Mars square Pluto is exact on the 22 October. This transit can can be very intense and volatile, especially as it is triggered by the Full Moon in Aires on 20 October. If your chart is touched this period may be characterised by power struggles and conflict, so remain awake. Those with planets or points between 21 and 27 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) will be most strongly affected.
We all want to feel that we have control over our lives and over the situations that affect us, but the unfortunate reality is that we often don’t. Transits such as this one are here to remind us of that. This feeling of powerlessness we experience can lead to deep fear and from a place of fear we often lash out, harming ourselves and others.
Somebody wise once said that ‘pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional’ and in the same way feelings of powerless are also unavoidable, but it is up to us how we choose to deal with these feelings. Struggling is but one of the options available to us during this time. Surrender is another. Which do you think is likely to have the more positive outcome?
Adjustment is another way we can deal with Mars square Pluto, for in reality we have a deadlock here. Something has to give. We can choose to release the tension in a positive way by consciously choosing where sacrifices are going to be made, or we can stand steadfast until the tension inevitably breaks us in ways we would least prefer, perhaps in angry outbursts towards our loved ones or compromised decisions we will later regret.
Both Mars and Pluto are associated with power struggles so along with the inner conflict it may be wise to anticipate possible outer confrontations. Remain conscious and remember that Mars is a fast mover and will be out of aspect of Pluto by the end of October. After this things will feel far less intense.
How will Mars square Pluto affect you?
This transit will most strongly affect those with natal planets or points between 21 and 27 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn). To gain a deeper understanding of the area of life that will be affected by Mars square Pluto, particularly if your chart is triggered, look to see through which houses in your chart Mars and Pluto are currently passing.
Using the energy of Mars square Pluto in a positive way
As with all transits, it is up to us how we choose to work with and respond to the energies of Mars square Pluto. If you are personally affected this may be a difficult few days but you may find yourself learning valuable lessons about power and working with challenging emotions along the way.
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