Total Eclipse of the….Mars! Astrology of Mars Occultations.

Total Eclipse of the….Mars! Astrology of Mars Occultations.

  On Aug 9, Sept 6 and Oct 3 2020 the Moon will be occulting Mars.Yes I am a little behind on my writing 🙂 The Moon also occulted Mars on Feb 18 and Mar 18 2020. The Astrological Dictionary defines an Occultation as: “When a planet or star is hidden or eclipsed by another body, particularly by the Moon, there results what is termed an occultation.” Mars’ energy is, therefore briefly hidden (occulted) from our earthly view which suggests some hidden wisdom is literally Eclipsed and then revealed as the Moon moves on. Since the Moon comes between Mars (or any occulted planet but they are not that common) and the Moon is our receptive, emotional and ancestral emotional body, this suggests that we get a jolt or a rest in some respect to how we view Mars. And the upcoming occultations are connected to Mars journey through the sign of rulership, Aries, and Mars’ upcoming retrograde where Mars influence is being felt in all our lives very keenly. I wrote about that in this article. Since an Occultation is a reset of the planetary bodies energy by our emotional, reactive and responsive body, this suggests that Mars energy is being softened both by his retrograde and the lunar occultations. We are learning, or being invited to, to integrate our Martian, warrior energy in healthier ways. To fight for things, to use our will for caring not to control others. To use our personal power and leadership qualities wisely. The Occultations are dampening the fire of Mars. I think of the quote that Angeles Arrien uses in The Tarot...