Mars finally left Libra after a long seven month transit from December 7th of 2013 to July 7th of 2014. The turbulence of its Retrogradation from March 1st to May 19th of this year put many plans on hold and stirred the pot in both marital type and business relationships.
As of July 25th until September 13th Mars will be in Scorpio, a sign of its own domain, with the pursuit of hidden matters and radical transfiguration being highlighted. No matter where or toward what it is directed, its effects will have profound impact from the inside out.
Mars in Scorpio is both about “keeping it real” and keeping it raw. Nothing said or done half-cocked here. Whether focused on love, war, art, music, healing, or any scientfic endeavor, Mars in Scorpio moves head on, full force, and gets exactly to the point, in the most visceral possible ways. It can be so slick in its attack that most won’t even see it coming, but when it does make itself fully known its presence is impossible to ignore.
The first week of August, squaring up with Jupiter in Leo, Mars will either kick your ass hard or french kiss you when you’re least expecting it, or maybe throw a flame in your direction to see if you jump, just to see if you’re really alive. Do you feel something strong, and if so what is that? What moves you, drives you, ignites you? What is your passion? Anything less will not be of interest while Mars makes his way through the eighth sector of the zodiac.
Although Mars is associated with the god of war and Scorpio with the stormy seas, there is no need to fear that Leviathan will come to destroy what you hold dear, unless of you had it coming anyway. This combination can be the signature of one highly skilled in their endeavors, because they have both sharp intuition and incredible focus that they are able to channel toward it. Because of this, they make powerful healers, often able to both detect the cause of an imbalance and to address it very precisely. While in this sign, Mars lends all of us some of these abilities. Some of the most enduring works of art have been and can be produced with Mars in Scorpio.
The Sumerian queen of the underworld, Ereshikigal required her sister Inanna to leave behind a garment at each of the seven gates in her attempt to rescue (bring to life) her captive (already dead) lover. What came to her after the seventh gate was death by hanging, which is one of the most disturbing pre-Jesus “fairy tales” to haunt humanity. Mars in Scorpio can symbolically resemble this sequence in some aspect of our lives, in addition to Inanna’s resurrection by the aid of her servants.
Whatever our various walks in life may be, we should use this transit to more actively pursue our goals, to seek deeper clarification, and to make efforts to make right whatever has been going terribly wrong as far as we’re concerned. This does not mean to become meddlesome and poke into matters that we have no business poking into. It does however indicate that our chances of making signficant and palpable change is higher now than at other times.
A few of the people I have long admired with Mars in Scorpio are Edward Bach, Bruce Lee, Deepak Chopra and Jimi Hendrix. As we have seen, they are all people who have made great impact in their work and livelihoods that have stood the tests of time.
With Mars in Scorpio pick your passion instead of your poison, and move steadily onward. Even when out of ordinary view, there is a solution to every problem. The more of us who think and act this way, the less devastation there will be on our planet.