Mars will be in retrograde from October 30th until January 12th. This means that the planet of action, aggression, and ambition will appear to be moving backwards in the sky. While this may seem like a bad thing, it's actually an opportunity for us to reflect on our own actions and desires, take a step back and realize what it is where actually fighting for. The planet Mars is both respected and feared in astrology. The driving force behind Mars is its instinct, as the god of war, passion, ambition and sexuality.What occurs when the planet that governs conflict Retrogrades? Many arguments and disagreements occur because of a lack of communication.
During this time, Mars will be in the sign of Gemini. This means that the planet of action will be influenced by the twins, who are known for their dual nature and tendency towards chaos. Gemini is all about communication, so this retrograde period will be a time when we need to think before we speak. If Gemini's have one superpower, it's both building and breaking others down with their words. With Mars retrograding in this sign, we're not only bound to get aggressive and miscommunicate; we're about to get hella messy. Check out Yugen's GORGEOUS Mars pieces during this retrograde, to help you remember the rule of thumb during this retrograde..."walketh away bitch, it ain't worth it".
If you thought Mercury Retrograde was hard...settle in while you can. Mars only goes into retrograde every two years and when it does, its an IMMEDIATE halt and self-care time. I know , I know, that's my usual go-to but if you don't practice self-care during this retrograde, you're bound to cause some unneeded chaos in your life. Since this retrograde centers on our impulses and motivations, it'll feel like nothings getting done, as if we're creatively, mentally and psychically blocked. We may find ourselves acting impulsively and saying things we later regret due to our frustration. Mars in Gemini can also make us more prone to gossip and rumour-mongering, so it's important to be mindful of the words we use during this time. Be careful with the next two and a half months as Mars will be retrograde in Gemini. If we don't soothe and care for ourselves during this time, we're bound to act out our frustrations...don't project your issues onto others, retrograde or not its 2022, let's do better people.
From October 30, 2022 to January 12, 2023 the planet Mars will be moving in a reverse direction through the sign of Gemini. This cycle is sure to bring about both feelings of confusion and creative illumination.With so many great ideas, it can be difficult to discern which are worth pursuing. Decisions are difficult to make when there always seems to be another option to explore. That's okay, its okay to be in the learning stages again, thats what the cycle of life is all about.
The anxiety and buyer's remorse may start to settler in before you hit "send" on that DocuSign. It's better to choose a so-so option after conducting extensive research, than not choosing anything at all. Disinformation will spread quickly while the outspoken planet is in signal-scrambling Gemini. Gemini's, I know we get the worst reputation in the zodiac, maybe we gossip here and there or enjoy chaos just a tad bit too much but when Gemini is in Mars' retrograde...this is an explosive cosmic event. When miscommunication and aggression mix, no story that follows has ever been a good one, which is why our self-care and keeping cool is so important during this time. While retrogrades occur to help us further our life paths and propel us out of stagnant situations; that doesn't mean they can't go overboard. Hence why keeping your cool and thinking clearly is so important during this time, you're looking for an epiphany not a felony, booboo. Self-Care isn't just bubble bath's and catchy Mantras. It's hard work, patience and resilience but more importantly its learning your own value, learning to put yourself first and finding the real YOU. Here's how every zodiac sign will be influenced by Mars retrograde- it'll make us all think twice about following our first instincts.
Mars is your ruling planet, so you're used to acting on your impulses. However, during this retrograde period, you'll need to rethink your approach. You may find yourself getting into arguments with others, or acting impulsively and saying things you later regret. It's important to be mindful of your words and actions during this time. Mars is your ruling planet, which means the retrograde will affect you more than most people. This retrograde could bring up unresolved arguments with others, especially close friends and siblings, as it moves through your third house of communication. Did you end things badly? It sounds like you're ready to move on from this conversation. Is there anything else you'd like to discuss before we close it out? This retrograde period will also make you feel more passionate about the things that interest you; the things your heart tells you to pay attention to. Putting your intelligence to the test always leads to mental breakthroughs - sometimes even multiple ones. Consider how you express your thoughts and feelings to the world, and challenge yourself to communicate more authentically. During this retrograde Spiritual Journals are your best friend, whether it's working through Shadow work, Dream recording or even Divination interpretation, it's time you and/or higher self had a chat. Check out our spiritual Journals here!
Mars retrograde will affect your finances, so be careful with your money. You may find yourself spending impulsively, or making impulsive investments that don't pay off. It's important to be mindful of your spending during this time. In the next few months, you will likely take a close look at your finances and assess your spending habits. Are your shopping habits becoming an expensive vice? Are you too stingy to spend money on simple pleasures, even though it would benefit you in the long run? While it may be true that not everything that glitters is gold, there's no denying that everyone loves a little bit of the precious metal. During Mars's retrograde through your second house, which governs money, stability, material possessions and value systems, you may find yourself reassessing the way you use or spend your resources. If you base your sense of self-worth on something that doesn't actually make your life better, it might be time to let go of that priority and focus on things that will improve your self-esteem. Less materialistic more substance; your life is asking you to make priories in your life. What truly matters you, what's your Path?? Incantari's Guild, is not only affordable but full of Witchy recipes and practice from ALL cultures, finding your place and feeling your best self doesn't have to break the bank. All it takes is you. Check out Incantari's Guild here!
Mars retrograde will affect your communication, so be careful what you say. You may find yourself gossiping or saying things you later regret. It's important to be mindful of your words during this time. The next few months will be difficult as Mars retrogrades through your zodiac sign. You may find yourself struggling with impulsive behavior and a shorter temper. If you find it difficult to be heard or feel like your recollections of feeling disregarded are holding you back, you're not alone. If you've been walking on eggshells or people have been acting out towards you, this retrograde might be your opportunity to stand up for yourself. Just be very aware of your words and why you're specifically using them. Have you ever wanted a second chance to respond to someone? If so, this retrograde might make that dream come true. Whatever wasn't spoken, will most definitely be said now. It can be hard to stand up for what you believe in, but it is important to speak out on the issues that matter to you. As a Gemini, you have the ability to see both sides of every issue. Use this wisdom to know when it’s time to take a stand and when it’s better to let things be. We recommend Lapis Lazuli for my dear Gemini's, not only does it help keep your throat chakra balanced but it also empowers and opens your third eye chakra; showing you more than meets the eye (the regular eyes at least). Keeping your self heard and expressed while having clarity to the actions of others is CRUCIAL for you during this retrograde. Check out Yugen's Cosmic Lapis Lazuli jewelry here!
Mars retrograde will affect your relationships, so be careful who you spend time with. You may find yourself getting into arguments with others, or acting impulsively and doing things you later regret. It's important to be mindful of your words and actions during this time. Things might feel out of your control during this retrograde, Cancer. As Mars moves regressively through your 12th house of spirituality and subconscious energies, you may feel a disconnect from the present moment and more in tune with your animalistic impulses, #spiritualawakening moments. Afterward, you might feel as though you're floating in space or lost at sea within your own imagination. If you find yourself in a negative thought loop, it may be harder than usual to snap out of it. We all know that our emotions can change as quickly as the weather. Sometimes, it's best just to go with the flow. There are times when the only thing you can do is go with your gut, your intuition is always looking out for you, all you have to do is listen and keep yourself grounded. Labradorite may be considered a stone-filled to the brim with mystical energy, but it's also a great stone for grounding in when it comes to physical healing. Check out Honey5Kauai's Labradorite dreamcatcher necklaces, to keep you both grounded and connected to your dreamy moon side!
Mars retrograde will affect your work life, so be careful with your career. You may find yourself taking impulsive risks that don't pay off, or acting impulsively and saying things you later regret. It's important to be mindful of your words and actions during this time. If your community is fraught with tension and your team isn't working together cohesively, it might be because Mars is going into retrograde. With this retrograde happening in your 11th house of social circles, you may find that conflicts are arising among your friend group. This may cause you to have to reevaluate the relationships and figure out who is worth keeping in your life. If you and your team are constantly arguing, it's time to have a conversation and clear the air. The 11th astrological house not only oversees your hopes and dreams, but also the actions needed to turn those aspirations into reality. As a result, you may find it difficult to take concrete steps towards your goals. When you voice the reasons for your doubt, you make them seem less daunting. Acknowledging that doubt is simply fear allows you to clear your vision and focus on what's important. For you we recommend, THE SPICY LIFT - SHAMAN SPICY BLACK TEA & CRETAN HONEY, a perfect honey and tea pairing to keep in the office to not only cool down and relax but also help your creative flow and empathic expression. Self-care in the workplace isn't as difficult as you'd think. The key is to find what nourishes and helps you, whether thats tea, essential oils or a tarot check up mid work day, you do you boo. Check out the Shaman tea and Cretan honey bundle here
Mars retrograde will affect your health, so be careful with your body. You may find yourself making impulsive decisions that don't pay off, or acting impulsively and doing things you later regret. It's important to be mindful of your words and actions during this time. Are you feeling unappreciated despite putting in tireless effort? Do you ever get tired of promoting yourself? With the high expectations of society and ourselves these days, it's not surprising that many people lose their motivation. When Mars goes into retrograde in your 10th house of public image and social status, you may find yourself struggling to get the attention or engagement you want. Over time, the image you project might no longer represent who you are. In order to change your career, you first have to change yourself. By the end, you'll have developed a greater understanding for opinions that really matter. Ayurveda believes that the nasal passageways are the entryway for prana, our breath & life force energy, to enter the body via a direct route to the brain. That’s why it is important to keep these vital passageways clean, healthy & clear via the use of neti & nasya in your daily routine. Keep yourself healthy and check out The Nasal Care Ritual here!
Mars retrograde will affect your relationships, so be careful who you spend time with. You may find yourself getting into arguments with others, or acting impulsively and doing things you later regret. It's important to be mindful of your words and actions during this time. Libra, this retrograde is a time for taking inventory of your longterm goals. As Mars moves backwards through your ninth house of understanding and discovery, you may start to consider what inspires you to look for answers and accept new ideas. If you want to achieve the goals you've been setting for yourself and learning all that you can, be prepared for things not going according to plan. Don't expect anything specific to happen and you'll be content with whatever does occur. The experiences you have during this retrograde will change you. If you are a student, you may be acquiring the knowledge and skills required for your chosen field. For you we recommend a Numerology Chart reading, in moments like these clarity is crucial to our growth and continuation. Check out our Readers of Incantari here!
Mars retrograde will affect your work life, so be careful with your career. You may find yourself taking impulsive risks that don't pay off, or acting impulsively and saying things you later regret. It's important to be mindful of your words and actions during this time but I get it, it's been a rough time for you Scorpio, especially during this eclipse season. Scorpio, the final few months of 2022 could be the most crucial and demanding period of the entire year for you but what will you do with it? Considering your ruling planet, Mars, will be retrograde in your eighth house of transformation. What motivates you to join with another person? What are the boundaries that you absolutely will not cross? Which mistrusts have you gained from experience? During this retrograde, you will realize when it is time to be open and honest with someone, as well as when you need to establish boundaries. There's no need to give something your trust if it hasn't earned it. When two things unite, both parties should benefit equally from the merger. Otherwise, it might be time to renegotiate the terms of your agreement. For you we recommend these super healthy yet super yummy Ayuverdic truffle bars! Because who said you can't do better by eating chocolate and judging in silence?! Each of these magical bars are hand-crafted, with a beautiful artistic floral motif. And consist of 70% dark collection made with fair-trade Ecuadorian cacao. Named "truffle" bar because of its melt-in-the-mouth texture. Sweetened with just honey and infused with ancient Ayurveda superfoods, that'll help you stay balance, mentally, physically and spiritually during this transformative time for you. Check out THE ELEMENTS TRUFFLE SET here!
Mars retrograde will affect your finances, so be careful with your money. You may find yourself spending impulsively, or making impulsive investments that don't pay off. It's important to be mindful of your spending during this time. The next few months may require you and your partner to confront any lingering issues between the two of you. As Mars moves in reverse through your seventh house of close relationships, you may find yourself handling disagreements differently and revisiting old resolutions. If you're constantly disagreeing with your partner and having trouble seeing things from their perspective, this retrograde may be a sign that it's time to have some tough but necessary conversations. If you and your opponent still have an unsettled score, this retrograde may lead to another argument, possibly the last one. After this retrograde is over, you will have learned how to communicate more effectively so that your partnership can invigorate you rather than deplete your energy. How can you collaborate instead of compete? For you we recommend the Lavender CBD infused FAIRY HONEY, perfect for any tea or warm drink to quickly relax and center you. Because during this retrograde, what's important for you, is finding your peace throughout it all. Check out Fairy Honey here!
Mars retrograde will affect your communication, for some zodiac signs more than others, so be careful what you say. You may find yourself gossiping or saying things you later regret. It's important to be mindful of your words during this time. If you're not happy with your current system, then it's time for a change. Try something new and see how it goes. You might be surprised at the results, remember its still Eclipse season. With Mars' retrograde in your sixth house of obligations, you might have a difficult time handling other people's needs and your own. Does your current job keep you from going after your dreams? Perhaps it's time to explore other avenues of income generation. Feeling constantly exhausted and never getting enough rest? This retrograde may help you to establish a healthy routine that your body has been hesitant about. Nourish your mind, body and soul. For you we recommend a Coconut Milk Bath. Milk bathing is an Ayurvedic r itual that cleanses the body, pampers the skin & calms the senses. Allow time in your day for self-care & relaxation, as you steep your body in a warm bath of healing Ayurvedic herbs. Moisturizing Coconut Milk blends with Himalayan Salt & Cardamomto deeply hydrate, detoxify & gently cleanse the skin. Turmeric & Epsom Salt soothe sore muscles, while Lavender & Rose lovingly nourish the skin & calm the body & mind.
Mars retrograde will affect your relationships, so be careful who you spend time with. You may find yourself getting into arguments with others, or acting impulsively and doing things you later regret. It's important to be mindful of your words and actions during this time. It's no surprise if you feel like the fire of passion has been turned down to a subtle simmer. If you're feeling uninspired or creatively blocked, it may be because Mars is currently in your fifth house. This house governs passion, fun, and self-expression. If you feel like you've lost your motivation for no good reason, don't stress. Energy is never lost, only transformed. So if you're feeling creatively blocked, it's because you need to find inspiration from a different source, its time to work on that Sacral chakra love. Get excited about trying new things to bring yourself happiness, artistic fulfillment and sexual pleasure. From this experience, you could walk away with some brand-new hobbies (and perhaps even a few new kinks)! Soak up some serious moisture and sacral energy medicine into your physical and energetic bodies. Our Sacral Body Oil has a sensuous, stimulating, and slightly sweet aroma. Check out the Sacral Body oil here!
Mars retrograde will affect your health, so be careful with your body. You may find yourself making impulsive decisions that don't pay off, or acting impulsively and doing things you later regret. It's important to be mindful of your words and actions during this time. Do you feel like your home life has been particularly chaotic recently? Are you and your family members having difficulties communicating or getting along with each other? If the thought of your living room makes you feel overwhelmed, it's time for a change. As Mars appears to be moving backwards in your fourth house of home and family, this seems like a likely explanation. This will once and for all expose the anger you keep bottled up inside; the fights you've been hiding from everyone. Now is the time to let go of that pent-up rage and release it out into the world. Light some incense, open the windows, and just let it all out. If you want to give your space a thorough cleansing, start from the bottom and work your way up. For you we recommend our Smudging Kit with Palo Santo, Yerba Santa and Sage, a wide variety of cleansing and purifying herbs to cleanse your home and self!