Mars at 9 degrees Leo squares retrograde Jupiter at 9 degrees Taurus at 10:21 pm PT. During this time it’s all a question of too much energy bouncing around and how to direct it. We have a distinct tendency to jump the gun, dashing over the line before the start bell rings, which only forces everyone to go back and start all over again. And we’re so sure we can run that extra mile, jump that hurdle, make that stoplight — but impulsive bursts of energy can lead to accidents and unwanted visits to the doctor.
On the other hand, when we get knocked down, we get up again, just like the song says. Whether we’re impulsively adventurous, thoughtlessly hasty or rebelliously risk-taking, our confidence is misplaced. Our blossoming egos may need some pruning. It won’t be too severe, though, and we’ll definitely be the better for it. Intermittent surges of energy can suddenly evaporate completely, so make hay while the sun shines. We should resist any temptation to gamble or speculate at this time, because we feel a sense of luck that time will betray.
If you have Mars square Jupiter in your natal chart:
You mean well. Truly, you do. But you’re a little like a bull in a china shop: a little big, too rambunctious and overly exuberant. You’re constantly red-faced and apologetic over yet another thing you’ve broken. Your body seems to have a mind of its own, energetic but uncontrolled, even spasmodic at times. Some may have called you clumsy, but physical coordination can be yours with practice.
Participating in activities that develop strength and balance, such as martial arts, will do a lot to improve your natural athletic ability. In other realms, you may overextend yourself at work or in your personal life, taking on more tasks than you can reasonably handle and then finding yourself overwhelmed. Red-faced again!
Some major life challenges for you are learning to pace yourself, to curb your enthusiasm and to regulate your energy flow. Still, you should work on tending to the future while being in the here-and-now. Developing these skills will enable you to benefit from the valuable natural skills that you have: energy and enthusiasm, optimism and good cheer. A team leader will emerge from self-discipline.