Mars stations direct on June 29, 2016 after being retrograde since April 17th! These past few months have challenged us to slow down, embrace introspection in key areas, and hold off on any major decisions. Here’s a bit more about retrogrades, the influence of Mars (the ruling planet of Aries) and the benefits of this phase.
Mars goes into a retrograde phase every two years. What exactly is a retrograde phase and how does it impact you? Retrogrades occur when a planet appears to slow down and retrace its steps in the cosmos for a period of time. When this happens you are given a unique opportunity to reconsider, reevaluate and re-do things that are associated with the planet in retrograde. The universe finds ways to slow down your life in these key areas to provide you with time to explore, explore opportunities to make positive changes and ultimately move forward with more clarity when the time is right.
So now let’s talk about the planet Mars and what it’s all about. Since mid-April, this has been a time to look at ........
areas in your life where you experience challenges around taking action. Many of you may have used this time to reflect on parts of your life vs. taking action and making quick decisions or implementing extreme changes. Mars also has a protective energy and typically defends its beliefs and values. During this time you may have gravitated toward questioning your beliefs and then assessing which ones you want to defend and hang onto and those you can let go of. Power and will are also strong associations with Mars and so these themes likely illuminated for you as well. The more awake and aware you are, the more you will benefit from this important energetic shift.
There are several ways this energy can help guide you to a better version of self. Perhaps you experienced a newfound awareness that you withhold your emotions and avoid expressing yourself. Maybe you noticed you require more nurturing and self-care than you give to yourself. There may have been some clarity with how you run in a reactive mode and allow things to happen. Or maybe you looked at your connection with desire and lust in your romantic relationship and gained some clarity in this area. This retrograde period has been an optimal time to express yourself, step up your self-care program, be proactive and make healthy choices in your sex life.
The good news is relief is on its way! Mars turns direct on Thursday. If you've been feeling like things have been stagnant since mid-April, this is about to wrap up. Look for an energetic shift to begin later this week! You should notice that your energy levels, drive and personal power are starting to return. You may observe an increase in themes of power in both personal and universal power as things tend to illuminate dramatically at the end of powerful retrograde timeline. Also, be aware that things may get a bit clunky until this energy integrates and allows for forward motion. Enjoy this shift and know that amazing change and benefits are on the way!
Much love to you beautiful souls!