As the next Full Moon on Saturday gains influence on human souls, the feisty red planet Mars continues to assert its presence in earthly affairs. Yesterday Mars was opposite the Moon in a tug of war via Leo and Aquarius while also forming a more pleasing triangular link with soul-sister asteroid Vesta.
Now Mars forms a potentially turbulence-creating duo with Saturn as they make a contra-parallel formation (10:12AM). This connection at 19 degrees north and south of the Celestial Equator has the capacity to behave like a volatile polarity in the Zodiac -- upsetting the peace and harmony present in primary partnerships. Therefore, be on your best behavior across the board and help dear ones on the skids.
Breakthroughs in higher consciousness can still guide you to success as the Moon makes a supportive, 60-degree rapport with electrifying Uranus (9:56AM) while Mercury forms an inspirational, 72-degree link to wisdom-keeper Pallas (5:38PM). The instinct to be careful and cautious overnight makes sense since the Moon is approaching a friction-magnifying square to Saturn (exact at 12:04AM tomorrow) and this 90-degree face-off begins a void lunar cycle that lasts until 1:52AM on Saturday.
Mars and Pluto are also about to team up as celestial trouble-makers via an off-kilter, 150-degree aspect as this tricky weekend gets underway.
[Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]