If it seems people are unusually argumentative and you keep running into situations that quickly turn contentious, blame planet Mars. This combative influence is focussed on one of the most sensitive areas of your solar chart and causing you to deploy your weapons of defence. Relax. Pick your battles and recognize when someone is deliberately baiting you and when there is a genuine fire to put out. We are on the verge of a ‘season’ of eclipses, so although this is the right time to tackle situations which could become problematic it is not the time to make unnecessary enemies. Keep those pipes of peace close at hand.