Mars is in his shadow period. This is a time of facing your greatest fears, and make some important decisions.
Mars in Scorpio is about the most hottest-est things for you. Now, in shadow, he goes into the darkest heart of his traditional home sign. He is gearing up to go retrograde on April 17th, at which time he will begin traveling back to this place in the zodiac to "check in". What (or who?) do we need to get down and dirty with in order to be fully alive?
But before starts his backwards journey, he will stop and then sit on Fixed Star Antares at 9 Sagittarius. Sidereally, this is the heart of the Scorpion. Antares is a bold, beautiful, red star, and is associated with the Angelic realm as Uriel, "Fire of God". So, we are dealing with our lowliest, darkest, most formidable demons, and at the same time connecting upward to the Celestials. Time to strrrrrretch! The Serpent yearns upward toward the Veil.
Antares is said to mean "The rival of Mars". So the plot thickens. We might have a battle on our hands. Maybe that's not such a bad thing. Conflict can be one of the quickest ways to enlightenment, to seeing our yet unknown selves in the Other. It's tension and friction that creates erotic energy, and that is just what the doctor ordered!
This is a time of really meaning it. If its not a "HELL YES", then its a "no". Scorpio Mars asks, "Do I want to merge with this? Do I want to have this in my bed? Would I take any action necessary to have this?".
Mars in Scorpio penetrates the deepest part of who we are. When he begins his backward motion, he starts to go inward. Now, as he enters that shadow period, we are compelled to make some decisions on where we wish to direct our greatest powers. If you could only choose one thing, one point of focus, one thing to do before you die, hold one frequency as energetic home base, to achieve your greatest desire....what would that be?
This requires great honesty and bravery. But it means everything. It's the passionate nature of Scorpio, its life and death nature, that reveals to us the very reason we are alive.
In alignment with the aggressive nature of Mars in Scorpio, I am going to challenge you to not just read this, and then go about your day half conscious. Get out of your head. Feel your body. Feel what wants to course through it. What energy feels the most outrageously amazingly alive? Feel into it, don't think about it, or say "yeah, I wish my _________ (< insert spouse or lover or family member) would hear this". No, YOU hear this. YOU.
P.S. with all the excitement, I almost forgot to mention: Lucid Dreaming 101 webinar is TONIGHT! Sign up and join us on the astral!!! :)
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Aepril Schaile, MFA, is Venus ruled; a Taurus with Libra rising; Lilith conjunct ASC. As an adept astrologer, Aepril provides readings which can help solve everyday problems and assist in regaining a sense of alignment with True Will, finding your deeper, uniquely powerful truth. She lives in Salem, MA and spends her days with her beloved canine companion, Gwyddion.