Mars is about to enter its retrograde shadow (it happens on Saturday morning where I live). Shortly after that happens, it’s going to move into my seventh house where it will spend most of its time well into the new year. Except for a five-week return to my sixth house in late October, I’m going to be dealing with Mars in the seventh house of my horoscope for months and months.
What that means for me is a more dynamic, energetic approach to my personal relationships. It is an understatement to say that my social life has suffered in the era of the Coronavirus. The gym where I work is also the gym where I have volunteered for almost thirty years, and it has been the center of my social life from the moment I first walked through the door.
I get the feeling that I will be going back to work in a few weeks from now. One of our locations opens today in a trial run. My location was also supposed to open, but those plans were shelved for a few reasons, including the fact that late July/early August is the slowest time of the year. Trying to attract members back to the facility at a time when they typically don’t attend classes or workout indoors is an exercise in futility. However, things return to normal in September as soon as people try to get back into a routine and resume their memberships. It’s not a stretch of the imagination to believe that my return to work will correspond with that cyclical uptick in member participation.
In the meantime, I should probably try to be a little more social — even in this era of social distancing. However, the one thing that I need to avoid while Mars is transiting my seventh house is a tendency toward passive/aggressive behavior.
Mars is actually weakened in the seventh house, so I can probably stop myself from being a jerk. Nevertheless, I have Libra as a rising sign, so I do have some passive/aggressive tendencies. I honestly try not to be that sort of person, but like Libra native Roxxxy Andrews, I don’t even realize what a jerk I can be while I’m being a total jerk. I remember old wounds like I got them yesterday (my natal moon is in Cancer), and when I’m put in a position where I feel vulnerable, I can be a defensive asshole. To be fair, though, my most obnoxious behavior is reserved for people who have genuinely hurt me.
So, while Mars transits my seventh house, I’m going to have to work hard to avoid succumbing to this flawed facet of my character. Throughout the next six months or so, I’m also going to experience the return of two currently-retrograde outer planets to my defensive fourth house. Saturn is already there, and both Jupiter and Pluto will return there by the end of 2020.
It’s going to be tough, but as I mentioned already, I don’t believe that Mars really performs well in the seventh house. It’s influence is somewhat suppressed in that sector, and because it isn’t a personalized planet in my chart, I don’t believe that I’ve got much to worry about.
Let’s hope so! I need more friends, not less friends . . .