This month is all about Mars, the planet that represents power, desire, drive, energy and passion. Time to stoke the inner fire!
The super new moon in Aries on April 7th as well as the full moon in Scorpio on April 22nd are ruled by the red planet, Mars, which goes retrograde on April 17th. The new moon in Aries opens up a bold and dramatic lunar cycle (April 7th-May 6th), asking us to make a strong break with anything that impedes our creativity so that we might work with these energies from a more spacious and awakened place. Furthermore, on April 17th Mars will station retrograde. Since both moons during this lunar cycle are ruled by a planet undergoing a very important shift in direction, it’s time to focus on our internal relationship with this part of ourselves.
Mars is the planet that wakes us up to what we desire most in life. It’s the planet that gives us the courage to follow that desire. It’s the planet that gives us the energy to pursue what we are drawn to. It’s the planet that introduces us to the personal potential that our desire is trying to point us to.
Mars goes retrograde every 2 years and when it does it opens up an opportunity for us to realign ourselves with what we truly desire. Since Mars is the planet of energy, self-assertion and action, Mars retrograde is a perfect time to reassess where we are going and why. Mars retrograde invites us to understand our motives and drives more deeply.
Now is the time to get clear on your divine life purpose, strengthen your personal power, and hook it up to the greater whole in order to serve the highest good for all. Don’t be afraid of your power, and don’t give it away either. What is the fire in your heart calling you to do? Trust it!