EYE ON THE SKY: MARS CONJUNCT JUPITER AND MARS IN UTTARA ASHADHA
Mars moves into Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra (Sagittarius 26.40-Capricorn 10.00) on Tuesday, March 18th and will exchanges nakshatras with Sun in Jupiter’s nakshatra if Purvabhardrapada (Aquarius 20-3.20) for one brief day. The transit in this constellation will continue until April 6th when Mars is in Capricorn starting March 22nd. Mars is conjunct Jupiter into March 20th and then conjunct Saturn into March 31st.
Mars in Uttarashada Nakshatra can undergo the struggle of this constellation with courage and determinism. He is at home in an an enemy’s camp in Capricorn. In Purva Ashadha (Sagittarius 13.20-26.40) it had wonderful comforts and pleasures but in Uttasha Ashadha it feels lack of support and needs to turn to itself and its wisdom to find support in itself. The first section of this constellation has particular great strength for developing philosophy and talent and knowledge about being successful in the world. The quest to be in dharma and do the right things starts taking over material needs or financial success. The desire is to convey deep wisdom at all costs is very powerful.
Mars becomes Sandhi at the edge of the sign March 21-23rd in Sagittarius as it gets ready to transit into Capricorn from March 22nd until May 4th. It is not a picnic transit at first with the conjunction of Saturn on March 31st and then Pluto on April 4th. Given the struggles in the world, these transits will seem more intense than usual with incredible anger, frustration, indecision and potential violence as we move toward Pluto.
This constellation of Uttara Ashadaha combines the energies of Jupiter, Saturn and the Sun. Jupiter is expansive and beneficent and wanting to help mankind. Saturn is focused on worldly and practical and the Sun who owns this constellation is a fiery leader. With the Coronavirus, we need all of these qualities to get through this crisis. People with their rising sign, moon or sun here are confident and single-minded and have enough luck to be successful in completing and achieving their goals. They often seek to help the their fellow humans and they have the combined talents to set out and achieve and persevere and carry-out their ideals. Famous people born with their moon in this constellation include Robert Kennedy who had high ideals to transform mankind and create a better world and even John Lennon who also had huge commitment to his social goals.
The Saturn side of this constellation when Mars goes into Capricorn fosters a strong ability to deal with set-backs with courage and bravado an march forth into victory. Mars in Capricorn can get whatever done that he sets its heart on. Those born in the Capricorn part of the constellation are classic type-A personalities who are self-centered and have a tendency toward workaholic-ism and can be harsh if someone stands in their way.
MARS/JUPITER CONJUNCTION: PEAKS MARCH 20TH–ORB OF INFLUENCE MARCH 17-MARCH 23RD
This is particularly strong for Scorpio and Aries rising. One of the positive outcomes of the Mars/Jupiter conjunction is that it creates an abundance of energy and enthusiasm to take on difficult tasks with courage and bravado. There is reckless faith so be careful not to tempt fate. There can be a flair for the dramatic and joy in competition which has all been snuffed out by cancellation of sporting events so deep frustration develops for athletes as we move toward the Saturn conjunction into March 31st.
Mars/Jupiter gives you strong physical stamina and great athletic prowess. It may increase the ability to gamble and speculate and may create a recovery for a few days for financial markets into March 20th but it will be short-lived as Mars then moves toward Saturn into March 31st. In the end Mars depletes Jupiter money supply and can be bad for finances