Copyright Zen☆Ren 2020 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
Jan 3 – Feb 16, 2020
artist: A. Moleski
Mars: source of vitality, physical strength and decisive action in the solar system; warrior of the stars, fire coursing through his veins. Mars rules Aries, the first constellation in the zodiac and demarcator of the spring equinox, so Mars feels right at home in fellow fire sign Sagittarius. With Mars here, the pace of life spirals into insanity!
Mars in Sagittarius feels like now what? after a powerful transit through Scorpio. In Sagittarius, we make sense of the deep changes rendered by the scorpion. Give yourself a hug because we really are coming out of an intense cycle. Mars in Scorpio brings everything that has been repressed to the surface of consciousness. We were taken down to the depths, where our most difficult lessons live. But we don’t have to be intimidated by the work anymore; we have addressed the blockages, and now we can move forward. Our body wants to do the healing. The most difficult work is over: looking at it – acknowledging – naming the issue.
With Mars in Sagittarius, we are motivated by a need to rise up and take ownership of our spiritual and philosophical journey. There is no longer any resentment or resistance, only enthusiasm. We are shifting into a higher gear now, embracing the magic of optimism and the law of attraction.
Sagittarius is spontaneous, always down for new experiences and adventure. Mars in Sagittarius brings joyful, kinetic energy to our bodies. So much in fact, that it is easy to get carried away. Ask the important questions, the right questions. Do your research and listen to your body. I know moving slowly is the last thing we feel like doing under fiery skies. However, if we don’t take our time, we will miss crucial details.
On Jan 10, we have a full moon lunar eclipse – get ready! Aquarius season begins Jan 20 – yay! On Jan 26, Mars squares off with Venus in Pisces. This points to romantic or sexual impulsiveness. Passion and expectations run high, but reality will not live up to these dreams. This is truly an uncomfortable aspect so I don’t recommend socializing and definitely no first dates. Sleep will be restless.
On Jan 28, Mars squares Neptune, the planet of confusion. When Neptune is aspected negatively, life feels strange, confusing and dreamlike. Inner turmoil could spill outward as an explosive confrontation, but passive aggressive behavior is more likely. Negative outcomes include settling for something that we don’t want (and feeling disappointment) or internalizing strong (hurt) feelings. Antidotes include: music, writing, meditation, long walks, and asking for help! Neptunian influence tends to manifest as sudden mood swings and deep fatigue. Take a nap <3
When Mars last squared Neptune, I was staying at my dad and stepmom’s house in Michigan. My stepmom’s brother (whom I had never met before), came over and started saying horrible racist shit. I got up, said I didn’t want to hear hateful things, went in my room and tried to calm down. Later my dad came to the door and said this racist old fuck wanted to talk to me; reluctantly I got up and went back out. Basically he refused to apologize for what he said. Don’t worry, I told him he was racist and explained why it is never ok to say the kind of shit that he did. Clearly I’m still mad about it – just want to share so you have an idea of how unexpectedly weird and tense things can get with this unusual square.
Idealism is Sagittarius’ main power source, like a new star blooming in the night sky, like a rocket with an uncertain destination, like a rainbow comet blazing in the darkness. We’re gonna need it because Mars enters Capricorn on the same day the next Mercury Retrograde cycle begins, womp womp. If you were born with Mars in Sagittarius, this transit is your Mars return. To find your personal Mars sign, click here.
Affirmation: I am open