Super Useful Mars Retrograde Tarot Read Concept

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Mars Retrograde Tarot

Here is a super useful Mars Retrograde Tarot Read concept. I’ve tested it on myself and a few others – it works!  You can do it with the 12 Card Instant Tarot read on here OR just pull four cards of your own Tarot.

Before shuffling, hold the thought of this long Mars cycle in your mind. Aside from a month-long Retrograde back into Capricorn, Mars is in Aquarius until November 16. This is a big feature of the upcoming Horoscopes + Daily Mystic and it’s also covered in Mars Mastery.

Tarot Works On Synchronicity

So visualise the next six months and ask for the wisdom of the Tarot, for signals and personal omens. Tarot works on synchronicity. I personally think that online Oracles and Tarot are somehow Dark Matter powered.

Anyway, the card in the House 1 position is who or what is totally onside for you in this time.  The card in the House 7 position is what’s working against you or someone who is an active enemy.  House 4 is what supports and sustains you but it’s concealed from most people. And finally, the card in the House 10 position is how others will see you in this time.

If it does not give you the answer you want or you don’t understand your Mars Retrograde Tarot Read, wait a few Moons. Meditate upon the cards and ask Mercury for more clarity or a sign. Neptune if you’re a dreamer.

My other Mars Retrograde divination suggestion: The What Would Sun Tzu Do? question in the Oracle. What better time to consult an Ancient Sagacious Warrior than Mars Retrograde?

Thoughts?

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PiscesPheonix
PiscesPheonix

1st House – Queen of Cups – I am brilliantly connected to my intuition at this time and musing, also nurturing myself. 7th House – King of Wands. Not quite sure. I feel this is definitely a person in my life but they would be mostly women at this point, unless this chap has yet to make themselves known. Definitely feeling like they need to get their way at any given opportunity. 4th House – Knight of Pentacles – A secure and stable home, also get the feeling this could be a friend of mine whose on side for me… Read more »

Bilybee
Bilybee

Hmmm, not sure what to think of this 1st House – Judgement – Pluto and the Harbinger of Change, positive momentum kicks in 7th House – Justice – Libra – relationship scenario is serious and whatever is occurring is significant 4th House – Six of Wands – be bold and obvious in everything you want in domestic setting or family of origin 10th House – Three of Wands – Radical and epic expansion of your empire, believe in who you are. To me it seems like career wise things are going to change and be expansive and positive, however on… Read more »

SheRat
SheRat

I’m not comfy saying wrong or right. but I just wanna say what a weird juxtaposition for those “onside” to be represented by “Judgement” and those “against” to be represented by “Justice.”

Bilybee
Bilybee

Thank you for your comment

Yes that also had me a little confused and I agree right or wrong may not be the apt word to described it, confusion is better…..is my Gemini Sun/Moon and Virgo rising showing? 😉

BLISS WITCH
BLISS WITCH

1st house -8 of Pentacles- channel my inner Virgo
7th house – 3 of Swords- my vaguely delusional love zombie urges? carping on what isn’t/can’t be?
4th house- freedom of movement- very important to a feral creature that has been feeling overly domesticated
10th house- Queen of Pentacles

MissDee
MissDee

Woah the worst reading in ages. This majorly suxs. 🙁 1- Ten of Swords (What is onside for me): a particular phase of my development is done and don’t try to go back at some behaviours. Meh 7 – Five of Cups (What is against me or open enemy) Romance that is stucked (there’s not romance) of guts to avoid zombie. 4- Eight of swords (what sustains me) Stagnat qi in the family and exaggerated sense of practical limitations and limitations are just in my mind. Gh 10 – Nine of cups (how other will see me) Promotion, prestige, prosperiity… Read more »

WaterGem
WaterGem

Hey Miss Dee – my interpretation of the 9 cups card in that position is that they will be seeing you that way because you are that way! In my experience it is a lovely card (is known as the wish card as you probably know) in almost any position!

MissDee
MissDee

Thanks for taking the time to write this message. This is better. But the other cards are…ew!

baristagem
baristagem

What Would Sun Tzu Do?

Hold out baits to entice the enemy, feign disorder and crush him.

ScorpintheSky
ScorpintheSky

4th – Empress
7th – Emperor

I’m surprised. I’m going through career stuff so I thought Emperor energy would be good.

1st – Nine of swords (I am trying to integrate anger at this point in my personal development so overreactions are part of it I’m afraid. Just have to keep going)
10th – Two of Wands – this is awesome for said career goals.

Good one. Thanks Mystic!

So Much Scorpio
So Much Scorpio

Wow –

Ist – The Eight of Wands
7th – The ten of swords
4th – the King of Swords
10th – Ten of Wands

Wow, wow, wow! this is just so apt for me right now.

dizzarina
dizzarina

Haha… this was amazing!

House 1: Seven of Wands. Winning after a long struggle. Keeping the faith. Fuq yes.

House 7: Five of Swords. What’s working against me is… people working actively against me! Hahaha! It’s true that there are people in my life that are not valuing our friendship.

House 4: Page of Swords. “Make over your desk or home office”… guess what I am doing right now?!?

House 10: Eight of Wands. The Rainmaker! Manifesting the Awesome… clarity of ambition. YES

Thank you Mystic; this was clarifying and scarily accurate.

dark star
dark star

5 of swords club lol

dizzarina
dizzarina

In the same house!

dark star
dark star

I might be repeating myself but my fave quote “no one is your friend or enemy, everyone is your teacher”

Jokerman
Jokerman

I’ve been thinkn that a lot the past 24hrs

SheRat
SheRat

Alright, so mine’s weird too.

1) Onside: Death…que? Onside is a willingness to change transmorgrify? But these aren’t internal things, are they? I thought 1 represented external people who are “onside”….
7) Three of Cups (how is this “people” against me? Love love love is against me?)
4) Secret Superpower: Two of Pentacles–meaning, my ability to exist in hyperflux is gonna be a good thing…okay, that’s cool….and people who think I’m missing opportunities should maybe fuq off?
10) 4 of Cups: So, people see me as missing my opportunities?

So weird.

dark star
dark star

I always interpret death as phoenixing so Pluto ppl / vibes are on board for you.

SheRat
SheRat

Yeah, that Persephone on my Sun/Merc/NN reallt gets a workout, I’ll tell ya…

WaterGem
WaterGem

I think 4 cups in this context could mean that people who are offering you something think you’re not interested in it. Could be that you’re not interested, could be that you’re not seeing it, could be that you’re not showing your interest, could be that they’re misinterpreting your interested signals

SheRat
SheRat

Interesting…and as it’s cups…could that be in the area of romance?

WaterGem
WaterGem

Definitely

Amyblanksify
Amyblanksify

Did this today using the 12 card tarot here and mostly on lboard with it, which is cool, but also a bit confused by the message: 1st- The Chariot 4th- Ace of Swords 7th- Queen of Swords 10th- King of Pentacles Doesn’t the Ace of Swords and the Queen of Swords seem contradictory? Like, I need to be more rational and cunning, but that will also work against me? Also, King of Pentacles as how I’m seen in the 10th also throws me. The description is “If you are male, you are the King Of Pentacles now, gaining supremacy in… Read more »

SheRat
SheRat

I got some confusing stuff too, so I’ll take a stab at yours: 1) Okay, It’s weird to have a conceptual major arcana in this position for this trick, right? But maybe who’s onside is…your strength and determination? Sounds lonely, but forewarned is better than forearmed… 7) Straight up this seems like an overly critical boss or co-worker. But that’s obvious. 4) I don’t see this as contradictory at all–because your secret is that you are just as capable of some slicing and detached strategizing on your own. This will help against 7…and will be augmented by the Chariot. 10)… Read more »

dizzarina
dizzarina

I would go ahead and see the King of Pentacles as an aspect of you, rather than a “male”. To me, the King and Queen of each suit represent the Yang and Yin expression of each element/suit. So, in the 10th, you would be seen as having major getting-sh*t-done mojo. The “Rainmaker”. I can’t imagine a better thing to be seen as! Especially with the Chariot rising(!) and the Ace of Swords sustaining you! Yowza. As far as the Queen of Swords: sounds like what’s working against you is a willingness to entertain many different ideas. Perhaps it’s saying you… Read more »

Amyblanksify
Amyblanksify

Thank you for the help; both of you! I actually have been wanting to go back to school for a master’s degree for years but have been torn about what to go for. Recently I think I found what I want to do. I’ve just been doubting it because I just nudged up against my Saturn return in Cappy and with Uranus dropping into Taurus I wasnt sure if it was a real thing or something that I will change my mind about. I’m planning to dip a toe in the field coming up in the fall and start studying… Read more »

dizzarina
dizzarina

Oh yeah, I definitely think that’s what these cards are saying!

LilithLove
LilithLove

Wow!! This threw me! Help!
1. Ace of cups
4. 6 of cups
7. Temperance
10. The Devil

Mostly I am not getting what temperance in 7th and devil in 10 come together to mean… stay away from addictions? Or I am gonna look super horny to others??

SheRat
SheRat

OMG I got the Devil too, but in the first position. Que? Does this mean my hot scorpio is on my side? LOLOLOLOL. Okay….am I the only one who thinks that “temperance” being against you might be a) a bunch of freakshow conservatives trying to get you to buy into their idea of balance, which may not be YOUR balance? OR it could be your own idea of balance that is in the way of you finding your own calibration? I think if you go with the former interp of Temperance, it dovetails nicely with people seeing you as a… Read more »

Detta
Detta

I meditated deeply seeing myself as a successful writer (book in process) and secure home life. I tried last year to give up many earthly goods to work part time and write more seriously. I got myself in great financial debt and am now trying to catch up. I did a 4 card pull from the Thoth Tatot deck and received:

1. Science 6 of swords
2. Wealth 10 of discs
3. Peace 2 of swords
4. Love 2 of cups

I am trying to learn how to interpret my Thoth deck. Does anyone have insight to this spread according Mystic’s instructions?

SoVeryGemini
SoVeryGemini

Hello Dear – MM’s directions are if you use either her tarot, as it uses the Houses, or if you pull 13 cards and position them as astrological houses, #13 being the card that represents self. I am not familiar with your deck, but this is what I see in your cards: 1) Six of Swords upright heralds earned success after anxiety and trouble, being able to look at your troubles in the rear-view mirror. 2) 10 of Pentacles upright signals that you are to use your communication gifts to heal yourself and manifest tangible abundance. 3) 2 of Swords… Read more »

Detta
Detta

Thank you so much!

tamara73
tamara73

I’m not understanding my 10th house as an enemy, either. It was ‘Strength’ – true romance with a spiritual undertone?

sooshy
sooshy

Hi! Im a Leo -Aqua rising so i Lurvvvv that mars (the “force” IS with me now 😉 house 1 – Tow of pentacles – Have it all – Do it all. Yep. Tick! house 4 – The magician – I feel ready like ever to finally buy my own chez-Leo! so this appeals to me: “A creative reset of your home base would reap rad results very quickly.” YESSSS! house 7 – Five of wands – mmmm “This is the card of Saturn in Leo: alignment, core control, radiance”. Not sure what this means but I do feel more… Read more »

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

ZOMG ZOMG just did this and LOVE it.

seawitchmermaid
seawitchmermaid

Love this idea- got four of cups for first house, three of pents for 4th, two of cups for seventh (!), and seven of wands for the tenth. The four of cups is so fitting, as it talks about seeming aloof and like I don’t want to connect with others. I have a Libra rising and I know I can come off too cool at times to others and sometimes don’t know how to be totally human seeming and act somewhere in between “acquaintance” and “close friend” to people who occupy that space! The encouragement to open up and show… Read more »

Pi
Pi

ahhh
I often get the 4 of cups. I didn’t know about this interpretation, “seeming aloof and like I don’t want to connect with others.” after being caged with a multi air uranian for what feels like a fricken millenium, and being surrounded by a particularly clique conscious um scene, and having a multi air boss with no normal earth, I basically gave up having nice normal grounded conversations and just disengaged from my innate desire to connect, and it’s fuqing my life up, so maybe that’s a thing. lol

Calli G
Calli G

Hmmm. Looks pretty sweet, from what I can make of it. I did the 12-card Tarot, thinking on the next six months. House 1: The Ace Of Swords. The Ace of Swords represents the Power of Air; you are channeling it and are seen as some sort of a genius. A radically liberating idea is upon you or soon will be. This is your cosmic cue to seize the initiative and take the next New Moon in an Air Sign (Gemini, Libra or Aquarius) as your starting point. Thought, words, your presence, a particular concept…super-powered. House 7: The Ten Of… Read more »

ange
ange

Have been fighting self pity and melancholy thoughts like: too old, invisible, flawed – like its all over etc…but some much needed perspective in my reading..

1 House: 5 of Pentacles -frock-up
4 House: Page Cups – home is where the art is
7 House: Knight Pentacles – dont ‘settle’
10 House: The Tower – yikes – cant go on, i’ll go on – Phoenix my career?

dark star
dark star

House 1-queen of wands : be a fiery Leo style queen
House 4 -6 of pentacles: save, don’t be in debt or get codependent w fam
House 7- 5 of swords: be self reliant, qi vamps afoot
House 10- page of cups- romantic emotional clucky vibes for my exterior image

Page of cups keeps coming up for my 10 h- I’m not entirely clear on it. Otherwise bring it on AquaMars!

dizzarina
dizzarina

Page of Cups in the 10th speaks to me of creative beginnings, in career or public life. Do you work in the arts?

dark star
dark star

Yes! Wanting to jumpstart some music creation 🙂

dizzarina
dizzarina

Well, sounds like the ideas will be there! Focus on the little fishie in the cup. 🙂

dark star
dark star

Thx dizz!!!!

VSLR
VSLR

So I did mine and forgot to ask for messages but I meditated for a while thinking of the next 6 months… and uttered a few words related to my 5th house (Aqua). I got the following cards: 1st House: Ten of Cups (family, happiness, getting in your own way) 4th house: Queen of Pentacles ( Earth woman, high-end nutrition, taking control of domestic issues) 7th House: Nine of Cups (something good in love, friendship, creative collaboration. 9 days/weeks. Jupiter/Pisces) 10th house: The Hermit (current career will benefit from space. Have lost touch with instincts and personal wisdom, connect with… Read more »

Rubent
Rubent

House 1. “It comes with the blessings of Jupiter – the God of Luck.” Welp, natally I have Mars in Sagittarius-12th house conjunct my Cap ascendant + Saturn/Uranus AND Jupiter in Aries exact trine with Mars. During this entire Mars retro cycle, the warrior is in my first house the entire time! Rising Cap 1 degree, my second house starts at 9 degrees Aquarius. Whoooweee! 4. King of Cups – “The King Of Cups at the base of your reading is strong, supportive male energy in your life or soon there. ” YAAAAAAS! Ahahah. This is so crazy as I… Read more »

Rubent
Rubent

And the Sun Tzo oracle was: THERE ARE ROADS WHICH MUST NOT BE FOLLOWED, TOWNS WHICH MUST NOT BE BESIEGED, POSITIONS WHICH MUST NOT BE CONTESTED, COMMANDS OF THE SOVEREIGN WHICH MUST NOT BE OBEYED

A la temperance?

Courtney
Courtney

So my 1st house is Two of Cups and my 7th is Ace of Cups–both major True Romance/Soulmate indicators, both saying I’m about to meet someone destined. Both mention either casting off cynicism or not down-dating.

Thoughts on interpretation of that which is supposed to be both totally onside and that which is working against me? I’m my own worst enemy?

PlutoMoon
PlutoMoon

Whoa, ok, just did a 12 card draw with Mars Retro in mind and got: 1st house: 3 of Pentacles 4th house: Queen of Swords (I’m an air sign female) 7th house: 6 of Wands 10th house: The Fool Highlights from the text descriptions of these cards in these positions: 3 of Pentacles in the 1st: “BUT hey this is a Mars card – you can change whatever perception of you that you need to. You have MORE than enough oomph to make your dreams manifest.” Queen of Swords in the 4th: “If you are an Air sign woman, you… Read more »

PlutoMoon
PlutoMoon

Bonus: The Star in the 5th: “This is also a card of Aquarius so cultivate that part of your chart, if you know it, and/or consider Aquarius people to be super lucky for you at the moment.” 5 of Cups in the 6th: “The Five of Cups is a card of Mars in Scorpio – the Phoenix, the power to transform and next level your entire life. This suggests you’re not seeing it. Do not fixate on something over and gone. Do not let your past steal from your future. Don’t brood. Don’t let your psyche stagnate. Reset.” Lots of… Read more »

Laurel
Laurel

1st house 3 Swords – ouch. 7th house 7 swords. Ouch 4th house 5 wands. Ouch. 10th house 5 swords. Ouch.
Well it would be except a) swords suit me, I totes own swords and b) I have Mars natively retrograde so the whole biting ones tongue, watching out for backstabbers/rivals/competitors etc is situ normale. I wouldn’t know what to do with Sun/Cups which is weird as I pulled Sun in 11th and 3 cups in 12th. LOL.

Alouetta
Alouetta

House 4 (Queen of Wands) and house 10 (Queen of Swords) make sense but the other axis is crazy. First house is 3 of Swords and 7th house is The Star. Not sure how to find the positive in the first or the negative in the second!

Laurel
Laurel

Take a dour Saturn approach (3 Sw) and plan for worse case scenarios that won’t happen vs overly positive Neptune optimist? The Queen of Swords means that over time you will be seen as a serious focussed Saturnine leader, vs the emotional Star with Q Wands?

Alouetta
Alouetta

Yikes! Is this middle age I see before me?

sphinx
sphinx

House 1 The Magician is on my side. Thoth my Chart Ruler. House 7 …Death. Yeah I can see how Death could be an enemy.
House 4 The Emperor is my Secret Santa! House 10 – 8 Wands a’flying – I AM the Rainmaker.

Sun Tzu reminds me to have self control and wait for the enemy to make a mistake.

Apart from Death I am not sure who the enemy is. But ok! I am liking the mastery of skills vibe of the Emperor & Magician.

Jacqui
Jacqui

Brilliant art and tarots and That full moon. Magical

Jacqui
Jacqui

1st The Sun Auspicious omen
4th King of Pent Male ♡ relocation
7th 4 Cups “Good things arrive disguised as stupid ideas now. ”
10th 5 Pent Assess threat clear Qi Vamps and dysfunction at work. Great tarot reading but some of the above didn’t fit ( so not an issue?) But generally very encouraging 🙂

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