How To Deal With Mars in Aries AOC style
The redoubtable Alexandria Ocasio Cortez made a blistering speech to congress on July 23, in response to being verbally assaulted by Representative Ted Yoho on the steps of that institution.
It’s worth hearing from beginning to end. Doubtless one day it will be taught to schoolchildren.
AOC was born with a political Libra Sun, of course, so she’s currently getting a lot of energy thrown at her by Mars in an aggressive mood in Aries. Well, that would be incarnated by Representative Yoho, born on April 13, 1955, under the sign of Aries.
Unfortunately for Yoho, AOC has a natal conjunction of Mars and the Sun, and she took the classy Libran route of defence — debate. Remember that Mars in Libra is said to be in detriment, but we know that Mahatma Gandhi and John Lennon, both peaceful warriors, also had this same placement. She’s put on Mars armour in the form of a red jacket.
AOC also has Mercury on her MC — a great speaker — opposite the Moon in Aries — straight from the gut — balanced by steady, thoughtful Saturn in Capricorn. The conjunction with Pallas cools that Moon down, and gives her great steadiness of purpose.
If you have planets in Libra, you may feel under attack at some point this year, as Mars will be in Aries a long time. Note where AOC looked for support — from her family (transiting stellium in Capricorn plus Moon in Aries on the IC) and her peers (transiting Mars in Aries). She also used the the legal structures of her country: Jupiter in Capricorn was making a square to her Sun on the day of the speech.
Of course, not all of us are lucky enough to have the Mars conjunction, but it’s worth remembering that being challenged brings out the extraordinary.
I wrote previously about AOC here.