Mars in Leo squares Saturn in Scorpio exactly today just before 7:06 am EDT. This aspect has been building palpably for at least the last week, contrasting the fiery passion of Mars in Leo with the chillier, potentially stuck quality of Saturn in Scorpio.
You will likely experience this as some form of pressure or drive. It might be emotional pressure, such as experiencing the effects of emotions and desire you’ve denied; it might be creative drive, such as a push to express an idea or bring to completion a project that you started a while ago.
The key to this aspect is the slow, steady burn. Don’t try to storm the mountain or demolish all your inhibitions at once. Take them one at a time; approach your feelings gently, or at least as gently as you can. If you push too hard, you run the risk of burning out. If you don’t apply enough heat and pressure, your energy could fizzle out.
Mars in Leo encountering Saturn in Scorpio is calling for a conscious blend of yin and yang, of assertive change and voluntary letting go of what is blocking your progress.
As this develops, the Moon ingresses Scorpio overnight Sunday into today, having spent the weekend in Libra. Later today, Mercury enters Libra. Anything that ingresses Libra (as the Sun will soon do) gets involved with the longstanding Uranus-Pluto square and will come with events that reveal deeper facets of the times in which we’re living.
For those following the situation in Syria, Mercury ingressing Libra is a sign of ‘news about diplomacy’. But Mercury makes a series of surprising moves over the next week, as it passes through the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto configuration. That means agreements made now will be subject to some radical revisions over the coming days.
One last astrology item: the Moon eclipsed Venus in Libra Sunday. There’s something here about sussing out the difference between desire and need. If you’ve found yourself in a discussion on the emotional content of a relationship yesterday or today, that would be a topic to bring into focus.