Mars is the planet of assertion and drive, sex and desire. A healthy, functioning Mars knows what it wants and has the capacity to get it and defend it. Its sign placement indicates both what we desire and how we go about getting it. It takes two years to move through all signs of the zodiac.
Mars entered Aquarius on Wednesday May 16 at 2:54 pm AEST where it will reside until Nov 16, minus a retrograde foray back into Capricorn from August 13 until Sep 11. Here’s my take on how it expresses when in Aquarius
This placement produces the freedom fighters and eco-warriors of the zodiac. Armed with the courage of conviction, they will dare to be different, rather than conform to the expectations of others or the established ways of doing things. Intolerant of intolerance, these rebellious iconoclasts insist on the freedom of each and everyone to live as they see fit, and abhor stupidity, prejudice and injustice with a passion. Thus they make willing activists who will readily engage in protest and confrontation in the pursuit of a cause, perhaps needing to realize that people of equal sincerity and conviction can legitimately hold opposing views. Friendship is important to them. Without it, they can easily become estranged outsiders who don’t fit in anywhere. What really inspires them is joining together with like-minds to work on projects that make the world a better place.
Sexually, they take – and possibly demand – an open and experimental approach.