April 18, 2021 – Mars quincunx Pluto

Mars in Gemini quincunx Pluto in Capricorn

Degrees and Time
Mars 26°Ge47′, Pluto 26°Cp47′  – 05:25 (BST)

Yesterday’s Mercurial nudge becomes a more forceful push as Mars perfects a crotchety quincunx to Pluto. The air is punctuated with exclamation marks, questions, incredulous commentary, the odd F word. And that’s okay, sometimes we need to swear, shout, let off steam. However, we need to guard against over-reaction as Mars is out of bounds, volatile, apt to act before thinking. We’ve already seen the devastating consequences of a ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ mentality too many times to count.

Asteroids Chaos, Hypnos and Psyche are here too, gathered around Mars. Chaos speaks for itself. Hypnos conjunct Mars describes the mesmerising power of anger. Butterfly Psyche shows us the potential for metamorphosis. Change is hard but change we must. The biggest question asked by today’s aspect is how we keep going when all around us is chaos, toxicity, destructive and corruptive elements. There are no easy answers but there is cosmic strength to draw on and in our own lives we can choose to stand up, defend what is right, engage in proactive dialogue, use our voices as a tool for change. Have the courage to speak your truth with dignity.

Painting – Stormy day by Isaac Levitan

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