Fiery Mars is moving into the Water sign Scorpio in a few days.
Mars is the planet of energy and drive in astrology. In your natal chart, Mars shows what drives you to take action and how exactly you act. In transit, Mars shows what you’re driven with at the moment, where your energy is focused right now, and what you want to take action with currently.
Mars is a highly enthusiastic and excitable planet and brings this energy wherever it’s touching. This gets channeled through the sign Mars is touring and is focused for you personally on the areas of life ruled by the house in your birth chart Mars is traveling.
About Scorpio in Astrology
Scorpio is the zodiac sign of transformation. The natural ruling planet for Scorpio is Pluto, the transformer. With Scorpio, you have to dig deeper and make profound changes. This is where Scorpio and Pluto are different from Uranus, the planet of change (and Aquarius, the sign Uranus rules). Uranus is more superficial in the changes that it wants made, while Pluto and Scorpio want change that is deep, meaningful, and will last for a long time to come.
Scorpio is a sign that takes things seriously and has an intense, unrelenting focus. Whatever it wants to do, it does it fully, all the way. There is no halfway point for this sign! That allows Scorpio to make those deep transformations.
This sign also comes back from the dead. Not like a zombie, though! Zombies have no focus (well, except to eat brains, I guess). Scorpio comes back from the dead stronger, more powerful, and more focused than ever before. This sign is connected to the phoenix rising from the ashes, and there is no defeat for Scorpio.
Mars in Scorpio vs. Other Planets in Scorpio
Scorpio actually used to be ruled by Mars, so Mars in Scorpio has an easier time handling the energy versus the other planets. This is an intense sign, and it can get a little tricky to handle with the other planets.
The Sun brings this energy into our personalities, while the Moon in Scorpio brings this into our emotional expression, so we can really feel the Scorpio intensity with these two. Mercury in Scorpio can be a little easier since there’s always an outlet for the mind if you can control your focus, while Venus in Scorpio funnels lots of passion into relationships (which can get a little frustrating if you’re single or lack solid connections!).
How to Transform By Element
Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)
This Mars in Scorpio transit can focus on your emotions. You may feel more deeply and intensely, so transformations for you may be more internal. You may want to dig deeper inside of yourself, let go of some baggage, or strengthen your internal core. Strengthening yourself internally can make you feel like a force.
Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
This Mars in Scorpio transit can focus on your mind. You may be more passionate about your ideas and plans and can become more involved in your ideas for the future. Transformations that help you make progress with your ideas can be beneficial.
You may also feel more engaging, so you can work on transformations that help you improve your relationships and the way you connect with others.
Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
This Mars in Scorpio transit can focus on your work, whether your actual professional work or the work of daily life. You can make transformations that allow you to get more done and to be more practical. Taking things slow and steady can help you make more progress, and you can embark on transformations in practical, steady ways.
Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
This Mars in Scorpio transit can focus on the ways you want to bring creations out into the world. Transformations can help you to just get started and can open up optimism and opportunity. You may feel like you’re seeing the world with fresh eyes, and nothing can hold you back.
Embrace Mars in Scorpio
Mars in Scorpio can be an intense, powerful transit, and this energy can be scary at times. But when you use it to your advantage, it can be an amazing force in your life to help you succeed, grow strong, and rise again.
The power is in your hands, in your head, in your heart, in your soul. What will you do with it?
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