Reflections of Mars Retrograde 2018

I believe in Humanity. It is time that I put my sword down for my own good.

“I am free to make choices. I am no longer trapped in my anger. I am free to share my energy constructively with friends, family, and my chosen community. I must let down my sword and only use it for the higher good. I am protected, and here to protect the future. This is what I hear when I think of Mars in Aquarius.

From June 26th to August 27th, Mars will be retrograde in Aquarius. That gives us a chance to acknowledge and uncover our suppressed anger so that we can rebel and protect newfound knowledge. If we fail to recognize this anger within ourselves, then we will project it into our reality

Mars is the planet of energy, fire, protection, and war. Nothing goes past Mars without being dissected and/or burned. With this power, Mars holds the door for new life to follow. And with Mars in Aquarius we can expect this inner fire to rise unexpectedly.

With Mars retrograde, it is best to avoid venturing into new territory until he stations direct. This is the time to review past steps, and see if moving forward is wise. It is also important to note that this is contrary to Mars’ natural expression, so staying still will prove to be challenging. Mars only knows how to move forward and take action. There’s help needed ,and this is where Saturn’s energy is valuable.

With Saturn moving retrograde in Capricorn (his own sign) he seems to not be moving at all. It’s like he is taking his sweet time, and hammering  each lesson in our bones with great care and intention.

Aquarius, the bringer of new knowledge and Saturn being co-ruler  gives Aquarius the qualities that’ll help us stick to our ‘farfetched’ mission. With Saturn retrograde in Capricorn, he’s teaching the importance of inner authority and recognizing that we are the authority of our own lives. Joined with Mars retrograde, Saturn is helping us reassess our authority and teaching us to use our sword wisely.

May you use your words kindly and your energy constructively.

Happy Mars and Saturn retrograde!

 

Reform Boundaries | New Moon in Capricorn

Prepare for the breakdown and revelation about your inner nature, because on January 16, 2018, at 6:18 pm (PST), January 17, 2018, 2:19 am (UT) and January 17, 2018, at 1:18 pm (AEST) the Moon will be New, located at 26 degrees in Capricorn.

We are asked to descend to our depths and connect to our primal intelligence to understand our source of authority.


With the Moon being in the somber sign, Capricorn it signals that this is a time to be realistic about who we are and what our environment provides. We have our outstanding new years resolutions, (which have hopefully been a success so far), but with all of this action in Capricorn, we are required to be realistic with ourselves. We must understand where our motives come from, and what we are truly capable of one step at a time.  

Capricorn is the sign of the initiate in esoteric astrology, and the initiate is required to go to their depths alone for no one can do it for them. Plus, who can do it better than the Capricorn archetype? Whom you can become with practice. The energy of Capricorn understands the nuance of the material world and how to organize and use it to its utmost efficiency pertaining to the inner vision. It would be wise for us to do the same with our new year’s resolutions.

So how do we do that? How do we utilize our inner resources and environment so that we are successfully attain our vision? Well, that’s where the phase of the Moon comes in to play.

Meaning of the Phase of the Moon
With the Moon being New or in its dark phase, we are required to go within and understand our inner resources. We are to understand that our emotions are real, and our path demands devotion no matter what it takes. Set an intention to walk the honest path, and confront your emotional ghosts (repressed emotions). Practice this so that you are able to see them, understand them, and learn to love them for what they are in that order. With pure action, they will naturally give you back your decisive authority, because they are a part of you and want to be reintegrated with you!


“Capricorn, the gate through which we finally pass we no longer identify ourselves with the form side of existence but become one with the spirit.” – The Labours of Hercules by Alice. A Bailey


The Aspects
Now, I will cover a few aspects that will transpire during the New Moon in Capricorn, there are many more aspects that will occur during the New Moon, but I will only cover a few.

The Sun, The Moon, Venus, Saturn, Mercury, and Pluto are conjunct in Capricorn. That’s a lot of Earth energy that’s being triggered within us! The Sun, the Moon, and Venus square Uranus 24 degrees in Aries, Saturn trine Uranus 24 degrees in Aries, Venus, the Sun, and Moon conjuncts Pluto 19 degrees in Capricorn. Finally, Jupiter and Mars are conjunct in Scorpio and sextile Pluto 19 degrees in Capricorn.

The Meaning of the Aspects:

Trust the Path, it is Leading you to Something | The Sun, the Moon, Venus square Uranus 24 degrees in Aries
All of this topped with a square to Uranus signals that there’s an important decision that needs to be made. It suggests that you follow through with your breakthroughs, and keep on the new path toward the mountain of goals.

Personally, I feel that I am walking on new ground. I feel nervous about making fast moves and think that the energy of Capricorn has a lot to do with it. I often have to remind myself to slow down and see the truth in each situation; that I have no reason to rush. I am able to see how far I have come and truly feel gratitude, even if my emotional ghosts visit me from time to time. Feelings of being unlovable, misunderstood, and taken for granted are a ghost of mine. They now ask for me to love them, understand them, and appreciate them for who they are. May you be able to confront your ghosts and remember that your emotions are fleeting. Trust your Path.

Sacrifice is the Only Way Out | Venus, the Sun, and the Moon conjuncts Pluto 19 degrees in Capricorn
Our focus, desires, and emotions that are self-detrimental are now asked to be sacrificed to create a fertile ground. Once this is done, the blueprint will be drawn with a clear mind. The blueprint that is being sketched requires some sort of energy to bring it to life. With the Sun (our creative focus), Venus (desires), and the Moon (emotional instincts), there are desires and old emotions that are needed to be sacrificed and left in order to move forward. Think of it like this, in order to have a productive garden you need water, sun, air, time, a medium, and nutrients. This applies to the future and successfully attaining your goals. You need the proper nutrients to feed your foundation. The nutrients are your old desires and repressed emotions that need to be confronted and released.


“The law of Nature is such that those governed by the spirit of obligatory suites shall flourish while those governed by rights shall perish.” – Governing Business and Relationship by A. Parthasarathy

 

Let the Fire of Passion Burn | Jupiter conjuncts Mars sextile Pluto 19 degrees in Capricorn

Let the passion for your vision push you through this transformation period. This time can be challenging if you are not used to Scorpio or Mars’ intense energy. Some attention and energy are required from you to allow the process of death and rebirth to take a toll. However, the sextile signifies that this phase is easy to push through. It’s almost like this transformation period greets us with open arms saying, “About time! Let’s go already and make something happen!”

Ruler of the Sign | Saturn in Capricorn
With Saturn being in his own sign, Capricorn, and following behind the other planets, it reflects that the changes that are taking place with our foundation are truly being solidified like no other way before. Since Saturn is in his own sign only every 29 ½ years, this is tremendously important for our individual and collective evolution. Saturn being home in his own sign yields some really serious material results. We, humans, love things that are tangible because it helps us feel like we are a part of something that is greater than us. So pay attention to where your mind, desires, emotions, and creative attention takes you. Doing so will give you great results in the long run. Remember, slow and steady is the pace. Enjoy yourself.

How Does this Moon Relate to the Past Moon?
During the Full Moon in Cancer, our emotions are heightened and held with greater weight. It was acting as an antenna for the direction that we need to tread. Now that the moon is in Capricorn, it’s time to walk the path slowly, no matter what is required. Take your time and absorb the truth through the lessons that will inevitably come your way. I promise, in the end, you will be more solid than ever before about your goals and be a steady powerhouse that’ll fuel from your core. No one else can do that for you.

3 Points to Take Away to Help You on the Path