We want you to know what’s affecting your mood as of late in the work and passion realm. Mars has been retrograde since June 26 in the sign of Aquarius and will be going direct on August 27th in the sign of Capricorn.
August 12th is the day Mars retrograde moves into Capricorn, and your business life may slow a little. But for good reason! It’s time to take inventory in a major way. You’ll see what we mean.
First, let me catch you up to speed on what Mars retrograde is. This retrograde happens every 2 years and lasts anywhere between 58 to 81 days.
Mars retrograde usually means a reverse in the way we express anger. It can mean a slowing down in our career so we can reevaluate our approach to work. It can mean a little less sex drive, assertiveness, and overall energy. But when Mars moves into Capricorn, we can set some long-term goals in our careers that will have staying power.
Let’s Get To Know Mars A Little
Mars is the planet named after the Roman god of war. He has an intense planetary energy that rules our temper, the expression of our passion, and our drive. You can look to what sign Mars is in in your birth chart to see how you express your passion and fire in your life. When this planet does its retrograde thing, it’s a way for us to look more clearly into the past to see if we are really in line with our passions and see where we may be blocking energy flow by stalling because of fear or procrastination.
Now that we’ve had some time to get real with ourselves and see our own behavioural patterns, we can approach our lives with more wisdom. Anger, they say, is just passion misdirected. If we have a lot of energy, it needs to be channelled into projects that nurture our souls and not into nitpicking the flaws of other people.
Mars retrograde began in Aquarius, a transit in which we became able to see the big picture in our lives and how we were aligning ourselves with it or not. You may not have been able to express yourself sexually much lately, but you have been able to get clear in your mind about how you want to do this moving forward. If you’ve noticed an excess of sexual tension in your mind, this is the reason why. It’s nothing to worry about. If anything, it’s helping you see where you may be holding back from expressing your desires more fully.
How Does Capricorn Come Into Play?
This transit is a good time to work on long-term business projects because you have persistence and you can see how your own temper can get in the way of your ability to see things through. Plan your next steps out and start getting your ducks in a row. The real motivation will begin when Mars goes direct, but right now is prime for setting that vision for your major goals and figuring out how to pool your resources to meet that goal.
Capricorn is the energy of powerful business people, and Mars is the planet that helps people make major global changes through leadership. When we have a retrograde in Capricorn, we can expect business ideas to clash. These sticky spots aren’t anything to get worked up about, we can use them to figure out the best decisions to make instead of getting stuck in stalemates.
The bottom line is not to worry that your motivation and energy may not be fully in gear. Mars retrograde is a time when you need to slow down and get clear on what you want in work for the future. You need to use all your resources to the best possible end, not just for personal happiness, but for global evolution, health, and happiness. That’s what will bring fulfillment more than just working to pay the bills.
One final note, if you’ve felt people being passive aggressive, it will start to ease up at the end of the retrograde. Phew! The cold, silent standoffs that have been going on recently will also ease up after we move direct.
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