Mars enters Aquarius Just after midnight May 16. Mars typically remains in any sign about a month and a half, but due to its retrograde in June, Mars will remain in this sign (except for a month long foray back into Capricorn mid August-mid September) until November 16, 2018.
Aquarius rules the 11th house of the collective, so many of the things that occur during this transit will affect us on a world wide scale. Its planetary rulers are Saturn and Aquarius, so Mars transit through this sign can coincide with many surprising and shocking events.
As Mars enters Aquarius, its squares, or clashes with Uranus in Taurus. As I wrote several weeks ago, this is a violent and volatile transit, leading to unexpected and volatile incidents in the world such as the recent deaths we have seen in Gaza due to the opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem.
We could also be dealing with ecological, weather or earth related disasters that become worse as nearly 20 fissures have opened since the Kilauea volcano started erupting. But, potential issues are not limited to Kilauea in Hawaii.
Needless to say, this transit could involve other unexpected types of news in politics.
Mars rule police, guns, and young men, and Uranus can also rule aircraft.
The Mars/Uranus square is exact May 16, at 3:03PM, EST but this energy will continue over the next week to 10 days.
This transit will return the first week of August as Mars retrogrades and squares Uranus at 2 degrees, and for a third time the week of September 16. We could see certain issues that begin now re-occur at these times.
This transit can cause anxiety and stress as well as agitation. Sensitive individuals may have a difficult time with sleep or rest.
If this transit aspects a planet in your chart at 0-1 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius you can expect to see some event connected to it, leading to change. Some relationships and situations will end at this time. Other situations may simply change and plans may change, altogether.
As with all transits if this one is used properly and with control it can be a powerful force to bring about productive change. The best way to handle this energy is with a calm approach and a determination not be become agitated or unnerved.