From Apr 2002*
Mars in Taurus square Uranus in Aquarius.
Mars in Taurus is moving into square aspect with Uranus in Aquarius. Mars deals with action and initiative. Uranus deals with sudden moves and surprises. Again, a square is a 90° aspect of frustration, hindrance, discomfort, and discord.
This combination offers no help whatsoever for those impulse-control issues I just mentioned. This energy is known for impatience, improvisation, and quick reactions which may not be altogether wise or on target. Whatever help the steady, grounded sign of Taurus might offer is wiped out totally by the presence of Uranus in its own sign of Aquarius -- a combination that wrote the book on rebellion, lightning-fast changes, and defiant independence.
The aim of this energy might be sensible, reliable, profitable actions, implemented in novel and progressive ways ... but the stubborn insistence on "doing your own thing in your own fashion" may undercut this intention severely. This can be a headstrong, obstinate, unreasonable energy that prompts actions steeped in these same qualities.
Clearly there could be trouble ahead over the next couple of weeks as people wrapped up in their own schemes and fantasies defiantly decline to listen to reason. You will undoubtedly meet a few examples. But keep reminding yourself ... you are also one of the players in this drama of willful choices. At least be that honest.
* Articles in the extensive series "Things to Know About" are constructed from information originally published in Step-by-Step, our Premium Members several-times a week Astrology Ezine. This Ezine has been continuously published since late November 2001. The material is published here mostly for my convenience. It is not intended to be finished, organized, polished or even complete. Some of it may be notes that don't even make a lot of sense, but you're welcome to look at it.
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