Mars in Aries, 27th June until Jan 6th, 2021. The fearless Warrior. More power, courage and dynamic.Mars enters his own sign of Aries on the 27th June. In Aries, a fire sign, Mars operates at maximum power and drive. He embodies the fearless Warrior, is pioneering, courageous, impulsive and dynamic.
The last time we had energy this dynamic at our disposal, was nearly three and a half years ago when Mars was in Aries the last time. But this time there’s something extra special about this event. Normally, Mars stays in one sign for approx six weeks but this time (including a retrograde period) it will be for six months! Yet another special event that has marked out the year of 2020 as one of great significance on the celestial calendar. Beginning with the Pluto/Saturn conjunction and 6 eclipses instead of the usual 4, it’s an absolute breakthrough year! We currently have some of the most exciting astrology of the year! On the heel of a powerful Solar Eclipse in Cancer, Mars in Aries enters the stage as a powerful player. Just two days before, on the 25th June, Venus in Gemini retrograde, turned direct. As if this wasn’t enough, another important event happens on the 30th June, the second conjunction of Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn. A combination that can put enormous energy at our disposal and we are all being given the potential for true empowerment. This conjunction often brings good fortune, opportunities and more abundance on all levels including financially. We will be under this influence all year, as the last meeting up of Jupiter and Pluto takes place in November of this year.
Jupiter and Pluto are expanding our wisdom and intelligence of the heart.
The wisdom of the heart is really…the connection to your authentic power, to that source of realness and genuineness that you have inside.-Howard Martin
if you have been lacking drive and a sense of direction, that’s all about to change now. As Mars leaves the sign of Pisces, we also will leave behind the fogginess, confusion and procrastination. Those things that you have been putting of for ages, will suddenly be so much easier to complete. We will be infused with a well-needed dynamic impetus of get up and go, we will feel more drive, motivation and enthusiasm. The Pluto /Saturn conjunction at the start of the year has thrown the world into turbulence as many astrologers have been prophesying for a few years. But with Mars in Aries and the Jupiter/Pluto conjunction, we now realize that these past difficulties have only served to make us stronger, as well as being a catalyst for enormous personal and spiritual growth. There is an urge to break through any restraints from within or without that have been holding us back from our freedom. Now is the time for change. Aries is the brave, self-confident, adventurous pioneer.Nothing can stop you now from reaching your dreams. We have a real sense now of the infinite possibilities and new horizons that lie ahead of us. Aries symbolizes the quest to express individuality, to assert willpower, and to create vitality for initiating new cycles of experience.
It’s a time of initiating new beginnings with positive new enthusiasm, drive and passion.
Passion is the fuel of the soul.
Aries is the leader, who has a healthy sense of ego and knows what he wants. Any changes that we have been resisting out of fear or because we were putting others first, worrying what others may think while trying to fulfill their idea of how we should be, will no longer have power over us. Once you find your passionate interest and give yourself permission to pursue it, there is much potential for brilliance…Even genius. Finally enabling you to take the needed steps to put your new life into action.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”Martha Graham
Expect the unexpected from yourself and others as adding to the dynamic is Saturn in Aquarius who is the non-conformist, the individualist who thinks outside of the box. We have a unique chance to see things from an entirely new perspective, helping us to identify how and why we have been stuck, finally enabling us to break through the chains of fear, negativity and stagnation. It’s time to leave the past behind and reinvent yourself. Celebrate your uniqueness and your individuality. Fiercely independent and not willing to play it small, courageous, outspoken but often short-tempered, Mars in Aries will be making a lot of waves throughout the next six months. We need to give our energy a positive direction and a healthy outlet, especially through physical activity, as the negative side of Aries can be too much-misplaced anger and aggression. Fighting for our rights on a personal and collective level over the next 6 months will be of uppermost importance, as we will most probably see a continuation of the fight for reforms on a political level as this combination is effectively bringing empowerment and power to the people.
Saturn in Aquarius reminds us that humanity is our real religion and nationality.
“We Need Leaders Not In Love With Money But In Love With Justice. Not In Love With Publicity But In Love With Humanity.” Martin Luther King Jr.
But we need to be mindful, not to let people pull you into their storm, instead pull them into your peace.
Aries can show us how to have a healthy ego as opposed to a false ego. One that is built on our inner truth is authentic and without fear to walk our talk. One based on our true core self. Only then can we develop our full potential. In the sign of Aries, we will be more focused on our own needs and how to get them met, as Aries teaches us how a healthy ego and self-love must be at the core of all things, as this is the Hero’s journey. Courageously pioneering the way ahead, with fresh new beginnings and a renewed lust for life. We will feel a need to speak our truth and have a desire for more excitement, freedom, independence and adventure. Issues may arise about how we can integrate those needs into our relationship. Relationships that don’t support freedom and growth, but keep the status quo at all costs out of fear, will be under critical review. We will be challenged to practice the “art” of setting healthy, firm boundaries for the next six months without unnecessarily furthering and escalating the situation while still “owning” our power. Mars in Aries and the Pluto/Jupiter conjunction is pushing for transformation. Giving us a chance to transform and align our soul’s desires and passions with our higher purpose and happiness.
Change is inevitable; transformation is by conscious choice.
We can use these energies as a catalyst to initiate change and expansion in our lives.It’s time to take action and speak your mind with passion. We have the gift now to be both self-assertive and diplomatic and to get the fine balance right. Mars in Aries will help you to assert your leadership and entrepreneur qualities, to take charge instead of being passive. Pioneering and daring, you no longer have to wait for permission or validation from others.With Venus in Gemini now direct, making a harmonious aspect to Mars, we can feel passionate about our relationships. Love and passion are very much on our mind and our power of attraction is high in both love and new, exciting opportunities.
We can rediscover excitement in our lives. What excites and motivates you?
“Respond to every call that excites your spirit”-Rumi
Aries is all about fire and igniting the passion in our soul. Aries is impulsive; self-assured and uninhibited. We will feel deeply impassioned about what we love, what we desire, what we want and don’t want.
Aries, give us focus, ambition and independent direction and points towards the pathway of your growth and individuation. It means you won’t be satisfied until you have truly tasted the freedom to be yourself.Courage manifests when you fear the path ahead, but take the first step anyway, seizing the moment to pioneer vigorously into new frontiers of consciousness and living. Aries calls us to act in line with our highest ideals.Transformation, reclaiming our power and living from our soul’s true desires are at the heart of all things now.
“There’s no passion to be found playing small — in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living.”~Nelson Mandela
We need to take that leap of faith.
Fear is the opposite of faith, but they both require that you believe in something that you have not seen. Which one will you choose?Turning adversity into strength, dreams into reality, fear into faith, it’s time to blaze a trail ahead and shine our light to others, helping them to see their way through the darkness.
“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them”Bruce Lee
Mars in Aries dates..June 27, 2020: Mars enters AriesSeptember 9: Mars stations retrograde at 28°09’ AriesOctober 13: Mars opposite the sun (closest to Earth)November 13: Mars stations direct at 15°14’ AriesJanuary 6, 2021: Mars leaves Aries
Vivienne Micallef Browne