I didn't mention in this week's Journal that yesterday (August 16) was the day that Mars crossed the degree of the July 1 Solar Eclipse, acting as a "trigger" to issues and energies represented by that eclipse. (For reminder, that eclipse was at 9 degrees Cancer.)
So, if amidst the positive energies of the Sun-Mercury-Venus alignment, you've also experienced some emotional issues yesterday and today, no doubt it's the energy of that eclipse being revisited. For me, the eclipse was conjunct my Sun-Moon midpoint, a sensitive point in the chart that represents male/female relationships, as well as the possibility of bringing something into awareness that has previously been hidden. Those issues have been a theme for me this summer, and came into stronger focus just this morning.
From my perspective, Mars has more than accomplished his mission!
How about for you?