Mars enters Aries June 27, 2020 at 9:45 pm ET
Mars will be in Aries for 6 months until January 6, 2021 at 5:26 pm ET
Mars goes Retrograde in Aries on September 9, 2020 at 6:23 pm ET. More on Mars Retrograde below…
Mars is the ruler of Aries amplifying the Mars-Aries energy as Mars is right at home in his element. This brings initiative and dynamic energy toward new beginnings. Taking swift, direct action brings notable results.
Asserting identity is strengthened with Mars in Aries. With an extra dose of energy, some can go overboard with enthusiastic, goal oriented, driven intentions while those with strong egos can be more aggressive, dominating and overt.
Mars represents male, masculine energy in astrology and is strongly associated with the athlete and warrior archetypes.
A direct personality that establishes a strong presence, associated with the alpha-male, leader type of personality is indicated. The type of overly abundant aggressive behavior like what is seen with roid-rage and road rage can also be indicated. We could see an emphasis on behaviors rooted in anger or frustration.
As the ego can be quite strong with Mars in Aries, it is quite possible that we will encounter or witness more people that are trying to prove something of themselves, perhaps showing off or gloating about certain things about themselves they wish to emphasize to others to get an ego-identity boost.
The ego also indicates divisiveness as identity of the self compared to others is emphasized. As the warrior, Mars also indicates the protective and self-defensive approach to dealing with situations. Aries is very competitive and wants to win.
As the first sign of the zodiac, there is also a young, new energy to Aries. Therefore, immaturity is a likely issue we’ll need to deal with. This is a time to be especially attentive to the possibility of encountering road rage or inexperienced, irrational, hyper drivers on the roads. Crazy drivers, especially inexperienced teenagers showing off could be more notable, especially those that have expensive sports cars wanting to boost their egos. Because excessive enthusiasm can lead to clumsiness and accidents it’s best to not give kids too much sugar or caffeine as the stimulation can have them go overboard and they could get hurt.
Mars in Aries indicates physical activity and athleticism in all capacities are highlighted. Mars in Aries would indicate quick, agile actions and reactions which is great for any sporty type of activity.
As Aries is associated to identity, we are likely to see more people interested in working out to display their physical attractiveness.
Mars symbolizes masculine activated, aroused, passionate sexual energy and libido, while Venus symbolizes a more receptive, alluring, feminine, sensual, emotional sexual energy. With Mars in Aries, sexual identity will be in focus. A stronger interest in stimulating, intimate relationships and a stronger desire regarding individuals physical characteristics is indicated.
Mars indicates the type of active, masculine forces in the universe and points to strong leadership qualities. We could see leaders and people in positions of power flex their muscles and stand tall more than usual during this period. Mars is also the warrior so we could hear of more military endeavors while Mars is in Aries.
Mars will conjunct Chiron in Aries on July 15, 2020 at 5:07 am ET.
With Mars meeting Chiron in Aries, we will see indications that people need to actively work on healing their identities and attitudes.
When Mars is close to Chiron in Aries, more people could have an identity crisis moment around this time. Healing old wounds are indicated now, especially those wounds to the ego that may have been with you since childhood.
Those that have a lot of work to do on healing their ego identities are likely going to have to face how strong actions and reactions, defensive and offensive attitudes are affecting themselves and others.
Mars is in square to Jupiter in Capricorn on August 4, 2020 at 9:07 am ET.
Mars is in square to Pluto in Capricorn on August 13, 2020 at 3:14 am ET.
Mars is in square to Saturn in Capricorn on August 24, 2020 at 2:19 pm ET.
This can signify an intense period especially politically. As Mars the warrior connects with these intense power players Retrograde in their Stellium in Capricorn, it can indicate an emphasis on conflicts, voilence and destructive forces. Jupiter is expansive, Pluto is destructive, and Saturn is restrictive.
More about Mars in Aries in square to Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn…
Mars will be stationing Retrograde in Aries on September 9, 2020 at 6:23 pm ET until November 13, 2020 at 7:36 pm ET.
While Mars is Retrograde in Aries, Mars will again be in difficult square aspect to planets in Capricorn – Saturn on September 29, Pluto on October 9 and Jupiter on October 29.
During this period it will be especially important for everyone to reevaluate the actions and attitudes we have taken while Mars has been direct in Aries over the summer months. With Saturn in square to Mars, people that have violent and aggressive tendencies need to be more responsible for their own actions and behavior. Manipulative behavior by individuals and those in positions of authority is put into question.
There will be a notable desire for change during this period. Some people could become more self centered, defensive in their behavior and protective of their identities during this period. Others may do their best to withhold aggressive reactions.
Important changes will need to be made, especially where we have see aggressive attitudes. If there has been escalations in tensions between people’s identities and people have gone overboard in being offended and defensive about who they are, a change in approach will be necessary to help create calm.
Disagreements on the right approach is likely and how people react to one another can create complications.
As mentioned, Chiron is in Aries during this period, so healing the ego and identity will be imperative. A change in approach and attitudes will be highly necessary to change the course and direction we are heading in.
As aggressive attitudes are likely with Mars in Aries, and leaders will be in the spotlight, we could see leaders change their strategic approaches to deal with conflicts. The tension between individuals, identity and political forces continue to be a focus of conflict. The fiery, destructive actions demonstrated with the conflicting square between Mars and planets in political Capricorn could certainly lead to regrets and karmic shifts.
Identity politics will continue to be in the spotlight, but if people can work on fixing their internal issues then the results we see in the outer world can change.
Immaturity will not be favored during this period and personal strength and self awareness of how your actions and reactions influence the people and world around you will be required to create positive changes.