Mars Enters Libra
Today, Mars - the God of war, fuelling our physical energy, drive, passion, and aggression - enters Libra where he is at his weakest influence. Libra is an air energy effecting the mental plane, and Mars is used to exerting brute physical force to get what he wants. Libra will have him playing a game of intellect, asking him to use his charm and wit to manipulate and win his mental debates.
This makes Mars very uncomfortable. He has to essentially restrain his warrior like physicality and take his energy and focus to the mental battlefield. This will take a bit of an adjustment period for him adapt to, causing a more indecisiveness within him that he doesn’t enjoy. Libra energy is typically very indecisive, and the energy of Libra is taken on by Mars making him very passive-aggressive.
All of these energy influences will effect us. We don’t want to have to restrain ourselves. We don’t want to slow our bodies down to engage in a mental debate. But after we get over the fact that we don’t have much of a choice, we too will adapt and see where we can focus our energies in on pursuing what it is that will restore the balance, peace, and harmony in our lives, and go after it. Of course, with the indecisiveness, it may take a minute to figure out what that actually is.
This is a great time to mediate or defend ones self in a legal matter or in a situation where ideals and beliefs are tested. We have the ability to speaking clearly and confidently and really use Mars’ God-like skills of war in an intellectual forum. Charm and wit is key here. Realizing that getting what you want is still obtainable without exerting raw and aggressive force to get it.
Mars is on his knees during this transit, succumbing to the beauty and genius of Venus, his female counterpart and ruler of Libra. Here, he learns to soften those edges and slow his energy down to a more gentle tone.
This energy shift will be activating us all in different ways, but with the cosmic shifts of Pluto and Mercury, we will be transforming our ways of thinking and acting, and doing the healing work required to all that aggression we have to keep within ourselves.