Power to the People: Mars in Aquarius
Today is a big day. It is the day before midterm elections in the US, and the energy is high and more people are awake and engaged in American politics than we have seen in this country for several decades. Although the events leading up to today might not be so great, the fact that we as a country are waking up is a great thing. How can we see this reflected in astrology?
For the past six months Mars, the warrior planet that represents power, energy and vitality, has been transiting Capricorn, a sign where he is exalted and therefore very strong. While this may have brought some good results into your life in some way, it has also very likely brought many difficulties as Mars is a malefic influence and can create challenges. On a mundane level, the sign of Capricorn represents the government and bureaucracy and Mars here, has made these areas quite powerful over the last several months. There have also been shady dealings and hidden agendas as shown by Mars also traveling on the Ketu/Rahu axis at this time. However, now that Mars is on the threshold of entering Aquarius, energies are about to change.
Aquarius is a humanitarian sign that represents progressive ideas. It represents community and society and at its highest, it is a sign of service for the greater good. From the Aquarius point of view, we are all one and are here to work together so we may evolve together. With the full force of Mars moving into this open-minded and unconventional sign on November 5th at 9:55pm, it would appear that the universal energies suggest that the people of the United States will begin to take back their power and exercise their right to vote. Mars will transit Aquarius for the next six weeks until December 23rd, signaling a process of unfolding. Saturn will be throwing an aspect to Mars during this time suggesting some resistance and obstacles.
On a personal level, the house with Aquarius in your chart will be receiving a good boost of energy from Mars, as will the house of Taurus, Leo and Virgo.
So, for the next six weeks take advantage of the action, strength and willpower that Mars is bringing to a part of your life. Read below to see what this means for you.
During the next six weeks Mars is traveling through your 11th house, marking a time to your channel your energy into socializing and groups. Taking group exercise classes, going on group hikes and playing team sport are all excellent activities now. Your ability to make gains in finances are favored now. Be kind to your friends and colleagues, as Mars here could present some challenges.
During the next six weeks Mars is traveling through your 10th house of career, marking a time of intense outward energy in this area. This is your time to bust through fears around your life purpose and go for your dreams. Mars is giving you the courage now to ask for that promotion or raise, change jobs or even start your own business.
During the next six weeks Mars is traveling through your 9th house, marking a time of travel, expanded consciousness and learning. This is your time to be courageous and take that trip you’ve been dreaming about, begin a new course of study that will open your mind, move your body and contribute to your peace.
During the next six weeks Mars is traveling through your 8th house, marking a time of change and transformation. During times of change it is always good to have ways to discharge energy from the body so as to side step feelings of anxiety. Yoga, martial arts, running and dancing are all good ways to keep the energy flowing as you morph into the new you. You could develop an interest psychology or the occult at this time and even take to doing research.
During the next six weeks Mars is traveling through your 7th house, putting the focus on relationship and business. You may be making shifts in one or more of these areas. With Mars aspecting your ascendent, you are feeling energized and ready to kick into action. This is a good time to get outside and be physically active.
During the next six weeks Mars is traveling through your 6th house, putting the focus on working hard and creating or reactivating a positive daily physical/health regimen. You’re fighting spirit is high at this time and you have the energy to make things happen. If any health issues should arise, your best course of action is to seek out alternative methods of healing.
During the next six weeks Mars is traveling through your 5th house, marking a time to focus on creativity, romance, play and study. This is a great time to support your oldest child in their endeavors, as he/she could experience a great burst of confidence now.
During the next six weeks Mars is traveling through your 4th house, putting the focus on home and roots. You could buy real estate at this time or simply renovate your home. In any case, there is a tremendous amount of energy here, so it is best channeled into your home so as not to cause an upsurge of restlessness.
During the next six weeks Mars is traveling through your 3rd house,
putting the focus on movement. You may take one or more short journeys now as well as be a out and about running errands, taking workshops and chatting up a storm. You many even move now. Your ability to take risks is at all time high and there isn’t much you can’t do.
During the next six weeks Mars is traveling through your 2nd house, putting the focus is on making money and on defending your values. Be careful about impulsive spending and impulsive speech at this time. On the other hand, if you are thinking about public speaking, now is a good time.
With Mars in your first house, get ready roll! This is a time where you feel supercharged and ready to kick into action. Your energy is higher now and you feel passionate about life. Take advantage of the surge of energy Mars is giving you to make big strides in manifesting your goals.
During the next six weeks Mars is traveling through your 12th house,
marking a time where you may take your pleasure from solitude, travel and retreats. You may enjoy taking hikes, swimming and spending time in nature. On the challenging side, this transit can be difficult for relaxing and sleeping, so it is important to engage the body in physical activity and practices as much as possible. The more you work the body, the more peace you will enjoy.
Until next time...