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Mars in Sagittarius ~ Oct. 28/29 to Dec. 7, 2010

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The sky's the limit! When the planet of action is in the sign of expansion, we're only limited by our mind, our own imagination. Mars is the planet of action, energy, and movement. He represents our physical drives, aggression, passions, anger, self-assertion, confidence, and the motivation behind our efforts.

He's been cruising through the passionate sign of Scorpio, where he is intense and devoted to long term results but can be obsessive and fearful. In Sagittarius, Mars is independent, intelligent, philosophical, good-humored and loves his freedom. Sagittarius is the sign of the sage. In his highest form, his wisdom is molded from his rich life experiences and a strong spiritual sense, in addition to academic intelligence. They are what feeds a Sagittarian's beliefs, philosophies and way of life.

At best, Mars in Sagittarius is open-minded, optimistic, driven and lucky. At worst, careless, tactless, unrealistic and irresponsible. Mars enters Sagittarius on October 28 at 11:48 p.m. PST (October 29 at 2:48 p.m. EST) and will stay through to December 7.

During Mars' transit in Sagittarius, we're reminded to have a bit of faith, be a little braver, take a bit of chance ... after all, life is in the doing, right? What's important to remember is that whatever actions we take must also have our complete and utter commitment to see through to the end. This way, we aren't just acting on impulse or making decisions without forethought. This is also a great way to put ourselves and our goals in an ideal position for when Mars leaves Sagittarius in December to transit Capricorn, where our work can reap rewards or be more solidified.

Those with children or are around children can also make best use of Mars' transit in Sagittarius by taking on the role of a teacher, a big brother or big sister. Spend some quality time interacting with them. If weather permits, sports outdoors is a great way to use up Mars' Sagittarian energy.

While in Sagittarius, Mars will align with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect North America Pacific time zone; allow +/-2 days for life span of influence):

  • November 14 & 15 ~ Mars sextile Saturn. Establishing foundation with determined steps. Decisions based on logic and reason, carried out with intent. Solid actions, creating solid structures.
  • November 20 ~ Mercury conjunct Mars. Consider it done. What fills the mind may also be what we act upon. Careful not to overshoot or overestimate results. Ensure decisions and actions are well thought out.
  • November 29 ~ Mars square Jupiter-rx. Overoptimism. Overshooting the mark. Luck. Excessiveness. Overdoing things.
  • December 2 & 3 ~ Mars sextile Neptune-rx & Chiron-rx; square Uranus-rx. Chance for healing, whether it's the self or helping others. Release. Let go. Have faith. Surprises. Expect the unexpected. Being a teacher.
How might this Mars transit influence your chart? Look to the natal house/s ruled by Sagittarius. Match the sign with the house cusp/s on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Sagittarius zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for an explanation of Mars transiting those houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising signs below then click here for an explanation of Mars transiting those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 9th House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 8th House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 7th House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 5th House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 4th House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 2nd House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 1st House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 12th House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 10th House
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required.

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What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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