Mars begins to creep to a halt as his impending retrograde looms near and indeed you feel existential angst and frustration rising in you - and all collectively. Mercury does offer a fleeting trine to Saturn - indicating positive potential connections being made - however, Mars/Saturn energy dominates. This feeling of discomfort, of looming doubt and fear is not going anywhere so it is up to YOU, what will you do with it? The astrology that finishes our year is not the cosmic terrain that anyone dreams of or asks for but it is indeed rarely in a lifetime time that Mars in Aries will square both Saturn & Pluto in Capricorn as he does now and in the coming fall months. What comes to mind is this ideology - to paraphrase the great Joseph Campbell - "It is the very nature of life itself to push forth despite all adversity."