Mars left reserved, practical Capricorn for eccentric Aquarius on Christmas Day, noticeably changing the energy. Those of us who live with Aries folk probably noticed this the most followed by my fellow late degree Libra Sun comrades. Transiting Mars in Capricorn squaring the Sun rates right up there for annoying transits!
The first aspect Mars in Aquarius will make is a quiet semi-sextile to Neptune in Pisces late on 26 December 2012 . . . so quiet most of us will probably not even notice unless we have something important at 0°. A more ambitious aspect will be the sextile to Uranus in Aries because this places Mars and Uranus in mutual reception. Whether or not this brilliant, edgy combination lights a fire under us or creates stress and frustration may have to do whether our charts are dominated by fire and air or earth and water. The sextile will occur on New Year’s Eve. Oh yes, you may want to be aware Uranus will bring out Mars in Aquarius’s “faithful but not rigid” side and if you or your date have a jealous streak, set some ground rules ahead of time.
Next Jupiter in Gemini will heat things up via a trine to Mars in Aquarius on 4 January. Great for big ideas and innovative solutions to existing stalemates though if these aren’t grounded in reality the ongoing Saturn-Pluto sextile in Scorpio and Capricorn will step in and let you know about it. If you are in the process on building something new on a solid foundation, this may get your new year off to a great start.
Saturn in Scorpio will step up to throw serious obstacles in Mars’ way on 7 January . . . anyone with personal planets and Ascendant from 9° to 10° in the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) best take heed ‘cause this aspect is going to slam the brakes on. If Mars and Saturn were in either cardinal or mutable, there might be some room for negotiation but in the fixed signs, not so much. Potential confrontations may get very ugly unless both parties agree to disagree and go their separate ways for now. By the way, Mars will be semi-sextile to Pluto in Capricorn the day before and may give us some warning signs of what is to come. Once past the Mars-Saturn square, Mars should have smooth sailing and energize the fire and air signs in passing.
If well aspected natally, Mars in Aquarius might give one a knack for, and interest in, all things technological as this is the geeky Mars after all. Stephen Arroyo says this Mars is experimental and tends to have a low sex drive. I’d venture to say erratic with periods of intense sexual activity followed by little to none. Energy levels probably cycle the same way unlike Mars in Capricorn who is capable of working hard for sustained periods of time. Those of us with Mars in Scorpio, Leo and Taurus often find those with Mars in Aquarius irritating to work with because it is so not a team player, far better at working alone. Those with Mars in Aquarius will also be enjoying a boost due to undergoing their biannual Mars Return.© Copyright 2012 Diane L, All rights Reserved. Written For: Libra Seeking Balance