Mars Direct means you’re ahead already. Maybe not literally – yet – but you’re clear on terrain, routes, and tactics. Mars turns Retrograde every two years but the 2020 version is amplified because Mars in his home sign of Aries is extremely potent.
And, while most Mars Retrogrades involve the action planet backing into the previous sign, this is a long-haul Mars in Aries trip. There is no let-up and Mars is in Aries for the longest time in over a century, although 1988 came close.
Mars stays in Aries until 2021 but the 65 days of Mars Retro are done. Now that you’ve emerged from it you can see this phase for what it was: An intensive retooling exercise, complete with compulsory self-examination. That’s right. While navigating a hyper-vortex of triggers, irritants, socio-cultural transition, and stress-factors, you also got psyched.
Mars Direct Means Self-Mastered
Some of the tension flashpoints were rational, reflecting your role in the broader geopolitical and economic terrain. Others were almost too spooky to mention; the resurgence of subliminal apprehensions or trauma from wars few know you even fought. Then there was the radical reckoning of lost opportunity costs, defensive strategies, weapons, and borders.
But while Mars has his drawbacks (drives too fast, no subtlety, picks fights), a high-vibe, well functioning Mars is pro-active and solutions based. So whatever you uncovered since September 10, you’ve reshaped it into a viable mission statement/fresh game plan. Mars Direct means you’re really feeling it now and the New Moon in Scorpio is a good time for a Mars Meditation.
An All-Terrain Operator
It’s not like the classic seated style zone-in. This is Mars, baby, Mars. Stride fast, swing your arms around, take a cold shower. The conditions haven’t changed – yet – but you have. That new-fangled spacious feeling in your mind is because you evicted a bunch of slackers – the deadbeats and defeatists left over from fuq knows what past campaign you waged.
You’ve become an all-terrain operator, with appropriate responses to practically any challenge and a more informed set of ambitions. Maybe your findings are a specific solution to one thing – forward head posture or a gnarly friendship dynamic. Or they could be too subtle for easy articulation but you know you’ve faced down a long-standing nemesis and won. Micro, macro, quiet or loud – the victories matter.
So, what were your Mars-fuelled realizations over the last nine weeks of Mars Retro? Or, for that matter, how have you progressed since Mars first entered Aries in late June?
Image: Michel Comte