On January 11, 2022 at 10:45 pm Paris time, Mars will enter in square with Neptune. The influence of this aspect will be felt until January 14.
We have Mars, planet of action, of passion, in the Jupiterian fire sign of Sagittarius. Under this influence, we will be, sometimes excessively and exaggeratedly, driven to throw ourselves into battle to defend our philosophical, political or even religious ideals. Neptune, with whom Mars is in square, is a planet that, when it is in this aspect, can confuse us and lead us to be deceived by illusions or to be misled by ideas without serious foundations or by fanatical manipulators. On the other hand, Sagittarius, the sign in which Mars is found, is a hedonistic and epicurean sign. Under the disruptive influence of Neptune, we could pursue, with excess, the pleasure of the senses, notably through an unbridled sexuality fed by our most secret fantasies. Some might even be tempted by new experiences through adventures or clandestine liaisons. Similarly, this aspect could also encourage some of us to abuse intoxicants such as alcohol, tobacco or others. Fortunately, the sextile formed between Neptune and the Sun in Capricorn will show us the best way to go: keep a cool head and focus more on concrete, down-to-earth things.
The mutable signs will be by far the most affected by this square. First of all Pisces, the sign where Neptune is in domicile. Beware of job offers that are too tempting to be honest! Avoid risky business projects during this astral configuration. Sagittarians, on the other hand, could fall head over heels in love with someone who won’t show their true colors and will try to take advantage of them. Geminis, on the other hand, should be wary of a colleague who doesn’t mean them any good. Virgoans will indulge in crazy love affairs that are surprising for such reasonable people. Of all the signs, Capricorns will be the ones to live this square to the fullest, as it will be a time of personal and spiritual evolution for them.
In the world, the square of Mars to Neptune could revive religious and ideological tensions, especially within the Arab world or between the latter and the West. It is not impossible that there is an economic background to these conflicts, linked to the oil resources of the Middle East. If we now examine the chart of the French Republic, we can see that Mars, second ruler of the 1st house (the nation, its inhabitants), is in conjunction with Saturn and the 10th house in this chart. Neptune, on the other hand, is in the ascendant. This could indicate an upsurge of social conflicts and revolts at this time, as well as protests against government policies that are considered obscure or have hidden ambitions (Neptune). As Mars will be in the 9th house, it is not out of the question to think that legal actions against the government will be taken by political parties or citizens’ groups. As the 9th house is also the house of the army, the latter could make its opposition known.