Mars Conjuncts Saturn

“The main thing in life is not to forget to be human.” Pablo Casals

I have a friend who raises working dogs and one of the terms she uses to describe border collies -who can be very focused, driven and energized when herding sheep – is “geared”. “They are geared,” she says. As Mars moves closer to the conjunction with Saturn (in effect from 8/17 – 9/5) feeling “geared” may be a more common occurrence. There is a tendency with this aspect to overwork. There can also be a fair amount of frustration. Mars /Saturn aspects are sometimes described as “driving with the brakes on.”

This is an ambitious placement and people who have it in their natal charts are usually very hard workers. A lot can be accomplished under this influence with clear goals. But there can be snags along the way. Repressed feelings – often related to frustration or lack of empowerment – can arise and result in hostile and sometimes cruel behavior towards others.

It’s best if angry, frustrated or upset under this aspect to take a break and consider the cause and whether you are fighting old battles or being unreasonable. It’s also wise to plan for times that are restorative and provide a sense of peace and interconnectedness. One of the Sabian symbols for the degree of the conjunction is,”A quiet path through the woods brilliant in autumn coloring.”

Amelia Shea specializes in issues of family, relationship and transition as well as life path and career.She can be reached at 603 654 1043, and Her readings start at $30 and can be done by phone, email and in person. All times mentioned at EDT. Pablo Casals quote from Divine Sparks by Karen Speerstra, Sabian symbol quote from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom.