Mars retrograde ends on August 27th as the planet stations direct. The planet of passion, also known as the god of war, is moving full speed ahead in the most industrious sign of the zodiac, Capricorn. But what does that mean?
You may be familiar with Mercury retrograde, which happens a few times each year. However the Mars retrograde only happens once every 2 years, and this year, it started on June 26th. You may have been feeling heavier energy, a decreased sex drive, and lower motivation since then.
You have been reevaluating your deepest passions, your underlying drive, and how you approach your goals. You’ve been able to see if your passions explode through you every day or if you suppress them. You also have been able to reflect upon whether you live your life in alignment to your deepest desires.
Now though, as we end this retrograde phase, Mars will be in Capricorn and stay there until September 10, when it will move into Aquarius. Here’s the general energy you can expect and the shifts you’re likely to feel.
What To Expect in Business
If you have been unable to pull the trigger on a decision at work, it’s probably because your gut wasn’t sure you were really behind it 100%. You’ve had time to really see what ignites your fire and you know that’s what will make you most successful. You’ll finally have the motivation to push forward in the direction that most invigorates you as Mars stations direct.
You’re likely to form new business partnerships or find that you’re re-motivated to grow or develop an idea or project that has been simmering beneath the surface. Expect the seeds you planted in the last few months to grow and the people you’ve been waiting on to be ready now. It’s as if the floodgates have opened and everyone will have a newfound energy to make some big business moves. You can watch and observe how everyone starts to get back down to business!
Relationships Are Reinvigorated
Mars retrograde may have put your relationship in a stagnant state as well. As your passions move forward once again, you’re likely to feel your sex drive go back up. You may finally rediscover a healthier approach or outlet for your frustration and anger so that your love can grow and feel safer. Mars retrograde allowed you to see if you’ve been keeping your anger pent up or letting it out without kindness.
It’s important to note that the focus of our passion is mostly on business and not really on romance while Mars is in Capricorn. Career and work-based goals take precedence while we have the energy to set out on major quests and push for something bigger. Don’t get bent out of shape if your love life is not the center of someone’s (including your own) attention. You can be sure when Mars is in a more romantic sign, the time will be ripe for all of that.
It’s important to know there is also a Full Moon on August 26th in the sign of Pisces. With a grand trine occurring on this day as well, it’s going to bring success in business and long term stability through your creativity, inspired by Pisces. This is also a very positive event for your personal relationships as well. Watch as people’s personal and professional lives seem to come alive in new colours!
You may be wondering how we derive this information about the energy of this event. Capricorn is an Earth element sign. It keeps our feet firmly planted on the ground. It’s involved with matters of the physical world that provide security, such as money, business and work, and allocating our resources appropriately. It’s also known to be the hardest working of the energetic influences in the zodiac, which means we know Capricorn will direct our focus to our careers.
You can expect a bit of a jolt to your consciousness when Mars goes direct because it’s a sudden change. It’s important to know where your shift in emotions is coming from so you can use it instead of getting caught off guard by it. It’s extremely valuable to time your major decisions with the planetary movements – your understanding of the planets, zodiac signs, and elements creates a cosmic dance you can learn to flow with.
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