Choose your weapon carefully now; it is a fail-safe designed to be utilized only in moments where “flight” is no longer an option. Pray for the wisdom to know when to use it and – more importantly – for restraint in knowing when *not* to. Never draw it in anger and hope it will never have to be unsheathed *period*; all the while pragmatically knowing the world can indeed be a harsh place. In reality if you ever do find yourself with your back against a wall, that (metaphorical) mace on your keychain or knife tucked into your boot can provide strength, steadiness, and safety in circumstances that might otherwise threaten to bring you to your knees.
After 2 months of Retrograde status, Mars resumes Direct motion in the sign of its exaltation (Capricorn) in very short order; 10:05am EDT on Monday August 27, 2018 to be precise. The above is prudent consideration at this juncture and it’s highly likely you already have the requisite armament in question; it may just need to be dusted off a bit.
Deep down inside, now – waaaaaay down. Right at this very second, as Mars turns direct.
I’ll say it again – “What do you want?”
Can you feel the relentless intensity of desire coursing through your blood? What is it that spikes your mojo, imbues you with a sense of strength and empowerment, gets you off?
Even the only person you ever admit it to is yourself, and even if it flies in the face of what society might consider “taboo”, it’s important to have a pulse on your deepest, most instinctive, and I daresay perhaps even rawest passions now; if only to prevent yourself from acting out. Ideally though, tapping into this vein infuses you with the courage and the drive to make a life-changing transformation somewhere in your life.
So I ask a third time: What do you want?
And more importantly, what are ya gonna do to get it? Where there is a Will, there is a Way – go fetch, because nothing says Do or (let it) Die like Mars in Scorpio.
I still think Al Pacino in The Devil’s Advocate has this vibe down perfectly – this line is quintessential Mars stationary direct in Scorpio:
“You sharpen the human appetite to the point where it can split atoms with its desire..”
But what if what you’ve got is an Appetite for (self?)Destruction?
With Mars stationing direct in Scorpio, desire is at its most potent. All sorts of primal impulses may surface that can run the gamut from murderous, to carnal, to a strong urge for personal transformation where all the dross associated with our Lowest Self is burned off so we can be reborn.
When Mars turns direct in Scorpio, we find out just how much control (or lack thereof) we have over The Beast within. Our “demons” are apt to rear up on us. Vices can lead us down a proverbial trail to Sodom and Gomorrah. Anger may boil over into a rage and explode disastrously. We may become extremely impatient and libel to make premature moves that prove devastating – especially if we’re not clear about our possible subconscious motives.
Or, we conquer those demons and show ‘em who’s boss. We wrestle with our vices and win. We emerge victorious over destructive anger. We become the master of our psyches, confronting and illuminating even our most hidden or dysfunctional motivations so we act from a place of integrity that is in alignment with our Highest Good.
If you’re wondering where the middle ground is in all these possible expressions, there really isn’t any – Scorpio is first and foremost a sign of extremes. Remember this for the next several days as the Mars Mojo really rouses, and know that from today we have exactly 34 days to redirect this energy toward its most constructive potential as Mars will leave Scorpio on August 2nd. So are you going to wield this power, or let it enslave you? The choice is yours.
Something is about to emerge – can you feel it? Mars has just stationed direct in Libra, and it won’t be long now before a flurry of activity commences. Watch for developments in relationships & alliances in particular. But not *quite* yet, as Mars has to warm up his atrophied muscled first before making his grand re-entrance….be patient, but stand at the ready and be alert for the signal. It’s almost “go time”…..