MARS IN ARIES
JUNE 28, 2020 TO JANUARY 6, 2021
Last week in my post on “Upcoming Challenges”, I mentioned that on Sunday, June 28, Mars, the god/planet of war, moved into his home sign of Aries, the sign of war, until January 1, 2021. With that, plus Mars conflicting with Pluto and Saturn from July 27 to October 20, 2020, we could find ourselves dealing with a real war (or the threat of one), not just in the United States, but in any nation on the planet.
If war is necessary to shake things up even more to get people to pay attention to the changes at hand, it happens. However, as I mentioned before, I don’t believe that means there will be boots on the ground for the United States (here or abroad), nor will there will be an exchange of armaments. Sometimes the threat is enough.
As the planets and signs are not limited to a single quality or action, there is so much more that Mars in Aries brings than the obvious possibility of war. Here is a recent post from Alex Myles that talks about how this astrological event affects us in other ways—all transformative—and what to expect in the last six months of 2020. Alex writes:
Mars in Aries Bringing a Dramatic Shift to the Next Half of 2020
Once in a while cosmic energy transforms the energy of our entire planet in a major way and here it is! For the first time in 32 years, Mars will be in Aries for a prolonged amount of time and it will remain there for the next six months. Long enough to manifest anything we set our minds to and totally turn our lives around. Things are now changing for the better!
Mars and Aries are both dominant forces and together they have a powerful impact on us. We will be feeling emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically revitalized, energized and stronger than ever before. Many of us have been through intense challenges and tough trials during the first chapter of this year, but the second part is the time for comebacks and breakthroughs on a level not seen before. Mars is in Aries to show us there is nothing we cannot overcome. Be prepared for an extremely positive energy shift and huge karmic rewards.
This marks the completion of old cycles, the opening of new ones and an explosion of opportunities and miracles.
Mars, the God of War, has now entered feisty, fiery and fearless Aries, the sign it rules, bringing in an explosion of highly positive and supercharged energy. This cosmic inferno will be burning through every aspect of our lives for the next six months, until it leaves Aries on January 6, 2021. The energy of Mars and Aries vibrates on the same frequency, which means their warrior-like qualities will be magnified during this time, in turn enhancing those characteristics within each of us.
Mars only turns retrograde approximately once every two years and usually only spends around six weeks in each sign. However, as Mars is retrograde from September 9 through November 13, 2020, it remains in Aries for an extended period. The last time Mars was in Aries for a prolonged length of time—due to its retrograde—was 32 years ago, and the next prolonged period in this sign won’t be for another 47 years.
If we align with this energy, by opening ourselves up to this powerful, potent and rare energetic wave, we will receive the ultimate opportunity to totally transform our lives over the next six months, in whichever way we choose.
This celestial energy will be drastically changing how we feel emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually, and we may notice that we have already been reacting, responding and communicating a little differently than we normally would, in particular being far more direct and fearless while expressing how we are thinking and feeling.
The last six months will seem like the calm before the storm in many ways, but not in a negative way, as the Mars and Aries mix brings a major boost in energy. This will activate us on a deep cellular level, causing us to be more motivated, alert, ambitious, empowered and internally and externally stronger than ever before.
Thank you, Alex.
Be aware that as this Mars in Aries energy brings the change Alex mentioned, it will only be positive for those who are choosing (consciously or subconsciously) to move forward. We’ve already seen how those who choose to remain stuck are throwing temper tantrums because they have to grow up, for example those who are rabidly bitching that their rights are being taken away because they’re told to wear masks for the safety of others.
This is the stuck Piscean Age Mars in Aries energy that will seem to be highlighted while others are balancing themselves out quietly. But they’re screaming into the wind. As the energy gets more intense in the second half of 2020, they will become more desperate to be heard while people will be tuning them out. Try to avoid being affected by their tantrums. They’re only strong because they feel themselves losing. It’s their last ditch attempt at staying in a control that is already lost.
Focus more on the positive outcome this year is making for us. The second half of 2020 is chaotic and difficult only if you can’t see that this is leading to a far more harmonious and positive situation for us all. It’s easy to get lost in the moment of fear and desperation. But we can consciously choose to see the bigger picture. And that is incredibly positive and life-affirming.
Also know that Mars in Aries deals with male energy. For the next six months everyone is learning about our male side—not the traditional Piscean Age power-over energy, but the strength of pure male alongside the strength of pure female. This is within each of us. While the Aquarian Age energy takes over (which is about the balance of everything) we will be adjusting the balance of male/female within ourselves. Mars in Aries in this special year gives us that opportunity.
I offer this with love and gratitude…