Let us all breathe a sigh of relief now that Mars will finally leave Aries at 5:27 pm on January 6th! Mars, planet of passion, anger and fire, in its own sign of Aries, has inflamed a great deal of simmering rage in the collective unconscious. Mars in Taurus can be explosive – after all, a bull is placid until it finally has had enough and then you’d better get out of the way. But it is less inflammatory, and there is an underlying desire for a peaceful experience. Don’t get too comfortable, however, because while Mars is in Taurus it will form a challenging square to both Saturn and Jupiter which are newly in Aquarius. I have my eye especially on the square from Mars to Saturn on January 13th, and over the next week as that alignment builds we will likely continue to see conflict in the political arena.
That doesn’t mean, though, that our personal lives must follow that same trajectory. Mars teaches us to go after what we desire and to defend ourselves with passion and strength, and in Taurus we can develop a deep and powerful center, grounded in the power of nature and the Earth, which can help us to withstand any crisis that may come our way. While Mars is in Taurus (until March 3, 2021) we can slow everything down in order to focus on building that inner fortitude while we seek the peace of physical comfort and well-being. ❤️