We get the first pass of the Mars/Mercury planetary war with Mercury winning the war for a few hours early Saturday and then Mars winning through Monday.   There are many complicated rules but no one wins a planetary war.  The exact conjunction is Sunday, Oct 29th at 10:22 EDT.   

Mars and Mercury are bitter enemies in conjunction because Mercury needs to win through the intellect and Mars is too action-orientated to win a war of words.   The two create squabbling and irritation and it will be felt particularly by Gemini and Virgo rising and Aries and Scorpio rising.   If you do not find a way to release anger and conflict, it could spill over into accidents fires, and wounds and cuts. 

We need to model ourselves after kids.  They get angry, they let out their aggression and they may even get into a fight with another kid but then it’s over and they move on and they do not hold onto it.  As adults, we have been taught that fighting and aggression are bad and we repress it.  Find a way to let positively go of your anger.  Scream at the top of your lungs in an empty car or house; take a baseball bat and pound a pillow;  do some exercise or engage in a competitive sport; do some service work and help veterans on a Tuesday or donate to their charities.

When we feel victimized and do not express or act then accidents happen so we can gain sympathy for frustration.  Do not let it get that far.  Find a way to get it out and release it before it gets dangerous.  Aries, Scorpios, Geminis, and Virgos are most vulnerable through the next few days and on days like Wednesday which is ruled by Mercury, and Tuesday ruled by Mars.  Aries/Libra axis will also seem vulnerable with the planets on that axis.   We also have to worry about the world as world leaders can get into angry shouting matches with this energy and with the war going on, it’s likely to get uglier. 

The problem is that Mars and Mercury are within 5 degrees of each other through about Nov. 4th and Mercury does not get out of Libra until Nov. 6th when it goes into Scorpio The fact that Mercury is in Scorpio from Nov. 6-26th will still create an association.   With Mercury going retrograde Dec. 13-Jan. 1st,  it will create a secondary planetary war on Dec. 28th  and a 3rd planetary war on Jan. 27th

Virgo and Gemini rising need to be particularly careful about accidents and injuries but you would also have to have a Mars/Mercury natal signature in your chart and it would be more serious if you are in a Mars/Mercury or Mercury/Mars period or running a Virgo dasha.    Libra/Aries and Taurus rising also seem a bit vulnerable so stay alert.    

The combination of Mercury and Mars can bring up disputes and arguments so remember not to argue in the car and pullover if something starts and drive carefully and watch out for the other guy Oct 28-30th.   During the most intense part of that transit.  Drive carefully.

Mars/Mercury causes us to get caught up thinking in our head and hashing over things that people have said and that prevents us from being alert (Mars) and then problems happen.  So focus on one thing at a time. If you are driving, do not talk on your cell phone and multi-task. Stay focused.  If you are exercising or in physical activity, be 100 percent. If you work with power tools, focus entirely on what you are doing in a Zen sort of way.

Mars-related yoga postures can help develop alertness so doing the Warrior Pose will help and the frog pose will help with low energy from the Sun’s combustion to Mars which has been going on for a while and peaks into Nov. 18th.    Shoulder stands will support Mercury and calm the over-active mind.

“So, you all be careful out there”  as the Sargent in the 80’s TV hit, Hill Street Blues used to say,

Have a great day.

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