I did say NOT to sate a burning vengeance during Mars in Scorpio, did I not? And that one potential landmine of this Mars Retrograde period involves being Samuel L. Jackson-style pissed off, yes?
Please, let’s all take a cautionary cue from what happened in the wake of the tragedies involving Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and if we are angry at someone or something, DON’T leap to retaliation – Mars in Scorpio is still in contact with Uranus in Aries, and cooler heads must be allowed to prevail. There’s been far too much violence in the air (just look at the bombing in Istanbul and subsequent coup in Turkey, the aforementioned police killings of Sterling & Castile, as well as the aftermath in Dallas and possibly Louisiana) with the quincunx between these two planets in play, and it’s making everybody crazy. We do well to de-escalate tempers before Mars slips into Sagittarius (Aug 2) and meets up with Saturn (Aug 24).
Thankfully this aspect is starting to ebb as we speak, but we’re not home free yet. The quincunx between Mars and Uranus has been in effect since the second week of June and lasts for several more days yet – detach from hot situations whenever possible and strive to stay glacial cool, even when it’s a challenge.