Mars in Leo square Jupiter in Taurus 23rd May 2023

Mars at 1 degree 28 minutes Leo is square Jupiter at 1 degree 28 minutes Taurus at 5.13 am GMT 6.13 am BST 23rd May 2023.

Accepting more work than you are capable of managing, due to overconfidence in how much you can do, isn’t wise and could lead to failure. In this case pride will come before a fall. Although there may be a perception of having more strength and resilience, physically and psychologically it won’t last as long as you think it will. Gaining more territory whether it’s literally or metaphorically, is challenging but not impossible. You may have a battle on your hands. Being too proud to ask for guidance from those who have gone before you will be foolish and a waste of the assistance that’s available.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Mars in Leo opposition retrograde Pluto in Aquarius 21st May 2023

Mars at 0 degrees 16 minutes Leo is opposition retrograde Pluto at 0 degrees 16 minutes Aquarius at 3.04 am GMT 4.04 am BST 21st May 2023.

Liberation from the control of those who want to dominate by restricting freedom, will have to be fought for with courage and no intention to surrender. People who want to force their rule on others will face opposition from individuals who object to authority of plutocrats. Loyalties are tested and it will become very clear who is going to stand by you and who isn’t. Compromise is not on the agenda and there are big changes ahead whether you like it or not. Taking the lead and directing a course of action where you want it to go has its challenges; slowing down or stopping risks defeat.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Mars in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces 15th May 2023

Mars at 27 degrees 7 minutes Cancer is trine Neptune at 27 degrees 7 minutes Pisces at 1.44 pm GMT 2.44 pm BST 15th May 2023.

Pouring your energy into what you care about and want to develop will come naturally right now with no restrictions to get in the way. Putting your dreams into action will feel unreal and thrilling. Do what feels right, even if it doesn’t seem logical or makes any sense to those around you. Charity begins at home and ether is the urge to improve the domestic environment, so it will be more comfortable for you to retreat to. Although you may be willing to help others if they would benefit from your support; your priority will be to feather your own nest.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Mars in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus 29th April 2023

Mars at 18 degrees 22 minutes Cancer is sextile Uranus at 18 degrees 22 minutes Taurus at 8.05 pm GMT 9.05 pm BST 29th April 2023.

You could find you’re not in the mood to be restricted and you will find a way to get past anything or anyone who could hold you back. It’s strangely comforting to take the initiative to radically change what you routinely rely upon to provide stability in your life. This probably won’t be outlandish, but it can keep you on your toes. Patience and impatience alternate erratically according to the speed of how people respond to you. Fortunately, this should be well timed, so you can use tactics to do what wasn’t possible for you to do previously. Aggression won’t work but stubbornness and determination will.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Mars in Cancer trine Saturn in Pisces 30th March 2023

Mars at 2 degrees 36 minutes Cancer is trine Saturn at 2 degrees 36 minutes Pisces at 7.04 pm GMT 8.04 pm BST 30th March 2023.

There will be enough energy and patience to deal with demanding tasks, but it will come and go in waves. This prevents falling into the pitfall of continuously working until reaching burn out. Instead you should be able to pace yourself, which in the long run will help you to get more done. Working at self-care will be very satisfying. It’s not about self-indulgence; it’s about taking better care of yourself in the form to the work / life balance. If you need those in a position of authority to be kind to you, try to appeal to their emotional side to gain their empathy. For most of us this is a good transit for taking action to nurture and take responsibility for what is most dear to us.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Sun in Pisces square Mars in Gemini 16th March 2023

The Sun at 25 degrees 53 minutes Pisces is square Mars at 25 degrees 53 minutes Gemini at 6.10 pm GMT 16th March 2023.

Energy and enthusiasm are present but perhaps not orientated to any particular direction. Not knowing what task to tackle first will lead to scattering your time and effort into too many places where nothing is completed after it has been started during this transit. Accidents have an increased risk of happening; mainly due to distraction and a lack of concentration when it’s most important. Also, be vigilant about an increased vulnerability to infection; especially if it’s caused by injury. Being quick to respond to defend yourself is acceptable if you are under attack, but being overly defensive if no attack is intended can result in conflict that didn’t have to be initiated.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Mercury in Aquarius trine Mars in Gemini 22nd February 2023

Mercury at 16 degrees 45 minutes Aquarius is trine Mars at 16 degrees 45 minutes Gemini at 8.14 pm GMT 22nd February 2023.

Mentally stimulating activity during this transit means that boredom will be in short supply. Take the initiative on your own terms according to what you think should be done and how it should be carried out. Being independent from the influence of popular opinions is useful for having the confidence to align yourself with those who go against the grain of convention. Various avenues to lighten up and make your life more interesting open up pretty quickly. They may not be life changing, but they will be a breath of fresh air.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Venus in Pisces square Mars in Gemini 5th February 2023

Venus at 11 degrees 14 minutes Pisces is square Mars at 11 degrees 14 minutes Gemini at 3.29 am GMT 5th February 2023.

If there are hindrances in relating to people who you would like to be on good terms with, it’s because you are unsure in what you want from them and you may lack the courage to start a conversation with them. Generally, there is a reluctance to compromise as you would have to make sacrifices that would leave you feeling uneasy or vulnerable. With this in mind it can’t be expected for others to be willing to compromise for your benefit either. Harsh words that are intended to be sharply and constructively critical have the undesired effect of being hurtful. Although it won’t be easy, as least try to be kind, even if it.s a lot of effort on your part.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Sun in Sagittarius opposition retrograde Mars in Gemini 8th December 2022

The Sun at 16 degrees 6 minutes Sagittarius is opposition retrograde Mars at 16 degrees 6 minutes Gemini at 5.42 am GMT.

What has accomplished with physical exertion could become partially or completely undone, depending on how quickly you respond. Trying to do too much during this transit will lead to exhaustion and feeling frazzled. It’s better to concentrate on reaching one target rather than do as much as you can in a short amount of time, otherwise you will be wasting your time and energy. Being assertive may stir up opposition from those who don’t take kindly to you making your presence felt. Pushing back against that reaction is what should be done, but going too far may cause a confrontation.

© Sarah Cochrane 2022.

Venus in Sagittarius opposition retrograde Mars in Gemini 1st December 2022

Venus at 18 degrees 47 minutes Sagittarius is opposition retrograde Mars at 18 degrees 47 minutes Gemini at 5.29 am GMT 1st December 2022.

Imbalances based on gender will have to be addressed. Not much will be done about them though; there could be more talk than action. Disagreements are accepted but full-on arguments are not. A battle of the sexes probably won’t happen, but a few home truths will be uncomfortable. Impulsive urges to spend money are affected by nervousness about what has to be done to replace the funds that have already been used. Buy now and pay later will be trickier than you think. Blind optimism that money will be found from somewhere, especially in the short-term from friends or partners can’t be relied upon.

© Sarah Cochrane 2022.