Which Mars in Aries experience* are you? Is it like lockdown resolutions where you start out planning to make your own spirulina and pasta but end up with garish and vaguely insulting “same again?” suggestions from the food delivery algorithm?
Or in the Mars equivalent, you set up your mission H.Q. and scale every goal to be suitably extreme. This Mars trip has a soundtrack, a primal thudding doof of a thing. Fuq taste. Mars needs music that speaks to the adrenals, not the mind. When you’re Mars-attuned, you can look like you’re “doing some laundry” or “checking email.”
But mentally, you’re advancing on all fronts, streaming across harsh terrain, eyes squinting to scan for threats and opportunities. If this were only Mars in Aries – in isolation – it would be so simple. You’d speed and swerve, invent the map on the fly and aim for a pure momentum play.
But Saturn squaring? It’s like you invent a hovercar, paint it red with your favorite rune on the side and just as you’re getting up velocity, you have to stop and supply some bullshit tire permit.
Resentment Is Like Assigning Elite Paratroopers To Guard The Local Mall
Time Wasted Trying To Tell Government A.I. Your Magical Hovercraft Does Not Have Tires: Ten trillion hours. Yes, Mars is hyperbolic and more enraged by delays than hostilities or obstacles. Fight Skill: Saturnine compliance tasks at high-speed or done like a pit stop.
With the Pluto square, you could splutter to a halt – having burned all your self-assurance fuel seething with resentment or envy. Fight Skill: Targeting. Bitching it up in your mind or being that narrow is like setting your elite paratroopers to guard the local mall.
The Jupiter square is not nearly as problematic; you run low on stamina or money but reanimate it, like in a game. But what if it’s a gamble? Is your sense of mission inspired or just common hubris? Fight Skill: Objectively assessing the odds.
And if you’re trying to ignore the Mars in Aries experience, it’s still there, bobbing around like a cage fighter or an Aries eager to interrupt.
You may as well go all out. So how are you going with it?
*Mars is in Aries – the sign it rules – for an insanely long period of time, late June 2020 until January 2021. It is further amped by sharp-angle alignments with Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto.