When in the same sign, they contradict and obstruct each other.
Saturn tries to rein Mars in and slow him down.
Mars tries to kick Saturn on the backside and speed him up.
They clash... and smash... making things crash.
(Okay - it's getting late. I'll try not to do that Dr. Seuss stuff again.)
My teachers always referred to these two when they get together as "the planets of war."
Mars sits in each of the twelve signs of the zodiac for just six weeks. (Again - he's speedy.) While Saturn parks in one sign for roughly two and a half years.
So Mars catches up to Saturn a couple of times a year, making this combination of the two difficult planets getting together in the same place in the night sky not astronomically unusual or special.
Which is why NASA isn't writing about it in their newsletter this month... (But they sure are talking about that super exciting and successful Mars mission! As my husband likes to say while watching scientists on TV in awe, "Go nerds!")
And it's not even astrologically all that big of a deal. MOST of the time.
But THIS time, this month, it's likely going to be more of a problem.
Because of Rahu joining them, ramping up the frustration they bring. And because Mercury, the planet of communication, goes retrograde today for the rest of February, causing all kinds of potential mix-ups and misunderstandings... fun, fun.
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Strongest Astrological Influence: Mars Sextile Jupiter
According to their astrological profiles, Best Actress nominee Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right) and husband Warren Beatty share a boundless lust for life and, when they combine energies, it's luckier than having a four-leaf clover, a horseshoe and a rabbit's foot in one place. On the flip side, all this high-flying excitement can lead to risky moves, so at least one of them should keep bail money on hand.
With this kind of perma-party, the stars predict that they'll never be bored—but they might be exhausted. Sorry Annette... You may not get your Oscar, but you'll still have your main man.
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