Mars has appeared super bright in the night sky this month in its growing closest approach to Earth today, May 30th. In the system of Human Design, Mars reentered the 14th Gate on May 24th for the 2nd time this year since late February up until the Solar Eclipse on March 8th. It will be transiting the Gate of Possession in Great Measure until June 15th. Gate 14 is also associated with Power Skills – particularly how we utilize them to acquire wealth and things that bring us satisfaction and success in life. With Mars Retrograde until June 29th energies are being drawn inward instead of experienced in obviously empowering ways. We get a third go with this transit from July 24th until the New Moon of August 2nd.
“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials” – or so the Chinese proverb goes…
Right now it may be difficult for a lot of folks to see the sparkle coming through their friction and trials. The themes brought up by Mars in Scorpio’s trine to Chiron in Pisces in early February will be revisited and integrated in deeper ways throughout June and July. Deeply buried pain, emotions, and longings must find outlets for expression and release. Those troublesome issues or feelings that are swept under the rug or suppressed will only intensify agonies, whether self-inflicted or caused by outside forces. Some may be facing ancestral karmic entanglements, while others struggle with finances and getting their personal needs met. Maybe you’re one of those lucky souls doing just fine on the earth plane at this time. Almost everybody will be getting deeper in touch with their emotional selves in some way.
With strength, determination, and willpower it’s time to make some major life changes that reflect the our truest desires and especially our truest nature’s – not the artificial, watered-down, subdued, victimized, cruel, plastic, and unreal versions of ourselves that we’ve been taught to identify with. When we allow our brilliance to shine we find greater fulfillment in our existence and become of greater benefit to those around us. Also, in the state of unencumbered radiance we tend to attract the funds and resources we need with ease.
With Mars Retrograde in Scorpio, we are called into the depths of the Underworld of our own psyches for review. Just as the shaman gathers lost fragments of soul that have been scattered aimlessly into the cosmos due to shock and trauma, we have the abilities to self-heal and reclaim our lost power. Sleep patterns, circadian rhythms, and energy levels in general may be off for many right now, and one of the flower essences that can be of tremendous assistance of this is Opium Poppy. You can get this through Alaskan Flower essences or Power of Flowers.
Going through this intense crisis in consciousness leading to completions from this and multiple past lives we will collectively be like the Phoenix rising from the ashes.