Mars parallel Saturn (2/2017 – 3/2024)

In February 2017 progressed Mars in the Aquarian Age chart moved to form a parallel aspect with birth chart Saturn and this high-discord energy event escalated the aggression and heightened the need for security measures.

It reached peak power on August 25, 2020.

Mars is the planet of strife, conflict, violence, aggressive force, the military, police officers, guns, anger, hate, alcohol, gambling, viral infections, accidents, fires, firefighters, mechanics, manufacturing and the construction industry.

Saturn is the planet of orthodoxy, conservatism, protectionism, safety, security, land, buildings, laborers, public health emergencies, farmers, agriculture, tariffs, miners, the mining sector, natural resources, coal, lumber, economy, falling prices, the weather, storms, floods, natural disasters, basic utilities, the insurance industry, fear and despair.

And their progressed parallel aspect forecasts strife and struggle; war; war fears; coal-warring; land disputes; poverty inspired violence; hard-line conservatism; hate; fear mongering; tariff wars; a manufacturing slow-down; massive building and infrastructure projects; cost saving by manufacturers; a climate emergency; destructive weather events; storms; floods; droughts; wildfires; harsh security measures; catastrophic red alerts; starvation and disease; infectious disease epidemics; walls and razor wire; angry farmers; people stampeding to flee the gun shots; dangerous debt levels; and destructive traditions. There won’t be a shortage of anger and grief.

Many countries have security and territorial ambitions.

When the violence flares the United Nations calls for restraint. 

Short-sighted aggression is threatening the world’s security.

Anger and hate inflict death, destruction and unstoppable suffering so you’re toting a gun and doing all you can to stay safe.

In a major disaster lives, homes and businesses turn to rubble. The vibe of accelerated loss is overwhelming. Then the rebuilding starts.

The Mars-Saturn climate emergency

Climate change is strongly linked to catastrophic weather events – storms, floods, fire emergencies, wildfires and fire storms – and then the anger, rage, anguish, grief and despair.

It’s linked to droughts and famines and is a threat to the world’s food supply.

Human made and natural disasters result in lost food production.

The climate war is being fought (Mars) over coal (Saturn).

The planets in global charts and the sky forecast energy-events, but astrologers are not climate experts. They leave that to those who have the birth chart credentials to be atmospheric scientists.

The Mars-Saturn – US-China – tariff war

The US trade deficit led to aggressive protectionist policies and a tariff-trade-war.

According to Reuter’s it started on August 14, 2017 after talks failed to agree on new steps to reduce the US deficit. The Great American Eclipse occurred August 21, 2017. At Washington the eclipse and Mars were in house 9 (trade).

What was initially a dispute over China’s allegedly unfair trade practices is increasingly seen as a geopolitical power struggle between the world’s two largest economies. It’s a major global event.

The US-China trade-tariff- war has hurt manufacturers worldwide

Manufacturing and agriculture

The construction industry is building the Aquarian Age world, but with Mars parallel Saturn in 2019 manufacturing output declined, housing construction slowed and capacity utilisation fell. 

By September 2019 Europe’s manufacturing was in decline. There was a shortage (Saturn) of demand from consumers; and as retail sales dropped firms hired fewer workers.

You probably don’t give much thought to the farmers who grow the food you eat, but agriculture-driven growth, poverty reduction and food security are at risk from climate change.

There are an estimated 570 million farms worldwide and millions of people work in food-related jobs. Most live in extreme poverty in rural areas where food production is often the most important economic activity.

With Mars parallel Saturn in 2019 African swine fever (Mars) devastated the world’s pig population. It was the biggest animal disease outbreak (Saturn) the world has ever seen. It resulted in a global shortfall (Saturn) of meat (Mars) and a huge deficit in protein (Mars). Worst hit country was China where tens of millions of pigs (39%) were culled.

Mars parallel Saturn puts the focus on security initiatives that make the world a safer place. Biologists and chemists are fighting infectious diseases that threaten your life and wellbeing and your country’s cyber spy agency is doing all it can to keep you safe online. And Mars is fighting poverty.

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Author: DW Sutton

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