So Mars in Aries just passed its exact square to retrograde Saturn in Capricorn. Mars and Saturn are at expert level, each in their own sign. That energy is still ringing from the hit.
Mars will go retrograde in September, then Saturn will station direct. They square once more in these cardinal signs then square next year in the fixed signs.
Mars is action. Mars in Aries is militant, simple, adept action. Mars is independent here, and fiery. Saturn is time, the judge, reputation. In Capricorn it’s upstanding and enduring. It works hard and is structure itself.
In square they symbolize tension. The fact that this is Mars and a strong Mars at that… the tension can be broken.
Saturn makes things brittle here and Mars breaks through. A longstanding battle can be fired up and dispersed, whole or in pieces.
This makes it perfect for breaking through seemingly impenetrable grudges and unworkable situations. Simple force on a brittle joint, ossified by time, will do the trick.
This doesn’t happen in a vacuum. There are other aspects that nudge things along or create a perfect moment of clarity. But NOW is the moment to take a look at the grudges you carry. Can you lay them on the block and break them? Can you access the amazing aspects of insight that Mercury in a sign it rules is offering up?
For now, identify the sticky grudges. Fire and earth, earth with Pluto in it. Heat the bond and wrest yourself free, or power through and destroy the joint. Break the brittle fusion.
Violence is the language of Mars, but so is gentle, direct, but strong movement. Sometimes it takes both, but consider your options.
Mercury (mind, senses, communications), Venus (love, money, values), and Neptune (connection, divinity, magic) all converge in aspect to the Capricorn stellium of which Saturn is a key member. This first presentation of Mars square Saturn serves to show us where we’re bound up, and the sky stands ready to expand our options.
It’s not just how to break a grudge. It’s turning it into something that has nothing to do with grudges. This thing may be messy and ugly, but it holds the components to create a SKILL of lasting power and value. Mars-Saturn is also SKILL. And mastery.
Look for the spots where you’re stuck. That’s it. You’ll know what to do when it hits your chart right.