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Batten Down the Hatches–Mars and Pluto Are Making Waves This Week

Today may bring a peaceful, loving feeling — but that’s merely a calm before the storm. Read on to learn what you can expect from the fiery and transformative forces of Mars and Pluto tomorrow.

The Moon Is Trine Venus at 10:02 AM

This morning, our Aries moon forms a trine with Venus in Sagittarius. This can be a very maternal aspect, so you may have had dreams about babies overnight. Or, less literally, you might have woken up feeling a strong urge to nurture and protect those around you—especially those going through a tough time right now.

Write down a list of those people and why you’re grateful they’re in your life. And make a point to check in with them today if possible. This is especially important to connect with them before the holidays.

The moon and Venus will amp up our charm and attractiveness today, and you’ll find you’re quite persuasive with those around you. Today would be a great time to go after a promotion, a loan, or a favor. You can also use this energy to stand up for others.

And take advantage of this vibe while you can, because tomorrow’s going to be intense…

Mars Is Square Pluto Tomorrow at 3:13 AM

Overnight, Mars in its fiery native home of Aries will form a square with Pluto in stubborn Capricorn. You might want to hold on to your hat, because this transit will bring about some serious tension and power struggles. Mars is the planet of passion, assertion, anger, and war. There’s a lot of ego here.

Pluto, as you’ve probably picked up by now, is the planet of undoing—it is death and destruction, and then rebirth. So, in short, our egos are quite likely to be challenged to the point of dismantling under these influences.

Because Mars in Aries is such a potent placement, you can expect to have a lot of energy, confidence, and drive. You’ll want to keep moving forward no matter what your current mission, but be prepared to meet challenges at every turn.

Whether that’s in the form of colleagues or competitors at work or outside influences in our daily lives, this is not a time to rush into things unprepared. If we leave loose ends anywhere, they will trip us up.

On a macro scale, you can expect to see this transit wreak some havoc on our already tenuous government and corporate institutions. This is the third of three Mars-Pluto aspects this year that will have influence on a global scale.

The positive aspect of this is that Pluto’s ultimate mission is not to destroy and then leave. It’s to shake us up, dismantle patterns that are ultimately not healthy, and rebuild from the ground up. This will be positive in the long run; it’s just not going to be comfortable for the time being.

The Moon Is Square Pluto at 4:31 PM

Tomorrow afternoon, the moon in Aries will form a square with Pluto in grounded Capricorn. This transit causes our impulsiveness to butt up against a bit of introspection, and that can cause some discomfort. It might lead to some compulsive or destructive behavior, and some long-buried wounds or traumas could be pulled to the surface.

It’s quite possible that some of these wounds have to do with family history. Be on the lookout for emotional power struggles with family members or partners, or reliving past events to feed the grudge monster.

You might wake up in a funk after some uncomfortable dreams. This isn’t fun by any means, but it’s very important not to bury things even further. You need to find a way for that energy to move through you. Talk to a friend, get your thoughts down on paper, or seek out the counsel of a professional. And keep in mind that this is only a temporary transit.

The Moon Is Conjunct Mars at 4:56 PM

A short time later, the moon in fiery Aries will form a conjunction with Mars in, guess who? Fiery Aries. Double the Aries, double the fun. It should be no surprise that this placement can bring about some passionate emotions. It can also instill a zest for life and an energy that’s infectious to everyone around you.

We may be wearing our hearts on our sleeves today, and the healthiest thing we can do is clear the air when a strong emotion comes up. Though you might not be able to hold those emotions in even if you tried.

This weekend, you might be feeling bold and brave, and wanting to take quick and decisive action. There’s also the chance of some irritability if people don’t get behind your plans. You should communicate what you need, but try to channel that into a physical activity instead of blowing up at your loved ones.

All aspects mentioned here are calculated in Eastern Standard Time. For greater accuracy, please adjust for your time zone.