• Yolanda McAdam

Mars square Saturn: Slow Down and Pay Attention



Saturn stationed direct in Capricorn yesterday and with scythe on the ready squares volatile Mars retrograde today. This is explosive and heavy astrology so you may be feeling despondent, lethargic or overwhelmed.This isn’t Mars’ first dangerous encounter with powerful Saturn this year which had me reflect on this configuration over the weekend.


I wondered: what is the additional cosmic call here beside the obvious "try your best not to behave in an irrational, incendiary and impulsive manner"? One word kept coming up - courage.


Mars is both brave and courageous and it’s important we reflect a little on the difference between the two words.


Courage is the ability to do something that frightens you and originates from the French word coeur for heart. Bravery on the other hand stems from the Italian word “bravo” which once upon a time meant “wild, savage”. So if you’re brave, you tend to leap