Mars spends over 6 months in Capricorn its sign of exaltation. The month of May is rather unafflicted, however, after late-May, pesky Ketu afflicts the transit.

When Mars is strong, it has great stamina, high energy, and courage and is hard-working. He won’t be defeated! He can be charming, cunning and good at taking risks. Afflicted, Mars can be impatient, quick to anger and deceptive.

Mars and Ketu (using the true lunar node calculations) will be within a 5-degree orb (strongest energy of the conjunction) from May 25 to August 12; and again from September 11 to October 7. The exact most powerful days of the conjunction will be June 8, July 21, and September 26 in the true node system. This conjunction can release the most destructive energy of Mars.

For the wrong signs, and exalted malefics lend more harm than good, so Libra and Taurus may feel it strongly. Capricorn and Cancer rising and Sagittarius rising with Mars owning the 12th will feel this strongly too. Aries will do best with Mars in Aries for career and Scorpio rising will plow through problems. Virgo and Gemini will be challenged with Mars and Mercury being bigger enemies. Pisces will do the best with the 11th house transit.

Mars will first approach Ketu in early June in Capricorn. On the highest level, in the sign of Capricorn, the Mars/Ketu conjunction encourages us to work hard at business but often we are frustrated or blocked leading to deep-seeded anger and resentment.

If you watch small kids in a playground, they get angry, fully express it and then go back to being normal. Anger is a natural emotion that is often an expression of an unfulfilled desire. Kids are great about it but we tend to repress our anger until it explodes and that is dangerous.

As I have said before, transmute the anger by doing charity work and channel the energy into positive social service rather than raging at things that you cannot control. This conjunction challenges us to be happy with our own power and leadership and this may be the case particularly among women, so express it now if it comes up.  This transit supports mathematics and engineering so this is the time to go deep into invention mode.

For Scorpio and Aries rising, it will foster spiritual experience and intuition, as Ketu is the most spiritual planet. This is an excellent time for a meditation retreat or extra spiritual practice. Other activities may be frustrating.

Overall, this conjunction is very difficult for the planet and is a signature for violence and terrorism. It is thought that when Mars is retrograde/exalted that it acts like a debilitated planet and would have an impact more subjectively in terms of seething anger.  The race riots in St. Louis a few years back and in September in Milwaukee were recent examples of the Mars/Ketu aspects. 9/11 also happened during a Mars/Ketu conjunction in Sagittarius.

Find another way to express your feelings in a positive way. Write letters, do posts on Facebook or call your Congressperson. In the extreme, this aspect can lead to accidents, fires, burns and explosions if the energy is not released. Be careful around your home and while driving around those key dates. Even if you are alert, others may not be as aware or mentally present in the moment.

The bright side of the conjunction of Mars/Ketu is that it forces us to face our unconscious fears and repressed angers, so we can look at them and transform them.Capricorns and Aquarians need to find an outlet to unlock pent-up anger or it will explode. Exercise and healthy competition is one way to let off steam.

Ultimately terrorism and war-like events of craziness will fan the flames of irrational fear that the media will use as energy to whip us into a frenzy and inspiring our leaders to put motions into place to impede human rights and try to control us through fear. “The Deep State” continues working on a soft coup with the electoral voters and if that fails they may turn up the heat.

Usually yoga and exercise are good to get things moving but be gentle on yourself as too much will increase the air element or Vata and create more anxiety. Use the Nike slogan, “Just Do It,” to get moving as Mars/Ketu can create very sluggish and lazy energy, making it hard to get started again.

Otherwise nothing will get triggered. The best way to work through this challenging transit is to stay alert, aware. Don’t get lazy by repressing or stuffing any feelings that come up during these brief moments in time. Remember, you are not your emotions and you are empowered to choose how you will best respond to challenging situations. You have the tools and advance notice of the stars to prepare you for handling this Mars/Ketu highlight.

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