MARS ENTERS SCORPIO — November 19, 2019 at 1:40am Central Time.
After nearly six weeks of anxiously minding his Ps & Qs in diplomatic Libra, Mars charges into his own sign early Tuesday morning where he’s free to honor his animal instincts. Whether it be fighting, fornicating, or taking a stand, Mars is better equipped now to go about advancing personal aims. Finally at home in Scorpio, he can move forward without abiding by Venus’s crippling playbook which would have him keep the peace and think of others before taking action. During his time in Libra, he might have felt stuck and frustrated. Not anymore.
Mars in Scorpio is primal, passionate, magnetic and intense. Above all, Mars in Scorpio lives by the creed “To thy own self be true.” Martial artist and cultural icon Bruce Lee had his Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars in Scorpio. His performances were raw and real as was his philosophy. He was obsessed with living his life authentically. In the 2012 documentary “I am Bruce Lee” he said: “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” At its core, penetrating Mars in Scorpio must BE oneself, even if that means making the hard decision to cut away those parts that are no longer true. Along these lines, Bruce Lee offers another Mars in Scorpio truth: “The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.” The more we eliminate anything that does not support our authenticity, the easier it is to assert ourselves, make decisions, and confidently move forward in our lives while maintaining our integrity.
Mars will oppose Uranus in a week which will trigger an enthusiastic “let’s do this!”, or “sh*t, I’m going for it!” or “I’m soooo done!” reaction which are just a few examples of this breakthrough energy / “electric yang enthusiasm” (Renn Butler). Consider these reactions and offer them a little bit of breathing room so that you can respond with wisdom once Mercury has turned direct and picked up the pace. Mercury is better resourced with Mars in Scorpio and the wait for wise + powerful action will be worth it.
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