March 31, 2020—Every couple of years, the two malefics, Mars and Saturn, meet one another in the sky. In traditional astrology, Mars and Saturn are considered to be problematic. Their manifestations can bring challenges, struggle, frustration, and hard times our way. When these two come together as they will on the 31st, we can feel as through we’re in a distressing bottleneck: wanting to move forward with our lives but having to overcome a major obstacles in the way.
In the context of COVID-19, Mars conjunct Saturn will very likely escalate fear. The end of March could be one of the critical peaks of the crisis we find ourselves in. We are in this contractions for a 12 week period while Mars travels with Saturn. The bottleneck of fear and increased restriction began when Mars entered Capricorn, February 16, joining the South Node, Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn. It should ease up May 12th when Mars will leave Aquarius and enter Pisces.
Laser like focus
I hesitate to paint an entirely negative picture. Saturn and Mars might intensify restraints and worry, but there’s another side of the coin: focused action. This conjunction’s high side is the ability to employ a laser like focus in deliberately working towards sustainable solutions we desperately need right now. Structures such as Universal Basic Income, establishing food security, and skillfully addressing climate change to name just a few. If things feel as though they are falling apart right now, hold on. Collectively, we’re in the process of waking up to a new vision.
On a more personal level, the isolation and disruption to our normal lives is giving us a precious opportunity to reevaluate how we want to spend our time and with whom. 2020 and 2021 is a time of upheaval and change. The astrology we find ourselves in reflects the birth of a new collective paradigm. We have valuable time right now to tune into how we want to participate as the world resets and reconfigures.
Image by Jetter Green