Athletic Mars in Virgo is moving to a square with powerful Pluto in Sagittarius that is exact on Aug. 17. It’s fitting that we’re having the Beijing Olympics right now. Mars/Pluto aspects, particularly the challenging squares, are often found in the charts of athletes.
Athletic injuries are possible under this influence, so be careful about overdoing it at the gym.
On a day-to-day level, look out for competitiveness in the workplace and the need for someone to emerge as the victor at any cost. If you find yourself getting pulled into a job-related confrontation, don’t be afraid to take a time-out to let the situation cool off.
Reinhold Ebertin in The Combination of Stellar Influences says that Mars/Pluto aspects lead to “superhuman power, force, and brutality.”
No doubt that’s what the residents of Georgia are experiencing as they deal with an onslaught of Russian troops and weapons.
Speaking of the conflict between Russia and Georgia, here’s a story rich with irony: While the two countries wage war or violate ceasefires, depending on who you’re talking to, their women’s beach volleyball teams faced each other at the Beijing Olympics. You can’t make this stuff up. Here’s a colorful post from The Guardian.
Who knew beach volleyball could get this vicious?