(Wondering what 2020 holds in store for you? Write me with your date, time, and place of birth — and send you a free sneak preview!)

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

Want to know how to work with the current and future energy to get maximum benefit? Feel free to write me about it!

CLICK HERE to find out how you can get a personalized, informative, life-changing consultation that will help you take charge of your life in the next year!

CLICK HERE to join the OH MY STARS Facebook Fan Page, and get exclusive content, an additional discount on a reading, and more material on blog entries!

More from Beliefnet and our partners
previous posts

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 […]

Sacha Baron Cohen (born October 13th 1971, time unknown, London England) is a comedian — but not a typical stand-up telling jokes. He’s a chameleon who vanishes into roles and, rather than make jokes about the hypocrisy of others, he plays into their worldview until they expose themselves. In other words: he’s the comedic equivalent […]

(This is part of the Mars in Aries series I will be running throughout the rest of this year. Mars is going to spend a ridiculously long time in Aries, and the more prepared you are for it, the better. CLICK HERE for the introduction to this series.) THIS WEEK: Mars covers the distance between […]

It seems like whenever I talk about Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, it’s always within the context of something terrible going on. Admittedly, since the conjunction between the two planets was exact earlier this year, the world has been kind of a wreck. And yet it’s not as if on any given day everyone on […]