Mercury conjunct Mars: What Are You Furious About?

We are entering a period of some furious, passionate astrology. Therefore, it’s the ideal time to recognise what you’re furious about. More importantly, channel it and do something productive with your passion and fury.

You only need to glance at the news or social media to find something to be angry about and there are a lot of us venting our feelings. Here’s the line-up of current planetary activity that’s making a lot of us a little bonkers and hopping mad:

  • Mars Cancer opposite Saturn Capricorn – June 14, 2019 (16:50 GMT+1)
  • Mercury Cancer opposite Saturn Capricorn – June 16, 2019 (15:00 GMT+1)
  • Mercury conjunct Mars [21 Cancer 31] – June 18, 2019 (17:04 GMT+1)
  • Mercury Cancer opposite Pluto Capricorn- June 19, 2019 (11:56 GMT+1)
  • Mars Cancer opposite Pluto Capricorn – June 20, 2019 (04:26 GMT+1)

The key planets are Mercury (communication) and Mars (passion/anger). They unite three times over the next few months in three different star signs, Cancer (June 18), Leo (July 8) & Virgo (September 3). When Mercury and Mars unite, it’s time to ‘walk your talk’, speak your mind, get things moving, be pro-active. These are the two planets associated with speed and action.

The most potent conjunction of the three is the current one. This is because Cancer is a cardinal sign, one of the leaders of the zodiac. Mercury and Mars meet at a significant place in the zodiac, 21 degrees Cancer and they are triggering the karmic nodes this weekend.

20-24 degrees Cancer/Capricorn is important because it’s where the current eclipse cycle is active. Plus, the two bully boys of the zodiac, Darth Vader and his mate Lord Voldemort, the Men in Black, Saturn and Pluto, are lining up at the same degrees in Capricorn.

As you can see from the planetary sequence above, Mercury and Mars are both opposed by Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn within the space of a week.

Women v. Men

Looking at today’s news, you can already see examples of how this symbolism is playing out. Firstly, I read an article about the Women’s World Cup and criticism of the US team who’d beaten Thailand 13-0.

There’d been some comments by men berating the women for continuing to celebrate the goals. As was pointed out, this was the World Cup, not a friendly or low league game and, therefore, the highlight of many of these women’s careers. To score in a World Cup is a memory that will never die and should be celebrated.

Abby Wambach, former US soccer player, was furious and rightly said, ‘stop judging these women with patriarchal glasses’. Cancer is the star sign most closely linked to women, as it’s ruled by the Moon. Cancer’s opposite star sign, Capricorn, is ruled by Saturn, symbol of the patriarchy.

The journalist writing the article concluded: ‘It doesn’t matter whether you’re on a soccer pitch or in a boardroom – being a woman means constantly battling impossible double standards’.

The Old v The Young

Inequality is an obvious symbol for the current clash – women v. men, also the old v. the new and the old (Saturn) v. the young (Mercury). Traditionally, Cancer rules babies & children, whereas Capricorn rules old people. Which leads me neatly on to another issue that’s caused uproar in the UK.

The BBC’s decision to means-test over 75’s and no longer offer free TV licenses to the older generation. More fury all round. In fact, there’s a petition doing the rounds for everyone to switch off their TV on June 21st in protest.

And, don’t get me started on the fact that the next Prime Minister of the UK is going to be chosen by a group of pensioners. This is because the only people who can vote are members of the Conservative Party and half of them are over 55. Do the young people in this country have a right to be angry? Yes, I know a lot of teenagers who were furious that they didn’t have a say about Brexit.

So, it goes on. And, of course, there are more serious protests taking place around the world, Hong Kong, for example. We are at a peak period when there are likely to be flare-ups, more passion and fury about rules and regulations and the ultimate control of the authorities, the power elite (Saturn/Pluto Capricorn). The old ways aren’t always right and must move with the times, which is where protests, freedom of speech and democracy come in.

What are you furious about?

What are you furious about? Where do you feel passionately in life? How can you make a difference? This isn’t easy astrology by any means so it is important to stay safe and know when to back down. Vitriol and violence aren’t the answer, although with Mercury (words) and Mars (war) being triggered, you can expect some people to react badly.

Mercury and Mars are gathering strength this summer and working together. Right now, they’re active in Cancer, a compassionate and caring star sign, one that favours human connections over rules, regulations and power. An ideal time to get on your soap-box, vent your fury and channel it as a force for good.

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