• Erin

Mars in Taurus: Ready, Steady Aggression

While 2020 is over, the astrological calendar does not always cleanly line up with the Gregorian calendar. There is still some leftover energy from 2020 that we will have to contend with in 2021, particularly throughout January. And Mars will feature especially prominently in the cosmic conversation this month.

On January 6, 2021, Mars entered Taurus. Planets in anaretic degrees, that is to say the 29th, or last, degree of a sign, are often felt or expressed more intensely than during their transit through the remainder of a sign. This is in large part due to the shift in both quaternity (mode) and triplicity (element) that occur upon entering a new sign.

On January 6th, 2021, the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA was breached by a group of protestors incited to riot during the Congressional certification of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election results. And on the 6th of this month, after having been chilling in his home sign for more than six months when he normally only stays in a given sign for six weeks, Mars left the anaretic degree of Aries and entered the fixed sign of the bull. Taurus being a sign ruled by Venus, Mars has a natural aversion to and discomfiture in this sign. And Mars had a lot to say.

The above image of the self-proclaimed "QAnon Shaman” has achieved mainstream notoriety in the aftermath of the events of the U.S. Capitol breach. Of particular note is the bullhorn and bull horns sported by a figure engaging in a martial display of force and aggression. It is a visceral representation of the archetypal cosmology and zeitgeist of the day.

The next potentially dicey major astrological weather to keep an eye out for will occur on January 20th. That’s right, Inauguration Day in the United States. They sure know how to pick ‘em in D.C., don’t they?

Let’s take a closer look at the skies on January 20th at noon in Washington, DC.