Having very good transits doesn’t mean the difficult transits aren’t still effective.
Here is the chart of a young man who had been slugged for no reason, by someone he didn’t know as he left a bar and went to his car in a parking lot late at night. He wasn’t seriously injured, but ended up with bruises. This wasn’t a theft or mugging; this was an unprovoked personal attack.
This fledgling astrologer wondered how this could happen while he had a transit from Mars creating a Grand Trine that included Chiron in his heliocentric chart.
The challenge is always to show that astrology really works and it is possible that this person wondered if this was a situation that “disproved” astrology.
At the time of the incident, transiting Mars was trine to both this young man’s natal Earth/Moon complex and natal Chiron in the heliocentric chart. A Grand Trine is one of the best transits to have and when Chiron is involved you can be, in some ways, a “Cinderella” that everyone sees in a better light. Mars is the ruler of warfare, disputes, and trouble, so a transiting trine usually shows success in these matters.
Black planets shown on the chart are natal planets and red planets are transits.
However, transiting Mars was also opposite this person’s natal Juno AND at the very same time transiting Juno was square his natal Mars:
Juno represents illusion, delusion, and fraud and, in this case, perhaps represented a case of mistaken identity. A square represent turbulent conditions and an opposition usually sets up an exchange between two people. The difficult, turbulent transits between Juno and Mars show that someone may have acted (Mars) from misinformation (Juno). Someone who had too much to drink (Mars) mistakenly thought (Juno) that our subject was someone else that he was angry with (Mars) for one reason or another.
The subject had a transiting Grand Trine, but that Grand Trine was challenged as shown below. It could be that the Grand Trine protected him from serious damage. Then again, because he had that Grand Trine he may have been fearless about walking in dark parking lots late at night and put himself in danger.
Do not be afraid to leave the house if transiting Juno squares your natal Mars or when Mars makes a turbulent aspect to your natal Juno. There were other factors in the person’s geocentric chart that helped lead to this incident.
However, it might be wise to steer clear of places where trouble could erupt when you have turbulent transits involving Mars, even if you have wonderful transits otherwise.
The lesson here is that even the very best transits do not “cancel out” other transits.
May the stars be with you,