Cow (source:

Mars moved into Taurus this morning where it will remain until the last day of March.

The red planet made a final hurrah in Aries when it conjoined Uranus a couple of days ago. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I was put in a position that warranted a sudden, explosive response. I was able to keep my cool because I’m kind of a cool guy, although I have been known to blow my top every now and then. I suppose that having Saturn sitting atop my natal sun at the moment is a blessing in disguise. My patience and maturity kept a bad situation from becoming much worse.

Anyway, I got through that episode without a scrape, but it did make me realize that there are greener pastures on the horizon. Hopefully, Mars in Taurus is going to provide me with some much-needed support during the next few weeks.

It’s a defensive placement rather than an offensive position for the planet. Imagine the cow in the photo I posted above standing in front of doorway on purpose. What are you doing to do about that? What can you do about that? Mars in Taurus facilitates similar passive/aggressive action. It’s more cow-like than bull-like: all heft rather than horns, yet just as effective. I make a much better cow than a bull, if I do say so myself. With my natal moon in Cancer, I’m far more defensive than offensive.

However, I am anticipating a call-to-action sometime in the next few weeks as Mars forms a few supportive sextiles and trines with some of my natal planets while simultaneously making trines to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. I’ve got some good things going on in my chart if I look at these planets as something other than augurs of doom and gloom.

So, I’m happy with the ingress. While other people may feel as if their energy levels are impeded when Mars transits Taurus, I feel like my energy is going to be used more effectively. And if you find me standing in your way over the next six weeks, remember that much of this event will occur in my Karmic eighth house. You’ve probably earned it.

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