Mars Turns Direct
Action planet Mars turns direct this weekend on November 14th after almost 10 weeks retrograde. Mars is a difficult planet when it’s on go slow as this is a frustrated Mars.
The planet which rules assertive behaviour, anger, passion, the libido and courage doesn’t like to be held back, tied down, repressed.
Since Mars entered its retrograde phase on September 9th, it’s been moving backward, retracing its steps through the zodiac, gathering power and intensity along the way.
Mars turns direct in Aries this week and you can feel the intensity of the God of War building. Once Mars is back, there’s a chance to air bad feelings, get back on track and be decisive. Mars in Aries switching to forward motion is ideal for heroic actions.
On a personal level, this will be most powerful for you if you have planets/angles between 28 and 15 Aries, the degree points where Mars turned on its tail (28 Aries) and where it reclaims its dominance (15 Aries). This is the hot zone where Mars has been moving to and fro. Mars is now ready to reclaim its power.
New Moon Scorpio
The day after Mars turns direct, there’s a New Moon in Scorpio, a symbol of new beginnings. The two events are linked because Mars rules Aries & Scorpio, so Mars is the ruler of this New Moon.
Scorpio is one of the water signs, linked to deep emotions and hidden motivations which are ultimately about power and control. Scorpio rules secrets and all things hidden.
This is without a doubt a powerful New Moon as it’s in the passionate water sign Scorpio when the Sun and Moon sit side by side. This is the depth sign and change takes place at a deep level.
Scorpio evokes themes of regeneration, seeking out hidden riches, secrets emerging. This is the arena of hidden knowledge. Go in deep, wait in silence, listen, be, experience the void.
When you wipe the slate clean, you can start over. When you let go of toxins, purge, empty out, you make space in your life for new commitment and intensity. This is Scorpio power at it best; the ability to let go of what’s no longer needed so you can channel your energy and purpose with laser focus.
Passion & Fury
I’ve been looking at this combination for some time now. Yes, it’s ferocious and fiery, like a pressure cooker waiting to explode. Yet, it signifies a definite turning point.
Wherever you’ve felt powerless, out of control, not in charge, this is the ideal opportunity to recharge your power, be fierce & feisty, step up your game. Go forth into the world, conquer your demons, take back control. Onwards…
Here are the key areas of your life ruled by Aries & Scorpio – both are relevant:
- Aries: Personal goals & aims; money & sex
- Taurus: inner work & personal issues; relationships, personal & professional
- Gemini: friends & groups; work & health
- Cancer: career & vocation; children & lovers, luck & creativity
- Leo: travel, study, your beliefs; home & family
- Virgo: money & sex; communication, siblings & neighbours
- Libra: relationships, personal & professional; money & values
- Scorpio: work & health; personal goals & aims
- Sagittarius: children & lovers, luck & creativity; inner work & personal issues
- Capricorn: home & family; friends & groups
- Aquarius: communication, siblings & neighbours; career & vocation
- Pisces: money & values; travel, study, your beliefs
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