Mars in Capricorn | The Great Ascent

Mars in Capricorn
February 16 – March 30, 2020
By Christina Caudill

The nature of the collective drive shifts each time Mars changes signs. Mars is moving from adventurous Sagittarius into the more realistic territory of Capricorn, where ambition manifests through hard work, patience, and dedication to the task at hand.

Capricorn is a Cardinal sign and this can be a time to initiate significant projects that call for building form and structure to support sustainable growth and material gain. Such undertakings call for diligence and endurance and while impatient Mars may at times be frustrated at the slower pace, Capricorn is the place for him to master his impulses.

The passion of Mars is often tempered by the seriousness of Capricorn. To do a job well and with quality takes prioritizing those actions that yield results and there may be less tolerance for the impractical. However, too much suppression of the Martian instinct can lead to depression or futility. Mars in Capricorn is best when his energy is applied toward a goal with the commitment to make progress over time. It awakens our inner leader and wise elder.

Mars is considered an emissary of Pluto, as unconscious desires and impulses emanating from Pluto are expressed via Mars’ actions. When applied consciously, the depth of empowerment and intensity of Pluto has an outlet for powerful intentions in which to boldly transform and restructure our environment. 

Shortly after entering Capricorn, Mars will trine revolutionary Uranus in Taurus February 21st, inviting breakthroughs in accelerated change. Mars will later join expansive Jupiter on March 20 and powerful Pluto on March 23, unleashing their potential for achievement. March 30, Mars leaves Capricorn for Aquarius where it will join Saturn, newly in Aquarius and the collective urge for initiating new paradigms will be serious business.

This week’s New Paradigm Community Video features a video with Christina Caudill on navigating the journey through Mars in Capricorn. Join the NPA Community today for expert astrology videos released every Sunday plus monthly live chart readings. Visit to join.

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