Posted by Len Wallick


Tomorrow’s conjunction from Mars to Saturn in Sagittarius could well be your opportunity to start a new journey with a single life-affirming step. As Len Wallick suggests, the key to making more of this astrology than old stories might have allowed to be possible may be one simple step: to get involved.

On the whole, it’s better to learn astrology from experience than just from a book. That’s because you, as the astrologer, are part of the process. Just as modern science has realized, the observer is necessarily and unavoidably part of what is observed.


Even so, the observer’s power to determine the nature of observations is not absolute. There would appear to be an underlying order to the universe which makes events decipherable, if not entirely predictable.

In recent generations, astrologers have come to understand that an observer’s prejudices can actually interfere with understanding the cosmos. It is especially true that human perceptions of good and bad do not apply to events in the sky. As world-renowned astrological authority Robert Hand put it for the October/November 2014 issue of The Mountain Astrologer: “There are no benefics and no malefics.” Even so, some very old biases persist, no matter how errant they may be.

Two planets still often burdened with the malefic (bad guy) label are Mars and Saturn. One way to approach the conjunction of Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius tomorrow is to for you to acknowledge your own involvement in either sustaining or overcoming ancient predilections as regards to those two objects.

You can begin by simply being aware that Mars and Saturn are briefly coming together to share the same degree of Sagittarius. Rather than bring any hand-me-down partiality to the occasion, look to flex the power of your intent by getting involved to affirm life rather than just letting things happen.


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Affirming life is one demonstrable upside to Mars. It has to do with taking action so as to sustain life. Every time you act to take care of your wellbeing in response to challenges from your environment, Mars is manifesting through you.

The same can be said for any initiative aimed at helping another person to breathe easier. Additionally, either desire or decisiveness, followed by effort to attain results, serves to demonstrate what a good guy Mars can be.

Actually, it would be reasonable to say that Mars can evince in many ways, but passivity is not one of them. That’s how it is appropriate for you to reject old stories that many passively accept about Mars, and go on to create some of your own. Saturn can help, especially when in the process of merging its own formidable energies with the red planet.

Among other things, Saturn is about giving things form. While not as bright in the sky or symbolically in your face as Mars often is, the ringed planet is every bit as empowering. Even though that power is commonly realized over time, the structural quality Saturn can be exercised to bring is like a long journey in that it must begin with a single step. Tomorrow’s Sagittarius conjunction from Mars to Saturn would be an excellent time to take that step.

Therefore, even if you are not sure how far you are going or where you will end up, you would be well advised to get consciously and actively involved in some demonstrably supportive and substantial way with life and living tomorrow. Think of it as your chance to start making something more of astrology — and the world — than you have previously been told it can be. Sure beats just being along for another ride to where you would never have chosen to go on your own in the first place.

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Len Wallick

About Len Wallick

Besides endeavoring to be of service to all of you here at Planet Waves, Len strives to live in Seattle while working as a professional astrologer. To contact him for an astrology reading you can send an e-mail to: His telephone number is 206-356-5467. In addition to his profession, Len contributes to the Seattle community without monetary compensation by serving as a Reiki practitioner and teacher through classes and outreach offered by the Seattle Reiki Mastery Series modality.

3 thoughts on “Involvement

  1. Barbara Koehler

    I like your attitude Len. Rejecting old stories about Mars? I’ve got a new one for you. Back when the explosion of the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico took place, transiting Mars had been sitting on a single degree for 3 weeks as he stationed direct. A month later, when the transiting Sun squared that degree Mars sat on for 3 weeks, the oil rig exploded with all the fury of hell-on-Earth.

    I’m not saying that that degree where Mars sat for 3 weeks was the only reason for that explosion (for Pete’s sake, there is plenty of information in the chart for the explosion regarding the energy pattern at the time which would explain it’s manifestation) but I am saying that a month before the explosion something relentless was going on that set up the scenario which devastated a country.

    The Sabian Symbol for that degree is all about blood rushing to a man’s head. There he sat, Mars on a degree whose symbol is about blood rushing upward to a man’s head, for 3 weeks mind you. Then a month later oil rushed to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico and I’m pretty sure it was longer than 3 weeks.

    What Mars did I don’t classify so much as good or bad but as initiating. Retrospectively, I see his action as bringing forth consciousness to an unwitting Public about Corporate greed and hubris. I see Mars demanding awareness for how the fossil fuel industry’s ruthless lack of concern for the Planet is killing it and all its inhabitants. What was going on a month before the explosion I will probably never know, but if Mars had not brought it into our consciousness we might still be in the dark.

    Here is a link to the chart for that explosion and in it Mars is unexpectedly inconspicuous except for his sextile to the U.S. Sibly chart’s Uranus. However, less than a week before the explosion he had been conjunct the U.S. North Node, symbol of a path forward and the opportunities to find it.

  2. DivaCarla Sanders

    About an hour after sunset you can see the Mars Saturn conjunction. They line up almost vertically with Antares. On the dome of the sky they are in the constellation Scorpio. It feel so powerful to be able to see them lined up, like maybe we can make it through this passage. They have been beautiful sky companions since April. If you are in the eastern US time zone, it is 8:40 as I type this. Go outside and look to the south. The farther south you live the higher in the sky they will be. If it is not dark yet where you live, remember to look up later on this evening.

    We modern users of astrology may look beyond malefic and benefic, though tonight, and probably tomorrow we can imagine we are ancient astrologers looking at our 2nd nearest and furthest known planets.

    Thanks for your reading, Len. You still have time to go outside and look!

  3. Geoff Marsh

    Cheers, Len. A brilliant piece, timely and precise.

    I hope the current cosmic energies merge for you and bring new structure into your life so that your great contribution to our understanding of our situation in the here and now can proceed with even greater proficiency.

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