Mars advances on Uranus, Astrology Forecast through Feb 14, 2019

Mars-Uranus conjunction Feb 13 2019 chart wheel
Mars-Uranus conjunction Feb 13 2019 chart wheel

Maybe it’s because, aside from Sun, Mars dominates my chart, but I’ve noticed I seem to be more sensitive to Mars stuff. I read/listen/watch a fair bit of other astrologers on different platforms and it seems that the God of War coming up on Prometheus this week hasn’t really reached headlines much. On the other hand, Venus in Capricorn has been getting a lot of attention. Honestly, for a few reasons, I don’t see the latter as being even nearly as important as the former.

First of all. Venus travels around the zodiac about once a year, and Mars, every other year. Venus happenings are therefore about twice as common as Mars happenings.

Second, to continue off of that idea, conjunctions are generally more important in reading current transits than inner planet ingresses. They just move too fast and change signs too often for the transitions to be of much note (unless it is a transition into dignity or detriment, and of course in this case, Mars has dignity where he is, but Venus is peregrine). Why is this? Well, there are many points to be made here, but let’s stick with two: a conjunction applies regardless of which zodiac we’re using (and if it consists of visible bodies, this means anyone can go outside and literally see it with their own eyes, which cannot be done with an ingress, especially in tropical and other mathematical, not literal, zodiacs). Also, and maybe more obviously, when the energies of two planets combine, we get an experience that is “more than the sum of its parts.” Two are better than one, they say.

Third: anything that happens at the 29th or “anaretic” degree is extremely significant. There is a lot to be said about this degree, but suffice to say that it is like the grand finale of the sign, like right before the peak and then dip of a roller coaster, or it is like the end of the life of the archetype of the sign, where all of the energy of the whole rest of the sign is shown. It’s that sign, added up and amplified, all in one degree.

Yeah, obviously I am pretty amped up about this conjunction. How Martian of me. Well, excitement is better than the more negative effects that I have been feeling. For the first time ever in my life, I have been sleeping with clenched fists. And I actually got into a physical fight with a stranger this past weekend! That has never happened to me in my life. ever. Of course, this event is hitting my chart in a really buckwild way. My natal Hades Moon is at 29° Aries, and Uranus has been “shaking things up” for me for about a year now there, due to the Rx (well, it’s longer than that because of my 20° Aries MC, so this is really an extended “shaken not stirred” transit experience for me, but let’s stick with what’s now, eh?). I’ve been living with Uranus at this point for quite a while now (and so have you, although you probably don’t have your Moon there. If you do, by Gawd, send me a message, bestie!). It’s been, well, kind of textbook, with the emotional instability and the many correspondences specific to my chart. I’ve even, in a way, gotten kind of used to it, and the insanity has become almost normal. So until this past week, I was almost challenging Uranus in my thoughts:

“That’s all you got? This is the final chapter of your prescription for me?”

“I’m relaxin’ over here, so bored and actually depressed! I thought you were going to change things up for me! And I’m right where I was in the beginning! What a joke, Uranus…”

I am so sorry. Please forgive me.

I had overlooked Ares himself coming to the “aid” of the ol-shake-n-baker.

Yeah, I’m being dramatic. It’s a Leo thing.

And yes, like all things, awareness and a perspective shift does wonders. Why do you think I’m writing about this? It ain’t for my health (actually, it TOTALLY IS).

This transit has great potential for great change. What Uranus may not be able to do alone, Mars says “hey fucker, this is gonna happen, because I have the sword/iron bar/erect penis/rage/totally relentless persistence, thanks for hangin out, let’s do this FUCK YEAH!!!!”

For us on the ground it’s sort of like adding one of those hot sauces with the cheap homemade labels that you think can’t be that bad but when you take the tiniest “tongue taste” you start to cry, to your martini, or something… god, my analogies are really bombing today. Sorry y’all.

The point is, what was unpredictable before, is now really unpredictable and explosive. Good or bad? Depends.

Have you ever tended a fire during the day? Or have you witnessed a fire out of control, in general? Did you notice how the fire was somehow REALLY HOT FIRE and did you notice how you couldn’t really see where the flames were actually going? How the Sun’s energy made the flames that much more dangerous? How the heat from the fire seemed to extend so much farther beyond its normal boundary, and how your normal sense of this boundary was no longer available?

Or maybe TNT is a better example. Yeah, dynamite. That stuff that when you smuggle it, you have to wear pillows because if you touch it the wrong way it’ll explode on you. You don’t even need a match. Just a strong wind.

This conjunction is like that. This is a LOT of energy. And it has to go somewhere. There is great potential here. Yet it may also cause problems. It totally depends on your awareness of the energy, how you use it and if you allow it to flow rather than consume you. Pay attention to where this is in your chart. Wherever that is, Uranus has been there for a while. This is like the last bit of the game in the tournament where the players are REALLY amped up, it’s their last chance, emotions are super high, shit can turn on a dime, and both teams are planning on using their secret  “knock’m dead” play.

You may find yourself feel unusually passionate, sexy, or just straight up angry (see: frothing with rage and screaming in broad daylight at someone you’ve never met before while your two respective dogs are chilling out wondering what the ruck is going on).

You may have unusual amounts of energy. Perhaps you are staying up till the wee hours working on some project. Maybe you’re having breakthroughs and breakdowns. Uranus can cause that by itself. Adding Mars to the mix, well, I am reminded of a bodybuilding supplement that one of my family members has, called “TOTAL WAR.” Yes, that’s the actual name of a drink mix.

Weird shit can happen here. Things may break, or fall. In fact, both happened today here at La Casa. Two of the animals got into a spat, resulting in a lamp (light bulb and electricity = Uranus) falling and breaking (Mars) on the floor. Yet, the light remained intact. All that shattered was the base. We get to keep our “ideas” but the form that we thought they would take may not carry over. Stuff we didn’t even realize had to change will just crash. And then there was my Mom trying to put food in the fridge, and items just kept falling out of it onto the floor, causing all sorts of grocery sorting chaos. It was like the yogurts and tupperware had minds of their own.

Shit may fly.

Or you may fly through some shit.

I recommend, if you’ve been having trouble the past few days, do whatever you can to mitigate any more potential harm. This is a volatile conjunction at a critical degree. Even if you are cool as a cucumber on an ice tray, someone else may blow their top. Beware.

And yet be prepared for a real BOOST to change that you have been gearing up for, because this may be the literal fire being lit under your ass (literally… and that Thai Spicy Duck I had last night is quacking in agreement).

Just be careful you’re not farting when the flame arrives… or, hold that fart in until just the right moment. Whatever fuels your rocket, baby.


The exact conjunction is at about 6:15 AM UTC/1:15 AM EST, Feb 13 2019.


Then, Mars moves into Taurus the next day, St. Valentine’s Day, at about 12:00 noon UTC/6:00 am EST. So, if you have Valentine’s Day plans either with a partner (or yourself), my recommendation is not to use the energy of the preceding few days to prepare for your activities. You may expect fireworks and the raunchiest sex ever but end up just cuddling and eating takeout while watching a weird movie last minute.

Is this conjunction hitting any sensitive points in your chart? How has Uranus sitting there for a while been? Have you been feeling anything different there the past few days? I’d love to hear about your experiences.



  1. Its interesting as my natal Uranus is at 28 Leo in the first house. This has felt intense and its like Ive been trying to fight myself out of the constriction of all my ancestral stuff this past week. I didn’t think too much about it but thanks for drawing my attention to the fact all this is happening in the anaretic degree. Gonna go off and google that words as I know is important and about resolution/completion of the signs’ task or lessons? Just a guess really.

    • Yeah, pretty much. Someone born with a planet at the 29th is set up with the challenge to “master” the embodiment of that planet in that sign. It’s a tall order, indeed. Actually now that I think about it, everyone in my household has a major body at the 29th of one sign or another. Family shit indeed!!! As for the ancestor stuff… I am right there with you. I’ve been talking/crying with my mom the past few days about how I’ve inherited all sorts of trauma, talking epigenetics with my stepdad… methinks it may be the t-square with the nodes contributing? Uranus bringing up all those origin stories. There is definitely “ancestral stuff” in the air.

  2. Its an intense Martian time for sure but I don’t think we an underestimate Venus either as she rules the Divine Feminine which is the counter balance to all that Uranian Mars energy. Its going to be interesting to see how this manifests over the next wee while.

    • Absolutely… but I can’t write about everything all at once 😉 I am in a Venus profection this year also, so I have to keep reminding myself to pay attention. Natally she’s in H12 and in Cancer for me so I tend to have some trouble expressing that archetype. Thanks for nudging me.

      • Its okay I just notice she is going to be making the conjunction soon so we are in the 12th house phase of the last one. But Mars has been more noticeable this past week its bee bloody intense. Love that you are posting all this. Thanks for being here 🙂

      • Good point about the Venus-Saturn synodic cycle too… a nice lift maybe before Jupiter comes to meet the reaper next year.

      • Yes and come to think of it wont Saturn and Pluto be meeting up for that conjunction some way down the track. I seem to have lost touch with Jupiter at the moment though its so strong in my own chart. Gotta get back into this more.

      • Yes, next year… some astrologers seem to be portending major catastrophe. Others like jbuss at (you would LOVE them – they write a lot about emotional healing techniques, manifesting positive realities, etc) have written (and I tried to find the exact sentence but it’s gone Neptune on me) that it could go either way… yeah it’s a pretty serious time we are entering into either way. Sometimes I cry that I had to come here at this time is just too much, and other times I am just so amazed that we can witness these shifts. No way it’ll pass by without major, major transmutation, anyway. It just so happens it’s square to my MC/Moon configuration so I am hoping my dream to lead an army of spirit warriors will finally come to pass.

      • I Understand the crying some days its all I can do. And it seems the MOST GENUINE RESPONSE DOESNT IT??? Despite the fact wider society pathologises it Maybe we are grieving for the lost feminine.. its just an idea I have.

      • Yes, I have been feeling lately like I am crying for things that have not happened yet, and things that happened long ago, for the earth and other people… which is a feeling I have had for a while, but lately it’s been more pronounced. I agree, our society seems to think that crying is weak, or delegitimizes someone. And we should protect ourselves, knowing that. Some of our ancestors may have had to go a long time without being able to cry. But it is not the natural way. We should be able to mourn freely. I was once kicked out of a memorial service I traveled 1500 miles by car to attend, for performing proper mourning/wailing for my friend, who was the first one to feed me after I had a near death experience. I know in my heart that I did the right thing, even though AFAIK only one other person alive felt the same (someone who told me afterward that they were the only reason why I was not kicked out sooner). In the end our sacred duty will be allowed to flow.

      • Fuck!!!! Its a Nazi culture as far as grief is concerned. One would think its a criminal pursuit to fully feel. My sis who was in care for the latter part of her tragic life used to wail and their immediate response was to dope her up to the eyeballs. Towards the end I would sit with her listen to music and just cry all the tears she wasn’t allowed to.

        Big hug to you. Yes we have to be wary of sharing our deep emotional truth with many. ❤ ❤ ❤

      • Sometimes, we have to suppress the full extent of what we can do, if it isn’t the right time. Like I said I am preparing for something huge. I didn’t come here at this time for nothin 😉 Great power comes with great responsibility, and some of the greatest power is beauty… like music. What else but sound and vibration can affect everyone, regardless of language or even sense deprivation?

      • Aww sooo true. I don’t listen to enough music but I need to its so healing. I know you are here for a special purpose and your Sun is smack bang on my North Node at 18 Leo and ascendant. And your Jupiter is a few degrees off my Sun Venus Mercury Jupiter South Node conjunction.

      • That explains why we are so strongly connected! My Jupiter is also exactly the midpoint of my Sun/Mars as well. We are working on much of the same stuff. Skies don’t lie that’s for sure.

      • How amazing you could be a surrogate for your sister. You are so strong! It is a gift. I am able to see why our population is so afraid to feel. It takes a huge amount of control and capability to feel pain. Not everyone is ready for that, or equipped. It is like how sometimes someone isn’t ready to talk about something… they should not be pressed. It has to happen on its own time.

      • Ugh… that’s so wrong. Yeah, I find that most of what’s out there in the mainstream can’t handle me. I guess that’s where forging one’s own path comes in. And maybe by doing so, others can have an easier way.

      • It says it is expired. You can upload any image from your computer to your wordpress though and those don’t expire.

      • Aw…she must have felt like her emotions just couldn’t flow to match her inner feelings. sending a prayer for her spirit ❤ Hope she is in a better way…

      • I am so sure she is. She was the end of a trauma cycle. She had a cerebral bleed with Neptune on her Mercury in Sag in 1980. She never came back from it.. psychotic episodes followed when her husband had an affair and took her back to New Zealand and had her committed before returning her home to Mum and Dad with a one way ticket .She then tried to end her life. It was so tragic and I witnessed the entire things. It was heartbreaking Cheryl so so heartbreaking. 😦

      • And yes to the blocked grief of ancestors. I know for a fact my GG Grandfather never got to cry for his Mum or the two lost babies bearing my G Granmother’s name. Its why he became an alcoholic and was abandoned to an institution in the end. I speak to him all the time. ❤

      • So heartbreaking. Yet we can help our ancestors just as they help us. I am not so psychically aware of them at this point but I know they are there. Amazing how these things can be healed as the timeline continues. It gives me more hope.

      • See if you can google Mark Wolynn. I did a lot of posts on his book It Didn’t Start With You a few years back. He works with carried multigenerational trauma. But once we attune to the deep soul and trust that inner path we can start to connect with the past wounds of ancestors. x

      • Found his site… I’ll definitely read more from him. I am determined to heal what my ancestors couldn’t, and determined to heal what my father couldn’t make it past. It will end with me. I told my Mom the other day after telling her some very painful feelings, that I am determined to heal it all. She is a bit more secular in general and has some trouble grasping the whole spiritual eternity thing, and very much is a Gemini Sun in that she is more about simple life, puzzles, and crafts than the sort of deep stuff I do. My emotions and experiences have always been hard for her to understand. But I like to think she is glad it skipped her generation. Yes, I can see that I don’t have to experience the ancestors the same way anyone else does… I have been doing it my whole life, I think, just maybe not in such an aware way. As long as I follow my heart, and stay on that path, I’m safe and my work can be accomplished.

      • He actually says you have to ask then to let you go. In a way that task was not yours. But I do think we are here to raise awareness of why things tend to repeat when they remain hidden or unspoken or expressed and carried cellularly by us.

        I will be very interested to hear what you make of his work. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area I think.

      • Not sure what you mean by asking them to let me go… & what task? I have been finding that I am embodying things that went unhealed by my ancestors. They are mine now… and I certainly want to heal myself. My understanding is that if I heal something in me, it is healed in the entire line, automatically.

      • No worries! Yes… and yet we can only perform this healing on our own timeline. But astrobuss wrote today something that really struck me – “I Wonder if it’s Possible to just Lovingly and Gently and Rapidly and Completely Blow Away my Held Emotions, as if they Never Were.” if that could happen, then imagine the backlog of healing that would happen.

      • <3! Thank you! I have really been feeling a breakthrough lately. I am so glad that it is having a positive effect!!!

      • Holy shit!!! No wonder you are so awesome at healing and dealing with all this deep stuff. & we have the same house lineup 🙂

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