COPING WITH THE WARRIOR RED PLANET – AS IT GOES BACKWARD
From *SEPTEMBER 9 through NOVEMBER 13 2020*, the planet Mars will be in Retrograde motion.
Mars, the Warrior Red Planet of our universe retrogrades today on the ninth day of the ninth month of this most sacred year of 2020; the year of great change and transformation. In one Numerology system 9 is the number of Mars whilst 22 in that system is one of the four Master numbers (11, 22, 33, 44) and can be experienced as either 22 or as 4. 22 is a Master number and the ancient numerical value for a full circle. It therefore implies completion, fulfilment and represents the Alpha and Omega, by which the Lord, our Creator describes Himself in the Holy Book of the West. The summation of this day 9+9+2020=22/4. Some great cycles come to an end and others open up and Mars ignites the crossover; we become sacred and our planet Earth becomes sacred too.
The red planet is particularly highlighted this year because he is making a long stay in his sign of rulership Aries due to his retrograde motion. It takes Mars two years to orbit the Sun, during this time it spends around six weeks in each zodiac sign and has a retrograde phase which lasts approximately 28 weeks. The last long stay in Aries was way back in 1941 and in this blog, we look on what this close encounter with the red planet might mean for us from an individual and collective or global perspective. Mars entered Aries on June 28th and is particularly dominant at the time of his stations when we observe Mars putting all his weight down in a specific zodiacal degree and hanging out there for about a week!
Mars station’s retrograde on September 9th in 28°4′ Aries and station’s direct on 14 November in 15°14′ Aries. If you have planets in or around these degrees in the signs Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn consider yourself in the hot seat, you will definitely be involved in this power shift. In general, during Mars retrograde periods we might feel like we are fighting or struggling with ourselves, or engaged in some inner conflict as we try to find new ways to express ourselves. A well-functioning Mars is assertive, not afraid to act up, willing to demonstrate its personal power and authority .but when retrograde in Aries (and in triple square to Pluto) in order to sow the seeds of new activity, we might also need to break through a psychic or physical barrier to move on. Mars in Aries is a trail-blazer and is ever looking for new ways forward. Just as spring shoots break through frozen ground, the goal of Aries is to end conditions of stasis or inertia, it energizes us to stand up and begin to fight for our rights, to free ourselves from whatever may be unduly confining us.
Using Mars Energy in the Right Way – Power to Overcome what is holding us back?
Yes, Mars is driving us to break through barriers or what is holding us back, but we have to use this driving energy the right way. During this long stay period of Mars in zodiacal Aries (June 28th 2020 to 6th January 2021) before we enter into the new dispensation, Mars urges the need to identify our obstacles and overcome them; we need to burn off the dross and refine our character, we must raise our game. Mars transiting in its own sign in square with the Big Boys ( Saturn, Jupiter & Pluto) is a highly combative and combustible energy and what has outgrown its use must go; here you must cut something out in order to grow; you must let go and let your higher and divine Self take over control. Mars is about the desire nature and sexuality and they stand out for refinement and an upgrade. Mars is closest to Earth when retrograde, and so is able to impress its energy more powerfully upon us. We need to understand the vital energy of Mars and of the sexual and spiritual value of using Mars energy in the right way. The proximity of Mars to Earth is an indication that we need to come into contact with our base chakra, awaken the serpent and allow the kundalini energy to rise to the Solar Plexus chakra via the Sacral from whence it can make the crossover and rise to the Heart chakra and higher chakras. This the upward Way, the Way of Ascension. From darkness into light, from the unreal to the Real.
Since the start of the year, humanity has been going through a period of transition of awakening to new possibilities. Saturn in Capricorn is the alchemical crucible, Pluto is the transmutation, Mars in Aries is the fire starter, he who carries the flame and ignites and Jupiter is the Alchemist, the God of righteousness and advocate of justice. The COVID-19 saga could be the opportunity to awaken and raise the quality of our world consciousness.
The Corona pandemic has thru the suffering, isolation, deaths, losses etc. it has brought turned people to the Supreme, to find some peace in the midst of suffering; but only through suffering will people be persuaded to turn inward and make the inquiry and the journey. “Why this O Lord? Why that O Lord”. But without turning inward and making the inquiry and walking the Path, they can never escape the misery of living in the dark! They turn to God to rely on His Grace and Protection, then whatever the storm you can survive it without harm.
Mars retrograde in Aries represents a period of intense inner energy work – and given the nature of Mars in Aries – prompted by a sudden event that could bring about a spontaneous awakening or shift in consciousness. What we find totally mind-blowing about this current retrograde period is that at the time of the Mars station on September 9/10th – for just a few days all of the outer planets will be retrograde. The previous occasion that the planets Mars through Pluto were all retrograde was for three days was in 1986. We see this 2020 occasion as a highly symbolic encounter on inner planes between Mars and Transpersonal energies symbolized by Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
RETROGRADES HELP US REVIEW & REGENERATE OUR LIVES
At the time of this Mars station on September 9/10th – for just a few days all of the outer planets will be retrograde. We have five planets in retrograde for a few days. What does that mean? When a planet goes into retrograde, the motion of the planet in the sky appears to be going backward relative to Earth’s location in space. But, it’s not actually! Have you ever driven past another car on the road and it looks like it’s going backward because you are going faster? This is a good analogy for retrograde motion of any pair. Retrograde is a time for revision. A retrograde planet is associated with “re-“ words, such as review, reflection, revise, reconsider, regenerate, rebel, return, revive. And for good reason six planets are asking us to review our ways of life on this planet, how we treat one another, how we are damaging our environment and assaulting Mother Nature and ourselves. Even though we are in the midst of difficult times, the stars are primed to help us realign ourselves positively if only we heed the calls.
We need to intensify our prayers and meditation so we can turn on the light from within. In prayer and meditation, we touch comfort, peace and blissful stillness. Close your eyes, breathe deeply and envision every person bringing forth the love and peace of God. Envision all the people of the world surrounded by the healing light of God that transforms anger, strife and division into peace and unity and reconciliation. As we hold this vision, see the entire world aglow with radiance. Peace, harmony and cooperation heal the world’s wounds and encourage love to flower in each person’s heart and life. Then let us enunciate this Mantram of Unification:
Mantram of Unification
The sons of men are One and I am One with them.
I seek to love not hate,
I seek to serve and not exact due service,
I seek to heal, not hurt.
Let pain bring due reward of Light and Love.
Let the Soul control the outer form,
and life and all events
And bring to light the Love that
underlies the happenings of the time.
Let vision come, and insight.
Let the future stand revealed.
Let inner union demonstrate
and outer cleavages be gone.
Let Love Prevail.
Let All Kind Love.
Trusting the Presence and Power within us, we see wholeness instead of illness, peace instead of discord/ anger, and prosperity instead of lack. We free ourselves and move on up. We ”above all, clothe ourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect peace”
For the unevolved Mars retrograde may trigger heated emotions, scattered energy levels, and bring a feeling of being held back or restricted. On the other hand, for the evolving and evolved souls it is an opportunity to Reflect, Renew and Release.
Astrology is the master tool for understanding ourselves and our world! Astrology helps us understand and rule our lives and our world wisely. Mars goes retrograde from September 9 until November 13, 2020. It is time to Retreat.
Mars Retrograde is a time of reevaluation of our lives. It is a time where we are guided by the Universe to think about our actions and whether they are aligned with our desires and highest calling of spiritual ideals. For the unevolved Mars retrograde may trigger heated emotions, scattered energy levels, and bring a feeling of being held back or restricted. On the other hand, for the evolving and evolved souls it is an opportunity to Reflect, Renew and Release. This report is designed to support and guide you through this period. DO NOT PANIC and rush into senseless activities! Do not be unduly agitated into rage or anger by circumstances. Stand steadfast in love and patient understanding, reining all wayward tendencies, you learn to rein in the martial forces. Retrogrades are not to be feared. Rx is the Retrograde symbol, meaning it is good medicine for the evolving soul. Remember everything starting with RE is a clue and a key to how to work all retrograde periods with any planet. Retrogrades are times to Reflect, Renew, Reuse, Regain, Release, Renegotiate, Redact conversations, ideas communications, and you won’t regret it if only you try to Reflect and Reconsider your stance!
Let us remember that challenges are also an opportunity for evolution. Together, by choosing to be Warriors for peace and healing we face the challenges Covid 19 with courage and love, you join the group of beings of Light and love; we together build a better world.
Stay tuned. Stay Blessed.
Om Om Om