Mars in Retrograde ~
Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly. ~ Pablo Neruda
~by May 25, 2018 | Zodiac–|
During this time, we will be experiencing a Mars retrograde later in the month, continuing until August 28, 2018. By understanding how this activity works, provides us with insight as well as awareness. When Mars is in retrograde vitality diminishes, initiating projects for completion are distracted, not the best time for new love interests, or to initiate a new situation. Also, definitely not the best time for starting or ending a business, or perhaps making major changes within your environment. Most of the time when Mars is in retrograde, a purging effect occurs, it can create unearth that which wants to remain hidden. Because of its occurrence in the friendly sign of Aquarius, friendships may be threatened at this time, so it is important to be aware of boundaries.
Those born under Aries are affected because Mars being your ruling planet, you may be more prone to triggers, whether through work or play.
Also, those born under Scorpio, in tandem with Pluto, Mars being your co-ruler may create minor frustrations.
Because of its occurrence in the sign of Aquarius, those born under Leo and Aquarius may feel a sense of unease, or rather minor intensity.
Again, your birth time will determine where this influence will occur.
NEW MOON IN GEMINI ON JUNE 15 – FRESH IDEAS, TIME TO HAVE FUN! CREATE.
The Gemini New Moon on June 15 creates a platform for fresh ideas, inspired activity, and reconnecting with old acquaintances as well as connecting with new ones. A New Moon in Gemini entices us to socialize, network and have some serious fun. Ideas, vision, and passion are the keywords. This is a time to become a powerful creator through thoughts, words, and behavior.
A New Moon also brings us the gift of refining our perceptions. With Neptune the planet of illusions being a key player, we are reminded to see people and situations as they are and cut through the mirage of illusions. There is definite delusion in the air, so keen into what is actually true. Remember actions speak louder than words, so go by actions and not by talk. Also, it is time to plant our seeds in support of communication, information, writing, travel, and learning. Gemini is the sign of curiosity as well as duality. A New Moon will set the tone for the next two weeks and this one will have a strong theme of movement/activity to it. Those born under Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces, and Virgo are aspected heavily.
FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN JUNE 28 – The FULL MOON on June 28 opposite the Sun in Cancer creates an intense feeling of being a bit overwhelmed as the tug and pull of the Sun and Moon create an intense vortex shifting between energy and emotion. With Capricorn, we may be specifically looking at issues around work, responsibility, success, and achievement, taking power in the world, and authority – being the authors of our own lives. The Cancer-Capricorn polarity highlights the balance between our inner and outer lives, asking: Do you feel emotionally secure enough to take the risk of pursuing your goals? Are you putting so much energy toward taking care of others that you’re neglecting yourself as well as your own goals? Have you neglected your personal life? ? Do you feel nurtured and fulfilled by your work? These are thoughts and emotions that may arise. Much again relates to how it is aspecting your own chart. The mood of transiting Moon in Capricorn, emotional force can be applied to whatever is in process.
MARS, THE PLANET OF ACTION, RETROGRADE FROM JUNE 26 THROUGH AUGUST 28 –
Mars the planet of action will turn retrograde on June 26 through August 28 in the independent, freedom-seeking sign of Aquarius. For many of this transit can be a heavy one in that is pulsates our energy, we find ourselves feeling on overload as this intense vortex may have us going in a thousand different directions. Since Mars is transiting in the humanity, Uranus – ruled sign of Aquarius, our need for justice and equality seems fitting. The good news is we may begin to see an advance in health technology as the retrograde brings situations out into the open. Closed cases will suddenly find their truth, relationships both new and existing will reveal themselves. Most of the conflicts and challenges that appear during Mars retrograde will be temporary— that’s why we need to keep focused on the big picture and the philosophy of what we are doing. Mars retrograde is tremendously powerful, although the energy is not well-suited for forward motion. It is very well suited, however, for reinforcing or strengthening some aspects of our lives. Those born under the sign of Aries and Scorpio may feel the intensity as Mars is their ruling sign. Others born under Leo and Aquarius may feel energetically the effects, more than likely on a physical as well as emotional level. Towards the end of August, it transits into the sign of Capricorn, moving backwards from Aquarius.
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