Mars and Pluto are both ruled by Scorpio and during Scorpio Season 2019 they will be in a tense alignment with each other known as a square.
The peak of this alignment occurs on November 5th, however, it is likely we will feel it at least a week before and a week after this date.
Under this alignment, Mars will be in Libra and Pluto will be in Capricorn. While Mars and Pluto are both ruled by Scorpio, we will also have Libra and Capricorn energy to add to the mix too.
Mars and Pluto are both considered fiery and intense planets. Traditionally, Mars has been seen as the God of War and Pluto has been seen as Lord of the Underworld. When their energy combines, it can create a rise in aggression, violence, and hostility, but also, strength, courage, and the power to overcome our fears.
While both Mars and Pluto have a darker side, there is also a higher vibration or a higher octave to their energies which we can use to our advantage.
While Mars has been seen as the God of War, it also represents riding confidently and bravely head-first into our fears in order to overcome them.
Mars gives us the confidence, and strength to rip off the bandaid and to take the plunge in order to fulfill our dreams and goals. Mars gives us the stamina we need to keep going until our work is done.
Sometimes we are faced with our own battles in life, and it is Mars that gives us the energy we need to keep climbing, to keep soldiering on, and to meet adversity head-on.
As Mars is in Libra, it’s energy may not be as fierce and directed as it could be. If something is stirred in our lives around this time, we may find ourselves debating or questioning what the best action may be but with time, the right answers will come.
While Pluto is known as the Lord of the Underworld, it also represents an advancement of consciousness and an awakening to higher realms beyond this one.
Pluto is all about sitting with our darkness in order to transform and transcend it. Pluto guides us to move through these cycles of death and rebirth so we can keep peeling back the layers in order to keep discovering who we truly are.
While Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth, its energy also holds the final rebirth, the final return to the unconditional love that we are.
On its highest octave, Pluto is the planet of unconditional love and holds this idea of returning to the Universe or to the Source energy that we came from.
Pluto has been in Capricorn over a decade so this is an energy we are starting to get very familiar with. This Capricorn energy will guide us to stay grounded and will favor us taking a structured or step-by-step approach.
Mars Square Pluto
So, as Mars and Pluto square each other, we have the potential to tap into the strength and confidence we need in order to push through all that is uncomfortable, all that is hard, and all that brings up our fears.
The path may not be immediately clear, but step by step we can start to take action. And then, when we reach the other side of this, we will feel reborn and closer to our true essence and to the love that lives within.
Here are a few tips to help you navigate through this energy:
1.) Stay Consistent with your Daily Practice
Under this energy we may feel “thrown off” or out of balance. By having a daily spiritual practice that involves things like meditation, journaling, mantras, and so on, it can help you to stay centered even when there is intensity flowing around you. For suggestions on how to create your own daily practice read this:
2.) Drink Charged Water
Staying hydrated is a great way to help “detox” the harsher cosmic energies we may be feeling. We can also take this to the next level by charging the water we drink. We can charge it using crystals (place the crystals around, on top of or under your glass of water) or simply hold a glass of water and recite an intention or affirmation before you drink it. Here is an example to get you started:
“I charge this water with healing love and light. May every sip bring me closer to peace.”
3.) Try the 444 Breath
If you are feeling highly emotional, stressed, or anxious the 444 breath can be a great help. You inhale for 4 counts, hold your breath for 4 counts, and then exhale for 4 counts. Repeat this for a few minutes until you start to feel at ease. If you like you can also try the 777 breath which is the same process, you just hold for 7 counts instead.
4.) Try Tapping/EFT
Tapping or the Emotional Freedom Technique is also a great way to work through any heavy emotions. It’s super simple and highly effective.
Mars and Pluto won’t square each other again till August 2020. In fact, it happens three times in 2020 which is definitely rare and a sign that there is much more we are destined to learn from these energies.