Today Mars will make a conjunction with Uranus, both at 6º. This conjunction comes a week after the square between Saturn and Mars, just three days after Jupiter makes an overcoming square to Uranus, and a month before the first Saturn/Uranus square—all big stories for the year that cut around and through one another. Jupiter is still within one degree of the square with Uranus at the time of its conjunction with Mars, offering immense affirmation to this conjunction and potentially enlarging whatever force Mars and Uranus will describe. Separating from the restrictions and limitations of Saturn, Mars encounters Uranus that demands breaking away from the establishment. Mars is in its antithesis or detriment in Taurus, a place as far from its home in Scorpio as it can be. In Taurus, it must make use of unfamiliar resources. Fixed earth is slow, sustained, and deliberate, which can be challenging for assertive and impulsive Mars. Yet Uranus, the planet of upheaval, disruption, and revolutionary change is in a long process of breaking up sedimented and static patterns in whatever area of our charts are occupied by Taurus. The conjunction with Mars can be like setting the charge to a landmine or a match thrown into explosive materials. The assertive, impulse qualities of Mars may be propelled by Uranus’ drive and amplified by the separating square from Jupiter. Expect upheaval perhaps moving faster than it should. We may not even fully recognize or understand the implications of this conjunction until November 17 when Mars will oppose Uranus from Scorpio, in its domicile and strength. This is how a combustion of radical change in a fixed earth sign can unfold—with longer, slower implications that are nevertheless irrevocable in their effects.
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