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Feb 16 – Mar 30, 2020
With Mars, fiery warrior of the stars, getting rooted in earthen Capricorn, we experience a strong compulsion to be productive at all times. Actions are regarded very seriously. We will be less inclined now to go adventuring, gravitating instead towards a routine. When planets transit Capricorn, we are more sensible and resourceful, even stoic. I visualize the sea goat’s domain as a punctilious office; a family farm; a harmonious, hardworking staff. Let’s consider how we can better support ourselves. Be prepared for more family interactions and discussions about ancestors, shared finances, etc.
Capricorn is associated with work, structure, foundation, direction, utility and application. Mars in Capricorn is (in some ways) less exciting than our most recent journey with Mars in Sagittarius, but it feels so delicious to clean up and restore order. This reminds me of child development, which I am currently studying in school. Children need and want order, and adults are no different. We crave it on a soul level because without it we can’t really operate. So let’s take all of the fiery energy and enthusiasm from Sagittarius and turn it into a concrete plan. Our body wants a plan. With Mars in Capricorn we have the perfect opportunity to design something fabulous. Now we lay the groundwork, with seeds of potential lovingly buried in the cold soil.
Mars in Capricorn provides motivation to rise up and take ownership of our financial and professional journey. Let’s consider our long-term goals and how we can take real steps in the desired direction. Often this involves intensive, objective observation. Mars in Capricorn offers incredible drive and focus, so we don’t have to worry about being distracted. It is time to embrace the magic of hard work and confidence in our own abilities.
It is often tempting to succumb to workaholic mode under the influence of Capricorn. The ego/lower mind may put too much pressure on the spirit, demanding more, and the tired spirit falls into deep trenches of self-criticism and stress. Forget the head trip and take care of yourself. Also watch for power struggles, particularly in the work place. Pay very close attention to what goes on around you. If it is helpful, think back to summer 2018, when Mars last transited Capricorn.
During this transit in fall 2014, I was working my first job as an assistant at a Montessori school, and this year I am applying to more Montessori schools, this time as a lead teacher! Now I hear the sea goat’s wizened voice creaking from the tree hollow, guiding my moves…
The first day of this transit coincides with the first day of Mercury Retrograde – yayyy. I recommend meditations which focus on the root chakra so we can all stay grounded.
Pisces season begins Feb 18! On Feb 21, Mars trines Uranus in Taurus. This is actually not a great day for travel, especially with Mercury Retrograde – expect delays, unusual dreams and unexpectedly strange/comical scenarios.
Mercury Retrograde ends on Mar 9! And the spring equinox comes on Mar 19 this year! I am super excited about Mar 20, when Mars will be conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn. This influence brings so much joy and energy to our bodies!
Lastly on Mar 22, Mars meets up with Pluto for a conjunction. This influence is actually super intense, but in a good way: think really difficult physical exercise which feels amazing but then causes you have to really sore muscles or a headache afterward. Extreme exertion!
The sea goat’s affirmation is: I use. No negative connotations here – usefulness comes through the body in work, climbing and sweating and puffing. Connect with your inner goat by romping in the mountains. Chopping wood is another excellent way to channel Mars in Capricorn. Celebrate the first day of Mars in Capricorn with Capricorn Yoga. If you were born with Mars in Capricorn, this transit is your Mars return. To find your personal Mars sign, click here.
Affirmation: I am not afraid to fail