Mars is the planet of energy and drive, pushing us to take action and go for what we want, when we want it. We can take initiative with Mars, and feel excited about what's possible. We can feel pioneering and enthusiastic, and ready to take action. In love, Mars brings with it that same energy and drive, helping us to take chances in love and relationships.
Mars can help be a catalyst when you first meet someone under positive Mars aspects (conjunctions, sextiles, and trines) to the natal or progressed 5th or 7th house cusps or rulers, or natal Venus. You can feel more willing to take a chance, to take the first step, to take initiative, and you don't necessarily have to wait for them to act. You can make the first move with Mars. These aspects don't last very long though, so you've only got a few days to make your move. Transit Mars in the 5th house can bring extra desire for love and romance, and you can be more open to meeting someone new and exciting, or breathing fresh air into an existing romantic relationship; Mars in the 7th house can bring extra focus on commitment, and you may only be interested in something that can become serious quickly, and can become more committed or take the next step in an existing love relationship; and transit Mars in the 8th house can bring a strong desire for intimacy (or at least a strong sex drive!). Transit Mars is in a house for about 2-3 months, so you get a longer period to take advantage of Mars energy.
Hard Mars aspects (squares and oppositions) can bring out anger and irritation, and you can feel easily frustrated, so it's usually not the best time to try and work on love! Instead, it's better to keep yourself busy, especially physically. All hard Mars aspects require you to keep busy to use up the extra energy that the hard aspects stir up. If you don't, that's when lots of fighting can occur, and you can get in some hot water with someone! It can be good for sex though, since that can be a good outlet for the extra energy (though adds to frustration if you're single!).
When you have a Mars connection with someone in synastry, this can show you stir each other to take action. This most likely isn't a connection where you're meant to just kick back together! You can do lots of activities together, and have extra passion together. But you may also fight more with one another than with others, and get under each other's skin sometimes. If everything else is good, then this can be managed, and the fights can be brief and not create any lasting scars.
If you have really good Venus to go with Mars, this can create a super romantic connection between you. Venus and Mars go hand-in-hand, playing the astro tango together, and balance each other out nicely. In transit, Mars alone won't really give you a lasting connection though, so you do want to see some positive Saturn or Pluto in the mix as well. Otherwise, it may just be a passing fun time!
Don't forget to check out the articles on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in love too!
The full moon for September comes on the 14th (12:33AM ET) in watery Pisces. Full moons tend to be pretty emotional, and water signs are the emotional signs. So when there's a full moon in a water sign, that can reeeally increase emotions! Pisces full moons can make us extra sensitive emotionally, and we need to be sweet and gentle with one another. Avoid mean words, or you might make someone cry! (even yourself!)
We can be super compassionate, and want to help others as much as possible. Pisces can be very sacrificing, so we may feel like we need to sacrifice something in order to help. That can create some boundary problems though, so we need to make sure we have healthy boundaries and aren't giving away *too* much.
Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac, and full moons are tied to endings, so some sort of important ending may come with this full moon. Everything comes to an end at some point, and we may feel now is the time for something to end, to be let go of and moved on from.
Pisces rules the subconscious mind, so we may have an easier time tapping into our subconscious selves and understanding ourselves better. We can focus on issues from the past and work to move on. And intuition can be much stronger, so we can listen to the subtle energies all around us for guidance.
The full moon is sextile (positive aspect, 2 signs away) Pluto in Capricorn, so we can share, be intimate, and make use of passionate energy. The full moon is widely (about 4 degrees) conjunct (aligned with) ruler Neptune in Pisces, which can amplify the Pisces impact, and perhaps reveal something hidden, or make us more vulnerable.
This full moon occurs at 21 degrees 5 minutes Pisces. The major aspects made to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 19 degrees 5 minutes - 23 degrees 5 minutes Pisces
Sextile: 19 degrees 5 minutes - 23 degrees 5 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Square: 19 degrees 5 minutes - 23 degrees 5 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 19 degrees 5 minutes - 23 degrees 5 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Opposition: 19 degrees 5 minutes - 23 degrees 5 minutes Virgo
September's new moon comes toward the end on the 28th (2:27PM ET) in air sign Libra. This comes with the Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Libra, so we can be extra Libra-y! This can help us to focus on the people in our lives, our relationships, and our commitments. We can think more of others, and give more attention to others than ourselves (with the full moon too, so we're really about others!).
We may want more time with others, and can be open to meeting new people, entering into new partnerships, and negotiating, and mediating. We can find more opportunities through others, and we can be supportive of others when they're presented with opportunities.
Libra rules balance, so we may focus on the areas of life we haven't had as much time for lately, and work to restore some balance in our lives. As we feel more balanced, we can become more decisive and confident, so it helps in many ways.
We can be more compromising and diplomatic to keep the peace and get everyone on the same page. We don't want too much strife and arguing. Let's just all work together and everyone gets a small win. Play fair!
The new moon occurs at 5 degrees 20 minutes Libra. The major aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 3 degrees 20 minutes - 7 degrees 20 minutes Libra
Sextile: 3 degrees 20 minutes - 7 degrees 20 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Square: 3 degrees 20 minutes - 7 degrees 20 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 3 degrees 20 minutes - 7 degrees 20 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Opposition: 3 degrees 20 minutes - 7 degrees 20 minutes Aries
Pluto is the planet of passion, power and control, and has depth and intensity. This can go to extremes, and can become obsession, rage, and make it difficult to see the forest from the trees. When Pluto is healthy, we're passionate, focused on our purpose, and have strong wills to get through anything. In love, Pluto brings the intensity and passion, the depth and power, but also sometimes the unhealthy obsession and rage.
Pluto can help you to come together with someone in a strong, intense connection under positive Pluto aspects (sextiles and trines) to the natal or progressed 5th or 7th house cusps or rulers, or natal Venus, and this can be handled with greater ease. Intimacy can feel easier, and you can explore new depths together. You can take the connection seriously, and feel more devoted. Transit Pluto in the 5th house can make you take love more seriously, and you won't settle for anything superficial; transit Pluto in the 7th house can make you take commitment more seriously, and you can give your all in relationships; and transit Pluto in the 8th house brings Pluto home, helping you feel more intimate and open.
Hard Pluto aspects (conjunctions, squares, and oppositions) can bring out obsessive energy, and you can become quite enthralled with someone, or attract someone enthralled with you. This can bring out intense connections, and sometimes this is very unhealthy or even dangerous. Pluto is the stalker, the jealous ex, the abusive spouse when not manifesting properly. It can be difficult to let go, and you can latch on irrationally to someone that you shouldn't, or experience someone latching on to you that you want to get away from but can't. At its core, Pluto is the planet of transformation, and this is most apparent under hard aspects. This becomes crucial for you to navigate the difficult energy. A major transformation in your approach to love, sex, dating, and commitment, to what you give and take in your connections with others, to how and what you share, may need to be undertaken. Any love and relationship issues need to be addressed, especially the heavier stuff relating to abuse and neglect. Pluto wants you to emerge from the cocoon a beautiful butterfly, but it'll be a jarring process in the meantime!
When you have a Pluto connection with someone in synastry, this can create a very intense connection between you. You can be quite passionate with one another, but this can also mean that you're more aggressive, fight over power and control, and bring out some of the darker sides of one another. The intense connection can help with commitment, but it needs to be healthy, otherwise it can turn toward the bad quickly.
To counter the intensity of Pluto, you usually need some positive Jupiter in the mix. Jupiter is optimistic, light, happy, and this can help to balance some of the intensity and seriousness of Pluto. Having positive Jupiter transits with Pluto can be a great indicator of a solid relationship that can stick around for a while, and not get sucked into the hard stuff. But without Jupiter, Pluto can be very tricky to manage, especially hard Pluto. When that's the case, you may want to hide on an island!
Make sure to check out the articles about Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune in love too!
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