A Retrograde Mars in Aquarius with Mercury in loud Leo is provocative. Despite warning everyone else about it, I got sucked into its vortex!
This batty atmosphere is not just Mercury in Leo & Mars Retrograde going down. We are in the lead-up to an Eclipse involving Mars and Uranus. A Full Moon Eclipse in Aquarius no less. So every ‘drink’ is spiked with a hyper-weird shot of pure Uranus Vibe. The connections and pattern recognition alone is crazy. But the main cautionary prompts in the Horoscopes of late have been about Mercury in Leo & Mars Retrograde. Even so, I nearly got sucked in.
Resist Statement-Gestures and Lecture Rants
How so? To condense recent warnings: This is not the time to be tempted into assertive action by ego or the desire to make a statement-gesture. That’s the Retrograde Mars in Aquarius energy, amped by Mercury in Leo. So I’ve been in this ridiculously stupid to and fro with Facebook/Instagram for weeks now. Basically, as many of you would know, to reach your full fan base/page likes on there, you have to pay them. So you boost a post and they show your post to more of the people who have liked your page. I have 150,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook so would need to pay about $90,000 for Facebook to let me reach them. Obviously, that’s not going to happen.
The latest spat with them is actually that they won’t let me boost any posts on Instagram/Facebook because they say this site has “adult content”. They won’t say which image or what words constitute such. I just get robotic emails back about how Facebook has high community standards. There was one email that said an image of Marilyn Monroe in a bikini on Instagram featured “excessive skin show.” And another saying the planet Saturn was likewise “nude.”
So, of course, I have been going nuts with this. I’ve sent emails saying I did not realize that the Taliban had taken over Facebook. And that they need to stop the constant pushes for me to promote posts when they won’t let me. Also that I am sick of seeing Facebook’s virtue signaling bus stop ads all over my city when they’re obstructing my business flow without explanation. But I’m email ranting at an algorithm.
Mars In Aquarius Wants All Available Resources Allocated To Reinventing One’s Own System
And of course, if you dig deeper, the reason this stings is that it feels like judgment and unfair judgment at that. During the Eclipse Zone, everyday frustrations (and more pleasant occurrences) are hot-wired straight into our psyche. So all of my advice and thoughts in the Horoscopes and Daily Mystic have been about not letting even a righteous sticking up for yourself lead you into inappropriate for the time action. Or mis-channeling of the Mars Vibe.
But yesterday I was once again my latest robot/Facebook person cutting and pasting me Vatican/Taliban style pronouncements. And I found myself asking for the name of their legal representative in my city (Lol) and also thinking about which small business media connections I could talk to about this. As it seems SO unfair to run a business like this. But then I thought NO WAIT – this is actually legit doing the opposite of what I am telling everyone else to do.
Mercury In Leo Is Like “We Should Shawshank Redemption This”
I pulled out, got some perspective and realized that it IS irritating and unfair. but that I can better deploy my Mars Vibe. Like working on my super-genius new project X. But it illustrates how intense this current dynamic is.
If you visualize the planets as characters, Mercury in Leo stalks around theatrically with a cape and full make-up, saying ‘they’re laughing at you” and “this is a fuqing insult to all your hard work, my god, to your genre.” “We should Shawshank Redemption this.” Meanwhile Mars – thankfully Retrograde and in Aquarius – is admiring the jewelry on the hilt of his sword and watching the show with wry amusement.
This astro doesn’t really want to go all in on fighting a system. Retrograde Mars in Aquarius wants all available resources allocated to reinventing one’s own system. Not railing against that of another. But it’s so hard. Please don’t think that when I make certain suggestions, they’re coming from some sort of sanctimonious position. They’re so not. This IS challenging turf and we are all having to get our Mars on wisely.
How are you going with it?
Image: Gilbert Han