Mars officially enters Scorpio on October 30, 2021 at 10:20 am ET following the Sun which entered Scorpio on October 23, 2021.
Mars will be in Scorpio until December 13, 2021.
Mars is the ancient ruler of Scorpio so is right at home having his most heightened potency here.
Mars also rules Aries, but in Aries is more about initiating, active, enthusiastic energy, sport and the ego identity one projects. In Scorpio, Mars is more about your internal fire, the psychological roots of your energy, desires and feelings that ultimately lead to your motivations, behavior and actions in the world.
Having both Mars and the Sun in Scorpio will bring forward a lot of awareness of what is hidden below the surface. We could see investigations of crimes and corruption get a lot more active during this period digging deep down to the dirty underbelly to discover the truth.
Mars in Scorpio can be pretty intense where secrets are revealed, especially by people’s actions and subjects of sexual desires and activities hidden behind the scenes can get more attention. We could hear of rape and sexual abuse during this period.
You may recall when Jupiter was in Scorpio a few years ago. Just as Jupiter entered Scorpio that’s when criminal, sexual perversions in Hollywood and the media got major attention.
Mars in Scorpio is highly potent and can feel intense and fierce! Mars is the male archetypal energy, the warrior and athlete, all about action and drive, while Scorpio is about emotions, subconscious, instincts, curiosity, psychology and digging deep down below the surface to find the real, raw truth. Mars in Scorpio can be a highly transformational period.
As a fiery planet, Mars in watery Scorpio can manifest as dramatic emotional behavior, anxiety disorders, stress and tension that can reach a boiling point and erupt from within. Actions and reactions can be quick, instinctive and obsessive. Here we can see anger and aggressive personalities and emotions that get triggered quickly. Those that want the truth just might fight hard for it.
Mars will be connecting with Saturn in Aquarius on November 11, 2021 which can indicate a power struggle with political and corporate authority, especially over restrictions, and social restrictions by tech giants.
Mars in Scorpio will officially be in opposition to Uranus in Taurus on November 17, 2021 adding to the intensity of battles around finances and financial security, as well as food and supplies.
Mars in Scorpio will connect with Pluto in Capricorn on December 6, 2021 indicating a period of great intensity with power struggles over finance, corporate power and political issues.
Pluto is the modern ruler of Scorpio and Pluto is considered the higher octave of Mars and is intense and destructive in causing significant transformation especially in the powerful realms of politics, corporate business and finance. Evidence could be uncovered merely through observation of how those in leadership positions are abusive toward people.
This is a period where you may become more aware of how abuse, in all its various manifestations, may be demonstrated in the world. Whether it is negative perceptions and attitudes toward yourself and others, or where you may see physical abuse of animals and people happening in the world, verbal and psychological abuse, bullying, alcohol and drug abuse, violence, rage… demonstration of any type of abusive force can move you deeply and emotionally during this period.
Con artists and manipulators, especially those in powerful positions are likely to use their strong will to achieve their desires of corruption.
With direct and impatient Mars, the warrior, in Scorpio, we are likely to see strong disdain for those in positions of authority additionally with Pluto in Capricorn. Strong feelings and anger toward corrupt people in powerful positions could lead to some very loud actions, possibly violent protests.
Suspicions of intentions of authority figures climbing through the hierarchy of power can lead to battles, and a stronger push for investigations on opponents. With their desire for power con artists could use everything in their power to get what they want. Shows like Rome and Spartacus that take an inside look at the scheming strategies behind the scenes of those in power is very much aligned with Mars in Scorpio.
As co-rulers of Scorpio, Mars and Pluto both always have a strong connection to Scorpio wherever they are.
With Pluto’s association to Scorpio you may also be interested in reading about the Pluto Return of the United States of America coming up in February 2022 since 1776!
Power, domination, sexuality and sex drive is emphasized when Mars is in Scorpio. Here, Mars is the conqueror.
As Scorpio relates to what is hidden, the occult, Mars here can represent an increase in suspicious behavior, hidden agendas, crime and violence.
Machinery is governed by Mars, and so guns and military power could be in focus. It was quite interesting timing that Alec Baldwin’s gun situation happened when Mars was in a challenging position to Pluto.
As liquid Scorpio, and the fire of Mars, these two together can symbolize poison – literally as in what we’d see used in a Shakespearean tragedy, or metaphorically as in poisonous emotions. The poisonous venom of a snake’s bite and the sting of a scorpion are highly symbolic of Mars in Scorpio.
Since emotions can be quite heightened with Scorpio in focus, especially the types that can get our blood boiling like jealousy and envy, we can expect to see some emotional overreactions and impulsive behavior increase when Mars is in Scorpio. Betrayal is not taken lightly at this time!
Road rage is a common characteristic to watch out for with Mars in Scorpio. With psychological implications, issues of drug abuse is also of strong consideration.
As Scorpio is very much about what is hidden, subconscious and behind the scenes, we may not be aware of all that is happening deep below the surface. Anger that brews can lead to passive aggressive behavior. With Scorpio’s tendency to internalize, keep things hidden and bottle things up, this can lead to increased blood pressure and stress where adrenal fatigue and increased cortisol levels can become an issue.
If you feel you have pent up energy, Mars is the athlete, so exercise can help expend much of that energy in positive and productive ways for your well being.
The sex drive can be excessive with Mars in Scorpio. The allure of sexuality can lead many to succumb to strong temptations and obsessions.
Those who are a bit sluggish in the bedroom will likely be interested in trying nutritional measures, foods and supplements to improve performance and libido. Those with inhibitions are likely to lean toward alcohol or other substances.
The positive aspect of Mars in Scorpio is a strong determination to reach goals and to create strategies that win. Practices in martial arts that tap into the fiery energy of Mars can be empowering.