From January 6, 2021, to March 3, 2021, transiting Mars will move into the slow and steady sign of Taurus. Martian energy is ruled by the sign of Aries and in its natural state, it is always ready to take initiative and move forward. When transiting Mars moves through the sign of Taurus, action energy becomes more grounded and earthy with a focus on making sure that every move counts. Taurus energy seeks a slow and steady pace for the reassurance of building something long-standing.
Unlike Aries, Taurus is not in a rush to get anywhere fast. Essentially, during the Mars in Taurus transit, we will be asked to slow down and thoroughly consider every step we take when creating a foundation for ourselves. This will be an interesting transit as Mars in Taurus will make several tense aspects with other planets that intend on pushing it beyond its slow action. Ultimately, this transit will teach us the value of knowing when to slow down and when to move forward.
In general, Mars in the sign of Taurus takes action at a premeditated, slow pace. True to the qualities of Taurus energy, there is a fixed, steady movement that helps to ground the actions of Mars in this position. If there is something that is desired during the Mars in Taurus transit, the best way to approach it is in a determined, resilient manner. Taurus is certain that it will get to where it’s going eventually. There’s no need to rush because doing so could create foundations. It’s important to remember that as an Earth sign, Taurus is only interested in moving in a manner that will allow it to solidify permanent structures.
One of the main reasons why Mars in Taurus moves slowly because it is looking for actions that will produce something of value. Taurus’s actions also consider the amount of energy is needed to get to where it’s going. This is a transit where spontaneity is not supported. In its purest form, Mars in Taurus takes great dedication and effort to move in a manner that will ensure that its goals are met in a reasonable and practical manner.
Mars energy also represents willpower and the sexual drive. While transmitting through Taurus, slow and steady always wins the race. Because the willpower of Mars in Taurus transit is slow-building, this is the one sign that has long-standing energy and endurance as opposed to other signs in faster-moving planets. The Mars in Taurus transit teaches the value of slowing down in order to not only enjoy our experiences through the five senses but also prevent the possibility of taking actions that we will later regret such as in an impulsive sign such as Aries. Ultimately, Mars in Taurus encourages us to slow down a bit so that we may center ourselves and take action accordingly.
One of the major precautions with Mars in Taurus energy is the tendency to get into a rut. Because Taurus is not motivated to move fast, it may sometimes need a push from the outside to speed up his action. The only issue with this is that when Taurus does not want to move along, it will resist by becoming stubborn and bullish in order to maintain its stance. So, during this transit, it is important to realize when our slow movement prevents us from getting to where we want or need to be and/or embracing opportunities when they arise.
Transiting Mars in Taurus Aspects
During the Mars in Taurus transit, Mars will make several aspects of Uranus energy. This is going to be an interesting transit because Taurus and Aquarius are both fixed signs that are motivated by action in different ways. Aquarius’ ruler Uranus is motivated to go beyond limits in order to achieve growth and higher consciousness whereas Taurus and its earth element are more willing to dig in its heels at any form of opposition in order to protect its security.
The following are the major aspects of transiting Mars in Taurus.
Mars with Square Saturn– January 13, 2021
Mars in Taurus meets Saturn in Aquarius with tense energies. This transit can manifest where Mars in Taurus wants to continue taking action to hold onto its cherished values, relationships, and financial structures that Saturn in Aquarius views as outdated. Taurus wants to build structures that will stand the test of time while Aquarius is willing to break down those structures in order to replace them with something that is new, innovative, and beneficial to everyone. When we can expect to see incoming changes being met with resistance in an attempt to keep things the same.
Mars conjunct Uranus-January 20, 2021
Both Mars and Uranus are currently transiting Taurus and will meet together in what is known as a conjunction. The energy of Mars and Uranus together can be quite volatile if it is not utilized properly. Mars is action and Uranus is the big boom or lightning bolt. A perfect image of this energy is the implosion of a building or a car crash. Because Mars and Uranus are conjunct in an earth sign such as Taurus, actions are taken to radically change existing structures. In the best light, Mars and Uranus in Taurus can work together to slowly create permanent changes that support personal values, relationships, and finances.
Mars square Jupiter-January 23, 2021
Transiting Mars in Taurus and transiting Jupiter in Aquarius square off between Taurus desire to take things slow versus Jupiter in Aquarius’ need to expand break out of limiting circumstances. Right now, the successful path forward is through the adoption and implementation of Aquarius energy. Aquarius wants us to rebel against those things that hinder our freedom while Mars in Taurus is motivated to maintain the status quo through its actions. Some sort of giving and take is necessary so that by releasing what no longer is needed through Uranian energy we can then utilize the solid practical movement of Taurus to take concrete actions that move us forward.
Maximizing Mars in Taurus Energy
In order to make the most of this Mars in Taurus transit personally, it is important to know where this transit is occurring in the natal chart. Some examples of how this energy applies to different houses of a natal chart are as follows:
– Mars transiting through the 6th house impacts the daily routine, relationships with coworkers, and health.
– Mars transiting through the 2nd house impacts personal finances, relationships, and value systems.
– Mars transiting through the 10th house affects reputation, status, and professional endeavors.
Given that this Mars in Taurus transit is greatly impacted by the abundance of Aquarius energy, it is also important to note where the Aquarius planets are transiting in the natal chart. This will provide an extra layer of understanding of how Mars in Taurus transit will apply on an individual basis.