9/9 Mars will station retrograde until 11/13/20.
Why is this a big deal?
Well…Mars only ‘retrogrades’ once every two years or so and this time?
He happens to be in his natural domain of fiery Aries.
Aries is courage and strength, power and will.
Mars is the planet that is responsible for our drive and our force, our motivation, our aggressiveness and will to fight for what we want.
He shows us where and how we assert ourselves, or how we must learn to in order to live our highest truth.
So while he is back-pedaling through the cosmos, he is also slowing down our drive whether we like it or not.
Here’s the thing…..we want to push ahead, we want to win.
Both Mars and Aries will fight the fight until they are the victor, until the very end.
Somehow though we are slowed down, perhaps even blocked from forward movement.
Collectively, this is a big deal and we have already begun to see issues of power being played out on the world stage since late July, went Mars went into his ‘pre retrograde’ mode.
Intensity is the name of the world game these next few months.
What is important to keep note of during this retrograde: sometimes no matter how hard we try, no matter how much we fight or strive to push forward, when there are blockages it’s best to rest on our laurels.
Mars is aggression and anger as well.
Our personal hot buttons can and will likely be more triggered than normal, as this is a highly karmic time. Pay attention to your own anger under this energy, as it is here to teach you something.
Before you say ‘but, but, I’m not angry! I love everyone and everything’! Nonsense…we all have a Mars, we all have anger.
We all have issues surrounding power and control. The way we assert ourselves, the way we do not, the way we allow others to make decisions for us, etc.
There is always a hot button and with Mars Retro? You can bet it will get pushed at least once or twice!
Especially when looking to your personal chart, your personal Mars narrative- you can see which area of your own soul will be getting triggered the most.
*Video on how to find your transiting mars right here.
Look to the house that Mars is transiting for the duration of this retrograde, as this is your Mars theme. This is where you are called to go inward, to reflect and revise where need be.
Hey, let us not overlook the fact that our triggers are gifts! Waiting to be unwrapped to show the shiny new item: enlightenment.
Remain reflective versus reactive, stay in each moment as it comes up.
Transformations are abound and they are deep.
Final word: exercise caution while driving or using sharp instruments such as knives as it is much easier to have an accident under this energy.
More on this energy, below.