Mars, the warrior planet of energy and adventure, is in the nakshatra of Uttara Phalguni spanning the signs of Leo and Virgo from August 31st to September 21st.

There’s a double-edged quality to this transit, with pushy Mars being in a nakshatra known for its laid back and fun-loving style. Uttara’s symbol of the Hammock is in sharp contrast to Mars’s direct-action approach, so perhaps you need a job or activity where you can work your own pace, or else direct operations from behind the scenes.

There’s also a relationship-oriented quality here embodied through Uttara’s Shakti of ‘Prosperity Through Partnership’, even though Mars does not easily compromise or share. Something may have to give, where you decide how far to push your own cause, or if there’s a situation which makes more sense with teamwork.

Even partnering-up with someone contains the promise to do well and make your alliance a force-multiplier. The best use of Uttara and Mars’s energy is to work at a project with a genuine humanitarian side, where you honour the ideals while also asserting yourself.

Though Uttara has a leisurely tendency, you are of most help, and bring the most from this transit, when raising funds and awareness for a cause close to your heart. You are honest and transparent, and the subtle games some people play may elude you, though a straightforward style works best in the end if you avoid the pitfalls of being too clever.

From September 6th, Mars joins sharp-thinking Mercury in Virgo, giving you powers of persuasion which may be channelled into politics, media work and getting a project completed on time.

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