Although that is a lovely influence and is one with which we work on and off through the fall, there is some harsh energy building this week. Mars, the planet of combat, is still in its home sign of Aries, which is great for getting things done quickly and with courage. However, it meets up and clashes with Pluto, planet of death and rebirth, on February 1, 2019 at 10:20 pm EST. This can be very angry and combative energy, and it will be palpable before it becomes exact on Friday.
We tend to feel the buildup of Mars before it becomes exact, so try to figure what you want to get accomplished, transform, and rebirth. Realistically, there is going to be a lot of contentious energy in the world and in some area of our lives. Try to lay low with that and remind yourself of that energy this week. It is excellent for purging things, as Mars and Pluto both rule the fixed water sign of Scorpio.
It is helpful for releasing and cleansing all the emotions that have come up during this portentous Eclipse season. We are building up to a New Moon in Aquarius on February 4, 2019, which will officially end the Eclipse season. Let\’s get through this week first. Keep working with the Saturn/Neptune dream and lay low with the Mars energy so rampant this week!