Mars Retrograde Break Up
Is Mars Retrograde a good time to break up with a poorly chosen male partner? Or is divorce too much like warfare? It’s never a good idea to initiate hostilities. But what if your break-up is more of a fizzle out?
So is Retro Mars an optimal time to disconnect from a poorly chosen male partner? Or is divorce too much like warfare to consider at this time? And what if I have natal Mars in Aquarius, does that strengthen the case in either direction?
PS if it adds any value to know, I’m spreadsheeting this divorce. It includes all my doubts and fears, with options, strategies, and decisions made/to be made. So it’s a clear path forward, and I’m not scared of the unknown. I might be Piscean, but my Moon in Capricorn has been holding the reins this week.
The Fish Maiden
Mars Retro Is Optimal For A Controlled And Objective Audit
Dear Fish Maiden,
It is an excellent question. I think that a Mars Retrograde break up fits with the concept of reconsidering one’s gambits, choices and – yes – male partners. Mars = Men in traditional astrology. So obviously it’s a yes to just fleeing from the scene of anything abusive or toxic. I would hope that goes without saying. If it is not active hell, then Mars Retro is optimal for precisely the controlled and objective audit that you are doing.
I love the spreadsheet. The classic S.W.O.T. plan – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats – is also useful when applied to relationships. It’s more typically used to assess a vocational or business scene, but I find it helps with emotional and personal issues.
As far as your question goes, it’s a no to anything drastic, hostile or vengeful. Throwing crap out on the street, venomous posting on social media or changing the locks without notice are poor form during Mars Retro. Or, arguably at any time without extenuating circumstances. You cannot get a divorce without first separating. So you won’t be initiating legal action during Mars Retro, as such.
Break-Ups Count As A Retrograde Re-Think Of Your Options
If it is not pressing, get some therapy round the scenario – just for an objective ‘take’ on the alliance. Or even couples therapy. But it sounds like you’re satisfied from deep within your psyche re this. So if this IS the case, devise an elegant exit strategy and wait until – ideally – the New Moon Solar Eclipse on July 12/13. That’s a clarity inducer and a half.
And YES there is a heap of breakups and other definitive decisions at the moment. Mars in Aquarius initiates extreme, lucid detachment.
What does everyone else think? Would you pull a Mars Retrograde Break-Up? Oh, and Pisces people are excellent at break-ups. They do the hard part of the process within their psyche and then when the actual time to end the relationship occurs, they’re fully organized and aiming for a clean break-up.
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