Mars has been in Aries since June 27th 2020 – a crazy long time for Mars to be in one sign, and in its own sign of Aries, where its aggressive force is unhampered by any control factors, we have seen some intensification of violence and hostility. Mars enters Taurus tomorrow, Wednesday January 6 2021, but not until 5:21 pm on the day that Congress meets to certify the election. The 29th degree is called a “critical” degree. The last degree of a sign, it’s the last gasp effort of that planet to master the issues of that sign, and in Aries that involves the satisfaction of personal desire. There’s nowhere to go from the 29th degree, and for that reason there is a sense of fate. Watch for the potential of increasing hostilities today which will hopefully settle down after Mars enters Taurus late in the day on Wednesday January 6th.
Fortunately, the Moon is in Libra all day today, harmonizing in a trine to Saturn and Jupiter. The Libra Moon seeks balance where the Aries Mars seeks release of tension, although the influence of the Moon is subtle compared to Mars. Ideally, though, the Moon trine Saturn will help to restore balance and the trine to Jupiter will aid in feelings of good will. Still, today would not be a good day to try to ignore your hidden resentments as they will certainly rise up in unexpected ways.