ).
Transit strength: important monthly aspect.
So, here we have two fixed signs determined to stick with what they believe in, what they see, smell, hear, feel and for what they stand for. That’s why they are called fixed, its hard to use this energy to promote and accept change of any form. It does not like changeability but is an expert at stubbornness. This said, hard aspects like squares can make this fixed energy quite difficult to handle, however this combo also unleashes a lot of action, so, much can happen during such a time. Whether it is positive or negative, frustrating or enjoyable, disappointing or rewarding, that is totally up to you.
Mars squaring Mercury will produce a lot of intense energy that will mostly impact the way we communicate, plan, think, analyze things, people and situations. Put simply, this will put our minds on steroids. Tendency for perfectionism will make things difficult, too much pride might prove to be damaging as well.
Self assertion is always the main theme with Mars especially in Scorpio, manipulative thoughts, plans, actions, serving one’s interest for power, control, are not excluded with this aspect. Wrong, unhealthy desires can be your doom and you can also hurt others. Avoid that kind of behavior and individuals that promote it!
The other possible outcome of Mars/Mercury combo can be increased action and the use of our mental energies internally. In other words, there is a danger we might analyze things to death. Imagine like there is a thunderstorm in your mind, that is how it can feel like. This can go to the extremes when one is just running in cycles, going nowhere. Overthinking, over worrying will not solve anything, it will just make you lose your self even more.
Such a behavior is something that should be avoided, especially if you are a person that has a tendency to use your mind just a bit too much and a bit too often. Our minds can come up with some exceptional solutions to our problems, they can make sense of so much that goes on around us, but sadly not everything.
The things we do not yet understand about ourselves and the world, life, are mostly the things of the heart. We need time, experience, maturity and spiritual growth to fathom some stuff, we cannot just ‘mentalize’ everything. Unfortunately that is how things are, remember that and do not go to extremes. That can produce anxiety, extreme worry, frustration and it can be very exhausting.
The third area of our life this aspect might influence concerns our relationships. Friends, coworkers, family, lovers, people we love, like, and people we don’t like or even hate and despise… Tensions might arise in our daily interactions, watch out for arguments, verbal conflicts and clashes, anger outbursts. Many people will assert themselves trying to prove that they are right in order to win at something. Avoid these confrontations if you do not have a winning argument under your sleeve, but do make a stand for yourself if you are being insulted, bullied or verbally attacked for no reason.
Mars/Mercury combo, as said before, unleashes a lot of energy which is hard to use to make certain progress forward. Much of the time it makes us fight within and with others, trying to prove our point, to just make a stand for what we believe in and demand we get what we want. However, some people will know how to use this combo to really accomplish their goals, get what they desire. The desire for action will be high so some will use their boosted mind activity and increased motivational drive to achieve something that is on their achievements list.
Many will use these energy positively in order to learn new things, discover and understand something about themselves and the world. The aspect can even bring important revelations, mental breakthroughs, new, fresh, innovative ideas, new ways of communicating, insightful conversations. Important processes, undertakings might come to a close or face yet another challenge.
Also, take note, the Moon will highlight this astrological combo even additionally for certain individuals. As she will form a T – shaped aspect with Mars and Mercury on Thursday, we can expect to experience quite a passionate and emotionally intense day. Do watch out! 🙂
This transit will influence mostly fixed signs of Taurus, Leo and Scoprio, Aquarians might feel this aspect too. People with important planets and points in their charts will feel these energies just as well.