Let’s get into the nitty gritty, shall we?
2018 has been colored with a few points of frustration. There have been multiple planets retrograding and then there is the Uranus square Mars aspect.
Mars takes about 2.5 years to go around the solar system completely. But what makes 2018 a bit more of a stand out year is that it toiled across Uranus not once, not twice, but THREE times in a matter of a few months. This is because it was traveling direct when it crossed paths with Uranus about May 16th at 2:18 AM (CDT) in North America. Then Mars went retrograde and hit Uranus square a second time on August 1st at 9:30 PM (CDT) in North America. Then it turned direct once more and pushed its way forward squaring Uranus for the third time on September 17th at 5:44 PM (CDT) in North America. That’s a lot of unexpected energy folks!
Uranus is the planet of unexpected change and surprises. It is an outer planet, meaning that it usually brings change from outside forces vs. internal revolution. Something happens to us vs. us acting on our environment. Mars is the planet of motivation, action, aggression, and will. It is an inner planet so think of things like internal drive. When you combine these forces you have a crisis point, which ultimately is what squares are all about.
Any aspect, (like a square, trine, conjunction, or opposition), just describes the relationship between the planets. So think of a dinner party for example. There are some people that are just annoying. That, my friends, is the energy of a square. And sometimes you run into these annoying people over and over again which is exactly what happened with Uranus and Mars in May, August, and September.
There are times when these transits can manifest as literal experiences. Just this morning, my friend called me in a panic to help her run carpool because her car stopped working and all the warning lights came on. Hello, Mars (driving to work/school), and Uranus (unexpected) and square (annoyance). I just about spit out my coffee when I realized the manifestation of this transit.
Other times the transits can be subtle patterns. Like that little urge to rebel against work, thus “sticking it to the man,” or the “out of the blue” aggressive comment that you didn’t see coming from a friend. It could be that your workout got disrupted. It could even be something like a physical injury. All of these are Mars/Uranus themes. They aren’t going to be hard lasting changes, but more like small disruptions. Think back to the other dates and see what similar themes or patterns emerge. People are like, “Psshh, workouts have nothing to do with my car.” One critique of astrology is that it is too vague. Oh, boy, NOT when you know your birth data and you can pin point exactly what realms are getting hit. That is EXACTLY why you need a professional astrologer.
While the energy can be similar, the one thing that is unique is what areas in your personal chart the aspects hitting. Is it hitting your secrets and career areas? What about your siblings and self identity? If you are finding this information to be a bit more of an ah-ha moment and want more insight, hit me up. It might be worth a reading to see what topics are lit up and what innovations will be integrated into your life as you move forward.