We ask for your blessings!
With Mars pulling himself out of his disoriented, groggy state - after attempting a backwards run for the last 3 months - I reckon we may need some blessings, as he awakens from his stupor!!!!
For those of you less familiar with the characters of the planetary beings - Mars is full steam ahead energy. He's also the God of War. He gives us our vitality, the energy to do things. He influences the way we assert ourselves, how we direct our energy. He also inspires motivation - he loves to move, as fast as possible.
Physically Mars rules over our strength - our muscles, blood, adrenal glands and head (Aries). As well as our libido. Mars has a strong relationship with our 'fight-or-flight' mechanism. He also, like Neptune, influences the way we create our boundaries. Mars asserts his boundaries (hence the God of War), Neptune often dissolves them.
When our Martian energy is weakened we have difficulties creating our boundaries and expressing our will - this 'internalises' his energy - often then creating frustration, anger or depression (internalised anger) - playing havoc with our liver. Or we can suffer from fear and anxiety - stressing our adrenals.
Either way, as you can see - trying to suppress Mars takes its toll on you and your body.
Each person may have Mars placed in a different sign at the time of birth - the characteristics of that sign would describe how you use your Mars energy. For example, someone with Mars in Aries (its Ruler) would be full steam ahead, out'a my way - I have things to do and I need to do them now. Where as Mars in Pisces may have trouble getting out of bed in the morning - and as to how to direct his life, well, maybe this way or, no, maybe this way. Then you may have Mars placed in Scorpio - you'd need to hire a detective to find out what she was doing with her energy - she won't be letting anyone know - secrets, secrets and more secrets - everything will be done in private!
It's very unusual for Mars to be 'retrograding' (apparent reverse) for so long. He does do it each year - but not quite for so long!
So tomorrow (Oz time) March 12th, he breaks himself free from his chains, trys to focus his brain, pulls together all his resources - to begin his forward thrust - and thrust it will be, once he gets going. It will take him a while to pick up speed, maybe a couple of weeks, while he finds his feet, or should I say V8 motor - but then watch out.
All those things you've had on hold - on hold they will no longer be!!
These last couple of weeks whilst he's been slowing down to a standstill - his energy has been intense - like bottled steam. Don't take the lid off! This could have been manifesting for you in different ways - frustration, anger or depression to name a few. Frustration and anger are more obvious emotions - they make themselves known. Depression, that quite insidious emotion, that creeps up so silently, then hitting with one god almighty wallop - is often not so obvious, at first! Depression is anger turned inward - so quietly and unobtrusively that we're often unaware anything is happening - until we find ourselves. . . . . . .where is this place???
So, no we can't blame everything on Mars, we always need to be aware of our safety, our environment and the messages from our body.
But the energy fields the planets create are strong and can be felt.
Positive ways to use Mars energy is to be active - stretch, run, jog, swim - move those limbs, stretch that body - get that blood moving.
It may also be a good time, as Mars start his new journey forward - to focus on your direction, plan out the steps required, set affirmations and fortify your strength for the next steps forward. Those plans that have been gathering dust on the shelves for a few months - time now to give them new priority. Check your direction - which way are you focused? Are your plans ready for implementation?
Just as Mars has become a bit groggy and disoriented with all this change of direction - so too have we, with our plans and our forward movement.
As Mars is gathering all his mojos, we will have come up to the fresh new beginning of the Astrological year. March 22nd - The Autumn Equinox (Spring in the north) - the sun's entry into Aries - the cycle begins once again!
So lots'a new beginnings are upon us - so get into shape, get off the couch, resurrect your motivation, re-establish your belief in yourself and get on with your plans. NOW IS THE TIME . . . . .to get ready.
Red foods are Mars foods -
Beetroot for your blood, bones and muscles (so needed for now)
Cherry's (if there are still some around) good for heart and circulation
Kidney beans helps clear excess heat in the system
Plums help stagnancies and depletions in the liver
Watermelon cools and moistens us
Radishes are very nourishing and help release stagnancy in the system
Both red fish and spinach are tremendously building and fortifying for the blood, tendons, tissues and muscles.
So build and fortify yourself for the next big adventure ahead.