Mars in Aries for 6 months! July-Dec 2020
I'm sporting another injury. This time it's my rotator cuff.
The last injury (wrist) happened around the 1st Mars-Pluto square and now it's just as Mars stations and opposes Venus.
Now that I'm back on the bench, I have no choice but to tackle the real root cause, once and for all..
I have been on a major detox during this Mars 6th transit.
However, I have also craved more spicy food too lol, which I am keeping in check.
I had a lot of inflammation issues out of nowhere esp during the height of Mars/Pluto square. I had to put myself through an intense 3 week detox (no gluten, no dairy, no meat, no coffee, no processed sugar, and very low sodium). I ate almost nothing but veggies, fruits, nuts, eggs, and oatmeal for about 2 months straight. Replaced my beloved coffee with decaf and matcha. I also replaced aluminium sheets with parchemin paper, replaced aluminium pots & pans with ceramic & stainless steel, and a lot of the plastic with bamboo and silicone. Been cleaning up and tidying and sorting through papers. I have to be careful to not get obsessive about cleaning because that does sometimes happen to me and I work myself to the point of exhaustion and then I can't move.
Sleep's been disturbed though still (opposition to 12 house Mercury), I am sometimes up until the break of dawn. Mercury's been heavily involved in the recent cardinal square-off, and that always messes me up being very mercurial and all... So, I am trying to get back on a sleep schedule.
I also slacked off in my diet a little recently, I started eating a little meat and dairy again. I am very worried the coming square will activate the health issues again so I want to get back into what I was doing.
Work's been at an absolute standstill... but part of me thinks it's been a blessing in disguise because it's allowed me time to heal and get to the root of the inflammation issues I was having.
Mars is now direct and I think we should talk about sex!
I know there's a whole lot of lust going on today .. transit Lust #4386 is exact conjunct t.Jupiter
Then there's Venus square Pluto...
And Priapus in Scorpio is fantasy getting physical? I think this deserves it's own topic.
Still, I think, its more honorable to hunt and kill (Mars!) your food than to buy it off a supermarket shelf as frozen meat.
@vesta Thanks for that! My Venus in Aries appreciates the nod... And for the sake of representing the other end of the spectrum, as an unapologetic omnivore - I will say that I tried eating a vegetarian diet in my 20s, and I promptly stopped menstruating. I too felt “lighter,” but since I very much want to bear children, I took that message from my body pretty seriously…
Now I consider meat essential, and I feel much healthier when I eat a more paleo style diet. For my husband who burns at least 3000 calories a day, meat is nonnegotiable. Plus, it's a way of life for him, as he was raised to hunt and eat wild game. I adopted this lifestyle, too, and started growing a lot of our own vegetables to compliment the protein. To supplement the wild game, we prefer to source meat from small farms whenever possible. While I can't say that we're entirely devoted to subsistence living by any Puritanical standard (as I type on my Apple laptop, at my desk from Costco, on my seat from Amazon), I can say that having an intimate relationship with our food, and the land from which it is sourced, adds immensely to the pleasure of eating.
With my Taurus sun, and his Taurus moon, food is our bond not only with nature and our immediate environment, but also with each other. Now if any of you need me, I’ll be over here perfecting the art of fileting a venison heart.
Last pass of Mars in Aries in this long cycle, before it moves into Taurus on 7th January. What have you learnt? Can we start consolidating our collective wisdom?
For me, this was in 8th House. I realized I need to take initiative, show courage and extreme bravery to confront what is not working in shared 8th house contexts, even if it means going solo. Very, very classic textbook astrology result. I have zero fire in my natal chart, so this energy did not come very naturally to me, but impacted my life nevertheless.
While I have been having Mars through my 8th, my husband has been having it in his 2nd. Our values have forever changed, so has our economic security. These 6 months have been tougher than I anticipated, and this transit has been the additional stressor apart from the Capricorn gas chamber. I can't wait for Mars to move off our money sensitive houses.