When Mars enters Scorpio it’s a wham bam, thank you ma’am, full speed ahead kind of energy! If you’re not careful, you might not know what hit you…
Listen Up & Look Out!
When the planet of personal will—Mars=I AM—transits through the sign of transformation at all costs, death & rebirth, change or be changed—we’ve got quite a potentially combustible combination.
Don’t forget that in traditional astrology—way before the planet Pluto was discovered in 1930—Mars ruled Scorpio. Hence, to say this is very strong energy would be an understatement…
The purpose of Mars in our charts is to aid and abet the Sun in achieving its highest potential in this lifetime. In the sign of Scorpio, Mars calls us to look at where we’ve become disempowered in ways that do not allow us to move or express ourselves freely.
No Pain, No Gain
No pain, no gain, is a Mars in Scorpio kind of attitude.
There is a huge amount of power behind the nuclear nature of the planet of the warrior, athlete, & hero when it transits through the sign ruled by the god of the underworld and all things intense, hidden, taboo, and unconscious.
The motivation to dig deeply into your subconscious to identify patterns that cause you to act or move in certain ways throughout life—patterns that you might not want to repeat going forward!–is at hand.
When Mars enters Scorpio, an important question arises: How much of an opportunity is this for you to leave behind the victim and/or perpetrator mentality and transform it into energy that defends and protects those who are weaker and less able to protect and defend themselves?
While there’s a call to transform ourselves in areas where we previously felt unable to speak, move, act, or think freely, Mars in Scorpio’s full speed ahead, pedal to the metal, it’s too late to turn back now, forward thrust energy provides us with the momentum necessary push through to gain the kind of personal transformation desired.
In short, there’s ample wind behind our sails to accomplish our aims…
So Mars in Scorpio can be quite an exciting time if one chooses to think of it this way…
Now—until March 5 (and when Mars retrogrades back into Scorpio on May 28 & stays there until August 3)—you’ll doubtless be presented with opportunities to identify, unearth, & excavate these unconscious patterns. Only then may you bring them forward into the light so you can examine them, keep what you want, ditch the rest, and forge a new path going forward!
Sex & Money
Negative manifestations of this transit can be intense sexual attraction (including to the point of obsession), uber-impatience & irritability, and manipulation, particularly in the sexual and financial realms.
Lower end Mars in Scorpio energies include: gratuitous sex with no emotional involvement; coveting another’s wife/girlfriend, boyfriend/husband, money/possessions, etc.–i.e., jealous, jealousy, jealousy…
Not the way to go or in your soul’s best interest as you attempt to move forward into greater consciousness!
So watch your heart and your wallet (or as my Capricorn mother used to say, your “pocketbook”), lest you mistake lust for love or money for happiness…
Remember, too, whatever is visited now in terms of these energies may be re-visited when Mars retrogrades back in Scorpio next spring & summer.
No need to resist the motivation to go deep about just about anything, but specifically about the inner workings of your own psyche, so that you may bring to light any hidden desires, jealousies, and/or passions.
Think of Mars’ time in Scorpio like that of a giant bulldozer, or earth digger, plunging deep into the ground to bring into the light the rubble that, when sifted through, will reveal the precious bits of metal hidden in the earth…
Move Mountains, Work A Miracle
Scorpio energy also has a lot to do with loyalty because Scorpio is a fixed sign that allows us to forge the iron bonds of trust with another human being.
This kind of trust is not lightly broken and is one of the reasons why revenge is a dish best served cold according to Mars in Scorpio when the Mars person has been betrayed or otherwise hoodwinked by another.
“I can move mountains
I can work a miracle, work a miracle
Keep you like an oath
May nothing but death do us part…”
Fall Out Boy
When Mars enters Scorpio, the choice is yours: You can set off the nuclear bomb and destroy the mountain or you can put your shoulder into it, work that miracle, and MOVE the mountain…