Around the June 16 - June 25, 2008 dates, Mars in Leo was applying to a trine to Pluto Rx (retrograde) in Sag, Uranus in Pisces was stationing for retrograde and was square Pluto. It is said that when planets station (slow to no movement prior to going rx or direct) that they are the most powerful. Mars was also inconjunct Uranus at that time. The Sun and Venus conjunct in Gemini were opposite Pluto. Jupiter in Capricorn was also inconjunct Mars as well as inconjunct the Sun and Venus. Mars was also opposite Neptune in Aquarius. A lot of difficult aspects.