Explosion (source: ready.gov)

Transiting Uranus has been forming a twice-in-a-lifetime square to my natal Mars for a while now. With the slow-moving planet recently turning direct, the aspect will once again become exact over the next week or so. My horoscope on astro.com interprets the transit as follows:

“Watch out for impulsive actions, rash decisions and other actions that may have sudden, unexpected consequences and undesirable results in the future. You may feel that your ego is at stake in some way and that you have to assert yourself now regardless of the risk of getting involved in an accident.

There may be considerable tension with others who seem to be in your way all the time. It may be difficult to avoid disputes and ‘blowing up’ at others. This influence challenges your sense of security and just how much you believe you can assert yourself. The more insecure you are, the more likely you are to do something rash as a way of saying to the world that you are a person to be reckoned with. Authority figures who limit your freedom of movement and self-expression are very likely targets for your rebellion, which may be through petty acts or through larger actions that could get you into difficulties. It is not that you are wrong in wanting to assert yourself, but that the ways you choose to do this are not very well considered or effective. Do what you must, but act with a little discretion.

Quite often the effects of this influence are more unconscious; that is, you will not be aware of the feeling described above. This can lead to unconscious eruptions of the energy that can be quite disruptive.

The only real answer to this influence is to try to achieve some security about who you are and what you are doing. Then you will not feel such a great need to break free and take rash and ill-considered actions. You may still feel obliged to do something that is a significant break from your normal routine, but it will not be so destructive.”

I have to admit that I’m not feeling the effects of this aspect at all right now. I guess I should be grateful that I’ve got so much support from the personalized planets in my chart at the moment because I’m feeling steady, secure and somewhat unassertive. Uranus has even backtracked into my seventh house of partnerships to form this alignment, and yet my Libra rising seems to be the dominant force in my life lately with Saturn forming a trine to my ascendant degree. I’ve also got transiting Venus and Mars about to conjoin my sun in tandem, bringing out my innate Capricorn steadiness at a time when I could use a helping hand.

I’ve always been the sort of person who secretly wants to do rash, disruptive things — and sometimes the planets align in a manner that makes me lash out at others — but this is not one of those times. When Uranus moves out of this square in a month from now, things might be different for me, but for now I am feeling anything but explosive. I just want everyone to get along. I suppose I can thank my lucky stars for that!


  1. Hello – really interested to read about your Uranus/Mars Square transit experiences as I too will have this transit starting on 30 June 2022. The Square is between Uranus transitting my 8th house and squaring my natal Mars in the 11th house. If you have any further experiences/how to manage the transit to share re this transit I would be interested in reading about them. Thank you

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  2. Like I said in the last paragraph, I’d really like to lash out. Things are getting under my skin, but I’m holding it together. All the planets currently in my fourth house are providing me with a sense of caution, and I’ve been taking a step back from situations where I could lose control. I hope I keep it together, but I can feel the pressure bubbling up under the surface.


  3. My natal mars is at 18.42 so the exact orb will be on 1 August 2022 (along with NN conj Uranus in Taurus). At the moment the only transit (of outer planets) in operation is the Uran Sq Mars. At the moment I am not feeling the effects of the transit strongly but perhaps that will change in a few days time as we get closer to 1 August when it is exact. I did take some assertive action last week (and expected it to backfire) but so far it hasn’t. I’ll keep you posted. I have a Libra ascendant so I can be passive/aggressive in certain situations.

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