Mars Retrograde in Aries September 9 – November 13
Reading for the World 🌎
Using the Herbal Tarot deck by Michael Tierra and Candis Cantin I picked 3 cards for this transit of Mars Retrograde in its home sign, Aries. Raw malachite, a stone of transformation and psychic protection is pictured above.
What surrounds us: 8 of Swords
This currently speaks of the continued sense of being hemmed in and locked down. It is important to ground, pause and focus because there are so many ideas, so many options that make it difficult to know the truth or choose correct decisions. Many s-words can mean the mix-up of words, and resulting anxiety. The swords represent air and the air quality in many parts of the world is very poor right now due to smoke from so-called “wildfires”. This card indicates a collective movement through a “dark night of the soul”, where we have the opportunity to face many fears, conquer many obstacles. Black Cohosh is an herb long sacred to Native Americans and used for nerves, cramps and pains. On the energy level this herb and its flower assists with spiritual detoxification – especially of those toxins that have accumulated as a result of suffering many years of abuse. This is a social kind of abuse that very few of us have escaped. Now, more are recognizing it and ready to break the pattern.
Advice card: Temperance
Temperance speaks of the search for truth. It suggests cooperative efforts for global transformation. There is a star 🌟 of truth and divine providence that shines above each of us, lighting the way at every moment. By following this truth instead of temptation, greed and temporary conveniences we break free of vicious cycles that would keep us trapped in a state of perpetual suffering. Temperance also reflects being shown a method/methods of honing our unique skills, to perfect our artistry (there is an art to almost every skill) in a way that positively impacts those around us. Traditionally, this card depicts an Angel holding alchemical cups. This, among other things serves as a reminder that divine assistance is available when we truly allow it into our lives. Echinacea is an herb widely used for building immunity. It is not meant for long term use, nor is it for use by all people. Here, it primarily serves as a reminder to keep up our immunity in every possible way, because we need our strength to get through these immensely challenging times.
Outcome: 6 of Swords
This speaks of a journey be it physical, mental or spiritual. The journey may take place over water, figuratively or literally. Some will sink, others will swim, and yet others will sail across. The water in this case may be Neptunian in nature…an ocean of deception that many have risen above and now navigate above. It indicates a big mental “AHA” that is and will be occurring by the time Mars goes Direct in mid-November. The 6 of Swords points to the shedding of outmoded ideas and becoming more aware of the world around us. Old views are replaced with new knowledge and wisdom, especially near the Equinox of September 22nd. Blockages to many 3rd eyes 👁 wil be cleared so that more people see the truth of what is going on. Vervain induces sweat, removes toxins. This could hint at the healing quality of the sweat lodge, sauna, steam-room or of the Sun. It’s time to sweat out the poisons of global domination from our collective Souls.
Mars, planet of action moves backward in a square with Pluto these next few months. This is a sign of both tension and huge changes underway.
We are the resistance to medical tyranny, economic slavery and global corruption 💪