Mars Retrograde Break Up
So is Retro Mars a good 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 halted by fear 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,
This is a really good 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 scarpering 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 sort of 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 effective when applied to relationships. It’s more typically used to assess a vocational or business scene but i find it helps to focus for even the more emotional and personal issues. They say it was invented in the Sixties but i also read somewhere that Alexander The Great used it…which i love, obviously.
As far as your question goes, it’s a no to anything drastic and obviously 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. Remember also that you need to be separated from someone to obtain a divorce. So you won’t be initiating legal action during Mars Retro, as such.
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 certain 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 are a heap of break ups and other definitive decisions at the moment. Mars in Aquarius initiates extreme, lucid detachment.
What does everyone else think?
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