January 20th, 2021: Mars Conjunct Uranus And The First Quarter Square

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  • First Quarter Square between the Taurus Moon and
    Aquarius Sun (1 deg)

  • Mars in Taurus conjunct Uranus ( 6 deg)

  • Mercury in Aquarius trine the Gemini North Node (19

First Quarter Moon

There is a surge towards something new but the material world
(or steadfast habits) still beckon. It may be challenging to move
forward when you feel weighed down by survival issues. Perhaps you
want to toss everything and make a clean break.�

Action is required, but this is about finding a new type of
stability. The old ways/values aren’t cutting it but you still
need to anchor yourself as you progress. Now is the time to
establish new habits and act on fresh values – if you feel
insecure, what changes can you make to enhance your security in
this new world?


This explosive conjunction echoes the crisis of the First
Quarter Moon. Uranus (ruler of Aquarius) is activated by Mars
(actions, anger). Possibilities range from violence to accidents to
impulse. Keeping in mind that the First Quarter Square does demand
action, know that impatience or sudden anger can be destructive.
And, the effects will be permanent. 

So how do you handle this? Identify what needs to change then
pause before you jump in. Think, then act. Anxiety or even panic
will be high, but you don’t have allow these energies to control

This aspect will feed off the energy of the
Jupiter/Uranus square.

Mercury/North Node

The easy connection between Mercury (information) and the
Mercury-ruled North Node will help you make rational (Aquarius)
choices (Gemini) that point you towards the future (North Node).
Detached analysis/discussion can take some of the heat out of the
Mars/Uranus conjunction and remind you that thoughtless efforts
will destroy more than anticipated (and you may hurt yourself in
the process). Take a step back and visualize the consequences.
Bounce ideas off someone you trust.

I have written some detailed Patreon posts on the tense grouping
of aspects (in Taurus and Aquarius) this month, including the
Jupiter/Uranus square and the Mars/Uranus conjunction.

  • Navigating January’s Tension ($1 reward
    a general guide (for everyone) to this month’s
    tense aspects published on Jan 7th

  • The $10 Patreon reward tier (Signs of
    the Month)
    offers a detailed outlook for the current month
    for any sign that has a planetary ingress in that month. January
    features a look at Aquarius, Taurus and Capricorn,
    (published on Jan 8th). February (to be published in the first few
    days of February) will look at Aquarius again along with

  • Leo’s Guide to January ($25 reward tier)-a
    look at how the squares between Aquarius and Taurus will impact
    this sign specifically, published on Jan 1st

Source: FS – All – Astrology
January 20th, 2021: Mars Conjunct Uranus And The First
Quarter Square