Mars Direct and the WHOOSH effect

After so many months of trainwreck after horrifying trainwreck in the news, worry and anxiety became the new normal for just about everyone I know. But now we know the outcome of the much anticipated USA presidential election. We saw the dancing in the streets. Maybe we danced ourselves. We’re not in the new reality yet, but we can see it, smell it, and get ready for it.

But this is not the only reason why this week will feel lighter.

Mars Direct– the WHOOSH effect

We are heading into what I call the WHOOSH time at the end of Mars retrograde. Picture Mars energy stretched backward like a rubber band. When Mars retrograde ends (also called Mars direct) there tends to be a release of that energy that gives projects and plans a nice little sling-shot push. I have come to expect this little boost 7-10 days before and after the exact date of Mars going direct. This year, that date is November 13.

mars direct is like a rubber band

In my 24 years in astrology, I have found the WHOOSH at the end of Mars rx to be a reliable phenomenon. Every Mars direct I have experienced, that little push is a welcome boost after weeks and weeks of swimming against the current.

But still– with Mars in Aries and not quite out of the woods yet, move carefully and don’t rush; take your time. And watch your head. (Mars in Aries rules the head– I keep bumping mine on things.)

kitty breaking into a run but not sure what direction
Watch where you point that thing!!

Personal update

Mars has been retrograde in my 6th house, influencing my health, routines, and pets. As Mars gets ready to go direct, animals are everywhere. The day the election was called for Biden, we moved a pair of turkeys out of our community flock at the neighbor’s house into our own tiny barn. We’re calling them Joe and Jill.

The next morning, another neighbor called. She caught 3 feral kittens in a trap. “What do I do with these kittens?” My place is set back from the road, but hers is right there on the road. She had seen another kitten, probably their littermate, that had been killed in the road the day before.  I told her I would be right over. We agreed I would take them and figure out their next step– foster, shelter, or whatever.

The kittens are now in a playpen in the bedroom– safe, fed, and still pretty spicy. But I can tell they are getting used to me. I am not awesome at people-ing, but animals love me. And now I have a house full of them.

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5 Responses

  1. Everything is so on target. As you know, I had my ablation surgery in september. So far, everything is good. but pets, oh my. My dog somehow got an eye abrasion and had to wear a cone for 2 weeks. ugh. In the middle of all of this, I just moved. The last few weeks have been a horror but, the worst is over. But the best news is, I’ve moved into a dog community and there are pets galore!! Dogs all over and the owners are very nice. Oh, and I did bump my head once. lol. So sixth house energy it is!

  2. From Susan 3 September 1944, Elkhart County, Elkhart, Indiana, at 9:20 AM

    Good Morning Molly, As usual, your insights are both accurate and extremely helpful. The sling-shot expression fits perfectly. I have felt all I was capable of doing was putting one foot in front of the other and then had to rest a moment. Sometime last year I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), a blockage where the nourishing blood couldn’t get to the life-giving lungs. Besides not breathing, I was told I had Afib and Congestive Heart Failure. The tests were accurate, but not the medications. I am now balancing Thyroid for Afib, meditating more for healing, taking anemic blood and boosting it with nourishing foods like bone broth, and slowly tossing out carefully several of the medications that made my head ‘out to lunch’.
    My point being, it’s been a long slow climb, but all of a sudden I am beginning to see awesome results to everything from my personal health to be able to move out of a basement apartment.
    It feels like a taunt but good tight rubber string!
    Neptune has been hovering over my natal moon with my stellium opposite. If I stick to my spirit work, its amazing what gets done in the physical work. My analysis head always to this day says “Is spirit work real?” and my heart spits back with just look at the results and the joy that is being spread.
    I am currently reading Steven Forrest’s 4 books on the Elements, his style of evolutionary astrology fits my beliefs well. A great choice for this time period for me. The Book of Fire has surprised me most because I don’t think of my self as ‘having any fire’. Its been a great learning experience!

    Blessings and thank you, by the way I am baby-sitting 2 dogs and a tiny kitten for 2 weeks right now…

  3. Quite interesting, Molly. I’m just curious about the folks who aren’t very happy with the results. That’s close to half the country. What might be going on there?

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