On March 8th, Mars moved into Sagittarius, where it joined Saturn in a conjunction. This conjunction last until May 2nd. This is the combination I call the "rush hour traffic" conjunction.
Mars is the planet of desire, ambition and action. It wants to go fast. Saturn is slow and plodding by nature, and it wants to do everything methodically and carefully. When you put them together you get a recipe for frustration, delays or obstacles. It's like driving the car with the gas and the brakes on at the same time.
On the global level, this conjunction can increase tension and disharmony. When masses of people feel frustrated, they usually vent that frustration through expressing anger and violence. On the personal level, however, frustration is optional. All you have to do is take it easy, relax, and be patient. So the next two months would be a good time to check in with your yoga and meditation routines, and it wouldn't hurt to be a little extra polite to the customer care people at AT&T, when they reroute you 20 times and then drop your call.
And, of course, no aspect in astrology is totally negative. This one is particularly good for any mechanical or technical project. Maybe it's time to do some of those home repair jobs that have been on the back burner.
Here is a description of how Mars and Saturn’s conjunction in Scorpio might affect you. The following predictions will apply to the period between March 8 – May 2, 2018. Remember to read the birth dates carefully, since Vedic Astrology uses a different zodiac than Western Astrology. Also, if you know your Moon sign, Lagna (rising sign) or your Arudha Lagna, you can also read the interpretations for those signs as well.
Vedic Sun Signs
Apr 14 - May 14 (Aries) During this period, you might be very productive and get a lot done. This combination favors your finances, especially if you are involved with anything mechanical or technical. It could produce temporary delays, obstacles or pressures in the areas of education, the father, teachers, or long distance travel.
May 15 - Jun 14 (Taurus). This period might produce challenges or frustration in relationships, marriage, partnerships, or contracts. It can create complications during long distant journeys. It is a good period for making constructive changes in your work. Progress may seem slow now, but your patience will pay off later.
Jun 15 - Jul 15 (Gemini) This transiting conjunction is passing through your seventh house, which is related to contracts, agreements, marriage, partnership, and any other type of one-to-one interaction. In some of these areas you could feel a sense of frustration or obstruction, from time to time. Or you might find that someone you are in a relationship with is going through a stressful time in their own life. In any case, this is a period to be patient with the various relationships in your life.
Jul 16 - Aug 16 (Cancer) During this period, you might find yourself working extra hard, either in your employment or simply with respect to personal projects. This is a time to take it easy with your health and to stay on your diet and exercise routines. Saturn and Mars are passing through the sixth house (health) so if you aren’t careful with your routines now, you might start to feel deficient, physically.
Aug 17 - Sep 16 (Leo) Saturn and Mars are conjuncting in your fifth house. This is a period that could produce delays, obstacles or pressures related to children, creative projects or education. The fifth house is also related to digestion, so from a health perspective, this is a good time to keep up with your diet and exercise, and to ramp down the inclination to pig out on ice cream or whatever else is your nemesis.
Sep 17 - Oct 16 (Virgo) During this period, Mars and Saturn are passing through your fourth house. You might need to do some small repairs for your house, residence, or possibly for your vehicle. This could also be a period that tests your sense of well-being a bit, making you feel frustrated or discouraged, from time to time. For this, I have a magic formula. For every aspect of your life that seems frustrating, get busy and do something every day to improve the situation, regardless of whether you think it helps or not. And then turn around and do the same thing to help someone else who is having a hard time. Constantly make an effort, and be patient.
Oct 17 - Nov 15 (Libra) Mars and Saturn are conjuncting in your third house. This period could make the communication process a bit frustrating, from time to time, so this is a good period to be polite and reserved in all your interactions with others. The third house is also associated with siblings, so this could either make your interactions with your siblings frustrating or it could simply produce a bit of pressure in the life of one of them. This is also a good period to take extra time getting to appointments and doing errands, since it tends to produce delays during short journeys.
Nov 16- Dec 15 (Scorpio) Okay, this is a good time to ramp down the expenditures and to ramp up the organization of your finances. Saturn and Mars are in your second house, so if you aren’t careful, it could cause expenses. Even if you are careful it could produce some expenses. This is also a good time to watch what you eat, since the second house is also related to your food, and it is also related to your mouth and teeth.
Dec 16 - Jan 13 (Sagittarius) During this period, you should take it easy, physically. I don’t really mean take it easy, as in being a couch potato. Actually, this is a good time to get in to your exercise routines and to stay physically active. However, while you are being active, don’t strain and don’t over-do it. Similarly, don’t over-do it at work. A little mediation and regular massage can go a long way to producing more balance and relaxation.
Jan 14 - Feb 12 (Capricorn) Mars and Saturn are passing through your twelfth house. This is a good time to do a little yoga, in spite of the fact that you might feel resistant to that idea. This period could produce some expenses, repairs or frustrations related to your house, your car or your mother. Stay up on your maintenance, avoid excessive expenditure, and be patient with your mom..
Feb 13 - Mar 13 (Aquarius) During this period, Mars and Saturn are transiting your eleventh house. Friend or groups could be a source of frustration now. On the positive side, this could be a good time for interacting with groups or teams at work and it could be a very productive period. This is more likely if you are involved with any type of technical work.
Mar 14 - Apr 13 (Pisces) Mars and Saturn are moving through your tenth house. You might find yourself working extra hard now. Projects may go in starts and stops, but you will be able to complete them if you work hard. This is also a good time for finances.