MARS RETROGRADE IN ARIES: Reimagining the way we wield our inner fire

As I feel into what Mars in Aries is teaching us, I imagine a bed of coals, like a campfire at the end of the night. They provide a hot, smoldering, endless supply of energy yet they’re yin enough to lull you into a state of deep relaxation if you watch them flicker long enough. As a collective humans have been using their fiery energy in distorted ways for far too long: war, conflict, violence, capitalism, work/life imbalance, burn out, codependency, loose boundaries and a disrespect for consent. Mars matches up with powerful archetypes during this retrograde that, if worked with consciously, can help us come into right relationship with our fire, will and drive.

It’s important to understand that astrology is a tool that allows us to see ourselves through an archetypal lens. The planets and astrology aren't making things happen, we are not aimless victims at the mercy of the stars. Rather, by using an “as above, so below, as within, so without” quantum physics understanding of the universe, we can bring curiosity towards how the archetypes express both within us and in the world around us. Each plan