Out of Bounds Retrograde Fixed Air Mars continues to conjoin the Lunar South Node
There is nothing wrong with withdrawing your focus from the world, turning it inwards and exploring the geography of the world within, despite the worried looks from friends who may incorrectly assume that something is wrong, or that you need time to heal. There is nothing wrong with channelling your libidinal energy into your Self, energising, impassioning and strengthening your sOul, instead of projecting it outward to conquer, connect and champion. There is nothing wrong with developing a relationship with anger, taking the time to understand its various guises – irritation, frustration, depression and steeliness – so that you can more readily recognise, and understand, it as it regularly shows up in the world around you.
Moreover, surely it is healthy to take the time to cultivate a relationship with this integral dimension of your sOul, harnessing its fecund pOwer, directing it towards clarity, conviction and clear boundaries instead of unleashing it in a chaotic whirlwind of reaction, combative defensiveness and cacophonous aggression? Maybe this is but one of the reasons that lies behind your lagging energy? Maybe this is why you’ve become increasingly sensitive towards crass, crude and uncouth behaviour? Maybe this lies behind your desire to retreat from the excessive demands of a fast paced world, only interested in what you can tangibly achieve? Maybe this is why you feel frustrated with those who don’t take time to read, integrate and process, consumed as they are with reaction and not breathing within a world that has demanded they splinter their time and fracture their energy? Maybe this is one of the messages of the retrograde Mars (26th June – 27th August), whose reflective passage signals a time to draw inwards your physical energy so that you gain clarity of mind and a better understanding of your relationship with assertion, boundaries and how you direct your physical energy. Maybe…
Andrew Smith ©2018
Image Credit – Pål Laukli