There’s going to be potential for a lot of explosions this week, and unfortunately, Mars in Leo is going to be blamed for a lot of it. That’s not entirely fair: Just like a real lion, Mars in Leo only attacks when hungry or provoked. And unfortunately this week, there are two major aspects happening that will make Mars in Leo feel very hungry and very provoked.
We recently came off the second of three exact hits from Saturn square Uranus. That aspect is the single biggest reason things and people seem to be having such a hard time getting their acts together this year. Those of you familiar with the zodiac will realize that if Saturn is in Aquarius and it is square Uranus in Taurus, anything passing through Leo is going to get throttled by those two planets at some point. That’s what’s happening this week.
In effect for the entire week, even though it is not exact until Thursday, is Mars opposite Saturn. This can be a particularly difficult combination to deal with, as Mars is the kind of planet that wants to speed things up and get stuff done, and Saturn is more at home with slamming on the brakes and imposing limitations. And when you slam on the gas pedal and the brakes at the same time, you’re likely to go nowhere but make one hell of a stink with your tires. This opposition can make for misuse of, or mess with, the sex drive. And frankly, it’s likely to reduce a lot of sex drives out there overall.
Mars opposite Saturn is a really difficult aspect to handle, even in a birth chart. But when it combines with the other big Mars aspect for the week, it can make things downright scary. On Saturday, while Mars opposite Saturn is still in effect, we get the exact hit of Mars square Uranus.
If the week’s first Mars aspect was challenging and grating and made you want to clench your teeth, then Mars square Uranus is almost like a pot where the lid has been held down too long, and it blows off. Please do your very best not to provoke anyone’s temper and get ready to duck if someone angry comes your way.
I mentioned explosions at the beginning of this forecast, didn’t I? In part that’s because Sunday is July 4th. That is the day when the world’s most heavily armed country comes out of their lockdown shells and gets to party hard — marking the occasion with liberal usage of explosives.
What could possibly go wrong?