Copyright Zen☆Ren 2020 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
Oct 3 – Nov 18, 2019
Artist: Moki Mioke
Mars: source of all vitality, physical strength and decisive action in the solar system. Mars rules Aries, the first constellation in the zodiac and demarcator of the spring equinox each year. And now Mars spins through Libra, the constellation opposite Aries. Mars in Libra is the antithesis of Aries the warrior. Libra is pensive and community-oriented. She thinks before acting. She prefers to help or counsel rather than direct. Luxurious Libra revels in indulgence; she is oriented towards friendship, love and sex; and her superpowers are mediation, negotiation and communication.
Mars outlines the motivating factor. In Libra, we are motivated by a soul need for peace and harmony. In his normal habitat, Mars wages fiery battles. He is an athlete, a daredevil; reckless, impulsive, headstrong. With Mars in Libra, we must slow down and assess ourselves and our relationships. Libra is assertive, not aggressive or passive – she discerns, she ponders, she decides. This is a good place for Mars to be. It’s time for all of us to get schooled in conscious communication and community-building. It’s time to sit down and listen. Fiery tongues and tempers, cooling now on a crisp Libra morning.
Imagine Mars arriving late to Libra’s pristine temple, flustered and sweating. His movements are hurried and angry. Now watch Libra take her fingers to her lips: listen.
From her lips pours a poem, a long and delicious river of words, dripping with roses and gold. The beauty of her words lulls Mars into a trance. Hours pass. And then she whispers: with whom do you walk?
For it is not just what we do. Are you in a relationship? Did you recently move to a new place or get a new job? Do you live in community? And how’s that going?
Mars is a manifesting force. We cannot leave this cycle without acting on whatever revisions Libra recommends, not if we really want to learn and grow. We cannot walk away only having listened – no, we must fully incorporate her sage wisdom.
The first impulse is often to look away. We do not like to acknowledge aspects of reality which are incongruous to our idealistic expectations. We do not like to admit that friends, lovers and co-workers are a direct reflection of ourselves. We do not like the responsibility of having to change what we do or with whom we spend time. We keep things as they are. We stay in unhealthy environments and relationships because we have tricked ourselves into believing it’s not that bad; I can handle it.
Leave toxic people and places behind. Don’t worry about what happens next. This is a divine window of opportunity. Mars will not visit Libra again for another two years. Can you hear her voice now in the wind chimes, in the leaves, in the birds? Can you, too, be like the wind?
On the same day that Mars enters Libra, Mercury enters Scorpio – Mercury Retrograde begins on Halloween! The Scorpio solar cycle begins on Oct 23. On the new moon of Oct 27, Mars squares Saturn in Capricorn. This often manifest as aches and pains in the body, and/or fatigue as a result of poor sleep. Mars squares Pluto on Nov 5. Good news first: this is a great opportunity to address underlying health issues. On the other hand, this influence can be disruptive and/or competitive. I recommend avoiding group activities and staying home to read and drink tea. Take care of your mind and body! Stay honest with Libra Yoga! If you were born with Mars in Libra, this transit is your Mars return. To find your personal Mars sign, click here.
Affirmation: I am fearless