Today is quite tricky astrologically — and possibly downright dangerous. The two warriors — fierce Mars and unscrupulous Pluto are squaring off against each other exactly. This is reflected uncannily in the situation in Zimbabwe where Marsy Emmerson Mnangagwa, known as “the Crocodile”, is trying to force Plutonic (he just goes on and on, every time you think he’s about to die he rises again) Robert Mugabe. Like, Mars and Pluto, these two men were for a time “co-rulers”: president and vice president.
This is a fight between old men. Mnangagwa is 75; Mugabe is 93 and, judging by his most recent TV appearance, somewhat gaga.
I’ve just checked to see if Mugabe has resigned yet, but now reports are conflicting. It’s a real battle of wills, but it’s probably the younger man who will win. Pluto and Mars will continue to square each other precisely until tomorrow, so the situation is still very inflammable. Mars will transit the country’s natal Pluto at 20° Libra within the next few days also. For more on the astrology of this, check out Solaris Astrology.
If you have any planets at 16°-27° Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn, watch out for your own Zimbabwean situations.
This duel is about a transfer of power. Mars and Pluto are the co-rulers of Scorpio, where the Sun is currently, along with Jupiter and Venus. They were rulers of the New Moon yesterday too, of course. Once Mars finishes squaring Pluto, he will oppose Uranus at 25°, currently in the other sign he rules, Aries. (Zimbabwe’s Sun is at 28° Aries) That opposition takes place on December 1.
So Mars is bringing together that combustible, unpredictable Uranus-Pluto square (again!) — and since it’s Mars, this is in an aggressive, possibly violent way.
On the other hand, if you need to take drastic action to shift an old situation, now could be the moment. Is there a transfer of power going on in your life?