Mars, that lusty, swaggering planet, takes about two years to circle the Sun, meaning that it spends about two months in each of the 12 signs of the zodiac. Today it enters diplomatic Libra, which is the house of commitment (on a romantic and business level) and playing nice with others.
Mars is a hot head. It wanted things done yesterday. The red planet is assertive to the point of being aggressive. Does this sound like diplomacy to you? Hell, no! Nor does telling people off, getting impatient with delays or putting your own agenda first.
But that’s the way Mars can operate if you let it have that effect on you. Like the warning of the Jedi knights in the Star Wars movies, you can the use the force of Mars either for good or for your own selfish needs.
Considering that it’s now in the house of partnering up, you can use Mars’s energy to find a serious partner, if you’re single. As a matter of fact this is one of the best times in two years to do so! But don’t let impatience overrule common sense, especially if you’re dealing with the FOMO that comes from enviously looking at your happily involved friends.
Couples, you need to be careful about not losing your cool with this aspect. Arguments could arise out of seemingly nowhere, taking on volcanic energy. And to make matters even more intense, the fiery Sun enters sexy, mysterious Scorpio on Tuesday the 23rd.
This is going to be like pouring gasoline on a fire. Scorpio is the house where we become deeply intimate with another, so the bottom line is that over the next four weeks your sex life could be off the charts fabulous. You can also experience moments of intense bonding on an emotional level with soulful exchanges of words.
But Scorpio is also the house that stirs up the more unpleasant side of romance, such as feelings of jealousy or obsessiveness. With the Sun in this sector you may be tempted to grab your partner’s cell phone while they’re asleep and snoop their text messages, hunting for evidence of a perceived betrayal.
So tread carefully in matters of the heart over the next four to six weeks. Unless you’re one of those people who actually enjoys fighting, then kissing and making up, there could be way too much drama on tap.
This holds true for business alliances also. This could be a standard partnership in which you are sharing responsibilities with another person as a co-owner of a company, or a situation in which you have retained the services of someone to advance your career. We’re talking attorneys, stylists, PR agents, booking agents, virtual assistants, writing partners, and the like.
These arrangements can bring enormous benefits between now and mid-December, which is when Mars will move on. If you have been considering retaining a savvy expert or joining forces with a partner, this is truly one of the best times in over two years to do so.
Furthermore, Scorpio is the house of Big Money: royalties, patents, real estate investing, bonuses, and any kind of passive income stream that pays big bucks. The fact that the Sun is here is an amazing stroke of luck and good timing.
But you need to proceed with caution, as Mars may make you too anxious to get a deal signed or form a joint venture. Another possibility is that you may be taking things at a measured pace, but others may be pushing you too hard to make a decision.
As long as you keep your wits about you and think before you speak, this Mars transit can be a winner. It can be sexy, meaningful and a heck of a lot of fun. Dissolving barriers between you and another is possible if you’re willing to be vulnerable and open-minded rather than stubborn and annoyed. It can also be one of the best times in over a decade to make headway in building your net worth.
The cosmos has a sweet gift for us this week: the annual meeting of the Sun and Jupiter on Thursday the 26th. Many astrologers consider this to be the most fortuitous days of the year, as Jupiter is the planet of luck and the Sun is all about manifesting your heart’s desire.
Considering that they meet in vibey Scorpio, this could be the day you meet your soulmate. Get engaged. Hear those three little words. Release the negativity from a previous romance gone sour. Oh, and you might just hit upon a money-making idea that could help you quit the day job and move on to millionaire status!