Mars parallel Uranus (9/2019 – 12/2026)

On September 16, 2019 progressed Mars in the Aquarian Age chart moved to form a parallel (intensity) aspect with birth chart Uranus.

It joined a cluster of Mars progressions involving Venus, Saturn and Pluto and raised the level of anger, hate and discontentment to extreme. It forecasts impending danger and is messaging an extreme red alert.

Mars is the planet of strife, conflict, anger, hate, disputation, aggressive force, violence, war, missiles, bombs, land mines, guns, shootings, vice, banditry, explosions, the military, police, accidents, doctors, surgeons, fires, fire fighters, competition, athletes, sex, gambling, alcohol, speed, manufacturing and mechanics.

Uranus is the planet of freedom, liberty, independence, autonomy, self-determination, social unrest, strikes, boycotts, protests, demonstrations, uprisings, rebellions, revolutions, extremism, extremists, radicalization, foreigners, migrants, those who are different, LGBTQI and biracial people, multiculturalism (with Pluto), racism, racists, startling revelations, exposé, invention, reform, innovation, technology, robots, electricity, electric cars, artificial intelligence, machine learning and radical change.

The aspect reaches peak power on April 14, 2023 and will have a pronounced influence during 2020.

Mars, the accelerator, and Uranus, the progressive ruler of Aquarius that acts with cataclysmic suddenness, are on a trajectory that’s defined by social unrest, aggressive disruption, protests, citizen uprisings, freedom fighting, technological progress, renewable energies, reforms to manufacturing and fast change and their high-powered energy merger energizes their flight-path. It’s full speed ahead as the Mars-Uranus agenda moves at a cracking pace.

Freedom fighting and violent protests

Uranus defines the freedom world. It demands that all human souls be free and have the freedom to express their difference by being who they are; and Uranus – the greatest libertarian of all – is ringing the liberty bell.

Mars parallel Uranus forecasts a surge in social unrest; escalating anger; spontaneous outbursts of anger; violent protests; popular revolts; citizen rebellions; violent revolutions; freedom uprisings; independence movements; a worldwide struggle for democratic rights; angry protestors clashing with police; stampeding protestors; and the police and army switching sides to support protest movements.

During October 2019 the event trend defined by Mars parallel Uranus was stimulated by progressed Uranus semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle and social discontentment erupted into protests, citizen rebellions, freedom uprisings and climate-strike marches in Hong Kong, Chile, Ecuador, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Papua, Spain, France and Canada.

Violent extremism and aggressive radicalization

Mars parallel Uranus escalates the level of extremism and forecasts a surge in radical activity; extremist violence; car bombs; explosions; suicide bombings;  far right extremism; and a non-stop fight against extremism and the dangers posed by extremists.


Mars parallel Uranus elevates the level of hate and forecasts extreme hate; race hate and racial violence; violent attacks on LGBTQI and biracial people; extreme policing; and anti-racism, anti-foreigner, anti-xenophobia, anti-violence and anti-police violence demonstrations.

The modern killing industry

When Mars is good he’s very, very good, but when he’s bad he’s atrocious.

He built the place where you live and manufactured all the furniture and devices that make your life comfortable; but Mars, the planet of war and killing, is very inclined to destroy.  His harsh and brutal thinking decides who should and who shouldn’t be killed; and now war and the killing industry are being modernized with new technologies, autonomous weapons, algorithmic targeting and suicide drones.

Pilot-free aircraft have been around for decades and missiles can be launched from the land, sky and sea, but now troops on the battlefield will be under attack from swarms of autonomous kamikaze drones loaded with explosives that can lurk in the skies for hours — waiting for their target to emerge — before dive-bombing at close to 200 kilometers per hour and detonating.

Mars parallel Uranus forecasts an extremely dangerous moment; sudden outbreaks of war; fast moving armies; extreme brutality on the battlefield; unexpected developments in the conflict zones; an escalating arms race; and the building of bigger and better missiles, bombs and warships.

On October 6, 2019, within weeks of Mars parallel Uranus starting, Donald Trump unexpectedly announced the withdrawal of US troops from northern Turkey.

Then, on October 9, Turkish troops invaded northern Syria and attacked Kurdish militia; on October 17 Turkey paused its offensive; and on October 22 Turkey and Russia carved up the spoils.

The balance of power in the Middle East changed with cataclysmic suddenness with commentators unanimously declaring Russia and Vladimir Putin the big winner.

The quantum revolution is coming

The artificial intelligence revolution is here – is your electric toothbrush powered by AI? – and the quantum revolution is coming.

September 20, 2019: The Financial Times reports that Google’s giant Sycamore quantum processor performed a specific task in 200 seconds that it estimates would take the world’s fastest (Mars) supercomputers 10,000 years to complete. Google claimed ‘this experiment marks the first (Uranus) computation that can only be performed on a quantum processor (Pluto).’

But IBM disputed Google’s assertion. Its scientists claimed that using advanced mathematics and a collection of sophisticated computing techniques, ‘an ideal simulation of the same task can be performed in 2.5 days.’

Quantum is all about speed (Mars) so quantum computers promise faster speeds and those in the know reckon that the coming quantum revolution is years away… but Mars parallel Uranus forecasts rapid progress.

The dangerous downside of technology

You’re expecting Aquarian Age technology to make your life better but there’s a dangerous downside. Your government and social media service provider want your personal data and once they have it it can be misused, exploited or hacked. (Data protection is a Saturn-security issue.)

Mars parallel Uranus forecasts a big fight to prevent governments from misusing and exploiting your personal (private) data and to regulate social media.


The modern Aquarian world runs on electricity and Uranus rules the grid and batteries and in 2020 the focus is on electricity supply and connecting batteries and solar to the grid.

A battery consists of one or more electrochemical cells, which transform stored chemical energy directly into electrical energy; and the cells of your body are miniature batteries that generate electricity so your body is battery powered.

The battery hasn’t advanced in decades but a power revolution involving sand batteries, gold nanowire batteries, solid-state lithium-ion batteries, urine powered batteries and the aluminium air car battery which gives 1,100 miles on a single charge is on the horizon. You’ll benefit because battery life will be longer and battery charging times will be very, very fast.  

Mars parallel Uranus forecasts strife for the electricity sector, electricity rows, an electricity crisis, electrical fires, wildfires caused by downed electrical wires, massive power outages, rapid progress in battery technology and amazing new discoveries in battery power.

The change agenda

Uranus is the planet of change – the one thing you can always count on – and change can occur suddenly or through small gradual disruptions; and it’s an unpredictable planet so get ready for the unexpected.

With Uranus things don’t go as intended – there are always unforeseen, unintended consequences – so in 2020 past change, climate change and technological change will have surprising, unforeseen consequences; and the Aquarian Age wars which are being fought over land, resources and information will have unexpected winners and losers.  

A world powered by Mars and Uranus

In 2020 you can expect a cavalcade of sensational exposés and sex scandals as Uranus – the greatest whistleblower of all – lifts the lid to expose cover-ups, misconduct, corruption and scandalous behavior.

It will be a year of violent protests, escalating hate, red-hot anger, amazing discoveries, shocking revelations and spectacular sporting achievements.  The athletes will run faster, swim faster and jump higher.

October 12, 2019: Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge runs a history making marathon in 1 hour 59 minutes 40.2 seconds.

October 13, 2019: Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei wins the Chicago marathon in a world record time of 2 hours 14 minutes and 4 seconds easily eclipsing the previous record of 2:15: 25 set in 2003.

The Summer Olympics will be held July 25–August 9 in Tokyo, Japan.

Games organizers are experimenting with a snow machine to spray spectators with shaved ice and slush to keep them cool in Japan’s summer heat.  Whatever will Aquarius think of next!

And with the pro-democracy activists, freedom-fighters, inequality protesters, LGBTQI advocates, disability-rights supporters, climate-strike marchers and progressive thinkers all powered by dynamic high-octane Mars-Uranus energy courage under fire will produce stunning social change.

And in the internet age word of a protest spreads quickly on-line so there’s a spontaneous eruption of discontent rather than a well organized demonstration; but with Mars fueling the civil unrest it isn’t going away and in the Aquarian Age chart on July 6, 2020 progressed Sun – the political elite – moves to form a high-discord square aspect with birth chart Moon – the common people. 

Author: DW Sutton

Astrology for Aquarius – sharing our knowledge

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