MARS OUT OF BOUNDS: MARCH 22nd -May 24th, 2021
I always learn a lot from my Western astrological friends and we have an interesting case for Mars coming up for about 2 months, where it goes out of bounds which is abbreviated as OBB. From a Western astrological viewpoint, planets are out of bounds if they exceed 23.27 degrees north or south of the equator. We all know that the Sun reaches its maximum northern declination at the summer solstice and its maximum winter declination at the winter solstice so we can understand that. The Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars have potential extreme declinations at different parts of the year that can be too far north or too far south. In Vedic astrology, declination is called “Kranti” in Vedic astrology. Vedic programs like Sri Jyoti Star do calculate this information on the Astronomical Data function and there are precedents for looking at declinations in concepts like Lata and Vidhara, which is connected to the Sun and the Moon and can be difficult for muhurthas and create emotional imbalances. For those of you who know the Bala systems in Vedic astrology, the measure of out of bounds was calculated by the ancients through Ayana Bala. (Special thanks to Juliana Swanson for her knowledge of the appropriate Vedic terms)
Since March 22, Mars has been at +23.20 North of the equator and it will stay in the 23-24 area outbounds until May 24thh. What does it all mean? Out of bounds planets tend to have extreme levels of personality which may seem a bit abnormal and in contrast to the norms of society. They tend to display more creative thinking, can be more visionary, inspirational, and require extreme freedom of thought and action. This may be a great spring for athletes to display extreme skill and energy in sports and will make for good watching in the basketball playoff and hockey playoffs and in spring baseball.
When Mars is out of bounds, it may be more bold, ultra-masculine, have strong physical vitality and passion, have a strong urge for adventure and display extreme boldness and leadership and be very confident. The last time this happened in the spring of 2019, the stock market kept going up despite many negative factors as if it was on steroids. We do see a May high for stocks.
Katherine Hepburn (May 12, 1907, 17:47 pm, Hartford, CT) is an example of a famous person who had an out-of-bound Mars in her natal chart. She was quoted as saying once, “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” She was dearly loved for her enthusiasm and sense of adventure and was fond of wearing men’s slacks at a time when women were in dresses. She had a very bold woman of her time and did not wear make-up off-screen and was admired for her independence and her ability to compete with her male stars. She earned 12 Academy Award nominations and won 4 of them. (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_Hepburn
When Mars is out of bounds, it can lead to more self-centered energy but also extremes in courage, endurance, and passion. When afflicted as it will be with Rahu until April 3rd, it could become more extreme in terms of violence, anger, impulsive energy, excessive force, and capable of picking unprovoked fights. Unfortunately, the violence in Atlanta and Boulder is an example of that kind of energy.
With Mars out of bounds in transit this spring, you are going to have to go out of your way to be kind, accommodating, and working with others because Mars is going to take over in wanting to be stubborn, doing it “my way” and exercising extreme force to get it done. Watch out for crazy drivers on the roads as they will have a tendency to pass wildly and take more chances. I watched a group of daredevil motorcyclists on the highway weaving uncontrollably in front of people The combination of Rahu conjunct Mars and Mars out of bounds through April 3rd, will be a bit crazy and hard for many to take. Mars in Gemini in April 15-June 1st could create energy that is extremely argumentative, a bit deceitful, and a 30-degree aspect from Rahu in Taurus. It may be a bit roguishly enchanting, flattering and flirtatious, and not being aware of boundaries. On the positive side, it may show signs of being outrageously funny and sarcastic and not concerned entirely about hurting someone’s feelings,
We have been concerned this Spring that rioting in troubled parts of the globe will increase. Europe is rising up against lockdowns and more uprising may happen. The EU, which is a Cancer rising chart has Mars transiting the 12th house in Gemini and is likely to be gripped more conflict by the yellow jackets and of course, Taiwan is a potential problem but China has clamped down so hard that it might not happen.
It will be a long spring so find ways to stay cool and keep Mars under control so he does not do too much damage. Make sure you drink plenty of coconut water to avoid getting overheated and avoid spicy foods and chili peppers that fuel the fire.
In 2019 Mars was out of bounds, I noticed that the stock market would not stop going up because the risk-taking is so much apart of speculation and investment and Out of Bounds Mars keeps throwing caution to the wind. We should see speculative bubbles emerge in many markets like Bitcoin and housing and the stock market and metals. (Stay in touch with our forecasts at www.fortucast.com)
On the positive side, Aries and Scorpio Rising and Pisces rising and Leo rising may benefit from the extra energy and courage to tackle difficult projects and barrel through with extra power but be careful about walking on other’s toes. As Mars has been moving toward out of bounds, I have found myself being more independent, assertive, and pushing through boundaries—sometimes for the better but sometimes running over my wife in the process.
Again awareness about what is going on will allow us to be more conscious so we do not hurt others. Drive carefully and watch out for the other guy. A few years back during the last OBB, when I was in Chicago, I was amazed at the high number of people driving like crazy people, passing on the right at extreme speeds and weaving through lanes as if they were going to get somewhere faster. This is a great example of the afflicted Mars out of control and now we have to add out of bounds to the mix so drive carefully and find a way to be cooperative rather than aggressive. So be safe out there!
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