Mars ends its backward jig this coming week, in fact, March 8. This phase about to complete can be difficult and painful to many, especially if they have not dealt with their anger issues, specifically-how they express their rage. I believe it is rare that a person does not "see red occasionally", though some may deny ever being angry.
I have heard that anger is a defense to feeling hurt. In a sense it is . Consider the last time you were hurt, I mean really hurt emotionally. Now imagine feeling hurt and angry at that very same second. You cannot. One can only feel one feeling at a time.
The connection between hurt and anger goes further. When we suppress our hurt, do not address the issue, or sit on our feelings, often the hurt evolves to anger and then rage. What was the last time you were really angry at someone or a situation? If you take your time and go backwards, I would bet there was a time this very same episode was defined by hurt, which you did not express or hurt expressed and ignored. Take some time and go back to that place.
How many of you get sore throats a lot or lose your voice? Often when anger is suppress it comes out in physical manifestations. If you are ill a lot, you might want to pull Louis Hayes book- You Can Heal Your life. Recently I was developing a sty, which I have not had for a long time. I looked up what Sty meant in Louis Hayes world. Sure enough: angry at someone. In fact, I was unusually pissed at someone,and felt pass discussion , at this moment, there was little I could do.
Mars is the planet that is associated with anger. It is also associated with sex and high energy levels. Athletes of the caliber we saw in the recent Olympics usually have powerful Mars placements. In a marriage, when one party gets: I am sorry, not tonight, I have headache too ofter, the other party gets hurt, then gets angry..and we now have the War of the Roses.
This Mars Retro was about anger as all of them are, though each retro will impact an individual differently. This one as I am sure you know was in Leo impacting romance, creativity and perhaps relationships with children. It would also impact someone wherever they have Mars in their chart as well as where Leo resides. Aries, Scorpio and charts with Mars as a signifier also will have strong hits.
People who have Mars Retrograde in their natal chart probably during periods that Mars is Retro flow more easily. For them, the above about Mars Retro is a lifetime issue of enormous proportions until it is processed. Of course, the issue about processing, as we evolve, the issue becomes different, but still needs processing, but it is different.
Mars going direct this week will not clear you of anger issues. In fact, they might keep popping until mid-May when Mars reaches the degree it went retrograde on. If you do not handle anger manifestations that do not work for you, you will anyway in the period that follows.
The next blog will be on how to understand your Mars .