Mars entered Aquarius on the 8th of November and it will stay here until 19th of December.
This is a very important transit, because Mars is in mutual reception with Uranus in Aries. Being in mutual reception, Mars and Uranus will strengthen each other and take on each other’s attributes.
So Mars will become ‘Uranus in Aries’-like, revolutionary, rebellious and much more action-oriented the fixed Aquarius Mars usually is. This time, Mars will take a serious stand against the status quo.
Change must happen if we want to be free and live in the Truth, and Mars in Aquarius is willing to take the actions to make all the necessary changes happen.
Those of you with a natal Mars in Aquarius will experience a “Mars return”.
Mars return happens when the transit Mars reaches the same degree as its natal position. Planetary returns mark the beginning of another cycle of a particular planet’s continued development in our psyche – in the case of Mars – our assertion, will, what motivates and energizes us, our borders with the outside world.
And for the people with Sun in Aquarius – the Aquarians – , the Mars transit over your Sun can activate a project you started at the time you had the Mars return.
Let’s take an example: if you are born on the 22nd January 1980, on the 10th of November 2016 Mars will transit your natal Sun (at 2° in Aquarius). If you look at your natal chart you will notice you have Mars at 15° in Virgo. The next step is to check when you had the last Mars return. If you look at the ephemeris, last time we had Mars transiting Virgo at 15° was around 20 October 2015. Think about what you have been doing back then – that project can finally move forward now.
For all of us, irrespective of our Mars or Sun placements, the transit of Mars in Aquarius can manifest in two main ways:
- If you feel stuck, unappreciated or simply bored in one or more areas of your life, this transit will give you that push to break free from the chains of the society and express your uniqueness. During the next 1 month and a half you will want to do something different, and distinguish yourself from your group – school, workplace or any type of community. Now is the time to challenge group thinking and stand out for YOUR truth. If you no longer connect yourself with the direction of the group you are part of, you have the celestial green light to do something about it.
- On a contrary, if you’ve been too much “me” focused in the last 2 years, the transit will remind you about the power of collective wisdom. Being part of something greater than yourself, belonging to like-minded groups and communities, can your individual potential leverage to a greater extent. That group, that community, this world needs you and would not be the same without you.
Mars in Aquarius transit key words: collective consciousness, putting hopes and ideals into action, adrenaline, intra and inter group collaboration, technology breakthroughs, bringing innovation to market, free thinking and unique expression, mass communication, revolution.