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CAPRICORN - "I USE, THEREFORE I AM."
MARS KEYWORDS: Energy, aggressiveness, action, initiative, impulsiveness, adventurous, physical energy, courage, assertiveness and rash.
Mars re-enters Capricorn under Retrograde status on Sunday, August 12, 2018 until Monday, August 27, 2018. It has been Retrograde in Aquarius since June 26, 2018 and now it has Retrograded far enough back that it has re-entered Capricorn. Mars will turn Direct on Monday, August 27, 2018 where it will then travel forward in degrees and re-enter Aquarius on Monday, September 10, 2018 and remain until November 15, 2018.
This Mars placement is the classic 'fame seeker'. It is not only the 'fame seeker', it operates at the height of materialism. Mars only knows how to be ambitious because there is nothing else it knows except getting ahead and winning. Folks, you are going to become more aware of the growing economy and you will become more materialistic, at least most of you will. Money, materialism, getting ahead, being successful and 'known' for what you do will become more important.
Being that Mars in Capricorn is the height of materialism, status and rank, this transit is very well organized and calculated because it is going after results. For Mars in Capricorn money happens to be the perfect measure stick with which to tally results. If the money is there and it is Good, then this means success. If there is no money there or the pile isn't high enough, the results are not Good. Mars in Capricorn is profoundly results oriented and the results need to be at the top of the food chain, otherwise it's just "losing". Anything less than the best is losing. Do you know where Mars is in your natal chart? Mars in Capricorn results need to be solid, concrete free from holes, leaks or weakness.
Capricorn is a legacy-driven sign. It is very important for Capricorn to leave behind or along their path proof that they even existed. Capricorn wants to leave an indelible mark, and preferably an indelible financial mark on the planet. They want proof that they were here and made a difference. The success gives them the ability to take care of their family even long after they have turned to Light and left the planet. Now throw Mars into the mix and you can see just how success-driven Mars in Capricorn really is. You can't tell a Capricorn not to go for the top of the heap because they will do it with or without your blessing. Who are you? Don't you know who you are talking to? By the way, Capricorn is the diva (female) or prince (male) of the zodiac. You will often hear a Capricorn refer to themselves this way or use the terms god or goddess. They only see themselves this way, there is no other way, why can't you see that and why do they have to keep reminding you? [Keep reading . . . ]
Take a look at these celebrities and think about how they are leaving their indelible mark on the planet. Celebrities with Mars in Capricorn are -- Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Shakira, Julia Roberts, Christina Aguilera, Sharon Stone, Robert Pattinson, Marlon Brando, Niki Minaj, Albert II Prince of Monaco, Gwen Stefani, Anne Hathaway, Steven Spielberg, Edgar Cayce and Albert Einstein. This whole divorce situation with Brad Pitt and Angelia Jolie is just tearing him apart being at the height of his success and the accusations that have followed.
Mars in Capricorn is exalted in this position, which means it is the second strongest placement for the planet. It's often looked as being a 'guest' in this house. Have you ever heard anyone say, "Mi casa, su casa." In Spanish this means, my house is your house. An exaltation is saying, "Welcome, take your shoes off and stay a while. Mars is very comfortable in this placement even though it naturally rules Aries and is the ancient ruler of Scorpio. Saturn is the natural ruler of Capricorn, but Mars in this position will make full use of Saturn's discipline, responsibility and structure (through Capricorn) thereby becoming 'exalted' in this position. Okay, let's just put it this way, IT'S GOOD! When Mars is in Aries, it certainly gets things accomplished but energy is wasted by going too fast. In this position with Capricorn, energy is conserved and put to Good use with decisive action, not impulsive action.
Mars in Capricorn will cause you to pursue your personal desires in a responsible and methodical manner. This placement brings about strong ambitions wherein you may react in a domineering way if threatened. This causes one to work toward realistic and attainable goals. This energy is very productive and motivated especially when the individual sees tangible results from their efforts. [Keep reading . . . ]
Mars in Capricorn is orderly and practical, which causes a subdued and controlled style of approaching Life. This is not very enthusiastic energy but it is powerfully determined energy. This is a hardworking placement for Mars. In fact, this placement is best for anger management where one would throw themselves into their work or the workout room. Mars in Capricorn is the work-horse and is very proud of the work they do. Mars in Capricorn can take orders and implement what they are ordered to do with drama or second-guessing authority.
This transit will help all us to pursue our personal desires in a responsible and methodical manner. We take a more aggressive approach to our goals and ambitions, and may be react domineering or in a protective way if threatened. We work toward realistic and attainable goals. We will also be productive and motivated when we see tangible results from our efforts. While this transit on the surface may not seem very enthusiastic, I guarantee you that it is motivated and determined. This is a very hard-working transit. In fact, one of the strategies for anger management is to throw yourself into your work during this time. Self-control is strong when it comes to expressing anger, drive, energy, and sexuality.
This transit will push you to be on top of things and at the top of your game. Since this transit is goal-oriented and focused, it doesn't have time to be afraid of a little hard work. This transit is an achiever and requires you to define your goals and ambitions if you want to achieve success. Mars in Capricorn is not particularly flashy, although it may not be apparent to others, it very driven to succeed and strive to make Life secure and strong.
Mars in Capricorn does not appreciate waste of any kind, especially if it worked for that which was wasted. Disorder is NOT going to work with this transit so you might as well clean up your act and get yourself organized now. This will put you in control of your life and you will like it!
This placement is not only hard on oneself, it can make you hard on others as well, including children. Those with Mars in Capricorn in their natal chart tend to push their children so they will become someone important or at least amount to something decent. Mars in Capricorn would not be able to handle it if their children took up the hipster or bohemian lifestyle.
Mars moves into Capricorn on August 12, 2018, click your Sun Sign below once Mars moves into Capricorn on or after August 12, 2018 to go to your Monthly Horoscope and read how Mars is impacting your Sun Sign.
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