MARS RETROGRADE September 9 - November 13, 2020
Updated: Sep 13
Mars is currently in the night sky glowing brightly, it's closer to the earth during the retrograde. I've been watching it over the past days together with the moon on my nightly outings. On October 12-14 it becomes extra bright being across from the Sun. With your naked eye you will see how red it is, like a red eye watching -- glaring really.
Mars is a planet of intensity and traditionally rules both Aries and Scorpio. Mars in a natal chart shows passion, action, aggression and sexuality. Something about this planet connects us to our animal nature. In the sign of Scorpio it works with the more hidden or passive aspect of these energies. Scorpio is a WATER sign that brings emotional passion and determination. Scorpio is cunning, and strategic with aggressions, in tune with power and how unspoken threads tie us together. Scorpio is NOT currently the theme however.
Mars is currently moving through the sign of Aries and has been since June 27, 2020. Usually Mars only travels through each sign for 2 months, but this Mars in Aries cycle lasts from June into January! January 6 to be exact. This is reflecting a very important theme and message, and this article, I will explain how and why.
Aries is the active, externalizing expression of Mars. Aries is a FIRE sign, a raw force that moves in a clear and direct manner. The speed and intensity that Mars in Aries leads with is a good trait for initiating action, for bravery, for the frontlines of war or launching a business.
We have to focus more on the representations of Aries to understand what is coming up, because Mars is DEMANDING our ATTENTION at this time. In some way or another it will be taking focus in our lives, on a personal level, and on the mundane level. We can already see some of Mars at work with the extreme fire season effecting the west.
From September 9-13 Mars revisits some recent steps, and issues from the past months could easily resurface in your life. Information for review, under a lens of FIRE. We have already been lit up, the retrograde increases the tension, especially with a second Saturn Pluto Square September 22- Oct 7 let's say. Then Mars gets tight with a Saturn Square.
Mars, Saturn, Pluto, Jupiter and the Libra Sun create something fascinating looking on October 13, they create a kind of right triangle of INTENSITY. Use the heart of the VIRGO MOON conjunct VENUS sextile SCORPIO MERCURY around what is happening at this controversial time. To me it is showing don't believe the first thing you hear, ESPECIALLY since Mercury is stationing to go retrograde that day.
That's right, on the day of a very STRENUOUS T-square, Mercury is going retrograde which is saying : Please LOOK AGAIN - and find the truth. The Mercury Retrograde goes until November 3 and moves back into Libra at 25 º
November 13th Mars goes direct, but gets ready to tango in a square to Pluto again. Nothing to easy looking bout all this. It can be invigorating. The keys to remember are:
YOU ARE CONNECTING TO YOUR TRUE POWER THROUGH THIS TEST.
YOU WILL COME OUT WITH FULL NEW DIRECTION AND UNDERSTANDING TO IMPLEMENT IN 2021.
YOU MAY BE OVERWHELMED, YOU MAY NOT BE YOUR BEST SELF, BUT YOU WILL SURVIVE this is cleansing through fire.