Full Moon Phase: realization, fulfillment, illumination, experience
Ruling Mahavidya: Matangi
As Mars continues to come to a standstill before going retrograde on March 2, 2014, the pressure of the standstill arches over all things. Situations and people are under stress and tensions are tight. One of the key themes of Mars is movement. It likes to burst into action. But when it is preparing to retrograde, it cannot move. The process of stationing retrograde (going backwards) is contrary to Mars’ nature because it likes to launch forward. Being in relative “stasis” is an uncomfortable feeling for us, even when we are wise to the directive for the lunar month that tells us to stand in place.
The pressure this can put on people is immense. But other energetics are also in effect today to confuse the mix. The energies include the tendency to overtax, overwhelm, or overburden. The tendency to do too much is at odds with the feeling of not being able or capable of doing anything. So we do not want to engage that loop today. We want to keep things smooth and light.
Be mindful that it is easy to overwhelm the mind today (our own and other’s mind), especially through communication. Important communication should be simple, clear, and easy. Deliver information at a lower level so it is easier for people to understand and do it slowly.
As we are standing in our place on the vast staircase that graduates into the cosmos, many things are happening to us internally. Power is building. New ribbons of potentialities and possibilities are unfolding inside us. It’s a lovely scene. If and when you feel the pressure of the Mars retrograde energy today, remember that you are in the stance of the spiritual warrior and the pose can be whatever you like. As in yoga and tai chi, the poses change. Just because we aren’t moving off our stair, or our yoga mat, so to speak, we can take and hold different positions. In fact, doing so enables the internal power-build to grow within the body in a much more efficient way. With this, we also want to give others space to spread out in their own way.
Much of this internal power build involves inner balancing of the sacred feminine and sacred masculine. The integration strengthens our core. There is purpose to all of this. We are developing needed inner strength, fortitude, and resilience.
Although things may feel static, there is an internal dynamo in action. Maintaining firm footing prevents self-combustion. Take in the views from the grand staircase as you hold and change postures. There is much to take in from different perspectives.