The Mars Retrograde cycle began Sunday, with red planet shifting in its apparent direction. For the next 11 weeks it will retrace territory it has already covered.
The beginning (now), end (June 29), and point in-between when Mars is opposing the Sun (May 22) are times when Mars energy may be on an upswing, when the realms related to the planet may seem even more apparent.
This is when we may find ourselves face to face with our passion and desire, how we do anger, how we express our willpower; connecting to red and crimson, to hot and spicy, to fuel and energy, to fire and inflammation, to sharp and separating, to the transformative nature of heat.
As we enter into the Mars Retrograde period, reflect upon these questions, considering that the next two-plus months grace us with a period to learn quite deep lessons that we can apply as we move forward in our life.
What do I want?
How do I want to get what I want?
How do I marshall my energy to get what I want?
What happens when I don't get what I want?
What catalyzes me to go into battle?
What do I fight for?
What's the nature of my courage?
What's my fighting style?
As time goes on, look to these realms with curiosity, keeping these questions alive in your mind, so that you can see what insights are revealed. Be in self-inquiry about these realms.
Perhaps, as an exercise, write down the answers to some or all of these questions now, and then again after June 29, as a way to further document the journey that you've embarked upon.