If you felt a shift in energy about mid week you felt Mars go into a retrograde phase. Mars in general deals with anger, violence, or the urge for retribution, he is after all the God of War. Mars can already bring up a bunch of emotions we don’t want to deal with.
When Mars Retrograde hits it amplifies all your anger and feelings of being wronged. You want to set it right by getting back at whomever. Giving into to that urge to get back at who caused you harm is not the best way to deal with Mars Retrograde.
But you probably already guessed that.
So how do you navigate Mars Retrograde?
Here are a few tips.
Let the anger or however it it taking shape surface. It won’t be fun but if it is coming up you need to deal with it. Feel the emotion of it. If it is really big you might want to get help from a therapist. You want to be safe in this work.
Work it out of your system by doing something. I have a friend who cute up a box and pretended it was her ex boyfriend. She got her anger out in a non harmful manner. Kickboxing is also a good way to channel these emotions.
Journaling can also help you understand where the emotions are coming from and understand them a bit better. I like automatic writing for this. You simply write without thinking. Try it with you non-dominant hand if you really want to switch it up. It connects differently to your brain and peeps find they get very different messages from the non-dominant hand.
The most basic thing I like to do is use music. Playlists for retrogrades and big energies are fun and meaningful since you are working from your personal mythic systems.
You can also try this Mars Retrograde Meditation
Things NOT to do!
Go after the someone you are angry with. Revenge might sound like it will be fulfilling but it rarely is. This goes for everyday arguments too. If you need to back off so you don’t start being mean, do so.
Let angry emotions take over. You can have challenging emotions and still move from a place of love. Feel the emotions doesn’t mean letting them take over your life. Processing them means working them out and integrating any lessons you learn. It does NOT mean you get to run around indulging your anger emotions and be a jerk.
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The Lovers, Exchanging Gifts, & I hear, I Listen, I Know
What choices are arising for you? There can be a time when you need to look at what’s there and make the best choice you can. It might not be perfect but it can help you get to the next step. Don’t be afraid to ask for help as you goin through this process. You may need someone to bounce ideas or thoughts off of. That means listening and hearing what you are told so you can know if want to try out the advice you asked for. Unsolicited advice, now that’s a whole other thing. Where do you need to make a choice? How can an outside view help your out?
Ten of Swords, Unfinished Symphony, and Let It Go
Are you trying to keep it going? You know that thing that ended but you just keep holding onto it because that’s what you do with that Thing. That’s what we are talking about here, that Thing that is small and old but still with you. If you don’t let it go and be done you can’t move into the other unfinished stuff that is fun, that can help you grow. Step back from the Thing and let it be done and move on. What do you hold onto and why? How can you let it go?
Music Affirmation Card
What are you fighting and is where you need to be?