Mars is the Planet of Action
Mars is the planet of war, aggression, force, action, energy, and masculinity. He changes sign every six to seven weeks so. Mars also goes retrograde every two years for usual for about 2-2.5 months. In 2023, Mars retrograde will begin the year! From October 30, 2022 to January 12, 2023 he will be in Gemini. There could be arguments and forceful communications moreso than usual during this time. Or alternatively, you could internalise your feelings, sitting on your anger or frustration and generally not allow your feelings to show.
There is also a ‘shadow period’ commencing a few weeks before and after these dates. Mars has an affinity with the masculine yang energy, and things can get tense when he’s retrograde. Male energies play up, strut about, and generally want to show how big and powerful they are. This goes for countries and corporations as well. At the very least, there are internalised changes. You may need to find a different way of dealing with difficult people during the retrograde period. Many people are affected to some extent, but you could be more strongly affected if you have Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces in your chart.
Your Sex Life
Under Mars Retrograde, there may be changes regarding your sex life! Either things go quiet, or there’s too much passion on offer! Your thinking could become confused or muddled on intimate matters, and it could be ‘feast or famine’. Maybe you just feel uncertain?
It’s not the best time to sleepwalk into something. Perhaps the other party is pressing you with passionate desires? Be assertive and stand your ground while respecting the other person.
If in doubt, slow things down or stop and remember that the relationship could dramatically change when Mars turns direct. People do change their minds sometimes when planets move forward again.
Dramatic Changes in Thinking
Mars in Gemini normally brings dramatic changes in our thinking! We could have more energy for intellectual reasoning. Thoughts can dart across our mental landscape with great enthusiasm! Write them down… think, reason and plan but don’t overdo it! However, in retrograde Mars things can be much slower, and our clarity of thought is patchy, to say the least! You may alternate between moments of great clarity and then confusion, not knowing what to do. Find the right balance for you between thinking, doing, and being.
Mars retrograde in Gemini encourages us to rethink our REALationships and our communications – what works and what doesn’t and to decide what action to take. Mars wants everyone to be more definite and do something to make themselves happy. It’s time to reflect, review and reassess the situation.
In retrograde, Mars can slow down the energy, which isn’t a bad thing, or alternatively add even more energy so that there’s just too much cognitive stimulus. This could mean overthinking almost anything and problems sleeping or relaxing. It might seem as though you just can’t turn off your mind.
If you experience Mars Retrograde as life slowing down, it may be that you feel less powerful. Or it’s difficult to assert yourself in a certain situation. Unconscious energies could be expressed as ‘peevishness’ or perhaps ‘frustrated desire’. Do watch for unnecessary arguments, impatience and accidents. It’s very important to be totally present in the physical world by paying attention now and not rush ahead over-thinking the future. Also, be cautious with knives as Mars is associated with sharp, cutting objects. It’s not the best time to have surgery including cosmetic surgery during Mars retrograde.
If you haven’t been dealing with unresolved conflicts, they could burst forward now into the open for release. You may become aware of a smouldering volcano, so you will need to find an appropriately healthy way to deal with this. Stress held down in your body, could eventually cause ill health, so do try movement such as dance or walking, writing in a journal, breath work, cry, scream or talk to a trusted confidante. Give us a call for a psychic reading if you want to talk.
Self Care Is the Answer!
During Mars Retrograde, take special care of yourself and your family. It’s probably time to slow down in some way or not take on any additional responsibility or work at this time. Do practise being mindful and pay attention to where your body is in space. This is called ‘proprioception’, and it basically relates to awareness of your physical body in space. This awareness will help you to avoid potential accidents and incidents.
If you feel unmotivated or depressed, firstly, know this time will not last forever… it’s only about 10 weeks. Rearrange your life to do less during this time if you can. Clear away any duties, additional things, or people that suck up your energy. Avoid energy vampires and take care of yourself! Spend time alone in nature to rejuvenate and treat yourself to special things. See if you can find a good tonic or use Australian Bush Flower essences for a ‘pick me up’ to help restore your energy levels. You should always consult a medical professional if you feel off or out of kilter for a long period of time.
Use this time to reassess your life and make suitable changes in 2023!
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