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Mars in Aquarius ~ Let Your Freak Flag Fly

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It has been dreary, gray and stormy the past few days, complete with mini-hail and gloom to spare. I am learning to employ Radical Gratitude by accepting this temporary gray state and sharing my take on Mars in Aquarius. So grab a cup of cider or hot cocoa and enjoy!

Mars will be leaving Capricorn and entering the sign of Aquarius this Thursday December 4th. I thought it would be fun to discuss what we might expect with the arrival of this new energy. Keep in mind though, that one ought to expect the unexpected with Aquarius! Unpredictability is his middle name.

I am actually looking forward to this changing of the guard of Mars from somber, driven dreary, oh-so -serious Capricorn to inventive, quirky, electric Aquarius. With Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn in Scorpio in mutual reception, there has been such a dark and heavy overlay for several years. Mars in Capricorn just adds on more of the same, particularly  since Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio paired up with Capricorn. Mutual reception is when two planets are in each other’s signs of rulership. For example, Pluto the modern ruler of Scorpio is in Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is currently in Scorpio ( just a little bit longer- December 23rd) and Scorpio is ruled by Pluto. Viola, mutual reception.

So how does one describe Mars in Aquarius? Mars is the planet of war, action, drive, aggression, movement, initiation. Where we have Mars in our natal chart is the area of life that we are passionate about. We get all fired up and are turned on to the highest setting, guns blazing.  This is where we expend enormous amounts of our energy  and attention. In Aquarius, Mars becomes more steady and controlled. Mars is actually more comfortable in Capricorn as both are cardinal in nature. However, Mars is fast and masculine and so is Uranus, the modern ruler of Aquarius. He also happens to be transiting in Aries presently. Uranus and Mars will be very happy together as they will be in mutual reception. This will be a more dynamic combo than the Pluto Saturn pairing. More like Lady Gaga and Oprah than Scrooge and Darth Vader, if you get my drift. This may take some of the edge off of the Pluto Uranus square configuration that we have been living with forever (it seems that way to me).

When 2 planets are in mutual reception, there vibrations mix strongly as they feed off of one another. In the case of Uranus in Aries and Mars in Aquarius, they will form a sextile for a while, blending easily and with flair. This is the time to party with abandon, mixing all different types of people together, just for the hell of it. Buy unusual holiday gifts or contribute to charities in someone’s name to as a way to gift with consciousness. People who have Mars in Aquarius natally are often scientifically inclined, creative, unusual, and future oriented. They crave freedom and gravitate towards activism. They are often progressive, rebellious and a bit detached. They are sometimes more passionate about causes than actual people, unless they have significant water and fire placements in their other personal planets. Some folks say Aquarian types love humanity but hate people. I would not go that far, but I would say that Uranus can be a bit aloof at times. With Mars in Aquarius, group projects are paramount and revolution is in the air. Can you feel it coming your way?

I do not have many Mars in Aquarius people in my circle, but since I have an Aquarian Ascendant, I do understand what motivates them. I tell everybody that as I age I keep getting weirder and weirder and am loving it! At some point I ” got it” that I was fashioned as eccentric and that it is best for me to embrace my true nature. Like Lady Gaga says, ‘ I was born this way! ”

To better understand how to use this fresh new energy, look at where you have Aquarius in your natal chart. What house or houses does it occupy? This is where you will get an extra boost of energy and enthusiasm. If you have not had an Astrological consultation, no worries. You can contact me here to get a personal chart interpretation. BTW, they also make wonderful holiday gifts.


I have included some music that carry Aquarian overtones. Turn it loud and get your freak flag out of storage. Wave it high and proud! Be yourself this holiday season, and maybe even a bit longer. It may be the best gift you will ever receive. 

get together


born this way

people got to be free


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29 comments on “Mars in Aquarius ~ Let Your Freak Flag Fly

  1. alohaleya says:

    i just love how you incorporate pop culture into your posts! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. litebeing says:

      thanks Aleya. Pop culture is good for something 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. alohaleya says:

        i do love lady gaga


  2. I love Lady Gaga, of course, as we seem to like a lot of the same things. But who doesn’t like someone who lets their freak flag fly all day, everyday? I assume there are many who think she’s crazy, but I doubt any of those people will be replying to my comment to tell me that I must be crazy, too! I have always been considered a little crazy and some think I am too hyper or I talk too much and too fast, so “crack head” has been thrown out there a few times as well. I don’t care! I doubt any of these people know a real crack head or they might use another term.

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    1. litebeing says:

      There is a very fine blurry line between creative genius and crazy, so…


  3. The planets it seems now make sense of peoples moods I have come across lately.. 🙂 And being weird is much better than being Normal LOL.. I know I have often been thought weird , and who wants to be normal anyways 🙂 Wonderful information Linda.. Thank you ❤


    1. litebeing says:

      Perhaps what we consider weird is the newer normal as more people discover more of their potential.

      Astrology lingo can be tough for those who aren’t students, but I aim to write in a way that everyone will get some useful information. ❤


  4. *waves to you from on top of a unicorn*

    Oh, I am loving this! Yes, let your freak flag fly. Be outrageous. Get weirder and weirder. I love it all! We are so magnificently beautiful in so many different ways. Great post, Litebeing!

    Here, I brought a unicorn for you too. Or would you prefer a Pegasus? Or make up your own. 😉

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    1. litebeing says:

      Thanks Sarah,
      The more ME I allow me to be, the happier I AM and this works for everyone. Thought you would understand.

      Unicorn, Pegasus, they all are cool. 🙂 Waving back!

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      1. Yup. I love your freaky self. :-).


  5. It’s been heavy and intense, indeed, so a bit of energy in cosmic Aqua will be refreshing (and moreso when the upcoming Cap stellium meanders into Aquarius!). I have Sun and Saturn and some asteroids in Aqua, so I definitely get your gist (and the whole freak flag thing!). xoxo.

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    1. litebeing says:

      I think we all could use a break and Mars in Aquarius will lighten the load. I have Ceres in Aquar conjunct my Asc and Chiron is there too, i enjoy this energy most of the time and revel in being a rebel 🙂

      glad to know we have several astro-connections!


  6. Being honest… saw Let Your Freak Flag Fly and knew I had to read your post, even if the subject is well beyond my comprehension. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. litebeing says:

      You just gave me a chuckle here Eric, thank you !

      Bottom line: Be yourself and love humanity ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Ms. G says:

    Love this post!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. litebeing says:

      thank you so much Ms, G!
      I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment here. 😉



  8. i have venus and jupiter in aquarius, so i can relate!!

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    1. litebeing says:

      I like Jupiter in Aquarius, what a great placement. Always love hearing from you Tania. Please consider joining us for our 2014 Wrap challenge, Your insights would be such a welcome addition to our group 🙂

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      1. my two aquarius placements are in my 1st and 2nd house 😉

        oh thank you so much for the invite. i will check it out indeed. much love ❤


      2. litebeing says:

        are you a fellow Aquarius rising? 🙂

        You are cool either way! ❤

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      3. lol!! aw, thank you! nope, i am a pisces with capricorn rising, but the aquarius in me is quite strong ❤

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      4. litebeing says:

        lovely combination, as are you!

        Liked by 1 person

      5. you’re so sweet!! thank YOU!!


  9. M N says:

    “More like Lady Gaga and Oprah than Scrooge and Darth Vader'” I love what you said here Dear Linda…I’m so tired of letting go since last year birthday … know we Scorpios have hard times in that department but what can I say the brain is demanding while heart is aching to do the right thing I am so forward to use the freedom you better believe it…oh oh sounds like “Meatloaf”:) Radical Radical my nick name as my AC in Aquarius ….sick of the Dart Vader sitting on my Saturn but hay Maybe it’s there for a reason…it’s all good. I also wanted to thank your for your beautiful article it’s wonderful to see how your are thriving in using your gift.


    1. litebeing says:

      Hey Mashied,
      I was just thinking of you right now and your comment appears. Talk about radical! It has been a harsh time for me as well, but it did carry many lessons and blessings. Like Radical Gratitude 😉
      Thanks for commenting, we love your presence here ( and everywhere).

      your Astrotwin


  10. Left-handed ‘like’ 🙂

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    1. litebeing says:

      Are you left handed too? 🙂
      Another one of my unusual permutations.


      1. I’m not actually left-handed, but it was the only hand that I had free (left) at the moment to click out my little message reply. Whee!! no hands! Time to go have some fun…

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