Can Mars act as a peacemaker? Well, maybe as a referee. Venus and Chiron are in opposition, but Mars is in positive aspects to both of them. There are people who want to cut off disaster funds and health care benefits for “the good of the country.” There are people who are in need of those benefits, regardless of whether the budget gets balanced. The Moon is squaring both Venus and Chiron, and there may be emotional arguments on both sides. Yet, Mars could enter the scene with aggressive debate. Mars trine Chiron could bring strong support for health care and repairs. Mars sextile Venus might offer understanding for budgetary needs, and alternative cuts may be possible. The Mars-Pluto-Uranus T-square could bring some intense publicity and a lot of news discussion. Mercury sextile the Midheaven and square Eris could inspire a lot of public debate and soothing commentary. Neptune square the Ascendant may involve an exposure of half-truths and falsehoods that have entered the argument.