Bell, Lynn – Wrestling with Squares

Squares in the birth chart push us forward. They are often factors for great dynamism, and when squares form between dynamic planets, like Mars and Jupiter, they often bring extraordinary results. But what’s wrong with squares? Part of the issue is that it’s hard to get a handle on the internal tensions that drive these squares – while one aspect of the self is in overdrive, another is often undernourished, falling into unconsciousness. Squares have a way of biting your tail, throwing you off balance. Often the conflicts described by squares manifest in our dealings with others, and may irrupt into tension and disagreement. They can generate relentless activity that ends up exhausting or even harming the person. Of course not all squares are alike. With Saturn, there can be great inhibition, doubt and frustration. In some cases this is so strong that there is little energy left to move forward.