Mars is now in its peak sign of Capricorn until May 16, and then briefly again in August/September when it retrogrades back into boss goat territory. When move-it-forward Mars taps into the industrious potency of Capricorn, we can move mountains through sheer determination and sweat. But we’ll only do so if it makes sense, Cap being an expression of the utmost sort of pragmatism. Oh, and we’ll be especially motivated by money. The shallow form of Mars in Cap is basically the bro dude from your high school who’s now working in sales or finance. But he’s totally crushing it, brah, and maybe you can too. 💪.The other thing about Mars entering Capricorn is that it’s going to heat up the existing dynamic of Saturn and Pluto in Cap. Traditionally, Mars and Saturn were considered “malefic” planets, which were thought to bring misfortune. If the ancients knew about Pluto, they’d probably consider it a malefic too. Modern astrology has changed the way we look at symbols, taking it from this very deterministic view to a more neutral outlook that makes room for free will and a whole spectrum of possibility. Pluto has been exposing the shadow side of our existing hierarchies and the folks in charge since 2008. Saturn is just getting started with its karmic corrections. With Mars in the mix, things could get extra angry (but also courageous) in this equation, especially as it links up with Saturn and Pluto. On a personal level, this could also be an especially potent time to challenge the rigid, calcified structures in your life that are holding you down..For now, enjoy the light, breezy mood of Mercury conjunct Venus, in effect for the next couple of days. Socializing and hanging out feels more “of the moment” than buckling down and getting to work, but if you can’t let the hustle slide, use this energy to network and make connections. Mercury will soon retrograde back over this point, so you might revisit topics that come up for discussion around this time.