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With This Week’s Rare Mars in Aries Transit, Get Ready To Initiate A New Beginning

Jennifer Racioppi

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In the aftermath of the solar eclipse in Cancer that happened as the week began at 2:41 a.m., ET, on June 21, we embrace a fresh cycle of potentiality.

Solar eclipses and the actions we take in the days that follow them weave new beginnings. This particular eclipse closes a 19-year cycle that began in June of 2001, initiating a fresh start to another long-term cycle that will govern the next 19 years. As we slowly walk through this turning point, the cosmos invites you to set new intentions for your life.

To do that, ask yourself: What are you actively creating in your life? And what intentions are you holding for yourself and the world around you?

Do whatever you must to be super clear right now, and know this: Working with this energy isn’t so much about the specifics of how you set intentions as it is about who you are being—so take stock. Are you in integrity with yourself right now? Are you making choices and behaving in ways that align with your values in support of the life you most wish to live?

Speaking of values, on June 25th, Venus stations direct at 2:48 a.m., ET. As Venus ends her retrograde journey, we can begin to integrate and acclimate to the changes we’ve collectively experienced since she initially stationed retrograde on May 13th.

Since then, society has begun to confront the enduring perils of white supremacy and the atrocious impact systemic racism has on Black communities. Anti-racism and activism are an integral part of the quest for cosmic health, so as Venus wraps up her retrograde journey, review what you recently learned.

If you are white, consider the actions you can take toward actively being an ally to the Black community Listen to your heart and lean into bravery. Take a look at where you feel most called to serve. Ask yourself where you can disrupt systems of oppression in your life—whether that's at work, with family members who don't understand their privilege, the way you spend your money, or elsewhere.

Mars, the planet of action, is moving into Aries, a place he’ll stay through the end of the year. Mars typically doesn’t stay in a sign this long, so this is a very rare transit.

Speaking of disruption, this week ends with Mars, the planet of action, moving into Aries, a place he’ll stay through the end of the year. Mars moves into Aries on June 27th at 9:45 p.m., ET. Mars typically doesn’t stay in a sign this long, but due to his upcoming retrograde in the fall, 2020 brings this is very rare transit.

All of this is happening at this particular moment in history for a reason: We are collectively changing the course of our future, and every one of us has an important role to play in that journey.

Mars rules Aries, and helps us to initiate new beginnings. Mars in Aries may also brings even more anger and rage to the surface—but remember, there’s nothing wrong with anger. It’s an essential, catalytic emotion, and underneath anger is often sadness and grief. The cosmic curriculum asks us to learn to lean into anger in healthy ways and stay present to the pain driving it.

Now that the sun is in Cancer, one of the more emotional signs of the zodiac, feelings of grief may become more pronounced, as well. Mercury is retrograde in Cancer, too, accentuating the role emotions play in our health. While challenging, becoming more resilient requires a mind-body-emotion connection that amplifies your self-awareness and grit.

Couple these powerful transits with the fact that we are emerging from a powerful solar eclipse and Venus stationing direct, and as we move through the week, you’ll likely start to feel the fire required to initiate the changes you long to make. Listen, commit, and keep going.

Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women’s health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success. 

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