Mars Stations Retrograde | back to the future, our summer of delays and BIG unexpected moves, he/she/that thing we thought we were finished with is BACK, reviews, revisions, fighting about THAT again, hurry up and WAIT

karanlIkta by siyahtapot

Today we have Mars stationing retrograde at 9 degrees Aquarius.

He will move backward (from our perspective on Earth) until he stations direct again on August 27th at 28 degrees Capricorn.

The "heart" of his retrograde will be at 4 degrees Aquarius - conjunct the total Lunar Eclipse on July 27th opposite the Sun - circle this date and the days around it!

The fact that within hours of his station (stillness as he prepares to change direction) - and remember planets are uber powerful when standing still - we have a Full Moon in Capricorn both ruled by Saturn and conjunct Saturn and Saturn is the co-ruler of Aquarius - well, we will all be feeling this. 

Like all retrogrades this one is about re-evaluation. Mars rules, among other things, our actions and initiative - so outward movement will slow, in some situations it will simply stop.

See TUESDAY in the weekly for lots more info!

His retrograde means he is very close to the Earth this summer so we could see red Mars in the night sky. NASA has great information to track him. HERE is a link. You may have to look around the site for other info.

When Mars first went into Aquarius, back on May 16th, he immediately squared Uranus freshly minted in Taurus. This was a sudden push, break, CHANGE. People with planets or points between 0-2 degrees of the fixed signs most especially felt this one, but I think we all probably did either through situations in our own life or the lives of those close to us. THIS aspect set the stage for this transit. And because Mars was walking degrees he would walk again two more times whatever we were dealing with then, at the starting line, will get repeated pushes/breaks/changes as Mars makes his way back to the degree he first walked on May 12th.

What did you have going on around May 12th through May 16th?

Mars in Aquarius is rebellious and stubborn. We know there is no telling an Aquarius what to do or changing their mind (maybe if you can find one with a Mercury in Pisces, but all the Aquarians I know have Mercury in Capricorn or Aquarius), but we do have two more Uranus squares (kicks in the pants, unexpected changes to the status quo) to keep things MOVING. Plus have I said the eclipses are coming this summer - three of them!

Aquarius rules innovation and advancement (and the South Node right now which Mars will conjunct on July 20th!) so whatever it is we are going back over will be leading us forward.  

We are breaking away from the past here.

This will be about re-inventing our passion, our drive, the ways we handle sex and anger, our wounded masculine, MEN!

For people whose situations/actions are "out of divine timing" Mars retrograde offers us the gift of delays. For people whose situations/actions require a major re-boot or kick in the ass - Mars retrograde will give us the gift of "re-doing, re-inventing" something. Either way this early degree fixed energy and late degree cardinal energy (remember Mars will move back through very late Capricorn - our goals and ambitions, rules and limits, authority) is coming unstuck.

Although first we are going to feel like a car spinning its wheels in a snow bank!

If you have planets/points in your natal chart in the fixed signs - Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio - at around 9 degrees you are surely already feeling this.

Let's take a brief look through the signs! This is general and uses whole houses. An Aries rising (for example) might not have Aquarius ruling her/his 11th house, so look around - likely one sign in either direction - and see what fits best. Also remember this retrograde will end (in Capricorn) - as it began back in mid-May - in our previous house, so in this list check the sign of the NEXT house, too!

ARIES/Aries Rising (Aquarius 11th house) - this is happening in your 11th house of the collective (ending in your 10th house of career/public life) - your friendships, groups, causes, the internet, the public, the goals that bring you into relationship with other people, your advancement, technology. Something here is getting delayed or rebuilt.

NOTE - Aries reading is the collective house (Aquarius rules the 11th house) for this transit so in general applies to everyone. Maybe an old internet friend - likely one who pushes our buttons - is coming back into our sphere or something that comes to our attention via the internet is part of the Mars retrograde re-boot. Maybe we are rethinking our group alignments or our relationship to the public. Impediments are possible with group projects and our "causes". The goals that bring us into relationship with other people are getting delayed, reviewed or REBUILT. We are releasing distraction and detachment.

TAURUS/Taurus Rising (Aquarius 10th house) this is happening in your 10th house of your career, your calling, your achievements, your achievement goals, dad, business, authority, responsibility. Something here is getting delayed or rebuilt.

GEMINI/Gemini Rising (Aquarius 9th house) this is happening in your 9th house of travel, higher education, weddings, politics, legal issues, the media, publishing, foreigners, everything outside your comfort zone, exploration, your beliefs and higher thinking. Something here is getting delayed or rebuilt.

CANCER/Cancer Rising (Aquarius 8th house) this is happening in your 8th house of other people's resources, other people's values, intimacy, other people's money, spouse's income, loans, debts, taxes, inheritance, death, rebirth, sex, reproduction. Something here is getting delayed or rebuilt.

LEO/Leo Rising (Aquarius 7th house) this is happening in your 7th house of partners and partnerships. Something here is getting delayed or rebuilt. Maybe you and your partner are going back over an old issue or an old partner makes a new appearance (romantic or otherwise).

VIRGO/Virgo Rising (Aquarius 6th house) this is happening in your 6th house of your day-to-day activities, your routine, work, co-workers, pets and your health. Something here is getting delayed or rebuilt.

LIBRA/Libra Rising (Aquarius 5th house) this is happening in your 5th house of creative projects, your self-expression, what you give birth to, children, romance and recreation. Something here is getting delayed or rebuilt.

NOTE - this is the house ruled by our North Node Leo - so you could be reviewing what your heart really wants, reigniting a passion for something you once loved, re-looking at how you get attention/the spotlight or the ways you take/avoid the center stage of your own life.

SCORPIO/Scorpio Rising (Aquarius 4th house) this is happening in your 4th house of home, family, your roots, mother, mothering, your ancestry, real estate, renovation or a home business. Something here is getting delayed or rebuilt.

SAGITTARIUS/Sag Rising (Aquarius 3rd house) this is happening in your 3rd house of communication, information, writing, siblings, transportation or your local neighborhood. money, your values, your resources and self-esteem. Something here is getting delayed or rebuilt.

CAPRICORN/Capricorn Rising (Aquarius 2nd house) this is happening in your 2nd house of your money, your values, your resources and self-esteem. Something here is getting delayed or rebuilt. Note Mars is going to dip back into your sign so take a look at Aquarius.

AQUARIUS/Aquarius Rising (Aquarius 1st house) this is happening in your first house of yourself dear Aquarius! This could be about reinventing yourself or taking another look at a relationship/relationship issue. The ways you handle or avoid initiative/anger/beginnings could be a focus. There will be second chances and re-boots and likely the need for a few steps backward. Something in your life is getting delayed or rebuilt.

PISCES/Pisces Rising (Aquarius 12th house) this is happening in your 12th house of what is hidden or put away or done behind the scenes, secrets, the ethereal realms, imagination, hospitals, spirituality, addiction, healing, dreams, endings, how we end things, what we do last. Something here is getting delayed or rebuilt.

We will talk about this transit as we move through it, but you should have a general idea of what to expect (delays, sudden changes with those Uranian squares, breaks from the past with the South Node) and the ways to work with it - 

not the best time for big, bodacious moves because much will be in flux, let things iron out a bit. Sit with what is happening, "isn't this interesting/ what could this be about?". Instead of just pushing ahead, stop and think about why you are pushing and what you are pushing FOR. 

Expect stuff from the past - people/situations, ARGUMENTS to rear their heads - so we can review, revise or finally let this stuff go. This is a huge opportunity for whatever is standing in the way of us following our hearts and their yearning toward greater freedom - to be re-viewed, re-built or re-leased.

xo all

This is a really big transit for Trump. We will talk about that later.

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