Mars in Scorpio: August 23 to October 6

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Prepare to dig deep as Mars enters the sign of the Scorpion. Mysterious and stealthy, this combo brings a powerful desire to explore the areas of emotion and spirit, parting the veils between the real world and that of the invisible realm. Relationships have the potential to grow more intimate now, as you strive to understand each other in a whole new way, opening and sharing your innermost feelings.

This is a time to search within, clarifying your own desires and emotions. Ruthless self-exploration can pay off as you seek to understand what drives and motivates you. There may be some demons to face as you journey more deeply inwards, but the rewards can be great as you put the past to rest and emerge with a greater sense of power and confidence.

Conflicts during this time can be best approached from an intuitive place. If you feel that you may have hurt someone’s feelings or insulted them in some way, it’s best to acknowledge and apologize rather than try to gloss the situation over. Mars in Scorpio’s instinctive ability to “know” the truth is hard to hide from, so why fight it?

There can also be a greater ability to focus and harness your primal energies during this transit, so draw on this enhanced access to your own power to move forward in the world with strength and determination.

Scorpio always brings sex into the equation, and with lusty Mars running the show, this period brings passion to the spotlight. Discovering what and who you are passionate about can be a great way to make the best use of this transit, as you gain a greater understanding of your own needs and desires.

About Fern Feto Spring

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  1. I noticed that my energy has come back on Tuesday

  2. tomorrrow is mars at my natal venus and mercurius…and then he comes at my neptun and than at my sun an then at my natal mars… I am glad I meet mars now I am ready to embrase my own power with a progressive moon in shorpio and a stellium in capricorn…( stellium in capr) …I have also natal moon conj.saturn in capricorn…they meet pluto…all these years And my progr.Asc is at 10 degree virgo exactly at my natal Pluto…

  3. curious757 says:

    True power is love. (venus and mars ) Avoiding division between the spiritual and solid form. Remember to always love yourself, and it will project outward, like your aura.

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