Are you feeling the Mars Maximus? Mars is amped, on the verge of turning Direct in Gemini* and in a friendly alignment with Venus, his long-time love interest.
It’s adding an extra zing to Mercury Retrograde – cyber-fuqery, grounded flights, mail delays and more – but really, how good is your recalibration?
Granted you may not be precisely where you want to be at the moment but Mars Retro in mercurial Gemini has been magnificent for insights, pivots and fresh tactical takes.
No matter who rat-a-tat or scattered your process since October 30, it’s all come together over the last five days or so. If not, it’s converging as you read this. Any Mars Retrograde will compel an audit of tools, weaponery, defence assets, unique or easy-to-replenish resources, goals, metrics, grudges, ambitions and long-term strategies.
But when the Retrograde is in Air Gemini and it’s the longest Mars has been in that sign in nearly a century, the process is more fluid. It’s also helpfully amoral.
This is not an insult to the Tao of Gemini: I guarantee that a component of your last ten weeks has been re-assessing scenarios you’ve felt inappropriately inferior about or as if you’d done something ‘wrong.’
Now think about how difficult it is to guilt-trip a Gemini – Mars in this sign lends similar super-powers. Lithely leaping out of range if there are Vibe Vampires on the prowl, deflecting circular self-guilting loops and deploying wit or agility to evade ponderous bores.
The recent months – okay, fine – years – of ramped up Saturn-shite and fixed-sign-square fuqery made many a situation seem insurmountable. A Mars this mutable and quick-silvery is a blessing – even if the retrograde revealed some concealed animosity or made you more aware of holes in a strategy, you are about to emerge more adept and agile.
So, how is/was your Mars Retro?
*Mars is Direct on Thursday 12 at 20:56 Universal Time – see the Moon Calendar for the time in your zone.
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