Mars Square Pluto | tension, jealousy, anger, courage and nerves of steel, no wiggle room, manipulation, power struggles, hair-triggers, ruthlessness, the passion we are repressing can get turned back on us, the power to make permanent changes, focusing our will, expressing anger, working with power, clearing the decks, kicking a bad habit

Today, Mars (passion, anger, initiative, impulsiveness) in Aries squares Pluto (in Capricorn) at 21 degrees.

Squares denote tension/crisis/frustration and we are only 1 degree from 22 degrees Capricorn where Pluto and Saturn will meet in January 2020.

This energy will carry into Saturday when our Moon (in Capricorn) will join Pluto and square Mars. The Cappy Moon will also help stabilize things and ground us in reality.

Mars is powerful in his home sign and Pluto is, well Pluto is Pluto. Expect intense competition and unbridled ambition. Manipulations. Obsessions. Jealousy. Your power could be challenged or you could be the one doing the calling out.

Mercury is in smart and cool-headed Aquarius. Use that.

Keep a focus on what you are trying to accomplish and how important whatever is happening actually is. Do you really need to win here? The fight about the parking space will not be a fight about a parking place, but about every other time someone has taken something you thought you should have. Keep this in mind. The other person will be feeling the same energy, too, so things can get out of control quickly.

If you are "waked" this is the time to think about why this situation is "triggering" you. If we are repressing anger/passion/strong urges - here's where the lid comes off and this stuff will get played out through other people.

If your kid is tossing a crazy fit - think about what you are repressing!

There is real power here.

Squares denote tension and crisis and create change. Plutonian changes are permanent. The ground has been scorched and there is no going back. Very deep issues can be challenged and put to bed. The bed won't be covered in rose petals, but at least the struggle with this one will be over.

Mars and Pluto met up back at the end of April 2018 - so whatever is happening could relate back to whatever kicked off then. We could be mad (Mars) at the truth (Pluto). We could be battling (Mars) for power/control (Pluto).

So, if the tension is a minor thing (the parking lot space as an example) - take a breath, channel some higher ground, use that cool headed Aquarius magic you have access to, to live to fight another day. Pluto does rule death, folks. And being squashed by an irate driver doesn't sound like how we want to spend the first Friday of February, right?

On the other hand maybe we really DO need to win/stand up for ourselves here - and for many this could be a work/career situation - if this is the case, we will probably not be able to just dis-engage.  

We don't want to be ruthless or under-handed, but we might have to stand up for ourselves - in a calm, cool, intelligent Aquarian kind of way!

We have access to courage (Mars/Aries) and nerves of steel (Mercury/Aquarius) now.

We might be working with themes of -

Where do I need to stand up for myself? How can I focus my will? How do I express anger? How do I work with power? When is my anger out of proportion to the situation?

Avoid unnecessary run ins with the boss/authority because THEY WILL WIN. If you are the boss/authority avoid making other people feel threatened because YOU WILL LOSE in the long run. And we are playing a long game here. Keep this in mind.

Anger can be a “negative” emotion,  when perverted into rage or violence or when it is repressed, so that it squeezes out sideways in passive-aggressive responses and actions.

But anger is passion, too.

We can't get angry if we don't care.

Passion is the energy of creation - passion makes the world. Anger is a similar energy alerting us to the need to remake our world when our creation has gone wrong. Let's try to stay conscious.

And get some physical exercise. Mars needs to move.

What a day for the Trump administration to announce withdrawal from a 1987 nuclear arms (Pluto) control treaty with Russia ...

xo all

this is great energy for permanent change - breaking a bad habit especially something self-harming like smoking, cutting loose from something that is strangling us, clearing the decks for next week's New Moon in Aquarius

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