Has the Mars Retrograde period given you new perspectives as to how you use and direct your energy? It has for me.
One of the things that I took a look at during the past two months is my relationship to FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), gaining more insight into how/when the lead motivator in my interest in things is related to not what I will experience in pursuing them but the potential of what will be lost if I don’t. I’ve realized that FOMO can inspire disquietude within me and sometimes has had me make choices that turn out to be less than satisfying, while also seeing that it sometimes serves to keep me from something deeper and something richer: the pursuit of desires that stem from what truly lights me up and catalyzes my spirit, and the courage to claim/achieve things based upon this.
I’ve also tuned into how deep FOMO is in our society, partially reflecting a blanketed sense of isolation and separation that has taken on a greater role in our “connected”--put in quotes because it seems on many levels we are more disconnected, from ourselves and others--world, aided and abetted by technology and social media. Some of what helped me to gain a greater understanding of this is by taking a break from Facebook and Twitter for the last two weeks, and realizing—with great surprise—that not only do I not feel like I’m missing out but that I feel more connected and centered within myself.
With Mars stationing, about to shift direct on Monday, I feel like we have the opportunity in the coming days to look back over the past several months to see what we’ve learned during this Mars Retrograde period so that we can concentrate this awareness, which can help to guide us in our life. So whether it's how you use your energy, what kindles it and what depletes it, how you know and claim your desires, how you deal with frustration, or the role that FOMO plays in your life, I hope that this pursuit of understanding yield riches and beauty for you.
And while FOMO No Mo’ may be a bit of a personal overstatement—as it seems brash to think that my FOMO is gone—by having this new awareness of it, it’s role in my life has been transformed and the way it ran me is No Mo’❤️
How about you? What’s your relationship with FOMO and have you gained additional insights into this the past two months with Mars being retrograde? I’d love to hear your reflections and experiences.
All my best, Stephanie