Every two years Mars goes retrograde and we find ourselves
focused on what actions we should or should not take. This particular Mars
retrograde season is taking place in Sagittarius, the sign that rules
philosophy, inspiration, and travel, and Scorpio, the sign that rules sex,
secrets, passion, death, and other people's money. Where these signs land in
your chart will have the most profound influence in your life and require that
you pay attention to what actions you should or should not take during this
Mars retrograde, which lasts until the end of June 2016.
The Mars retrograde began in your eighth house, asking you
to look at matters of others people money, sexuality, and other often hidden
issues. You're likely to find that you're being forced to deal with very
difficult financial concerns or other issues regarding what makes you feel safe
and secure in the world. As Mars moves to your ninth house, questions about what
inspires you and connects you to something greater than yourself will arise. These
could be matters of the heart, like a love relationship, or work that you love.
You need to feel something deep and meaningful in your life, and you'll soon
need to make a choice to determine what that could be.
As Mars retrograde began, you were drawn to consider what
you should do about a relationship or partnership of some sort. You've been
asking yourself: Am I giving and getting what feels fair? As the season
continues you will further question your feelings about it, and whether you're being
compensated or respected for your contributions. This is a great time to get
clear about your role and value in the partnership and determine to stay in
your lane and do your part well.
Mars retrograde began with you asking yourself what actions
would help you experience greater order in your life, and what systems would
best support your work and relationships. Order seems to be your latest
obsession. You have probably thrown everything away and started over and this
feels good. As the retrograde continues, the same questions about order will
surface in your relationships. You may feel a need to start shaking things up.
Look for what inspires you in your relationships and hold steady there for as
long as possible.
As Mars retrograde started, you looked at your passions
around fun, children (if you have any), creative expression, and pleasure. The
calls to focus on your actions in these areas were really pronounced. As it
moved along, your attention moved to your health habits, routines, and the order
in your life. You see that you need to make new choices about fitness in every
area in your life including finances, friends, home, and work. Finally, the
retrograde will bring you back to your passions in creativity, partnership, and
particularly children. If you don't have children the urge is pulling you to
change that now. Prepare your life.
You looked issues around your home life, and your origins
(your parents, siblings, and ancestors) as Mars retrograde began. You've made
choices that have changed you at your core; your way of being has shifted
tremendously. These changes have inspired you and opened your life up for more
pleasure, greater creative expression, and renewed interest in matters of the
heart. As the retrograde continues into June, simply keep expanding your roots,
getting settled, and have fun doing so.
Mars retrograde has pulled a need to communicate, tell your
story, and express your feelings to the forefront of your life. If you're a
writer, you feel an overwhelming need to write. If you're a public speaker,
your passion for speaking is front and center. You've also been dealing with
root concerns regarding your family and children, and you may have felt haunted
by early childhood issues. It's as if ghosts have risen out of your history and
have taken center stage. You may also be experiencing a major uprooting of your
home life, and be on the move. Soon you will have greater peace, and you'll
know the time is right to communicate your deepest truth. Your story will be heard.
Mars retrograde has you connecting your passion with your
money. Maybe you've created a path to make money doing you love. Could it be
public speaking or some form of communication that has inspired you to forward
and be seen? Generally, you're happy to serve others behind the scene but
something new is giving rise within you. You want to be heard and share your
wisdom. Let the passion, that deep energy from within, lead you into your next
incarnation. And know everyone wants to hear what you have to say.
Mars is retrograde in Scorpio, meaning your passions are
running extra high. You may be feeling anxious and an inability to focus your
energy. Do your best to keep lists and check them regularly to stay on task.
You feel a deep pull toward action but do your best to use discretion regarding
love interests and sexual connection. Your other super-power, dealing with other
people's money, will also need your attention. Are you doing contract work or
in a partnership that's funded by someone else? If yes, be sure you feel
inspired and deeply connected to this work. If not, don't be afraid to walk
With Mars and Saturn both retrograde in your mansion, and your
ruler, Jupiter, retrograde in Virgo, you have a lot of changes going on. You're
likely getting your inner structures in order. What is the truth that you live
by? What do you believe and hold sacred? How should you express this truth
outwardly? What are you truly passionate about? With so many questions
filtering through your mind and heart, it can be confusing. But you're not one
to be daunted by difficulties. Once all of this is complete, you'll be ready
for prime time.
You entered this Mars retrograde by facing the thing that
most disturbs your peace: doubt. Is God real? Is there a greater power looking
over you? Will your work place you among holy people? This questioning state will
shake your foundation just slightly. Eventually your friendships will be the
safe haven that secure you once again. Your friends will allow you to get
grounded with long dialogues about esoteric ideas. When Mars take you back into
the world of angels, God, and the intangible, you'll be sure of yourself. Have
Your experience of Mars retrograde began with your passion
for your friends and all things friendly gaining momentum in your life. This
retrograde will likely take you on trips with your friends, particularly old
friends who have stood the test of time in your life. Even as this is happening,
you'll be thinking about your career and what's next. Your friends are great
sounding boards for this dialogue because they know you to your core and will
happily assist you in finding your next career passion. Open up and let them
see your desire and help direct you on your career path.
Searching for work that inspires you was the starting point
for your Mars retrograde. You'll search high and low before you land on
something that includes education. It will feel like this particular path
toward your career desires was designed by God for only you. It doesn't get any
better than passion and inspiration aligning in one area. Trust this, and
you'll discover bliss.