THE PATH TO HARMONY
This week sees Mars, the planet of determination, drive, anger and upsets, move into Libra, the sign of partnership, harmony and negotiation, marriage, relationships and beauty.
While you’d usually expect Mars to spend about a month-and-a-half in a sign, there’s going to be a rare Mars retrograde, so it will stay in Libra until next July.
This is big news because of Libra’s association with partnerships. If you and your partner – business or personal – are having issues, this cycle is for you. You’ll get a chance to slow down and work things out, one way or another. If you’ve been arguing, quick to anger or sabotaging negotiations with your short fuse, the next few months are all about you.
Alliances will change. Some astrologers say that romances started in this cycle tend to fizzle out, but I disagree – it’s a chance to work on issues that stand between you and harmony. Of course, some do fizzle, but I doubt that has anything to do with Mars reversing.
The energy of Mars will turn inwards for this cycle, but that can be a good thing in Libra. We may be less assertive than usual in partnerships, but that gives you the chance to see how love and life can progress when we stop trying too hard and, in some cases, shouting too loud.