In the early hours of tomorrow (26th July 2014), Mars shifts from the sign of Libra where it has been since December last year, because it went into retrograde motion for 2 and a half months between March and May, into the very different sign of Scorpio. Mars in Libra was all about relationships and fairness and standing up for and maybe even fighting for what you thought was right. Now in moving into Scorpio, Mars takes on a very, very different complexion. Libra can be all things to all people if it wants to be, after all this is the sign of relating and therefore you have to show different facets of your character to get on with different people, don’t you? Mars in Scorpio doesn’t see things like this. With Scorpio, you love me or you hate me, we get on or we don’t. You see, there is no middle ground at all when planets are resident in this sign.
Scorpio is a fixed water sign where as in Libra is a cardinal air one, so while previously we tended to get our desires and thoughts out in the open and act on them, from tomorrow we will do things in a much more secretive and emotional manner before we finally make our minds up on any course of action. Mars is happier in this sign than the last one where it was in detriment. Not surprising since Mars all about going forward and being positive and Libra is holding you back trying not to upset anyone. Mars in Libra was all about being considerate, in Scorpio, things are not going to be fair any more and someone is going to get hurt.
Saying that, there is consideration here but on an internal level, we will keep things under our hats, brood on our actions for a long while until it is time to strike. I know as I have this position of Mars in Scorpio in my own natal chart. It often takes me a long, long time to make my mind up, and often in deciding to do something important I will get a knot in my stomach, I will get nervous and tied up into a complete emotional turmoil. A lot of us will never reveal our intentions to anyone, and we will have secrets and desires that you will never see on the surface. The only thing is that these motivations may stay bottled or stored up for weeks, months, maybe even years on end; it takes a huge effort to get them out into the open. The relief when we do finally act and make a positive decision is palpable, and then all the tension that builds up inside releases in a rush of energy. When those with Mars in Scorpio do act we are not half hearted at all, we tend not to leave anything on the table and a very ruthless side will appear. There is a huge amount of determination here and there is the potential for enormous concentration bordering on obsession. If you can harness the power and control of Scorpio with the boundless energy of Mars, you have a force to use that can be truly unstoppable.
We can be the nicest of people to know, and we will do out upmost for anyone and we don’t really want to make any waves. The reason is that we instinctively know that if we do, then whole lives can be turned upside down, including our own. Therefore we smile sweetly and nod approvingly knowing that it is better to keep things on an even keel than to rock the boat. Those of us with Mars in Scorpio like myself won’t let anyone know about our intentions, we are intensely secretive, however when we do make a move, it will be a decisive and a very tough one. Jealousy in any situation is something we all have to guard against, and there is a sly manipulative side that comes out too, this is me being honest here!! Don’t ever think that those of us with Mars in Scorpio are outwardly aggressive as this is far from the case. If we can get the job done without hurting anyone, we will. Change for us with Mars in Scorpio is not easy, however so when committed to a course of action, it will be do or die process, quite literally a fight to the death. There is little room to move with Mars in the sign of the Scorpion once you set something in motion.
In the world around us in the next month and a half (Mars will be in Scorpio until 13th September), things could get very nasty in the conflict zones that are already raging. Scorpio is the sign of intimate sharing, and you can’t get more intertwined than Gaza and Israel or the ethnic Russians living in Ukraine. Mars entering this sign spells danger for these unstable parts of the globe as the mood of not backing down to the other intensifies more. My fear under this combination is that there will be no room for change or variation, and the objective of each side will just have to be achieved – it’s a no win situation and even if there is some kind of resolution the animosity stoked up under Mars in Scorpio will be intense.
There may be a lot of underhand and secretive moves now in the affairs and actions of people and nations around the world. This is a position of espionage and of being sly and careful about what you reveal to others; a poker player’s dream position for sure. What you see in the news may not reflect what is happening in reality. This can also be a very brutal and violent combination if provoked and enraged, and the potential for unspeakable atrocity is very real with Mars in Scorpio. When the full force of anger is let loose, then it will not be pretty. Saturn is already in this house and with a conjunction between Mars and Saturn scheduled for the 23rd to 26th August, look out for some very disturbing headlines in the news.
I feel that you will sense a big difference in the air from tomorrow as the last in a series of big planetary moves and sign changes finally occurs. We are into a new season, one where once we have decided to go in a stated direction, we will continue onwards until we have a resolution, one way or the other. None of this, maybe, possibly, let’s compromise to get things sorted, oh no!! It’s finally time for decisive action, for change, and to eliminate indecision in our lives.
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