Mars Retrograde is a special occasion and can be full of surprises. The last time it happened was in 2018, when it crossed between Capricorn & Aquarius (Earth & Air) during March–Nov 2018. The last time it retrograded in Aries was July 1988-Jan 1989. Mars Retro is rewiring your desire nature and inner sacred masculine ~ in the Area of Life (House). Whether male or female, we all have to hold good boundaries, negotiate on our own behalf and get our ideas out into the world. You can consciously co-create with this personal planet every two years when it gets a potent upgrade.
Virgo gives everyone a chance to “process, sort & sift” all that has come up in the last nine months. There is a line in the book, Little Soul & the Sun by Neale Donald Walsh, that says, “Now that I know WHO I AM, I want to BE it!” And I must suggest that in order for you to “BE” all that you discovered about your essential nature (in Leo) and what nourishes and supports you on the deepest levels (in Cancer), Virgo is the energy that extracts the BEST of YOU and helps you heal and/or release all that is no longer relevant or useful – within and around you.
This month is all about YOU!! This energy always makes me want to sing, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine …” If you did the Cancer work of clearing emotional debris (ineffective reactions, old habits, past events or people) from your life and anchored your inner sense of belonging, then you should be quite ready for Leo’s heart-centered radiance to shine through you. If you tend to be shy or hide your own light under a bushel, then it may signify a time for you to get out anyway to share, socialize and be seen! What’s the use of clearing a space for all your good and then sitting around waiting for it to knock on your door? It ain’t gonna happen that way! Leo energy is where our courage lives and asks us to tap in and recharge that battery annually, if not more often.
This month is ALL ABOUT YOU … the NEW you!! Release all that is no longer “truth” for you – on every level. Begin the process of integrating these amazing new aspects you’ve recently discovered about your Self and HONOR who you have worked so hard to become!! You may have to re-train the people in your life to honor who you’ve become too ~ simply by your living example. When YOU change, everything around you changes or it goes away naturally. You may want to try to find peace with the fact that some people and situations will have to move out of your life at this time. Pay attention! A change of directions has been coming for a while now and all things have fallen into place ~ new life is NOW!
6/28 ~ Mars (action) ~sextile~ Saturn (endurance):
This energy gives you a tremendous power booster to your drive to create stability, as you define it. You will be more willing to do the work, starting with a plan that is carefully thought out and then methodically carried out. Plan and Do! Not just one or the other, but both, which can eventually produce solid results. The rewards for your hard work or the return on your investment will reflect what energy you have put in to stabilizing your life.
Cancer time brings us face-to-face with some major choices & decisions (Eclipses) which will likely require some form of Assimilation & Elimination. Cancer’s gift is Processing all that passes through your system, taking in the nutrient (that makes the system work) and any excess or toxins that cannot be “assimilated” must be “eliminated”. If you do not eliminate them, then blockages (and some form of dis-ease or discomfort) will occur.
Note from Kelly:
This RE-Post is so “on time” for now because I literally wrote it the last time we had Cancer/Capricorn Eclipses, only last time it was a Capricorn focus and we were releasing toxic Cancer. This time, we are releasing toxic Capricorn and anchoring a new Cancer focus – which is totally covered in this article. It still applies at this time 2018-2020.
This month, the Cancer energy will activate you on the deepest Soul levels. This energy is best when you direct it to Feel & Digest what is going on in and around you … take in and assimilate all nutrients, while eliminating all toxins and excess.
The *Summer Retrogrades* always extend us a type of grace that shifts the focus (and support) to the work behind the scenes (personal/individual), so do not squander this time on people or circumstances which no longer “fit” the vision you hold for your life. If you allow yourself to get caught up in the storm (of now), you will find when things move forward (Dec/Jan) that you are not in a position to take full advantage of the opportunities. This Summer is about *Completion & Closure* on all old projects and past inclinations. You are moving rapidly toward the “new you” and you can no longer “wing it” (the old way) because you are in completely new territory, where new rules apply.
Note from Kelly:
When I reviewed May & Sept 2018-2019, they were all surrounded with additional potent energies like Mercury Retrograde assisting our mental processing of the reality we’re living and Chiron just moving into Aries asking us to be more proactive on our behalf where healing, education & soul work is considered if we were going to be responsible adults in life and New Moons, activating new beginnings for us all along with Venus Retrograde in Scorpio rearranging the values & priorities. Now here we are, facing very different choices & commitments than we could’ve ever dreamed up from then to now. We have additional information now but also different needs & desires. If nothing else, we can say during Saturn’s journey through Capricorn this time, we got more serious about something (look to your Capricorn House). Here I give you my 2-cents on Saturn Retro & Direct, plus Chiron in Aries for good measure.