Mars-Pluto conjunctions are one of the more confrontational aspects in the astrological lexicon, and they require caution. Should a major task lie ahead this combo will provide the energy and resolve to get you through and if you’ve been preparing to take a huge life step these planets will give you courage and power. However, if you know you already have a contentious situation on your hands, it is likely to reach a tipping point now. With this in mind, have a back-up plan and do not expect an opponent or competitor to let you off lightly. This kind of astro-scape separates the crabs from the shrimps.