As Mars is in an overcoming/superior square with the Sun he holds some power over the Sun in the approaching transit. Watch for outbursts of violence, passionate intensity, accidents or injuries, etc. We might especially look for Sun symbols to receive some form of injury or direct challenge. This might include: our clarity, our confidence, our eyes, our brightness, our joy, youth, faith, hope, truth, reputation, leaders, or masculinity. Mars in Scorpio, when damaging may accuse, call out, prod, catalyze, attack, and is jealous, vindictive, vengeful, and resentful of happiness, brightness, etc. The transit is also about exposures, disclosure, public embarrassment or humiliation, as well as shining a powerful light on corruption or scandal. Also, watch for people attempting to humiliate or bully.
Meanwhile Venus is heading toward a conjunction with Pluto and a number subjects are on the radar. They include: sexual healing, lust, desire, eroticism, sexual crimes and transformation, taboo subjects related to sexuality, jealousy, lies and betrayal or suspicion in relationships, secrets and hidden relationship dynamics being exposed, the health or injury of the reproductive systems, the transformation of our style, aesthetic, or taste. This transit may piggyback along with the Mars/Sun transit as Mars enters a sextile with Pluto to combine all of the listed themes in dynamic and unexpected ways.
For example, sex crimes, injury to youth, and public exposure all came together at the 22nd annual screen actors guild awards last night when the film "Spotlight" took home the top prize. Spotlight is a film about the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic church, and both the title and content of the film reflects the astrology of the moment.
In the meantime, today Mars applies to a sextile of Venus. As relationship issues might be percolating, or moving toward some kind of a head, today might be a good day to positively address something within the context of your relationships or sex life. Diffusing things before the get too intense is a good idea if opportunities open themselves up for it!
Prayer: The truth is gentle, the truth is kind, the truth is a lamp on a stand, not an accusation or righteous demand.