A typical horoscope lays out what you can expect for yourself in the next week or month based on your Sun Sign. That sort of thing is great, sure… especially if you happen to be the only person on your planet. Astrology, like life in general, is a lot more complicated than “there are twelve […]
When looking at the major transits in a year, it’s easy to overlook the role of Mars. That’s unfortunate, because not only is Mars powerful in its own right, but because it often serves as a trigger for the larger and more dramatic transits in play at any given time. The Saturn-Pluto conjunction, for example, is technically “done” in January 2020, but it remains in orb for some time. A Mars transit to that point can cause the eruption you’ve halfway expected from it for the last year.
And let’s not forget: a Mars transit can be a good thing too. It can give you the push you need to get things done. It can burst bubbles that need to be burst. In either case, I’ve listed the exact dates of each of the major Mars transits below, but add plus or minus about ten days for the transit to be in effect.
January 3, 2020
Mars enters Sagittarius
January 7: Mars (2 degrees Sagittarius) quincunx Uranus
-January 26: Venus (Pisces) square Mars 16 Sagittarius)
-January 28: Mars (16 Sagittarius) square Neptune (Pisces)
An interesting combination. One could argue that this will make for a lot of romantic and/or sexual delusion. One could also argue that a little delusion makes romantic and/or sexual pursuits more fun. Personally? I’d look before I leap.
February 16, 2020
Mars enters Capricorn
-February 21: Mars (3 Capricorn) trine Uranus
-February 21: Mars square Chiron
An interesting combination that can make for excellent energy, but at the risk of hurting someone’s feelings… possibly your own.
March 14: Mars (18 Capricorn) sextile Neptune
-March 20: Mars (22 Capricorn) conjunct Jupiter
-March 23: Mars (23 Capricorn) conjunct Pluto
Of particular note to the Saturn-Pluto crowd.
March 30, 2020
Mars enters Aquarius
March 31: Mars (1 Aquarius) conjunct Saturn
April 7: Mars (5 Aquarius) square Uranus
May 13, 2020
Mars enters Pisces
May 25: Mars (8 Pisces) sextile Uranus Taurus)
June 2: Venus (Gemini) square Mars (14 Pisces)
June 13: Mars (20 Pisces) conjunct Neptune
-June 18: Mars (24 Pisces) sextile Pluto
-June 18: Mars sextile Jupiter
Once again, Saturn-Pluto people take note. For many of us, this could provide some healing.
June 27, 2020
Mars enters Aries
And that’s it. No, really! Thanks to a long retrograde, Mars is in Aries from late June until early 2021, passing into 28 degrees Aries, then backing all the way up to 15 degrees Aries, then hitting all of those degrees again. This means that during that period many of the aspects Mars makes to various points in your chart will happen more than once — or as I like to think of it: “the truck hits you, the truck backs over you, then the truck hits you again.”
Okay, it doesn’t have to be that bad. But it’s definitely going to be a drag for some of us, especially those members of the Saturn-Pluto Club who have had enough, already.
June 27: Mars (0 Aries) square the June 21 Eclipse point (0 Cancer)
July 22: Mars (13 Capricorn) square the July 5 Eclipse point (13 Cancer)
August 4: Mars (19 Aries) square Jupiter (Capricorn)
August 13: Mars (23 Aries) square Pluto
August 24: Mars (26 Aries) square Jupiter
September 4: Venus (Cancer) square Mars (27 Aries)
September 9: Mars turns retrograde at 28 Aries
September 28: Venus (Leo) trine Mars (25 Aries)
September 29: Mars (25 Aries) square Saturn (Capricorn)
October 9: Mars (22 Aries) square Pluto (Capricorn)
October 19: Mars square Jupiter
November 9: Venus (Libra) opposite Mars (15 Aries)
December 23: Mars (23 Aries) square Pluto
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