Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries: Change that Creates Freedom

Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries: Change that Creates Freedom
Feb 2017

The red planet, Mars, powers through Aries, one of his home signs and strongest places, from January 28 - March 10. (Side note - this covers the whole of the current eclipse season!)
Mars in Aries is about action, the impulsive, shot from the hip, straight from the heart kind of doing. Mars in Aries helps you 'Just do it!' as the Nike slogan says. There's not a lot of thinking or planning here, but rather the pure desire to move forward and to take the steps necessary to create momentum.
If you're someone who always plans a lot and thinks and analyses, Mars in Aries can help you get in there and get s*** done. If you usually act first and think later, that tendency may be stronger than usual now that Mars in Aries is expressing your personal style on a collective level.
At the moment, until 2018, Uranus is touring Aries. This longer trend, which began in 2010, speaks of revolution and highlights the power of the individual.
How might Uranus in Aries, Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn influence you?
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Mars meets Uranus just once every two years. Past Mars/Uranus conjunctions in Aries include:
April/May 2011
March/April 2013
February/March 2015
There is one more Mars/Uranus meeting in Aries, in January/February 2019, when Uranus revisits Aries for one final time.
So what is Mars + Uranus in Aries all about?
Explosive energy. Unexpected action. Developments that catch you by surprise. Innovation that helps you breakthrough and power forward. The wild but effective use of modern technology. Change that creates freedom. Liberation. Setting yourself free from restriction.
Uranus is always about breaking down the old to create something new. With Mars involved it's time to fast track or speed up plans for change, especially dreams about radically re-shaping your life into something more you.
Mars + Uranus in Aries is all about individuality. Are you living YOUR life? On YOUR terms? Don't be shy about being selfish now.
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Aries is a sign about the individual. About doing for yourself to express or honour your desires and passions. Rather than carefully consider the pros and cons - we do plenty of that with Libra (and with right now with Jupiter in Libra for sure!).
In Aries you can be honest, direct and to the point.
If you can even say what you want, you're a step ahead of most people. Many of us have already edited a thought or desire before it's expressed. If you can speak your truth, even if acting on it seems scary, you're at least sending energy towards what you're really after.
More power to you if you can then take that genuinely expressed desire and do something that enhances, magnifies or expresses it.
Since this dynamic and potent aspect comes but once in two years, the events of this time (late February and early March) maybe explosive, shocking and surprising.
But occasionally a good shake up is needed to help you consider an alternative path. For now, with Uranus so strongly activated, doing what you have always done, and following a path laid down by others, just won't cut it.
Find your own way. March to beat of your own drum. As Ralph Waldo Emerson says,
'Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is not path and leave a trail.'
Mars + Uranus in Aries and You
Mars will conjunct Uranus at 22 Aries on February 28, 2017. This aspect will influence the week before and after this date.
If you know your chart, see what house holds the sign of Aries. That's the area of your life most affected by the Mars/Uranus conjunction. Think about how you might dare to break with the past, change patterns or create new freedom in the areas of life associated with your Aries house.
If your birthday is near January 13, April 12, July 15 or October 16, this aspect is directly triggering the Sun in your astrology chart. It will be stronger for you.
Coincidentally the Mars conjunct Uranus aspect also happens at the same time as the potent Pisces eclipse. This creates a powder keg like combination peaking at the end of February 2017.
In what small or large ways can you express this trailblazing energy of Mars conjunct Uranus?