Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The Hero's Journey ...

On September 2nd, 2019 Mars started a new 2-year cycle which will end on October 7th, 2021. 
A Mars cycle begins when the Sun is conjunct Mars
Mars is a very important archetype in our lives, even if it’s oftentimes overlooked. Any astrology enthusiast pays attention to their Saturn Return, but much fewer people pay attention to their Mars return. 
You have a Mars return every two years when transit Mars is at the same degree as your natal Mars. If for example, your natal Mars is at 11°Virgo, then you have your Mars return on September 5th, 2019, because on September 5th Mars is at 11° Virgo. 

The Mars Return - Becoming Who You Are Meant To Be

A Mars return is a pivotal time in your life. Any time you have a Mars return, you have a green line from the Universe to assert yourself and go after what you want. 
We have our first Mars return at the age of 2. This is when we truly become an individual, separate from our mother. Before the age of two, the child is not aware that he or she is a separate entity. Mars makes us aware that we are a distinct individual - with distinct wants and needs. 
It makes sense that Mars is concerned with initiative and action. Mars is the first planet to travel a full circle around the Sun
sun-conjunct-mars
Mercury and Venus never travel too far away from the Sun. Mercury is always within 28° degrees of the Sun, and Venus never travels farther than 48° away from the Sun. Mars is the first planet to break away from the Sun, to find his own path, his own expression. 
Mars, the ruler of the 1st sign of the zodiac (Aries) represents the natural instinct of life to be expressed, to know more, do more, and be more. Without Mars, we would be pretty much a leaf in the wind. 
People who don’t embrace their Martian qualities don’t have a will on their own, and are always at the mercy of circumstances or other people’s agendas. 
A study has found the ONE trait that successful people share. It’s not the mindset. It’s not hard work. It’s not creativity. It’s not having good people skills. It’s not even intelligence. What all these people have in common is that they take action. They do things. They get up and do things every day. While other people are busy thinking, dreaming, feeling of philosophizing … successful people are busy doing
And the only planet that can help you become a doer is Mars. It does not matter where Mars is in your chart, if you’re a man or a woman, or in what family you were born - if you want to do great things in life, you have to learn to cultivate your inner Mars. You need to become a HERO. The hero of your destiny. 

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