Mars’ Transit of Aquarius
Mars enters Aquarius on March 30th. This will be an activation transit, as all things involving the collective, the future, individuation and freedom are given extra fuel. While these things are certainly activated already, consider Mars to be an accelerator – watch for public anger, courage and action to be stepped up even more. This transit can bring the lone warriors to the front – the individuals fighting their own battles within society. Or, some may fight for the group because their individual liberties are being threatened. Will these actions benefit or disrupt society? That remains to be seen. Aquarius is also a Fixed sign, which suggests formidable actions that are a mix of rebellious and stubborn – if someone says “do this” you can bet the reaction will be to do the exact opposite.
This is a contradictory influence – society is the motivator, but so is personal freedom.
On a more personal note, Mars will activate the houses in your chart that hold the sign Aquarius. This is an awakening and motivating influence – consider how your actions can detach you from the past or from your limits. In order to avoid knee-jerk responses which are wasteful and destructive, focus on how you can move towards the future, or towards something that strengthens your independence. Mars in Aquarius asks you to step back from what’s closest to you (or what’s been keeping you blinkered) and look around, then move towards fresh inspiration.
Here are the aspects Mars in Aquarius will make:
Apr 18th: Mars sextile Mercury in Aries (13 deg)
May 11th: Mars square Mercury in Taurus (28 deg)