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 reaches peak power on August 26, 2020.
Mars is the planet of strife, conflict, violence, aggressive force, the military, police officers, guns, anger, hate, alcohol, gambling, accidents, fires, firefighters, mechanics, manufacturing and the construction industry.
Saturn is the planet of orthodoxy, conservatism, protectionism, safety, security, land, buildings, laborers, 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 war; war fears; cold-warring; land disputes; poverty inspired violence; hard-line conservatism driven by hate; fear mongering; tariff wars; a manufacturing slow-down; massive building and infrastructure projects; cost saving by manufacturers; cheap guns; a climate emergency; destructive weather events; storms; floods; droughts; wildfires; harsh security measures; catastrophic red alerts; walls and razor wire to keep people out; angry farmers; people stampeding to flee the gun shots; infectious diseases; starvation and disease; dangerous debt levels; destructive traditions; and strife and struggle. 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. Mars is fighting poverty.
A timeline of major Mars-Saturn astro-events
Major events related to Mars parallel Saturn can occur when Mars or Saturn is stimulated by a major Moon or minor progression in the Aquarian Age chart; and when progressed Mars aspects Saturn in the Mars cycle; progressed Saturn aspects Mars in the Uranus cycle; or Mars aspects Saturn in the sky.
November 18, 2019: Progressed Moon parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart starts > peak power date is February 8, 2020
January 7, 2020: Progressed Moon opposition progressed Mars in the Aquarian Age chart starts > peak power date is February 5
January 15: Mars is parallel Saturn in the sky
March 4: Mars is conjunction Saturn in the Mars cycle
March 18: Mars is parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle
March 29: Progressed Moon opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart starts > peak power date is April 26
March 31: Mars is conjunction Saturn in the sky
April 7: Mars is parallel Saturn in the sky
April 16: Mars is semisextile Saturn in the Mars cycle
May 8: Mars is semisquare Saturn in the Mars cycle
May 30: Mars is sextile Saturn in the Mars cycle
August 24: Mars is square Saturn in the sky
September 29: Mars is square Saturn in the sky
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