Mars Retrograde

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Mars: The Forgotten God

All too often we refer to our well-known Greek deities while forgetting about their Roman counterparts. Today, we will reflect back on our misunderstood God of War. Mars was the protector of Rome. He was a level-headed strategist who defended the city’s borders. Mars is also the father of Romulus and Remus who were the founders of Rome. It is said that Mars loved the sound of battle and the violence of war. However, he also protected cities from invading armies and helped soldiers fight against rebellion. So, what was the true face of Mars? Was he some ruthless, blood-thirsty barbarian? Or an intellectual strategist who defended the city he loved and believed in the rules of combat? I cannot say I know, but I believe he had a set of ethics he followed when it came to protecting the city he was passionate about.

Mars: The Home of Men

Our fiery planet, Mars, is often associated with war, anger, lust, and violence. However, we tend to forget or misinterpret the concepts of courage, strength, masculinity, ambition, and passion that are other defining attributes of the planet as well. Strength doesn’t have to be physically forceful just like how masculinity doesn’t have to be this tough macho man that is constantly depicted. Courage can be found within the smallest being and ambition can be gentle yet unwavering. When we rethink about these ideals and what is really being conveyed any gender and any creature can harness these energies in a soft and loving manner.

Mars: My Retrograde Interpretation

For this Mars retrograde I truly feel most are missing the mark. We have forgotten that passion is what fuels each of us to act. Right now our passions that have been ruminating in our subconscious are breaking through to the forefront of our minds and giving us the courage and ambition to act or maybe even go to war. We are at a point where we are willing to fight for what we believe in and stand for morally, ethically, and spiritually.

What we once feared to say or express we are now more than ever figuring out ways to fully embrace and let it be known. It is okay to be passionate about various pursuits in life whether it’s to become a leading tetherball player, stand up to the bully at school, tell our parents we want to play the piano instead of soccer, sing not caring who is listening, pursue the career we have always wanted, or even let our partner know we don’t love when they leave the lids off everything. No matter what it is, it is okay to be honest and forthcoming.

We have been working on ourselves for so long. These past couple of years have been helping us cut ties, heal, connect to our higher selves, see clearly, and love fully. Now we are being asked to put it all in motion and really harness the energies of Mars, muster up all of our courage and strength, and be prepared for the battle of our lives: to live with passion and purpose.

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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