If you feel like you’re moving through a vat of molasses in pursuit of your goals, you’re not alone. There’s not much momentum right now to push forward. In fact, this seems to be part of the important lesson of Mars retrograde: for us to stop, reflect and re-assess where we’re going and how we’re getting there. This may require our patience through these frustrating occasions.
So what’s to gain? One thing is that we’re forced to get out of autopilot mode. While a cushy and comfy place, gliding habitually isn’t often a way to stretch and expand our resources, confidence, and what we are able to achieve.
With Mars retrograde, we are forced to focus, to re-strategize, to see whether there are alternative ways of asserting ourselves. Why’s that so good? Because it’s likely that this may lead us to outcomes that are not just “acceptable” but formidable and superior.
We then actually have to consider: What are we actually going into battle for? What do we actually desire? And why?
LIke with any retrograde, during this period we asses who really is our friend or enemy, what things makes us happy or sad, basically we reflect on what serves us the most positive way. Realizing this … acknowledging the truth of what’s truly, and really, and in the moment flaming the fans of our desire can be so very profound, and empowering.
There are actually hundreds of individual flower essences that address different facets of mind-body health. Here are some suggested to deal with Mars in Libra retrograde-related frustrations:
To inspire balance, patience and peace, Flower Essence Services Self Heal Creme is for emotional imbalances, stresses and traumatic experiences. This may be a good remedy for retrograde periods to encourage a sense of spaciousness and a realization that slowing down — and not giving into a reflexive now-or-never urge — can actually be rewarding.
Scarlet Monkeyflower may be a good choice for those looking for support in the healthfully-expressing-anger department. It can help us accept the anger that we are feeling as a beneficial emotion that can be consciously expressed in the name of our well-being, rather than pushed down only to burst forth at an unpredictable time.
If you finding yourself frustrated by setbacks occurring during this Mars retrograde period, Gentian may be helpful. It allows for the space of reflection rather than defeat.
DISCLAIMER: This information should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health condition or disease and is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or healthcare provider.
Source: Astrology.com, written by STEPHANIE GAILING