Brace yourself for June 30 because Mars will challenge mysterious Pluto, bringing intense and reactive cosmic energy that will challenge you to grow through difficult conversations which illuminate your instinctual defensive reactions. This Martian-Plutonian dynamic will continue into July 1, bringing a frustrating start to the month ahead, particularly for cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, who will feel this energy the most. Read on for more about this dramatic energy.
Mars Will Square Pluto
Confrontational Mars will connect with Pluto in an energetic exchange known as a square. Mars — the planet of action, battle, and self-defense — will transit Aries, causing you to become more argumentative than usual. Your instinctive need to defend your point of view and get others to understand you could cause relentless disagreements, supercharged by the subconscious motivations of Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto is the planet of betrayal and hidden motive, and when transiting Capricorn, it indicates a power struggle operating beneath the surface of our experiences. This challenging astrological square between Mars and Pluto will stir up your life experiences, causing you to feel frustrated, which is a likely recipe for lashing out and saying things that you don’t mean.
Prepare for heated arguments
The general nature of the Mars-Pluto square will provoke a reaction from you, making it essential that you manage how you express your emotions when you’re under pressure. Whether you’re trying to win a conversation by proving that you are right or you’re defending yourself from critique or unkind words, this dramatic cosmic energy will challenge you to observe how you speak and behave when you’re triggered. Pluto’s movement through Capricorn indicates that an irritating power dynamic or disharmony between you and an authoritative figure may be at play. Try to steer clear of people who react aggressively during heated discussions, and keep in mind there’s always a better way to get your point across — especially when dealing with a boss or manager who isn’t likely to react well to a challenge. Fiery Mars in Aries will turn on your inner ‘fight mode’ switch, which could lead to impulsive reactions, so you might hear someone say things that they later regret and want to sweep under the rug.
Notice What triggers You
This cosmic energy may be difficult to navigate, but it shouldn’t be feared, nor should you beat yourself up if you lose your sense of clarity and give in to the person or situation that provokes you. This energy is an opportunity to learn something new about yourself; to deepen your awareness of your experiences and emotional triggers so that you’re less likely to react in the same way when you face these challenges and conflicts again in the future. Consider what causes you to get defensive and how easy you are to anger when challenged by an alternate point of view. Is there a critical tone of voice that someone uses that repeatedly gets under your skin? Or a friend you regularly bicker with over the same subject you both can’t move on from? Most importantly, if you do lose your sense of calm, are you able to recognize that feeling regretful over how you reacted doesn’t mean that the way you were feeling was invalid?