Mars In Waiting

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So it’s just under 15 more days of Mars Retro but not that Mars lingers in Libra till late July –  see Grandmaster Mars for more on the timing of all this.

So hands up who is sick of being all strategic and Confucian and just wants to go storm some citadel already? Or send off venomous missives to the key suspects on the schizz list?  Or do some drastic makeover that involves polyphasic sleep patterning?

It’s intense. Starting soon and a brilliant distraction: Jupiter in thrilling trine to Chiron – expansive and officially lucky. This is why the Horoscopes are starting to sound more magical, as opposed to all the “get a grip” stuff that was so necessary in April.

Meanwhile, help talk yourself back off the edge of idiocy by asking what you have rebalanced and clarified since last December – when Mars first went into Libra AND how you’ve managed to evolve your own MARS vibe (ambition, lust, strategy, anger, guts, stamina, resolve) since he went Retro in early Mars?

You may be amazed.

Get Grandmaster Mars if you have not yet and consider also what’s going on at 9 degrees Libra of your chart. That’s where Mars hangs out all May.

Thoughts?

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lilopinpin
lilopinpin

with natal mars Rx, am feeling just great, even more active than usual. i guess thats normal right? does that mean i feel less active when its direct??

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

I’ve ticked off some amazing Mars in Libra goals–can hardly believe it. All super-covert of course.

Universali
Universali

I tried posting yesterday but was blocked. I’ve got pluto @ 11 deg libra in the 4 th, wowser! A whole month of Mars conj pluto?!!

Ms.
Ms.

Ahhhhhh this is makes so much sense. My IC! Im 10degrees libra there and we have house saga (no heating. no hot water. a warrant for the meter from unpaid bill – landlord not us. a giant hole in the ceiling )

So very over it. Today I wish I was a snail so I could go home in my shell and slide off

Holiday
Holiday

Did anybody see the Ringling Bros Circus footage from yesterday? Disaster! Nine beautiful women hanging from their hair for a daring feat of highwire entertainment. It all came crashing down and there is serious injuries galore. The dangling by hair women, tethered for the crowds enjoyment, crashing down… Personally, I’d like to escape the crashing injury part of my situations but the only thing that seems reasonable at this time is to untether myself and lay low from the spotlight. I prefer the graceful exit. Is that even possible? ugh, these times are scary. Clown Scary. Sharp teethed, bad touch… Read more »

Ms.
Ms.

ouch.

Tillunas
Tillunas

Mars in Libra within 2 degrees of Natal Pluto. Intense is a understatement, itching for the direct!! Talking myself off the ledge has been easier said than done. 🙂

Geminian
Geminian

Hmmm Mars sextile Mars all May, hitting on my Midheaven with a trine. Spent April powering instead of cowering through work and life, I’m hoping now to back down a little and see a bit of return for some very hard work. Felt like I was my very own Rosie the Riveter. It was very edifying to say the least. Feeling well fit.

leogroover
leogroover

I’ve gone from zero to hero since December. Many many signs of truth have been thrown at me over the past month and a road trip on my own made me realise how resliant i am. I also relaised how much I didn’t miss him and now do not want to go backwards by staying with him. So he is gone.
I made a list of awesome =it is mighty.

Invictus
Invictus

as are you leogroover

Leo-on-The-Rise
Leo-on-The-Rise

Loving your work Leogroover………:)

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

power to you!

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

Natal Venus 7º in 9th house. Didn’t think Mars Rx would affect me when it first went retro. Have gone back to Uni. Group project has been a disaster. I went psycho on one of the members for being so slack. So much for learning how to work in “team” “roll” I did most of the work and the day of the deadline he disappeared without telling anyone that he had the last piece of the project in his locker. I was LIVID. Who does that? How can anyone let the team down? I stood there in the large hall… Read more »

Pi
Pi

dudette, you are right. try not to lose your mind. yeah that guy is a total dick. make up for it on your other (solo) work and cultivate a good rapport with your teacher(s), if you can. They have been around for a while – I suspect they twig pretty quickly to who are the slackers in the class.

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

Thanks Pi. Bloody tough astro for my foray into uni life. I just hope I reach a point real soon where I actually get to enjoy it. X

pi
pi

it is. and you will 🙂

Geminian
Geminian

You will. I am a uni teacher and my advice is to keep at it. I have to spend a lot of the semester dealing with students having to sort out their issues with group projects. It happens a lot, it’s human nature. Don’t despair, communicate with your teacher, we can be quite empathetic.

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

Thanks Geminian, we have pretty cool teachers at Uni. Was trying to solve the situ on my own but would have gone to the teacher if things had escalated.

Ms.
Ms.

this is exactly why I hate “group” work, esp for school. Different when you are cherry picked for your skills with pros
(sometimes..)

I’m yet to be in a “team” that I was not having to do someones work and they can ride my coat tails. #getthefuckupandwork

saturn gem
saturn gem

Mars at 9 Libra will be in trine to my Sun (+Eros). I have tried to gather a lot more resolve through the recent Zap Zone energy, and I hope that will turn into action once it goes direct. But then, I still have a transiting Saturn t-square for the rest of the year — opposite my natal Mercury and square natal Mars+Saturn in Leo. I really don’t know what to do about this except to stay Zen. Maybe it could be a trigger for positive motivation? Or maybe just a trigger for anger?

Leo-on-The-Rise
Leo-on-The-Rise

Seriously I think there should be some kind of award for getting through 2014 so far – Fuqin retrograde everything for the first half – my wheels have spun for almost 6 months – have chucked everything I have at certain situations and despite having Mars in my Sun actually fuq all has happened. I have got absolutely fuqin nowhere despite trying different tactics – the nicey nicey approach – the don’t mess with me approach and the please please make this happen for me I am really deserving approach……NOTHING….WTF….Why this ongoing misery????? Sorry to sound like a total ungrateful… Read more »

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

I hear you LOTR!!!! I hear you!!! You are not alone. The first 6 mths of this year have been awful. All the retros, the GCC, a Saturn transit in my 10th, status anxiety and a Chiron return. Far OUT!!!!

And I have Saggo moon. I have NO patience.

Leo-on-The-Rise
Leo-on-The-Rise

Amen Scorpbot!!!! Feeling your pain spesh with a Sag moon!!!!
LOTR I love that by the way!!! It ain’t over yet with with the retro either – got the delights of Mercury backwards in June….WTF…xxx

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

LMAO!! 😆 😆 oh yeah… forgot about Merc rx. I’m just focusing on getting through Mars retro.
Hahaha… thanks for that. I needed a good laugh. 😀

Ms.
Ms.

I’m cashing in the lines on my face at the gates of hell when I pass for the last couple of years actually

get a soda or something

Leo-on-The-Rise
Leo-on-The-Rise

Ask for 2 straws please Ms – I’ll be right behind you

Sunrise
Sunrise

Libra stellium – have adrenal fatigue from stress / emotional crisis. Just started feeling better for the first time today after a few days of major self care.

Mars must be slowing to station. I can feel the light at the end of the tunnel! Yay to mobility and energy returning!

flowerchild
flowerchild

What’s going on at 9 degrees Libra in my chart is my EROS which is exactly at 9 degrees Libra! Also what’s going on is I have a lover for the first time in several YEARS, which is very VERY significant for me! ……………………..aaaaand he’s 14 years younger than me (I’m a 46 year old woman and he’s a 32 year old man) and he has Mars at 3 degrees Libra in his chart, and it’s retrograde in his natal chart. The sex is way happening but there is also something that isn’t quite coming together or moving forward yet… Read more »

Sunrise
Sunrise

Venus/mars conjunction – “that should count for something”

Haha! See you next year when you both finally get out of bed 🙂

DeepSeaBloke
DeepSeaBloke

The perfect time to be re-reading Sun Tzu “The Art of War” (Cleary translation).

davidl
davidl

Yes ! That thought came to me yesterday.
Surely all this waiting and retreating must lead eventually to a pincer movement extraordinaire ?
(Well it does in the mind of a 10th house Aries )… please tell me there is a reason for this other than self analysis , diplomatic stuff. Damn this chaffing.

DeepSeaBloke
DeepSeaBloke

It’s like a modern day version of “The Exterminating Angel” (The Long Long Version) Or Marcus Aurelius – The Musical! News Update: Today a gas *and* a water pipe burst in the laneway round the corner. As a result of the hasty maintenance work this morning, we’ve got a water-logged gas supply. It took about 4 hours just to find that out. As darkness falls, we have to wait another x number of hours for yet another crew to arrive to pump out the water … Hilarious – a totally Neptunian + Mars in Libra event. Add: Sun trine Pluto… Read more »

Pi
Pi

Gas explosion is a little Jupiter-mars-uranian isn’t it.

Pi
Pi

DL. Well we can’t make a killing (both meanings intended) unless we know what we’re dealing with. Maybe it’s the double mercury in me, but I am resolving some things and opening new options at this time. Putting out feelers, covert action (no not that action lol), make a new contact here, pick up a collaborator there. It’s stationary in my 3rd house, although very close to my IC.

Quadrupled
Quadrupled

Mars is sitting on top of Libran Uranus – 7th house and Tr Chiron is conjunct ASC.

Needless to say my dreams are working over time. The last one: My hands reached out cradling a dark eclipse moon, opened and closed my fingers, only to see a full moon, like a silver cheese, between my hands.

Stella77
Stella77

This particular transit is seriously like being repeatedly punched in the face, and having to smile about it. Seriously WTF? I just started getting my body in shape, then I get blasted beginning of March w/knee injury. In 2 months, I had to be on steroids and gained 20 lbs. Bringing back all these self hating body trolls that I thought I banished in 2009. Any life rafts or wise words of how to best work this beast of a transit?? 9 degrees Libra is my 8th house and pretty close to my North Node in Libra. SOS.

Buckle (Aries, Pisces Asc, Gem Moon)
Buckle (Aries, Pisces Asc, Gem Moon)

I’ve learned to not panic about pieces of writing for my PhD taking a very long time to draft. I think I used to try and ‘start again’ all the time. Bang it out. If I couldn’t get it all done at once, I’d completely forget about what I’d written already and just start again on another day. Since late December I’m actually using my past work and building on it now, rather than trying to just go forward on a memory of what I’d done. Before, I’d start again from a different angle entirely rather than use the actual… Read more »

PiscesAries
PiscesAries

So Mars in 9 degrees LIbra sits in my 8th house most of May, not far from my North Node in Libra. This Mars retro shiite is really making me go inward. It’s even gone so far as to gracing me with a knee injury forcing me to not exercise for the last 2 months, and be on steroids. Now after gaining 20 lbs, all my ugly self hating trolls have come out to play. Didn’t I get over this bs already back in 2009?? Any advice or even a life raft of knowing how to work this particular house… Read more »

VenusRules
VenusRules

First of March, had to give notice on my painting studio because: $$. Moved my easel and supplies back to my apartment and I created a pretty good space but can’t seem to get painting again. Mars is transiting my 5th house, natally in Libra but in the 6th. So I still have a looooong Mars transit of my enormous 6th house ahead. My instincts are all Taurus/Venus rising – I want to be in Paris! With perfume and roses! And my life is all 6th house, all the time.

Silver Huang
Silver Huang

Well this Mars Retro has gone from the most shit phase of this year to the most revelatory and freeing… so I must be doing it right, huh? Breaking free from years and YEARS of delusional misconceptions is amazing and as a result, I’ve pared back on everything “not I” and focused exclusively on “I am” and the results, energy, motivation and focus-wise have been amazing. BUT even then I’m waiting, almost itchingly, for May 20 to pass PLEASE. Though I have to say that since May arrived, I’ve felt like a huge load just came off my shoulders and… Read more »

virgo kathleen
virgo kathleen

YES I’ve basically had it with Mars retro in Libra…I’m tired of thinking and being strategic. Can’t wait till Mars in Scorpio where it thrives. Mars is currently a few degrees away from my IC, so opposite my MC…no wonder I feel ‘stuck’ in terms of career. I’ve been working so hard but it all feels like an uphill battle. Mars in Libra has been making me take time for journaling, get to bed on time, attempt meditating regularly…so I guess THAT’S good anyway.

Good luck conquering all the spam.

bea
bea

any of you peeps complaining about mars in libra…look at it this way: for you all, it’s over in late july! party time! i have friggin natal mars in libra. i have to spend my whole life being strategic and confucian (ha, i almost wrote confusion — well, that too!). I have tried charging ahead and it not only backfires, it blows up in my face. oh, how i envy you people who get to go directly for what you want…and then get it. oh what that must be like! sitting on your hands gets very very tiresome…

G
G

Cold war indeed! With Libran, now ex, boss. Also a cold war with myself: Libran moon and Aries Mars. It’s been hell and insidious and has taken it’s toll: symptoms of clinical depression returning after a long absence. Am sure there has been much clarified/learned, recognisable when I have regained self, esteem, etc.

david5379
david5379

okay, 3rd comment I have tried posting, if all of a sudden I have 3 comments and its like, man, why do you keep posting stuff, its because I haven’t seen it, its being weird and not going through. Dunno why. I have mars at 9 cancer nataly, so probably this upcoming stuff is going to be big, not to mention my mars has been hit a lot with zap zone stuff, and a lot of mars stuff has changed for me, lately I have been okay with the retro vibe and resigned to the fact being proactive is just… Read more »

david5379
david5379

I have been having a tough time with mars retro, I usually try to be as proactive as I can be about things and change outwardly as much as possible, but nothing seems to stick or work out, I have accepted it lately and I dunno, I have nothing to show for it, but I think something is brewing, and its okay if its taking a while

R (aqua/tauri)
R (aqua/tauri)

Mars in Libra opposite natal Mars. This transit’s been pretty brutal. Nothing magical about it. Had to learn to be humble, clean up my own mess, and face some really ugly realities which, as an 8th/12th house person I HATE. Saturn return slog preview I guess. I love working at the yoga studio but I’m struggling with money and health (a major money eater) again and ready to get my Mars on. Things are lining up behind the scenes but nothing is happening…I feel like this is a time for heightened mindfulness. There is a great book I am reading… Read more »

Veronica
Veronica

Wow R, you know those times when a higher power speaks through another person? Well, you’re It, right this moment.

Been Hitting the I Ching, and it keeps saying Waiting in different forms, but when you wrote…

“waiting becomes the higher power and then trust/mindfulness is the reality”

Thanks for the reminder 🙂

R(aqua/tauri)
R(aqua/tauri)

Get that book! 😉 It was randomly placed in the philosophy section (vs recovery or wherever it usually would be) at the book store the other day and jumped out. Was just what I needed too…lovely writing and not at all boring. I struggle with dissociation and comprehending/perceiving time accurately as well as overanalyzing/getting lost in my head and this was so obvious but mindblowing all at once for me too. I’ve also just started process/gestalt therapy and this book is a great companion for that kind of work too.

Invictus
Invictus

hey Rache nice too see you here, been wondering how you are doing… Yes this transit is feeling rough and slog-like for me too. Like constant unrelenting cycling uphill on a stationary bike stuck on high resistance and yielding no result because it’s broken! Lol that’s just my experience. Sorry to hear you’re struggling with health and money issues, not a great combo either but def falls into the category of “test” imo as in the universe going “you sure?” me too btw – me too! As in brave change of direction has serious economic implications. My stress and exhaustion… Read more »

earthcat
earthcat

thanks for the book tip – it sounds pretty much spot on for what my mind needs right now! xxx

Veronica
Veronica

Wow, you know when someone becomes the mouthpiece for a higher power? Well you are IT for me, right this moment.

Been hitting the I Ching and it keeps saying Waiting in various forms, but then I just read what you wrote:

“Waiting becomes the higher power and then trust/mindfulness becomes the reality”

Thanks for the reminder! 🙂

GFTpisces
GFTpisces

I feel so much of what you’re saying. Mars retro has been more or less opposite my natal Mars and Venus. I’ve been complaining in other posts, but it’s been pretty brutal for me, too. Actually, I almost wish I could say it’s been brutal, because that would at least be SOMETHING. But this transit has actually just been a whole big fat lot of nothing except me having to come to grips with the fact that life is rather boring sometimes. And I feel like I’ve been trying to avoid that revelation for a long time, but now it’s… Read more »

Triple Leo Intern
Triple Leo Intern

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cosmic fleece
cosmic fleece

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DeepSeaBloke
DeepSeaBloke

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davidl
davidl

“After the 20th May” .. That’s been the most recurrent words passing my lips the last few months. (Other than rrraga shnaggaa grumble grrrrrrr) But then us Aries folk have to put up with another 6 weeks of mars opposing our sun. I have one more exact opposition in July. This is all in my 4th house and sqs my natal mars. During this next phase mercury goes retro in my 1st house. Gawd this is the year of the retro. I might have to break out my flares and grow an Afro. Can I ask any one here what… Read more »

Sphinx
Sphinx

My understanding of retrogrades is that they are more ‘yin’, so they could be interpreted in a more passive context while direct transits will have a more decisively active impact? So with Mars trine Neptune retro, perhaps the impact would be eg. that others come to you for assurance or spiritual advice, but with direct planets you might reach out and touch someone? Just a guess..

prowlncrab
prowlncrab

So 9 degrees Libra is where Uranus is exact in my chart …. in the 5th house. Mars conjunct Uranus hey? That sounds somewhat unruly … I don’t have time for unruly in May. Far too much shit to do. Maybe Uranus will provide some kind of cosmic inspiration to finish those three essays due next weakish that I haven’t even started? 😕

davidl
davidl

Is that not a perfect example of mars retro ? Leaving things un done so to speak ? I found the first few weeks of mars retro nearly impossible to do anything with forward motion.
Maybe you could use the ‘mars ate my homework’ excuse ?

davidl
davidl

Oh yes , mars conj Uranus 5th house isn’t that the extrasexualterrestrial transit. Those blinking lights on the horizon last night ? They are winking at you. 😉

prowlncrab
prowlncrab

I’ve always been meaning to get me some of that Arcturian poontang …. 😉 😛

Yeah the energy flow with the Mars retro in Libra is deffo weird. Because it’s trine my natal Mars some things have really gathered force and momentum … stuff that I’ve never been that keen on before like … exercise. But other areas are at a complete standstill … which is a bit dull.

Must be harder for you with Mars Libra square your natal Cancer Mars …

pi
pi

you should try a uranus transit over 8th house mars.

…..

……

😯

prowlncrab
prowlncrab

😯 …. no thank you!

BLISSWITCH
BLISSWITCH

Opposite my natal moon at 11 Aries and boy have I been feeling it.

And I feel like everything is taking five times as long to do as it ought to. This has been the longest most internal winter ever. No one is going to enjoy simple sensuous pleasures and so much zen non-thinking non-analyzing as me this summer.

This is going to be a summer of doing and making and being!

BLISSWITCH
BLISSWITCH

UGH just read the daily scopes for tomorrow and Sag is so appropriate for me right now.

THANK YOU MYSTIC FOR VALIDATING MY DESIRE FOR SHALLOW after this trippy deep dark woods Pluto Scorping/Neptune transiting my stellium nonsensical, internal, depth perceiving, etc

Now I want to wake up and have some freaking adventures.

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

Well I have been through a Cold War, resisted quite the temptation (sweet spunky married coworker hand stroking etc), sacked and face everyday hustle for livelihood and hope for a swift turnaround of fortunes – come in spinner!

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

I will be so on come May 20th, it’ll be ridiculous. Consider yourself forewarned.

9° Libra is one degree off my Pluto-Moon conjunction.

Invictus
Invictus

Holy fuq Scorpi that IS intense!

redsonya
redsonya

9 ‘ Libra is conjunct my natal Pluto in the seventh house. Which is being squared by Pluto from the 11th house. I mentioned that my ex husband, who was still living with me and my daughter, took his life the Saturday before last. During the Grand Cardinal Cross. I already know May will be all about his nutty family and children coming around to dig through his belongings. Sigh.

Invictus
Invictus

ouch..

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