Mars in Scorpio Transit


This morning, very very early this morning, Mars moved into Scorpio and will move through these uncharted waters— or fly these clearly horizoned skies— until January 26th, within which time the god of ambitious drive and forward movement will make connections to Neptune by trine, Jupiter by conjunction, the sun by sextile, and Chiron by trine, which I’ll publish appropriately before they transpire.

Allow me, first, to introduce to you what you can expect from Mars when traveling through those— as I always say— deepest, darkest depths of Scorpio.

Mars is Scorpio’s traditional ruler, it is here where Mars can actually be somewhat mature, strategic, and rather rationally ambitious. Mars can be much more tempered, controlled, and therefore, much more powerful when acting as the eagle. No tantrums from the warrior god in Scorpio, like in Aries— only fully concentrated battle.

There will be a winner and a loser.

And Mars in Scorpio will not lose.

Mars in Scorpio needs a challenge, demands it, in fact. Challenge is sought after, willfully. The more impossible it seems, the more attractive it is.

No, no more tantrums here. Further, Scorpio doesn’t throw a fit, wouldn’t dare; the scorpion in nature, after all, will sting itself before allowing another creature, or an opposing scorpion, to attack it, much less devour it. Scorpio will not be played, manipulated, deceived, or destroyed. These are not options.

See, in Libra, Mars learned how to keep his cool and his calm and his equilibrium in check, learned to compromise and how to play fair, to play by the rules… And this is, once again, very astrologically strategic— as one must know the rules to effectively break them. In Scorpio, Mars learns how to make his way by instinct, and survival is the only option. Insatiably creating and conquering challenges is thrilling. Mars in Scorpio Transit will not entertain compromises, quite simply, because there is no clear winner within a compromise.

In Scorpio, Mars understands only black and white.

Mars in Scorpio transit may present to you circumstances that are very finely and clearly divided, circumstances that test you and your character, and losing your cool, losing your grip, or losing the battle will simply not be an option for you— save that for February, when Mars has moved into Sagittarius, forever hopeful and easily distracted onto the next adventure. You will want to do anything and everything within your abilities to do what is needed until then. Again, and this can be taken a number of ways, in Scorpio Mars isn’t needing to do what is right and just, as he did in Libra. In Scorpio, Mars needs to do what is necessary to survive.

Truly, a Mars in Scorpio native individual could be quite savvy in the ways of the world, criminality and underground affairs included. This, by no means, creates criminals or sociopaths by transit, or by nativity. It simply allows for critical thinking, strategy toward a goal, and an impossible challenge taken all the way to the grueling end. What divides these two ideas is choice, as always. In every moment one is given at least one choice. Scorpio may rule the underworld, and easily navigate these grounds… but when evolved, Scorpio is the eagle, flying high above it all, unscathed, untouchable— even by law, and unattached to any shadowy realms.

Mars will not be second guessing here, will not be suspended by constant decisions or distractions as he faced in Libra. Mars in Scorpio Transit aggressively, though clearly, focuses all sights, like an eagle to its prey.

Another very important note to consider through Mars in Scorpio transit is that the scorpion in nature will not put itself up against anything or any circumstance that it cannot see itself through safely, and successfully. If there is any doubt whatsoever, this silently speaks volumes, and movement is not made. Success and survival are the only options. This will save you much time, and both time and energy are huge for Scorpio, primarily because they are the only real things of actual value.

Well… let’s not forget love.

So, if you are driven to fight— to actually battle— battle for the deepest, darkest depths of the real deal in this world, the fleshy thick heart of all matters, and for raw, beautiful, evolved, transcending love.

And don’t you dare compromise.

❝Don’t ever compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.❞

——Janis Joplin

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