Copyright Zen☆Ren 2021 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
Artist: Willian Santiago
Nov 18, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020
Mars: source of all vitality, physical strength and decisive action in the solar system. Life force warrior of the stars, fire coursing through his veins. Mars rules Aries, the first constellation in the zodiac and demarcator of the spring equinox each year. And now Mars spins through Scorpio, the other constellation said to be ruled by Mars, or Pluto, depending on who you ask. According to this information, we could say that Mars is returning “home” again, back to the fiery waters of Scorpio. Prepare for a powerful transit! We will feel reborn by the end. Magnetized to chaos, feeling everything at once, the scorpion craves extremity and challenge, welcoming everything as an opportunity to transform. Bow your head and surrender to Scorpio’s ensorcellment!
Mars in Scorpio is the commingling of prodigious martial fire and the intense, probing waters of the scorpion. Scorpio swims in dark caverns, scanning for all that has been repressed. She takes us down to the depths of the soul, where our most difficult work awaits. Mars rarely ventures beneath the surface of the psychic ocean, but in Scorpio he shall spin below, eliminating sacral chakra blockages with ease.
Mars outlines the motivating factor. In Scorpio, we are motivated by a soul need to heal. Let’s address improperly healed wounds and acknowledge their non-physical origins. In respect to emotional work and facing it all, the good news is that we will be exceptionally driven to conquer our fears. Scorpio promotes healthy psychological shift. With Mars in Scorpio, emotional and spiritual cleansing happens through the body. The body is both a reflection of – and a means to engage – the psyche. The physical body is the last stop; disturbances in the outer, subtle bodies percolate down to the physical level in a final cry for attention. Lingering blockages will make themselves known. In particular, Scorpio is associated with the sacral chakra and sexual organs. Protect yourself accordingly.
Mars in Scorpio shoots slick black arrows into the murky subconscious netherworld. Recognizing the great importance of this journey, the soul stands tall. We can jump into the icy lake, or stand shivering until dread consumes us. Take the martial lead, dive in without hesitation.
Mars is a manifesting force. We cannot leave this cycle without acting on whatever revisions Scorpio recommends, not if we really want to learn and grow. We cannot walk away only having felt – no, we must fully incorporate her sage wisdom, though the first impulse is often to look away. Let’s consider how and with whom we share intimacy. Think about how bodies are perceived and the way in which sex is imbued in the act of gazing. Think about feminine and masculine perspectives and the politics of the body. On this subject we clamor – in flesh and in mind and spirit – to reclaim our power.
During the Mars in Scorpio transit a few years ago, I traveled to India and underwent the most intense bodily renaissance of my life. I was in yoga school, where I practiced not just yoga and meditation, but also serious cleanses. I then experienced the most debilitating sickness of my life, went to the hospital, then back to my homeland, where I returned skeletal yet ecstatic. Mars in Scorpio showed me bodily extremes. I felt so strong, then so weak. I confronted myself, my fears and the whole story of who I am, all through rigorous toning of my muscles and organs. Do not be surprised if you get sick or injured, as this is the way that Mars in Scorpio leads us into the belly of our psycho-emotional-physiological work. Do not be surprised if you feel desperate, then mighty, then desperate again. Take excellent care of your body and mind!
Mercury Retrograde ends on Nov 20, two days into this transit – yay! Sagittarius season begins on Nov 22. On Nov 24 Mars will directly oppose Uranus Retrograde in Taurus – this is is a very fiery, rebellious influence! And liberating! A murky day on Dec 13, with Mars trine Neptune. This implies that we will be under the influence of mysterious forces. We may not know all the details until months later. Strange, inexplicable phenomena in the realm of the spirits. And then Winter Solstice on Dec 21! Mars in Scorpio carries us through the New Year into 2020.
Mars in Scorpio often manifests as grumpiness or unintended introversion. You may feel lackluster if traveling, for example. My best advice is to spend plenty of time alone and/or in silence. Don’t force yourself to be social, as it’s very normal to feel like hiding at this time. May your bodily metamorphosis be rapid and successful! Kiss your fears passionately! Open your sacral chakra with Scorpio Yoga. If you were born with Mars in Scorpio, this transit is your Mars return. To find your personal Mars sign, click here.
Affirmation: I am powerful