Mars, named after the Roman god of war, governs basic animal instincts like aggression, survival and sexuality. From January 6th to March 3rd, Mars will move into the house of Taurus in the night sky. Taurus is an Earth element, well-grounded and stable.
Mars and Taurus make a great combination. Unchecked, red-hot Mars can wreak havoc, prompting arguments and causing us to make rash decisions we may later regret. Mars may be the reason you have a sudden desire to reach out to an ex or pick fights with those closest to you. Taurus helps give practical insight, so although we may feel these fires burning within, we can recognize those feelings and manage them in constructive ways.
Mars in Taurus Opportunities
While Mars sits in Taurus, you’ll be more passionate about your New Years’ resolutions and future plans. This is a great time to start tackling projects because not only will you be excited to get started, you will have the discipline to see them through. Taurus is also linked to financial wellness, so you may want to regroup during these weeks to take inventory of any damage done to your wallet during the holiday season and create a new financial plan to kick start the year.
Mars in Taurus Challenges
Be careful when it comes to your love life. Taurus can bring flirty feelings, and when combined with the sexual energy of Mars, it can lead us to jump quickly into relationships (or friends with benefits scenarios) and ignore red flags. Being more emotional may lead to increased passion as well as a higher chance of emotionally-charged arguments. Address issues as they arise to avoid problems from building up and bubbling over. Also in relationships, make sure your head and heart are communicating with each other so you don’t make impulsive decisions that you may later regret.
How Uranus Shakes it up on January 20th
Uranus is the Roman god of the skies and in astrology, rules Aquarius, a water sign. This planet signifies fluidity and change. As Uranus and Mars cross paths, be sure to expect sudden changes and flaring passions.
A focal point on this day in the US is the presidential inauguration, bringing change to the country and certainly increasing passion across the nation, regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum. Although some people think that this signals disaster and unrest, remember that this is happening in Taurus, which is grounded and helps foster stability.
Politics aside, this is a day to jump toward your goals. Channel your energy into passion projects and tasks you’ve been putting off. Tackling unresolved issues now is more likely to yield mental and emotional breakthroughs. You’ll be confident, clear-headed and forward-thinking, making great decisions to propel your life forward in a positive and liberating direction.