March 20: Mars is conjunct Jupiter

March 20: Mars is conjunct Jupiter



The moon is square Venus at 2:00 a.m.

Overnight, the cool and objective Aquarian moon forms a square aspect with Venus in Taurus. Both the planet of feeling and the planet of connection are in fixed signs, meaning they are holding fast to their positions, edging and catalyzing each other into amplified expressions. When the moon and Venus form a square, in natal charts and in synastry, it can indicate an exaggeration of emotion and at times an overindulgence in pleasures. Oftentimes, this square can point to the belief that one is unworthy of love, as if it will always be a bit of a struggle to establish self-worth. This aspect is fleeting, since the moon moves quickly, but may heighten abandon and immersion in self-gratification while it is active.

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Mars is conjunct Jupiter at 4:35 a.m.

As the morning progresses, Mars and Jupiter come together in cardinal Capricorn, merging action and initiative with expansion and growth. This is a unique transit, for us on a personal and collective level, as it can only occur in Capricorn once every 12 years, or a whole Jupiter cycle, so this is a significant moment to take advantage of. Check which house Capricorn is on the cusp of in your chart to see what area of life this is playing out in now…

It’s an interesting combination, since Mars is powerfully exalted in Capricorn, yet Jupiter is in its “fall” in the determined Goat’s sign, merging planetary forces that are both amplified and restrained. Jupiter loves to affirm, yet in Capricorn, these affirmations are tempered and reserved, so for the whole year, we may be finding any optimism we are tapping into to be somewhat cautious and grounded. If Jupiter represents blind faith, in Capricorn it represents belief through proof, tangibility, and practicality. Today, Mars comes along to kick our confidence and courage into high gear and activate our well-considered and soberly laid plans. Any action that we are prompted into now will be fruitful if it comes from a well-drawn strategy with an eye on the long game.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.