Mars is in opposition tonight, meaning it's on the opposite side of the sun. Mars is also at it's closest approach to earth as well. Every two years Mars comes close to earth but this night is special because it's the closest Mars has come in 7 years. Mars will rise around sunset and will be visible as a bright orange star. It will be high in the sky at midnight. Mars' energy encompasses and influences masculinity, sexuality and vitality, as well as war and protection. Tonight I'm going to try an experiment and try to gather Mars water, not to be confused with war water, but rather water that has been left outside to soak up the Mars energy. I tried this the last Venus-in-transit, when Venus passed over the Sun's disk, and it seemed to work out good.
So if things get a bit bitchy, wonky or chaotic, or if you feel a bit randy, then you can blame it on Mars.