You like to have fun, right? Sitting quietly reading Victorian poetry is boring, right? While you don’t regularly watch soap operas, they are kind of fun to catch once in a while, true?
Astrologers like to send dire messages about upcoming transits forgetting that humans are hard-wired for stimulation. The more we live indoors, the more the “real world” becomes a television show.
The upcoming Mars and Uranus conjunction will definitely be stimulating and TV worthy.
Mars is the mythological god of war. But really Mars is about self-assertion. Without a strong Mars, you may have trouble asking for what you need. Life is constantly moving around us, pulling and prodding us. Mars is the force that allows you to have dominion over your own life.
So the Mars “press” of being solely about war is Mars in extreme, Mars with low self-esteem, Mars without maturity.
At 29 degrees of Mars in fire-sign Aries (the sign it rules), a group of mostly men (Men are from Mars, remember) stormed the United States Capitol. If they truly planned to overthrow the US government with its military and political might, they definitely didn’t have a fully-baked plan or wear the appropriate gear. They were the immature and low-self esteem Aries asserting self through ridiculous activity and dress.
Mars has since moved to earth-sign Taurus so assertion will move from self to property and tangible items. Taurus seeks security, not self-aggrandizement. So expect the conversation to move to money.
Uranus is an outer planet so moves slowly and describes generational energies. Mythological Uranus was father of the skies castrated by one of his sons due to his nasty habit of burying them in mother earth, who happened to be his wife.
Astrologically Uranus is sudden shock and awareness. We only enjoy the positive aspect of “sudden” like winning the lottery. But ultimately the shocks are making one aware. Sure, it’s a shock to discover a cheating spouse. But if you don’t, you’re stuck in the bowels of the earth as were Uranus’ children.
Uranus was in Aries from 2011 – 2018 so self-assertion in both positive and negative ways was evident. Positive is standing up for rights, refusing to be abused and charting one’s own course. Negative is dominance for the sake of dominance and pushing other people around for fun.
Uranus moving to Taurus moved our awareness to body, earth, property and anything tangible. The recent pandemic encapsulates all as it focused on body and caused great upheavals in supply chain and renewed Depression-era habit of hoarding. Hoarding provides the sense of physical security Taurus seeks.
Mars and Uranus Conjunct
Now let’s put the god of war and father of the sky together (called a conjunction) in Taurus on the day of the US Presidential Inauguration.
What could be more fun?
Expect great market shifts and earth shifts that day. Uranus is a seven-year cycle so the markets will continue their volatility as the earth and its people are volatile. Mars is just a trigger point. In July 2024 Mars and Uranus will meet again in late Uranus so what occurs in the January 20-21 timeframe will be revisited in July 2024.
Will there be violence and civil war?
If you look around, there is always violence and civil war. Has it ever stopped? A deep study of US history from a psychological standpoint will show that in times of change, Americans get violent. There’s really nothing new in that and violence occurs whatever the astrological transits. The transits just indicate the form it takes, the themes if you will.
Are we violent because slaves are freed? Women can vote? Immigrants continue to arrive? Protesting a war abroad? A president we don’t like?
Violence is not new or rare. In fact, a longer-view of history will show a reduction in violence. Uranus simply brings awareness. Mars and Uranus force awareness.