Mercury conjunct Mars: What Are You Furious About?

We are entering a period of some furious, passionate astrology. Therefore, it’s the ideal time to recognise what you’re furious about. More importantly, channel it and do something productive with your passion and fury.

You only need to glance at the news or social media to find something to be angry about and there are a lot of us venting our feelings. Here’s the line-up of current planetary activity that’s making a lot of us a little bonkers and hopping mad:

  • Mars Cancer opposite Saturn Capricorn – June 14, 2019 (16:50 GMT+1)
  • Mercury Cancer opposite Saturn Capricorn – June 16, 2019 (15:00 GMT+1)
  • Mercury conjunct Mars [21 Cancer 31] – June 18, 2019 (17:04 GMT+1)
  • Mercury Cancer opposite Pluto Capricorn- June 19, 2019 (11:56 GMT+1)
  • Mars Cancer opposite Pluto Capricorn – June 20, 2019 (04:26 GMT+1)

The key planets are Mercury (communication) and Mars (passion/anger). They unite three times over the next few months in three different star signs, Cancer (June 18), Leo (July 8) & Virgo (September 3). When Mercury and Mars unite, it’s time to ‘walk your talk’, speak your mind, get things moving, be pro-active. These are the two planets associated with speed and action.

The most potent conjunction of the three is the current one. This is because Cancer is a cardinal sign, one of the leaders of the zodiac. Mercury and Mars meet at a significant place in the zodiac, 21 degrees Cancer and they are triggering the karmic nodes this weekend.

20-24 degrees Cancer/Capricorn is important because it’s where the current eclipse cycle is active. Plus, the two bully boys of the zodiac, Darth Vader and his mate Lord Voldemort, the Men in Black, Saturn and Pluto, are lining up at the same degrees in Capricorn.

As you can see from the planetary sequence above, Mercury and Mars are both opposed by Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn within the space of a week.

Women v. Men

Looking at today’s news, you can already see examples of how this symbolism is playing out. Firstly, I read an article about the Women’s World Cup and criticism of the US team who’d beaten Thailand 13-0.

There’d been some comments by men berating the women for continuing to celebrate the goals. As was pointed out, this was the World Cup, not a friendly or low league game and, therefore, the highlight of many of these women’s careers. To score in a World Cup is a memory that will never die and should be celebrated.

Abby Wambach, former US soccer player, was furious and rightly said, ‘stop judging these women with patriarchal glasses’. Cancer is the star sign most closely linked to women, as it’s ruled by the Moon. Cancer’s opposite star sign, Capricorn, is ruled by Saturn, symbol of the patriarchy.

The journalist writing the article concluded: ‘It doesn’t matter whether you’re on a soccer pitch or in a boardroom – being a woman means constantly battling impossible double standards’.

The Old v The Young

Inequality is an obvious symbol for the current clash – women v. men, also the old v. the new and the old (Saturn) v. the young (Mercury). Traditionally, Cancer rules babies & children, whereas Capricorn rules old people. Which leads me neatly on to another issue that’s caused uproar in the UK.

The BBC’s decision to means-test over 75’s and no longer offer free TV licenses to the older generation. More fury all round. In fact, there’s a petition doing the rounds for everyone to switch off their TV on June 21st in protest.

And, don’t get me started on the fact that the next Prime Minister of the UK is going to be chosen by a group of pensioners. This is because the only people who can vote are members of the Conservative Party and half of them are over 55. Do the young people in this country have a right to be angry? Yes, I know a lot of teenagers who were furious that they didn’t have a say about Brexit.

So, it goes on. And, of course, there are more serious protests taking place around the world, Hong Kong, for example. We are at a peak period when there are likely to be flare-ups, more passion and fury about rules and regulations and the ultimate control of the authorities, the power elite (Saturn/Pluto Capricorn). The old ways aren’t always right and must move with the times, which is where protests, freedom of speech and democracy come in.

What are you furious about?

What are you furious about? Where do you feel passionately in life? How can you make a difference? This isn’t easy astrology by any means so it is important to stay safe and know when to back down. Vitriol and violence aren’t the answer, although with Mercury (words) and Mars (war) being triggered, you can expect some people to react badly.

Mercury and Mars are gathering strength this summer and working together. Right now, they’re active in Cancer, a compassionate and caring star sign, one that favours human connections over rules, regulations and power. An ideal time to get on your soap-box, vent your fury and channel it as a force for good.

10 thoughts on “Mercury conjunct Mars: What Are You Furious About?”

  1. Laura Tabaccki

    This is so beautifully written.. I agree, we are all furious about something, and social media feeds the spark. I however ( A Cancer Birth, Aries Moon and Sag Rising) have been fretting behind a stumble block/wall of personal/family flavor. To me, it is as frustrating as any political piece. I live with my adult daughter and adult son and two grandchildren. This is new for me, but I have been here for 4 years now.. I have crawled and climbed my way back to feeling normal and being “OK” with the living arrangements. I want to be a homeowner again; my income would get a loan approved for only half (of the space, for instance) that we need. The kids get all excited about house hunting! – When it was time (back in May) to hand our financial information over – to the loan company, my daughter ( A Gemini Birth, Virgo Moon, Leo Rising) shut down and I am at odds as to how to approach her – One can (I can) FEEL her wall, her shut down regarding this issue — and I have been searching for a way, a day, a time — and then how, or what to say so that I can get some Answers ! I think the most important point to focus on right now, is allowing myself the gift of ease and when the time feels right, to commence and begin a well structured conversation with her. If I could only get answers, I can pick up the ball and run with ideas, solutions..etc.. even if it means not moving this year. Sorry this was so long, I had to share with someone.Sorry if this was more info than you needed or wanted to know.. I did have a reading by Bill at the end of May.. it was door opening.. I did not discuss the details of this, but touched upon some it. He picked up right away, that I am ‘stuck’.. yep, but not for long. Thank you, peace and prosperity to you .

    1. Sally Kirkman

      Thank you for your email. I wouldn’t choose this week to try and have an important conversation – it’s not ideal for that. I hope you got some pointers on when things will start to free up for you in your astrology reading. Sending best wishes.

    2. Laura my sentiments exactly until now july 9/19. I was angry at seeing a hard working relative try to handle it all.
      I felt death not far away.. After I expressed my anger the situation changed. $ got shuffled and now work can start on the long put off interior upkeep with workers. Now i can see a finish line in five years 58/59 with grown grand kids too. Completion. Now I m closer to being free to find my way forward again. So this was our mars mercury nodes in cancer domestic turn around. Yay. I love it so far. Still I have one eye on the plastic recycle rage and all else going on in the world. How do we find out way to wholesomeness again. Thanks for sharing your concerns.

  2. I’ve been furious since 2016 when they elected an evil, lying, narcissistic, crook as US president. Do you see any astrological hope for getting rid of this con man in 2020? Thanks!

    1. Sally Kirkman

      He is a Gemini trickster and I’m fairly sure he must use an astrologer. His recent trip to the UK began on the New Moon in Gemini and it didn’t seem to do his reputation any harm at all. The man is charmed!

    2. Read between the lines! He’s stopped sex trafficking and stopped the drug run from South to North America. He might be a bit of a d**k but he is also doing some good stuff. Best not to believe all that is published in the news :-O

  3. As a 50s born woman l have asked several astrologers if the back to 60 group will win their Judicial review not one has answered me.

    1. Sally Kirkman

      I think you asked me before? This is a great time to be protesting – for everyone. With regard to your specific question, you would need the important dates so an astrologer can draw up the astrology to work with. That would help.

  4. I totally agree. I’ve noticed a lot of the famous people time certain statements/actions with transits etc

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