With Mars direct since June 29, after a 71 day retrograde from Sagittarius into Scorpio, we’re being called upon to answer an important question about our state of being and consciousness: have I let go of what is letting go of me or am I fighting to maintain conditions I really don’t want because it is established, known and what I’ve always done?
As Mars direct leaves its shadow period (23° Scorpio to 8° Sagittarius) on August 22 to align with Saturn at 9° this question will become more and more compelling.
Significant dates in the Mars Retrograde/Mars Direct cycle
- April 18 to June 29 – Mars retrograde
- June 29 – Mars direct
- June 29 to August 22 – Shadow period
- August 23 – Mars direct aligns with Saturn at 9 degrees Sagittarius
The significance of Mars direct aligning with Saturn is in the growing consciousness of how our actions pave the roads we walk on. As we become more aware of how our emotions fuel our actions, we start to connect the dots between how our emotional stories work to create the reality we unconsciously protect and unconsciously create… until we are conscious of our part in creating the reality we want to experience and see.
We become conscious of this work when we are faced with conditions that are unpleasant or unwanted – and we must ask ourselves at that point “What am I doing to contribute to this? How do I feel about what is leaving or breaking apart? How am I fighting to keep it still against a deeper, soul urging to see its release? What am I really afraid of?” Once we are clear about these questions, Mars direct helps us take action.
With Mars direct, our conscious moves in forward motion, too. And to take a step forward is to leave aspects of our self behind. Can you let these aspects go? Can you shed the skin you no longer need in order to mature into who you have always been in the process of becoming?
Mars is leaving Scorpio – an archetype of our shadow emotions. Now with Mars direct, can you be honest with yourself about the behaviors you know do not serve you, make you feel poorly and/or cause discomfort in the peace of others around you? Can you find your way to the truth of those emotions so to enlighten their release, as your soul tirelessly works to release you from them?
Are you ready to Meet Yourself during Mars direct?
I am enchanted with the planetary alignments these days. It is a cosmological ballet where each move feeds into the next and where fluidity and perseverance create the stories held in sync to every movement of the dancer. Interestingly, the Sabian symbol for the Mars/Saturn alignment is “a theatrical representation of a golden haired goddess of opportunity.” There is creative significance in what is being externalized from within your consciousness.
It is and always has been “your show” but it is the difference between an artist who is connected through inspiration and a quiet knowing of who they are and an artist who is connected through recognition, approval and praise; one is sustained from within and their show is magnetic, the other requires participation of an audience. However, only those inspired accomplish both with relative ease and those who show up for your performances only enhance your art, your message, your Source.
As Mars direct passes over Saturn, both will square Neptune/South Node in Pisces and the North Node in Virgo. Action paired with Consciousness (Mars/Saturn) is ripe for the metamorphosis (Neptune) of our Past (South Node) through the clear recognition (Virgo) of our right and true self/path/journey (North Node) in this world.
Are you ready to Accept Yourself during Mars direct?
Every Desire. Every Feeling. Every Thought. They all move and merge into the dynamics of the emotions you experience and the stories you tell as a result. Mars direct through Scorpio and Sagittarius brings your shadow into the light for you to accept, understand, clear and heal – not just for you, but for others as well. To bring light to shadow is the basis of Emotional Freedom and where one accepts freedom in and of themselves, those near and far are granted its blessing, as well.
And in that freedom, you realize change is not the enemy. Change is the Soul’s Natural GPS. Our Desire (Mars) is the catalyst for all change and to align our feelings and our thoughts in acceptance of what we want and who we want to be, is to change the very story we tell about ourselves – and the very reality we live and experience. Mars direct aligned with Saturn helps us call this into being.
Each and every one of you are connected to a Source that this Saturn/Neptune Transit is bringing up and out of your subconscious and Mars, our planet of desire and action, is forward focused on that transformation. All that no longer serves you through shadow (Scorpio) is being released and with perseverance and the fluidity to change your mind, you will move into your truth (Sagittarius) – and the story that has been unfolding in perfect union with time and space – will be, maybe for the first time, appear to be Unwritten and ripe with potential.
And it is. We are always in a state of becoming; always approaching a blank page, always shedding our skins. This is the constancy we crave. Mars direct gives our desires permission to be and forges acceptance of the process. Move into the stream of your being, and learn to enjoy the dance to music only you can hear, but is in resonance with all of humanity.
We are all Stars – in every sense of the word. Feel it, Know it, Create it into Being. Rinse. Repeat.
Sending love to all on this Journey, Rose
|Rose is a Reiki Master/Teacher and Practising Astrologer for over 15 years. Immersed in the healing arts, her focus on Energy Healing and Astrology facilitates a deeper understanding of how to improve Mental Health and Physical Well-being. She lives and practises near Toronto, Ontario. Enjoy her website Healing Everyday with Reiki.|
How are you experiencing Mars direct?
Many people will have experience Mars direct as a burst of new energy with a strong desire to get things happening. However Mars is still moving very slowly in its shadow phase and there may be a feeling of frustration when things don’t move as quickly or smoothly as we would like. How have you been experiencing this transit? What challenges have you encountered? Please share your thoughts below.
Faith is founder and principal of Insight Astrology and has been teaching and giving readings for over twenty years. She is fascinated by astrology as a tool for personal growth and passionate about empowering others to read its language.