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February 14th: Mars conjunct Pluto in Aquarius; How Will You Keep your Cool?




Mars enters Aquarius at 10:05 pm on Monday 12th PST / 1:06 pm Tuesday 13th EST to initiate fresh new energy. This verve is different, rebellious, unorthodox, and not even sure why it does what it does sometimes. There is often a suddenness, or an action that comes rather out of the blue, with this spirit. It doesn’t always seem well timed, well thought out, or well suited to the person that is animated. But this is Mars in Aquarius, which is driven by a connected pulse. The vibe of Aquarius depends a lot on who it connects with and the shared mind of its environs. Aquarius will do what it does because it’s right, because it has an innate sense of what must be, or in a bid for freedom. Aquarius often will act alone, and provide some spark in which to revolve from.


About 24 hours later, specifically at 10:02 pm PST– on a day that some celebrate as Valentine's Day, and others celebrate the rising up against and eventual killing of Captain James Cook in Hawaii–  Mars conjuncts Pluto at 0 degrees Aquarius. This is the first time we’ve had this conjunction in this sign in our lifetime.  Last time Mars was conjunct Pluto, it was in Capricorn in 2022, and this conjunction will remain in Aquarius until October 2045. I might add that the 0 degree of any sign is pure, undiluted energy. These are big Aquarius vibes.


This will be about power, transformation, and our will. This is fixed air– it’s in the air. It’s sexual, ambitious, careless, and driven. It could bring out our worst, and it could also bring some strength that is long overdue. We might find ourselves in a power play, an expression of destruction or change, or in the middle of a big initiation.


We are being pushed out of our comfort zone, and asked to use inner resources that we may not know that we have. We may find ourselves in a loner position, unwillingly, or presented with someone’s independence or need for freedom. We’ve been doing a lot of relationship work lately and analysing our own power and control in our lives. 


Who’s driving the ship? 


Are you the Captain of your soul?


There’s a wild card to this. You might surprise yourself with your own behaviour. If you’re feeling shaky in life, know that this day might challenge you, and your conduct. Snap decisions, actions, and unstable reactions are all on the menu. It could be you, it could be someone else, but either way, you’ll have to deal with the aftermath. If you have practices to help you, start gathering your tools. 


One tool, is to consider everything from a higher level than usual. From a long-view, for you, and for humanity. Aquarius asks us to boldly go where no one has gone before. It asks us to be part of humanity in active way. 


Mars and Pluto together like this are explosive, not just for us personally, but in a wider context. Be careful how you use your power today. Make sure that you are aligned with who you are and who you want to be. 


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