How's Mars Moving Through You?
As we enter late Autumn and a season of holiday gatherings, your physical energy needs may be coming more into focus. We find ourselves amidst the natural processes of the earth's seasonal changes - trees let go of their leaves, and plants get down to their seeds. Nourishing the roots becomes the focus. Similarly, It’s a natural time of the year to wind down and rein in your outward movements. Still, our mechanized, tech culture doesn’t usually demand less because the seasons have changed. However, when we intentionally turn towards the natural rhythm of this time, It can feel super nourishing to have quieter evenings and sleep more as daylight decreases. Allowing this inward shift aligns you with a natural state of rest and rejuvenation.
So, lovelies, let’s look at Mars’s transits over the next couple of weeks, the planet that influences our movements and energy, and see how to best work with the astrological guidance.
11/15/23 - 11/18/23
Mars Trine Neptune
Mars and Neptune influence each other in a Trine aspect from the 15th - 18th, creating more of a “just be in the flow” energy. Mars is quick and ready to go, and Neptune blurs the boundaries of the structure of your day and has you connecting to what your soul would like to be doing. This Neptunian flow may be unorganized yet meaningful and different from the day’s tasks. You may want to stroll through the woods or find a cozy spot to read that soul-nourishing book. All to say is that these may not be as productive days as you might want them to be. However, when you follow your bliss, things in your day connect in ways you weren’t expecting, opening you to the magic of how the Universe works.
Therefore, from November 15th through the 18th, be intentional about letting the magic move through you. These are great days to allow for soulful, artistic, and intuitive experiences. If you feel a sense to do something you weren’t planning, I encourage you to go in that direction. See what else becomes possible in your day. When we follow the flow of what’s moving through us rather than what our head is telling us we must do, things happen better than we could have planned. Leave the need to be productive for the 19th - 24th when Pluto influences Mars.
11/19/23 - 11/24/23
Mars Sextile Pluto
Mars and Pluto connect in a positive and stimulating Sextile aspect from the 19th through the 24th. Unlike the Trine mentioned above, Sextile aspects between planets open more active energy with the planetary influences involved. Additionally, Mars IS an activator, and Pluto intensifies an already dynamic Martian energy, allowing for a more productive time. If the days leading up to the 19th had a level of ungroundedness for you, this Mars/Pluto transit might anchor your movements with strong intentions during these days.
Another aspect of consideration for the 19th - 24th is that Mars/Pluto transits can activate the urge for more active, intense expression and even aggression in and around you. The Mars energy in you can say, “This is what I want,” and the Pluto energy in you may do whatever it takes to get it. This energy could be helpful if you need an extra push of assertiveness around things you want to be involved in or accomplish. Just be mindful of strong and quick responses/movements that might not be helpful, as this transit can also intensely activate the ego. Notice where your deep urges are coming from and respond consciously.
11/23/23 - 11/28/23
Mars Square Saturn
Mars will move into a square with Saturn as the Thanksgiving holiday arrives. This transit from the 23rd to the 28th will likely slow your physical energy down and help you focus more on what’s essential. The slower influence of a square by Saturn’s sobering realism on Mars can put the kibosh on visions of getting it all done. Some things on your “to-do list” might serve your best interests better by being taken off the list! This transit will help you sort it out. Whether or not “going overboard for the holidays” is customary to you, this year, it is worth asking what would improve your enjoyment to let go of.
Saturn’s influence narrows our attention to allow us to focus on finishing the job without getting scattered in too many directions. The Square aspect with Mars (the activator and the doer) can manifest as internal conflicts between what you want to accomplish and what is reasonable. If you push beyond the limitations under this transit, you may get more frustrated by what’s not working out. It’s best to align and focus on what is working and keep moving in that direction.
It’s important to mention this transit with the holiday energy, as there may be many community and family gatherings, travel, planning and organizing, and everything else. I recommend slowing down, planning well ahead, and keeping it simple. Notice if you feel like you’re beating yourself up against a wall during the 23rd through the 28th trying to make something happen. If so, turn towards what is moving and flowing, and you will find more successful results.
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Laura Allmacher RN, LAc, has been practicing in the field of medicine for over 20 years, dedicating most of this time to the healing arts and natural medicine. Along with a current acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice, Laura also provides professional astrology readings as a form of a guide to help bring timing, meaning and perspective to deeper life patterns and situations so one can make the most out of their incarnation.