Mars enters Scorpio on December 9th (3:59 AM EST). Actions, anger, initiative and sexual energy will intensify. This transit is about digging beneath the surface and asking why you're pursuing him/her, why you're angry, why you feel compelled to do ___. Sure, you can function on automatic pilot, but then you'll be at the mercy of a whole mess of subconscious impulses.
You can make tremendous strides if you have the proper focus. That means being conscious of your deeper motivations before you dive in. Scorpio is a Fixed sign; once you start down a certain path it will be very difficult to alter your course. And of course, there's the emotional component - the passion, the obsession, the simmering desire for X.
Mars in Scorpio combines sex with power, intimacy and vulnerability. The physical act has profound consequences in this sign. There can be wonderful or hideous possibilities, depending on how it's approached. The exchange of power, or being powerless, is a strong theme.
Obviously, there's good and bad to this transit. If your intent is focused in a healthy direction, you can increase your personal power. Intensity will drive you forward - the urge to push a situation as far as it will go. The urge to win (no matter what) on all levels. But if you're out for vengeance, or you're pursuing a destructive goal, then you will burn yourself to the ground. Scorpio's association with the Phoenix hi-lights the death/rebirth theme, but you don't have to reduce yourself to ashes. Stay conscious of what you're doing and where you're going.
Mars in Scorpio favours strategic actions. There's nothing random about this energy, so why not use that strategy in a way that will benefit you? Take control (by being aware) rather than allowing your compulsions to control you.
The Scorpio-occupied house(s) in your chart will be activated by Mars. Maybe it's time for a purge, or a penetration to the heart of that area of your life. Maybe it's time to wrestle with the uncomfortable subject you've been avoiding: intimacy, money you don't have control over (debts, a partner's finances), death, buried fears.
A key date will be January 6th, 2018, when Mars conjoins Jupiter. Keep your eyes on this one - Jupiter will amplify whatever Mars has cooking, and Mars will put Jupiter's beliefs/knowledge/ideals into action. This is an explosion that will erupt from deep below.
Here are the aspects Mars in Scorpio will make:
- Dec 15th, 2017: sextile Black Mon Lilith (4 deg Capricorn)
- Dec 28th, 2017: trine Neptune (11 deg Pisces)
- Jan 2nd, 2018: square the Nodes (15 deg Leo/Aquarius)
- Jan 5th, 2018: square Ceres Rx (16 deg Leo)
- Jan 6th, 2018: conjunct Jupiter (17 deg)
- Jan 8th, 2018: sextile Pluto (19 deg Capricorn)
- Jan 9th, 2018: sextile Venus (19 deg Capricorn)
- Jan 10th, 2018: sextile the Sun (19 deg Capricorn)
- Jan 17th, 2018: inconjunct Uranus (24 deg Aries)
- Jan 18th, 2018: trine Chiron (25 deg Pisces)
- Jan 26th, 2018: Sagittarius ingress