Transcript of How to Find the Courage to Do What You Need to Do
I’m Marina Ormes, the founder of Astrology Heals at astrologyheals.com. Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Being A Warrior of Truth, Courage, and Compassion
I want to talk to you about the planet Mars and how you can be a warrior for healing, a warrior for truth, a warrior for courage and compassion, a warrior for creating the kind of world that you want to live in.
Mars is the planet in astrology that relates to the warrior, and when we think of war we typically think of fighting. We think of a battlefield and we think of fighting, and to some degree those metaphors are appropriate. But Mars at a deeper level also just refers to our own human capacity for courage, to take action, or to pick up a sword and do what we need to do.
Whether it’s a literal or metaphorical sword, we can defend and protect what we want, what’s important to us, and what we can envision for the future.
The Warrior Planet Mars is Retrograde in the Warrior Sign of Aries
Mars went retrograde, as not all but many planets do have the capacity to go retrograde and periodically do go retrograde in astrology.
Mars goes retrograde about every two years and it happens to go retrograde this year in Aries which is its own sign. Aries is also the sign of the warrior, so we have the warrior planet in the warrior sign. This is, you know, creating this fiery, action oriented energy.
Mars is also staying in Aries for a longer period of time than it normally stays in a sign because of this retrograde phase.
On September 9th, Mars changed directions to go retrograde, just like Mercury does, to go backward through the zodiac. That means the energy of Mars goes inward, and it’s a time of reflecting and re-grouping; of reorienting and re-strategizing how we do our warrior selves.
So we are finding our courage but also really looking deeply at questions such as:
- What am I doing?
- Is it working?
- Is it effective?
- Is it in alignment with my own deeper truth?
- Is it right for me?
- Is it based in a belief in myself?
- Is it based in my bigger vision and values?
Mars retrograde is the perfect time for our own warrior selves to go within and take a deeper look at how we’re moving in the world, how we’re taking action, how we’re doing things, how we’re standing up for things we care about, and if there’s anything we want to do differently.
In other words, it’s not that we should stop taking action, it’s just that we should be more clear. We need to be really clear, because this is the perfect time to get in alignment with a bigger possibility and a bigger vision—a bigger potential that you can be acting and moving toward.
As you work and think about the world, sometimes there’s a feeling of powerlessness. This can be true especially in the times that we live in.
I live on the West Coast, and we have just been through massive fires, devastating fires. There’s a very real feeling of powerlessness that comes with that. But I’m still here and just like we all are, looking for what comes next.
You might be asking yourself:
- What do I do next?
- How am I going to be myself in the world?
- How will I move through the world given XYZ?
- What are the actions I’m going to take?
- How am I going to get involved in the things I care about?
- What am I going to do to bring about the changes that I want to see?
These are the questions Mars retrograde is asking us to take a deeper look at. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get clear about the ways that we’ve done things in the past that haven’t been really getting us where we want to be as quickly as we need to get there, and to make course corrections as needed.
Asking the Right Questions Will Help You Find Your Courage
So we are thinking about what we could do differently, better, and more strategically. While Mars is retrograde we’re going to get clearer and clearer about that. This is a really good time to look at that.
Mars will go direct in mid-November and carry us forward into the new year when Mars will finally go into Taurus in January 2021. So now is the time to connect with your deeper truth. Ask yourself what you’re doing, whether it is working, whether you want to do it differently, how you want to be involved, and how you want to pick up your sword to effect change that is in accordance with your own vision about the way that the world should be.
Are you ready to go forward? Let’s do this together! I look forward to continuing these videos with you. You can check me out at astrologyheals.com. You can see more of my videos on Facebook and on YouTube under Astrology Heals.
I’ve got lots more for you so let’s stay in touch. I’ll see you next time! Bye for now.