We should congratulate ourselves if we are still here and in one piece after the harrowing period of Mars Retrogradation (April 17 to June 28). From the blazing Fire of Sagittarius to the deep Waters of Scorpio, as I put it in my previous post on the Retrogradation of Mars.
Now we are going to retrace our steps, hopefully with a new awareness of how to direct our desire-energy and basic instincts (Mars) into constructive rather than destructive or self-destructive attitudes.
Mars will slowly transit the remaining degrees of Scorpio (from 26th to 30th) in the month of July and early August, finally re-entering Sagittarius on August 3.
When moving in direct motion Mars is actually well placed in Scorpio, his own Sign (according to the old tradition), providing experiences and insights to become aware of the palpable effect of our will and personal power in shaping events in our lives.
With Mars retro in Scorpio we have been forced to go deep to confront inner and outer demons, to feel more intensely anger and resentment, going to the roots causes of problems, if we had enough courage to look at them dispassionately. A big ask because Scorpio is a Sign of emotional involvement, not innately detached and objective.
Negatively during a Mars’ Retro period personal and collective hurt simmer below the surface in search of some emotional release and often finds it. The Brexit is an example of it, with people, now that the retrogradation is over, asking themselves what prompted them to take such a radical and irrevocable decision, one they already feel they may regret.
Positively this Retro period of Mars could have helped us transform our natures for the better, finding more mature ways to manage inner, unexpressed, frustrated, resentful anger and also better, more constructive ways to handle external conflicts.