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MARS in TAURUS (Feb 14 – March 30): Slow and Steady Strength into Spring

14 Feb

Dear Astro Friend on Planet Earth,

Today, Feb 14, MARS left ‘his’ ARIES domain, shortly after ‘his’ grand finale, offering in ‘his’ bi-annual linking with URANUS on Feb 12 fierce ‘fire crackers’ or other surprise effects (like extended and substantial snow here on Vancouver Island), revolutionary and liberating energy outbursts!

To enter TAURUS where the ‘Warrior’ energy will dwell until March 30:
Pursue natural Desires, Be Fully EmBodied, and Enjoy Life with all your Senses
 (the new Chinese Year of the Earth Piggy is in par with that).

Yet Remain Unattached.
Be in Nature and in Your Nature!

Tactile Buds – Photo by Melanie, Feb 2019


Johfra Bosschart Taurus

Johfra Bosschart: Venus Rules Taurus (and the Martian Warrior Takes a Rest)

Spring is now hopefully for real on the doorstep here on the West Coast (thanks Goddess for granting the gift of patience!), as the Martian energy settles into TAURUS – inviting us to slow down, enjoy Life with all our senses, plant seeds, and take some time to relax…

…after perhaps battling the elements, or fighting with others, running and rushing here and there, starting a lot of fires, and being highly charged and challenged, under MARS in fast and furious ARIES at the start of the year (Dec 31 – Feb 14).
MARS in in its ruled sign ARIES is a fast, direct, initiatory energy, and brought up anger and the impulse to assert.

MARS in fiery ARIES came to a crescendo in the first half of February, when it squared PLUTO the Transformer on FEB 1, and joined forces with URANUS the Awakener / Electrifier on FEB 12.
How was that for you? 
Did you ‘jump’ – or ‘surf’ through it? Enlivened and energized? Or irritated and dealing with Power issues?
A catalyst energy for transformation and liberation it’s been… Perhaps something in you like in myself ‘suddenly’ shifted, affirming to ‘keep things simple’ and show up authentically.


MARS is our assertion / life force / vitality Archetype. 
It rules the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) – our power centre.
You know that sensation in the stomach when getting triggered…
Always good to check in and register what that has to do with the Ego. Yes, MARS is also the ‘Ego Planet’, expressing itself in ARIES rather direct and aggressively / assertively: “This is what I want and going for. And I’m doing it – actually: NOW.” Butting heads and flared-up battling can be an immediate effect when assertions conflict with one another. And yes, it’s been definitely an assertive time over the last 1 1/2 months…

Sheep Babies

Sheep Babies – baaaahh!

And / or it could have expressed as emergence and spontaneous action. Innocent. Baby steps.
Just going for it, trying out something new, rather than contemplating and ruminating.
ARIES is the first sign of the Zodiac. The Spring Lamb.

Hopefully we could channel the energy into this spontaneous, authentic action – and get up and start fresh when things were short-lived, or didn’t go anywhere.


With MARS now in TAURUS, the energy lends itself to slowwwing down, literally sitting and meditating, sitting with our initiatives and choices, smelling the fragrances of the (fingers crossed!) incoming Spring, cooking and tasting yummy food, listening to the sounds of music and the sounds of Nature, enjoying Life with all our senses, and honouring Mother Nature (every day is Earth Day!) and our earthly existence.
Fighting for Mother Earth and all her creations would be a natural MARS in TAURUS impulse, or rather resisting than actively fighting.


In its nearly 2-year cycle, MARS was in TAURUS the last time in March / April 2017.
We’re now coming full circle with what we planted and what took roots since then – esp. in the area of our lives relating to TAU in our charts (House, Planets, SUN, MOON, AC in TAU).
One thing that comes to mind for me from that time is new actions (MARS) I took in my business (ruled by TAURUS – yep, that meant also investing money – a Taurean domain too), and the patience required with seeing things ‘bloom’.
Looks like it’s time for more inspired action – and for ‘gardening qualities’ of patience and persistence.

In TAURUS, the first Earth Sign of the Zodiac, MARS

  • helps us with being grounded,
  • give more attention to our body and its natural desires,
  • and going for tangible, sensate experiences of being alive.
  • We tend to rather pursue security and stability than ephemeral adventures.
  • Our motivation to assert (MARS) what’s valuable (TAU) is strong – and can sometimes become rigid and stubborn (TAU when there’s attachment.

And hey, what’s REAL WEALTH?


On a deeper level, MARS in TAURUS helps us with grounding and embodying Spirit-in-Matter.
PLUTO and SATURN nowa-years in ultra-Earthy rock-solid CAP have us
lead by example – by being an embodiment of our intrinsic soul / spirit / essence.

MARS goes into Earth Trine alignment with SATURN on March 14, and with PLUTO on March 20, supporting acting / moving from Power-as-Simplicity and Body Wisdom.

In these MARS in TAURUS weeks, lets re-discover slowing down and enjoying the EmBuddha-ment (Embodiment without attachment)!




MARS in TAU in Earth Trine with SATURN & PLUTO in CAP just before / AT Spring Equinox is a welcome grounding and integrative upcoming Astro~Weather pattern, after a wilder Martian ride in ARIES at the beginning of this year. A good time to find inner ground in the big evolutionary changes, and to be clear where we stand.

It’s also an excellent energy to guard and protect sacred land and Mother Earth from exploitation and abuse of resources. MARS in TAURUS can harness resisting and defending energy, to be channeled into a deeper, evolutionary purpose.


Painting: Anima Mundi by Forrest Boden

MARS in TAURUS (Feb 14 – March 30) Meetings with other Cosmic Archetypes

Weekly (mostly on / just after the weekend), the MOON in fixed signs TAU, LEO, SCO and AQ meets, goes into square, and opposition with MARS.
Days to watch for, re: emotional re-actions / attachments / confrontation / resistance.

Be the wise and patient Buddha…


MARS in TAU itself goes into mostly ‘chill’ and mutually supportive aspects with the SUN, NEPTUNE, SATURN, MERCURY, and PLUTO.
Good to know – and not to ‘neglect’ / be lazy re: the gifts in this.

FEB 14
MARS enters TAU
Slow, Steady, Strong, into Spring

FEB 17
The MOON in LEO in square with MARS in TAU
Don’t let ego, pride, and stubbornness get the better of you / get involved in ‘theirs’. 
Be playful and enjoy Life.

FEB 23
The MOON in SCO opposes MARS in TAU
Feeling like someone / life / your deep-dark emotions poking and provoking you like El Toro being poked by the Matador?
Don’t turn the discomfort against you, go into brooding / pouting, or numb it with food. Better to go to the bottom of things, emotionally, and guided by your bodily sensations.

FEB 27
The SUN in PISCES in sextile with MARS in TAU
A ‘Spa Day / Evening’? Perfect day to chill, rest, and enjoy.

The MOON in AQ in square with MARS in TAU
Conflict between your (or your friend’s / partner’s) need to socialize, and the Call of Nature, peace and calm? How can it be reconciled? Freedom matters.

MARS in TAU sextile NEPTUNE in PI
Being calm, relaxed, and open to attune to and connect with synchronicities and miracles.

The MOON in TAU conj. MARS
Time to cook up something yummy.

MARS in TAU in  Earth trine with SATURN in CAP
Know where you stand, simply, clearly. Find Inner Ground.

MERCURY retro (post conj. with the SUN) in PI sextile MARS in TAU
Let your Body guide you to be open for Messages.

MARCH 18 – here we go again, one lunar cycle later:
The MOON in LEO in square with MARS in TAU
Don’t let ego, pride, and stubbornness get the better of you / get involved in ‘theirs’. 
Be playful and enjoy Life.

MARCH 20 – Spring Equinox (first day of ARIES, ruled by MARS!) & Full MOON in LIBRA-ARIES!
MARS in TAU in Earth Trine with PLUTO in CAP
Harness resisting and defending energy, and channel it into a deeper, evolutionary purpose.

VENUS in AQ in square with MARS in TAU
En-Joy with all your Senses, yet don’t get attached to your desires. Love is always Free.

MARS in TAU in quincunx with JUPITER in SAG.
Beyond wanting permanence there’s freedom in knowing what it’s all about…

MARCH 24 – rolling out the MARS – PLUTO (ruling SCO) dynamic:
The MOON in SCO opposes MARS in TAU
Go to the bottom of things emotionally, and guided by your bodily sensations.

MARS leaves TAURUS and enters GEMINI
Find your Voice, and take Flight.


MARS in TAURUS (FEB 14 – MARCH 30) ushers two slow moving Archetypes into new Zodiac signs:

  • Shamanic CHIRON goes fully into (MARS ruled!) ARIES – already next week, Feb 18 – until Apr 14, 2027!
    The Medicine of Showing up Authentically!
  • URANUS – Archetype of the Awakener – leaves ARIES (since 2011) and fully enters TAURUS, on March 6 – the day of the New Moon in PISCES.
    Wake UP, Earthlings!


Dedicated to MARS in TAURUS,
in Earth Trine with SATURN and PLUTO in CAP – exact March 14 & 20:



Medicine Wheel



You have been telling people this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is THE Hour.
Here are the things that must be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

This could be a good time!

There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel like they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination.

The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off toward the middle of the river, keep your eyes open, and our heads above the water.
See who is here with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves!
For the moment we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lonely wolf is over.
Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we have been waiting for.

The Elders
Oraibi, Arizona
Hopi Nation


MARS in TAURUS in Your Chart & Life…

…can help your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in TAURUS and the area/s of life relating to the House/s where TAURUS is in your birth (and local) chart/s to being grounded in the strength of slow, steady, patient, and enjoyable Life Force. Sense it in your Body!


MARS in TAURUS now transiting in your… House relating to…:

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

2nd House:
Your Values, what you own, literally & metaphorically, your Business

3rd House:
Your Environment

4th House:
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

5th House:
Your Creative, Playful, Inner Child and Lover

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

8th House:
Your Involvement and Sharing with Others, Your Transformations

9th House:
What gives you Meaning, Your Wisdom, Inspiration, Path and Travels

10th House:
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

11th House:
Your Social Side – Engagement with Society, Groups and Friends

12th House:
Your Transcendent and Spiritual Self and Union with All-that-Is.


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Wishing You the Gifts of Slow, Steady Strength and EmBodied Enjoyment, with MARS in TAURUS!


© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger





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MARS now in SAG (Jan 26 – March 17): Itinerary for the Journey

27 Jan

MARS ‘made it’ over the ‘Phoenix Point’ (check out this apropos post) –
Coming out from the depths of SCORPIO, arising into the heights of SAG, on Jan 26!

Fiery energy wants to arise now that’s excellent for motivation, enthusiasm, literally travelling, shooting from the Heart, being in your Truth, and aiming high!

MARS gets your inner SAG going, and fired UP!
Got your SUN, MOON, AC, Nodes, or Planets in SAG? These sides / Archetypes in you get a boost of energy over the next weeks!
Even if you don’t have ‘anything there, SAG occupies a certain House in your chart. This area of life gets lit up now; action & movement are ON.


SAG in your 7th House of Partners / Partnerships: Do something fun, heart-ful, and adventurous with your partner, and important people in your life. 
SAG in your 2nd House: Promote your business, finally get that website out, and move yer body!

With SAG, just say YES, and go for it – if the Spirit calls you! It’s called adventure…. Are you motivated to move – freely and spaciously? Time to get going!
Also note that NO PLANETS are RETRO until March 8 – clearly a time to catch the momentum.

MARS now in SAG energizes literally walking, hiking, journeys, and all sorts of sports esp. where legs and eye sight (which SAG the Centaur Archer rules) are crucial.


MERCURY was recently retro in SAG (Dec 2 – 22, 2017, with ‘stormy’ times before and after). Where communication went astray MARS now in SAG showsopportunities and brings motivation to get things going in a new way or direction, after having seen the bigger picture.

Also, MARS is in SAG for the first time since 2016 (when it even went retro in SAG, back to SCO – any connections to then?
And MARS is in SAG the first time after SATURN gave us SAG lessons (2015 – 2017), which helps with moving forward where there’s been ‘Fear of Flying’, or holding back from moving forward for reasons that are only now seen.


MERCURY was recently retro in SAG (Dec 2 – 22, 2017, with ‘stormy’ times before and after). Where communication went astray / nowhere MARS now in SAG shows an opportunities and motivation to get things going in a new way or direction, after having seen the bigger picture.

Also, MARS in SAG for the first time since 2016 (when it even went retro in SAG – SCO), after SATURN in SAG (2015 – 2017) helps with moving forward where there’s been ‘Fear of Flying’.

Funny – I realized the other day that the matches I’ve been using all along  have a ‘Phoenix’ image – Red Bird!
Goes to show / confirms:
Sometimes, it takes a little ‘synchronicity nudge’ to see with fresh eyes what’s always been there (also very SAG!)! 

SAG is an intuitive energy – if lit up by Spirit!

A moving & uplifting story teller, motivator, and heart-to-heart connector. One who starts a movement…

Jupiter Rules Sagittarius.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Just as the SAG Centaur-Archer pulls the arrow first back to the Heart before aiming and shooting / releasing(!) it, let your Heart and Inner Light (see the Hermit with the lantern in the picture?) be ignited, and let they lead your direction!

BE in your Truth, let the Truth set you FREE, and move with your Truth and Trust!

BE in your Truth, let the Truth set you FREE, and move with your Truth and Trust!

Maybe literally travel or initiate a journey – don’t ‘over plan’ though! -, and have something to look forward to. Go on a pilgrimage, or ‘simply’ move the energy, to free up what might have been stuck, over the Fall and early Winter – or maybe for a long time….

SAG is fun and inspiring – if it doesn’t get too dogmatic about their truth, and stays really open-minded and generous…

My mom in Germany told me on the phone last weekend that the Carnival is in full swing there, with lots ofcomedians giving satire speeches and doing spoofs about politicians and celebrities. Intentional ‘fake news’ with a purpose. A modern version of the medieval Jester – King tradition.
Which is also an AQ – LEO dynamic!
The Court Jester, well aware of what people / commoners were thinking and talking about, was the one conveying the voice of the people to the king, and letting him face ‘the mirror’.
A regulatory function we could use more of these days – with ‘kings’ who have a good sense of humour, and see the value and importance of listening to wise Jesters.


Mars (Hubble Space Telescope)

So, let’s check into the 

Itinerary for MARS in SAG (Jan 26 – March 13, 2018)

Jan 26:
MARS entered SAG (until March 17).

Soaring in new Freedom like an Eagle! Follow your Vision!

Jan 30:
The MOON in LEO (before Fullness / Total Lunar Eclipse on Jan 31) in Fire Trine with MARS in SAG.
Fired-up and inspired – aim & relate from the Heart, be playful, have FUN!

Feb 16 / 17:
MARS in SAG in Square with the MOON (after the New Moon / Partial Solar Eclipse in AQ on Feb 15) and NEPTUNE in PI.
Move and be moved and connected, in freedom and flow (sounds like surfing to me 🙂 ). And if you feel hurt, how can you let go and release – with love, and compassion – uplevelling your experience too…

Feb 25 / 28:
MARS in SAG in Square with VENUS and MERCURY in PI.
Follow the momentum, and attract in the field of love. Take it easy on agendas and righteousness (yours, theirs), and dance with what-IS.’

March 11: 
MARS in SAG in Fire Trine with URANUS in (MARS ruled) ARIES.
Be the inspired Activist and Innovator! Where could you actualize this potential your life?

March 13 / 14:
MARS in late SAG (the Galactic Centre) – just before entering CAP – in square with CHIRON in late PI.
Discover the Teaching, and find the Medicine that moves you, from your Inner Deep Space.


Blessings for the Inner and Outer Rebirth-into-Freedom, and into Spring!

© Melanie Lichtinger 2018



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