A New Mars Cycle Brings Justice and Empowerment

Mars is the Masculine principle that is present within every person’s psyche and birth chart. Today, Mars in Libra is squaring Pluto in Capricorn. Tensions are extremely high. Recently, on October 7th 2021 Mars joined the Sun in a new synodic cycle that will last until November 17th of 2023 when the Sun makes a conjunction to Mars in Scorpio.

Mars represents the drive to take action in areas of significance in a person’s life. Mars is the symbol of life force, libido, and assertiveness. It can lead one to succeed in business or to excel in sports. When suppressed or frustrated the energy of Mars can fester and explode into violence. So much of the explosive violence that we are witnessing now is in reaction to the violence that has been perpetrated against humanity, and of humans turning against in other in competition as their stress levels rise and their resources dwindle.

Mars in Libra seeks for justice, which seems harder and harder to come by in the dystopian nightmare that’s been unfolding before our very eyes. Mars in the sign of balance is angered by unfairness and seeks to right what has apparently gone wrong in the realm of relationships and in the collective. So often we have been told that anger is bad – that we should behave. We’re taught to shove it back down, and be supposedly good, obedient, and basically docile. However, righteous anger directed consciously is a powerful force for actual good in this world. When responsibly expressed, anger can be one of the most effective tools for positive change at our disposal. When misdirected and internalized, anger is the cause of our demise. During the next couple of years the human population has ample opportunities to use the emotion of anger for standing up against tyranny and injustice, and for making positive changes that will take a lot of physical energy to accomplish. This is likely to be most effective when people access their healthy masculine energy.

This is the masculine energy that gets up after being knocked down, won’t take shit from anyone, that’s ready to step up to the plate and fight for what’s right, and that will fiercely guard and protect the young and innocent from threats and danger. This is the masculine energy that enables us to continue onward even when we’ve been wounded in battle. This is the masculine drive to build a fortress in times of chaos and distress. This is the will to live and to heal.

Our current day culture is obsessed with the anima, feminine empowerment, the divine feminine and healing female wounds. These are all important to address. Unfortunately what happens all too often is that in the process of lifting women up, men in general and masculinity overall are disregarded or shamed as being toxic. For true harmony to occur both masculine and feminine, yin and yang must combine in such a way as to compliment each other. In this way homeostasis is achieved. The new Mars cycle we have entered is showing the way – for those with eyes to see.

Pluto Retrograde 2020 – Social Upheaval and Massive Rites of Passage

Pluto, the planet that is most closely associated with the underworld of crime, money and other matters that influence the masses is turning Retrograde on April 25th until October 4th. Pluto represents powerful currents of energy that can effect the consciousness of an entire nation or the world as a whole. These currents can come from natural or unnatural sources. Their forces can be extremely jarring and even fatal. Nuclear fission, large explosives and major power plants all fall under this planet’s dominion.

Ordinarily Pluto expressed in an inverted way would be less forceful than when direct, but it would be wishful thinking to expect a tapering off of Pluto’s immense effects any time soon. This Retrograde station is set off by an agitating square to Mercury and the Black Moon Lilith in Aries (BML coming into greater effect in July). Stressful contacts between communicative Mercury and manipulative Pluto often indicate that the propaganda machine is heavy at work, with the crisis dial being raised a hundredfold.

On a smaller scale, depending on the houses being transited and any personal planets that Pluto makes aspects to, many individuals may experience significant endings during this Retrograde period. These could relate to physical or metaphorical death and whatever occurs could be significantly life-altering. This could also be seen as a rite of passage that leads to some other form of expression, relationship or living overall.

As for me as an astrologer, I’ve let go of caring about being seen as a “conspiracy theorist” in an age when humanity is being hypnotized by massive glamour and a constant shit-storm of lies and psychic attack through the media. What I do care about is truth, justice and freedom. The Black Moon Lilith in Aries is an aspect of the maligned feminine that is currently coming to bear with legitimate anger and a desire to break free from abusive patterns.

The second of three conjunctions this year occurs between Jupiter and Pluto on June 30th while Pluto is Retrograde. This year Jupiter has been expanding all of the themes relevant to Pluto’s transit through the late degrees of Capricorn by exposing the corruption of giant conglomerates funded by the power elite, and their not-so-hidden agenda to seize control of the entire world population, or more specifically, anything and anyone who isn’t part of their V.I.P. club. If it wasn’t Covid-19 it would have been something equally frightening being utilized to usurp our freedoms and push businesses both large and small into deeper debt and widespread economic slavery than anyone alive today has ever seen. Actually, the speedy roll-out of 5G technology, which has coincided with the pandemic is a huge danger that threatens all life on earth. Yet there is far less information being spread about it than the virus. The issue itself has been marginalized and categorized as a conspiracy theory, making it easier for this monstrous energy weapon to sweep through our cities and small towns, without the true consent of citizens.

That doesn’t mean I believe this agenda is going to succeed, but the road ahead of us in not neatly paved. This onslaught against us has become a war that those who are aware of have now chosen to engage in. This is not done by traditional warring methods but by making choices that starve the propaganda machine to death, and instead feed the spirit with truth, beauty and vitality. There are healing solutions to so many problems that we face but they have purposefully been buried and denied. This is a time to reclaim those solutions for ourselves and our loved ones.

Mars in Aries forms a square to Pluto on August 13th and due to its Retrograde motion in September makes two more squares in 2020, the second on October 9th and the third on December 20th. A square between Mars and Pluto is one of the most telltale signs of war and conflict, especially involving cardinal signs. This Mars-Pluto square coincides with the build-up toward the great U.S. election of 2020 on November 3rd which is marked by a stellium of politically-focused Pallas Athene, Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn. These are trying times that we are living in, in some ways similar to and even worse than the Great Depression. It is also tension that can strengthen our wills and chisel our character. It just so happens to be human nature to need something really big to occur before serious improvements are made.

One of the most potent ways to be able to communicate during times of psychic warfare is through art, which is much trickier to censor than speech alone. This is a year to stay vigilant, prepared and empowered instead of merely hoping that safety will be gained by following orders.

Anything is possible now and one of the most important things to remember is that each one of us does have the power to effect change, even if in a small way that contributes to the whole. The Butterfly effect is a perfect example of this.

What I celebrate now is the grass being green, the birds still singing, and seeing people collectively beginning to realize what is happening behind the scenes. Pluto is just showing us what must be purged so that we can enjoy life the way we are meant to be able to.