Mars Opposite Uranus: Breakouts & Breakthroughs

Feeling fed up and ready to blow? You can thank Mars opposite Uranus today for that! This aspect pits fiery Mars in Water sign Scorpio against rebel Uranus in Earth sign Taurus. The last time these two opposed was 2 years ago in December 2017, and this occurred in different astrology signs with Mars in Libra and Uranus in Aries.

This is the first time they’re opposing in zodiac signs Scorpio and Taurus since December 1940! (a past life experience for most of us) The last time they opposed was the last time they were opposing in those zodiac signs of Aries and Libra as Uranus is now in Taurus. Aries and Libra focus on relationships and connections, so this brought out rebellion with relationships.

How does it differ this time?

What is Mars Opposite Uranus?

First, let’s break this aspect down.

Mars is the planet of energy and drive, and in the birth chart, Mars shows what drives you to take action and how you use your energy to act. In transit, Mars shows where energy and drive are focused at the moment. Mars kicks the energy up quite a few notches!

Uranus is the rebel planet. In the birth chart, Uranus shows where you experience change, where you need things to be unconventional, and your individuality. In transit, Uranus shows where changes can be experienced at the moment. Mars kicks up energy while Uranus directs that energy toward change.

Mars opposite Uranus in your birth chart can show you’re someone who is impulsive, innovative, and decisive. In transit, Mars opposite Uranus can bring this out for all of us.

Mars is in zodiac sign Scorpio, which is a sign of intense emotional energy and seeks to transform. Uranus is in zodiac sign Taurus, which is a grounded sign that takes things slow and steady.

Mars is opposite Uranus, which positions these two energies against one another. They are in opposing astrology signs, and opposing signs are on opposite ends of the same line. They’re extremes of each side, yet there is a strain of commonality between them being on the same line.

Taurus and Scorpio are both Fixed signs. The Fixed signs tend to be more fixed in nature, not wanting to shake things up too much. But with Mars and Uranus, they’re all about shaking things up! So, this opposition involving these astrology signs and these planets means we’re focusing on shaking up the fixed ways.

This makes it perfect energy for breaking out of the stale, stagnant, and stuck, and experiencing breakthroughs as you open up, evolve, and make changes in life. You just have to take control of the energy!

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Key Takeaways for Mars opposite Uranus:

Use impulse & restlessness to create positive change.

Mars opposite Uranus can bring out some extreme restlessness and impulse (these two planets aren’t known for their patience!), especially with anything where you’re frustrated and feel stuck. The best thing to do with that energy is to use it to your advantage to create positive changes in your life that open up new opportunities for you to explore.

Be true to yourself & embrace your potential & power.

Mars and Uranus are highly independent and don’t appreciate being boxed in. If you’ve been letting yourself get put in a box lately, use the energy of this aspect to break out. Be true to your unique self and embrace what makes you different. It’s the only way to realize your full potential in life, and it leads to a whole new level of personal power.

Remove yourself from negative situations & make room for new life.

Taurus and Scorpio want to keep things as-is, but this can get you stuck in negative situations that suck the life out of you. Use Mars and Uranus to change that. Remove yourself from those negative situations (or relationships, or work, or habits), and revel in the space that leaves for you to create new life and have new breakthroughs. You don’t have to be stuck anymore, and the old can lead to the new.

One Final Note:

This is the first time Uranus and Mars are opposing in zodiac signs Taurus and Scorpio in almost 80 years, but it’s only the start. Uranus is in Taurus for over 6 more years and opposes Mars again twice more (in 2021 and 2023). That means that whatever you do with this aspect right now can tie into those oppositions in 2 and 4 years. While the energy of this aspect only lasts for about a week, it’s actually going to be in effect for up to 4 years!

This means you truly do have a chance to make some lasting changes and experience deep, profound breakthroughs. Do not let this energy go to waste! It’s one of the best aspects for getting unstuck and breaking out.

This aspect does occur with Mars at 3 degrees Scorpio and Uranus at 3 degrees Taurus, so if you have any positions at 3 degrees, you’re getting hit in some way directly and can feel the energy strong. If you have any planets at 3 degrees Scorpio or Taurus, you’re getting hit dead-on, so get out, break the rules, break tradition, and go down your own path!

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About The Author

Nic Gaudette

Nic Gaudette's astrology career began in 2004. She's performed thousands of astrology readings, helped thousands of students learn astrology, and has written over a dozen horoscope columns and hundreds of articles for various publications, in addition to creating The Dark Pixie Astrology. Her path to becoming an astrologer started as a teenager when she picked up an astrology book out of sheer boredom in a bookstore one day and instantly became hooked. She believes astrology is an empowering tool everyone can use to help themselves. She affectionately calls her followers her "pixies." She provides daily astro tidbits on Facebook and Instagram and sends extra astro wisdom in her regular newsletter. When not working, you'll usually find her baking, obsessing over the Yankees, or binging on politics. Make sure to check her out on The Dark Pixie Astrology.
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