I got so preoccupied with my previous articles I didn’t realize that Mars was changing signs. I usually pay close attention to Mars. Over the years I have learned how to work with Mars transits. I have made Mars my friend and ally.
Then yesterday morning I noticed that I kept breaking things. I thought what a klutz I am today. First I tripped going up the basement stairs and stubbed my toes. Ouch. I broke two toenails. Good thing I wasn’t planning to paint my toenails again this season. They don’t have to look pretty right now. A few minutes later I was going up those same stairs and the attachment cover broke off my vacuum cleaner. A piece of the hinge broke off which is inconvenient. I had to tape it back on. These are petty little things of course. I’m lucky I didn’t break something more important than toenails like my ankle for instance.
Shortly after that I wrote on Facebook and complained about it. I started thinking hmm, Mars must be changing signs. Sure enough, I checked and during the night Mars moved into Leo. The Mars energy sure can change character fast. For me it means Mars is square my Saturn in Scorpio. This transit can manifest as some kind of bad hair day. Nothing goes right. You’re running late. You’re stuck in traffic, you’re depressed and you don’t like yourself. You are accident-prone. Your boss or your mother get on your case and make you feel bad. And so on.
Then I got several Facebook comments from people who also had tripped, stubbed their toes or fallen down at home. One person said her mother-in-law fell and broke her hip. The checkout lady at the Shop Rite today also said she knew a lady who fell down at home yesterday.
Before you start to panic, remember this. It’s a short transit. It only last two or three days. Usually if one thing happens like a stubbed toe, then the energy gets used up all at once and the next day will go much more smoothly. If Mars is also involved with other planets in your chart like the Sun, Moon, Uranus or Pluto, or is stationary and stays in that one place too long then the stubbed toe could be worse like a broken ankle or a car accident.
Leo being a fire sign has a tendency to be accident-prone. Saturn rules the bones and nails. Mars is about to square transiting Saturn, which is also in Scorpio right now so the overall energy is a little difficult for the next several days. You will notice things happening more if you are a Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius or Taurus. Anyway, if you are a Leo it will most likely be a good period for you. Check my forecast. When Mars gets into your own sign it’s exciting. Just take your time. Walk don’t run up the stairs. Look where you’re going. Drive carefully. Don't let the boss get to you. If something in your house breaks, it’s probably time to get a new one. It’s the lesson of impermanence. Nothing lasts forever. This too shall pass!
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