Mars will activate, motivate, and inspire you to fight the good fight. But when we see Mars making some difficult connections to other planets, like we are seeing this Fall, crises and emotions spin up quickly. Mars in Aries boosts the irritability factor and makes you more acutely aware of your drives, desires, and self-interest.
Around mid-late August, you may begin to feel a subtle (or not so subtle) slowdown, a drain on your energies. That’s because Mars is going to go retrograde starting in September. What does it mean when a planet goes retrograde? From the earth, if we look up in the sky and watch the motion of […]
June 18 – July 12, 2020 Mercury retrograde in Cancer I think Mercury retrograde is probably the number one “gateway” event that pulls people into the realness of astrology beyond the horoscopes. I have not done a formal survey on this. But it’s one of the easiest astrological events to witness in real-time. For one […]
Venus retrograde dates May 13 – June 25, 2020 in the sign Gemini Venus Retrograde in the age of COVID-19 In astrology, the love goddess Venus governs money, beauty, and social interactions. Any retrograde planet alters the pattern and stirs things up. We’re already in this strange, surreal time of social distancing. It’s already weird. […]
Mercury retrogrades are not all the same If you have been watching the skies for a while, you might notice that some Mercury retrograde times go by largely unnoticed. Others are like a stinking pile of retro-mess from beginning to end. Why is that? The answer is simple if you have some skywatching basics […]
A planet being in retrograde means that, to us here on Earth, it appears to be going backward. The opposite of retrograde motion (or Rx for short) is direct motion. Mercury retrograde mechanics Of course, the planets are not really going backward. It is an optical illusion. Take Mercury retrograde for example. Mercury travels around […]
That Mercury rx is annoying is undoubtedly true. With the lights blinking off and on, wind and weather kicking up, technology glitches, misunderstandings, wrong turns and traffic jams, we have reason to be annoyed and reason to be extra cautious during Mercury retro.
Look up in the sky. What do you see? Not much of a Moon these days… because just a few days ago the Moon was new – a Solar Eclipse in Leo, to be exact. You might see Mars extra bright in the night sky as we pass by in our orbit, making Mars appear […]
This is temporary This is temporary This is temporary Some time ago, I attended a meditation course where the main technique consisted of sitting still with eyes closed, carefully witnessing the sensations that arose, and keeping in mind that it’s all temporary. Good sensations, bad sensations. What they all have in common is that they […]
Are you feeling this Mars retrograde? That heavy, tired, out-of-gas feeling? Mars is sooooo retrograde right now. Retrograde Mars is closing in on the South Node this week, which drains things away from us, like our energy (Mars). This draining effect can help us let go of karmic attachments, old anger. It’s a difficult time for teams […]
Is this thing still on? Hi, folks! I’m back with new mojo and a new website. What do you think? The header image makes me laugh and think of the friend who made it for me. Have you all been feeling a drain on your energies lately? Since about Mid-June? That’s because Mars is about […]