Martial Matters

By Mark Lerner

“The red planet Mars has a number of positive attributes, as this celestial body has strong connections to sports, exercise, physical-emotional energy, courage, passions and desires that lead to hard-fought victories for what is noble and ideal. However, the shadow side of this planet has a kinship with anger, ego-impulses, rash behavior, inflammatory rhetoric and violent actions that can result in all kinds of discord.

Over the next three days, Mars seems to be looking for trouble rather than avoiding it as it makes an alarming, 135-degree link to Uranus (12:15AM today), proceeds to form an intense conjunction with Saturn (4:28AM tomorrow), and then moves on to make a worrisome square to Neptune (11:57PM on Thursday).

Being aggressive and demanding will only attract a wave of instant karma. Your best approach is to drop ego-needs. Do all in your power to be a force for peace and harmony in the world. Use words to heal — not harm. Keep a safe distance from temperamental individuals who are bent on picking a fight rather than being a friend.

While the Taurus Moon encourages pragmatic and down-to-earth plans, Mercury makes a contra-parallel to Chiron (7:09AM) and an off-kilter, 150-degree tie to Pallas (11:33AM) while Venus jolts Juno via a flaky, 45-degree contact (10:27PM). To steer clear of additional mental fatigue and relationship hassles, be happy as a hermit — tuning out societal impulses while looking within for guidance.”


[Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]



Art; “View from Mars” by Tactician


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