• Yolanda McAdam

The 29th Degree (with a focus on Mars)



Much has been written about the final or anaretic degree so I’m not going to go into a lengthy explanation here. However, I do want to share my own personal observations. My natal Mars is at 29º (Cancer) and If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I have a soft spot for Mars…


Anyway, let’s talk about what we can expect when a planet nears the end of their transit through a sign. Like Mars currently sitting at 29º Libra (29 October, 2021). If you imagine planets as actors taking on new roles when they change signs, you’ll agree that in Libra, Mars has been stripped of obvious weapons like a sword. Mars is asked to behave in a diplomatic manner here because the sign of the scales is governed by the Goddess of love and unity, Venus.


I like to think Mars wears a suit and tie and carries a briefcase when he’s traveling through Libra. Now, when talking about Mars, we have to remember that regardless of his placement, Mars is a fighter and he fights for whatever the sign he is placed in represents. He’s a ninja in a fancy suit. In Libra, Mars fights for justice, equal rights, balance and beauty. Libra is also - and many people overlook this - very much a sign of karmic reward. So when Mars reaches the final degree in Libra, he’s ready to balance the scales.