The planet Mars in astrology is all about your MOJO. It's the life force energy that allows you to initiate, be passionate in your goals and desires, and express your assertive and/or aggressive sides.
When Mars is in Retrograde, you will experience similar energies to other planetary retrogrades (HERE). You will want to Rest, Re-evaluate, and Release anything that is nolonger working for you. Mars can create passive aggressiveness though if you're not careful ladies n gents. Passionate women aka most fire signs will want to put their energy into creative endeavors at this time. Repressing is never the way to go! Continue to fuel your hobbies, interests, and work ethic in a variety of ways. Seek inspiration outside of yourself if necessary. This is a great time to look at what drives you forward in life. Revise your bucket lists if necessary.
Mars in Retrograde for 2020 will transit from September 9th to November 13th. The next Mars in Retrograde will come in Oct 30, 2022 to Jan 12, 2023.
Neptune (planet of illusions) in Pisces (intuitive fishy) will transit until the year 2026. This 14 year journey has been on my mind since it came in. It comes back around as a reminder after major hurricanes, floods, drownings, cruise ship disasters, community water pipes, water pollution, etc. It's one of those transits where you go "Oh that's right! Neptune is in Pisces!"
You can literally look back at the news since 2012 for examples.
It's right up there with a Mercury (planet of thoughts) in Retrograde transit (HERE) where foggy thoughts, travel delays, misunderstandings, and emotional detachments come about.
It's important to be mindful of all things water right now. Even if you forget about the Neptune in Pisces transit, just use common sense when it comes to Where you travel, When you travel, and How you Live during your travels.
Ex: An ocean view doesn't always mean being right up on the ocean...or in it. ;)
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things to do during Neptune in Pisces though.
Water can act as a cleanser, grounder, and increase your circulation flow. Make sure you are getting a glass every 2 hours or so. :)
Full Moons come in every month for two weeks for cleansing, healing, and release. Emotions are heightened, water retention occurs, and a desire for more rest comes about.
It's to prepare you for the fresh start New Moon ahead.
When Full Moon Lunar Eclipses come in, they have the power of 3 Full Moons! Energy is intensified for greater manifestations and releases!
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5th will be in the zodiac month of Gemini. This energy can be a catalyst for the same Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius that occurs in December 2021. It's a great time to make long term plans that you wish to see come about during this time span, especially with all that is going on right now (pandemics, protests, economies, and travel restrictions).
The World is definitely going through a "release". Your environments and the World could use a little smudging right now to clear out the negativity! Consider smudging yourself and your environments with lavender incense, sea salt scrubs, sea salt around foundations, and anything else that you find cleansing.
This current Lunar Eclipse energy also ties into the Venus Retrograde in Gemini mentioned HERE.
The Sagittarius-Gemini polarities will come in to help you evaluate how you are using your intuition with your practicality and your desire to explore the World with your desire to explore your local communities.
Gemini season and Geminis are always an interesting zodiac sign to talk about. You really do get to see why their symbol is the twins. They really do represent the androgynous sides within everyone (Male and Female, Kermit and hooded Kermit, etc). They can be chatty, witty, and “superficial” in terms of their knowledge and/or lifestyle. They may be a jack of trades and master of none in other words. Variety is their spice.
Their opposite sign is Sagittarius. This can bring an interesting dynamic when they come together as friends, lovers, and/or exes. Your opposite sign in the zodiac is the sign that you are to learn from in terms of qualities that you need to bring up and/or release.
Side Note: I always try to take it light with air signs during Air Sign months because Air Signs (Gemini, Aquarius, Libra) can fuel Fire Signs (Sagittarius, Leo, Aries) in a good or bad way.
The rest of the opposite signs are
When the planet of love Venus heads into Gemini (April 3rd - Aug 7th), love, values, and beauty can really take on fickle tone. We may want to mix and mingle vs. fully commit. Dramas may be created out of boredom as well. Take a light approach with all of your relationships.
When Venus heads into Retrograde while in Gemini (May 13th - June 25th), it’s all about taking light approaches to love as we reevaluate our lifestyles and relationships.
Purchasing beauty products, new haircuts, clothing, and décor should be avoided due to foggy thoughts. It’s only when Venus heads direct that we can gain full clarity on our purchasing and relationship decisions.
You can Learn More about Retrograde Seasons HERE.
The Rat year had us all staying in our mouse holes, going out only for food and essentials, and “running” away from the sight of humans getting too close. Although the opportunist pandemic did lay a “mouse trap” during the fresh 12 year Chinese cycle, it did vibrate quite well to 2020’s slow and steady energies. It was a year for reevaluating your foundations (health, career, finances, and relationships). This should prepare us for the “stability” of the Ox year.
The Ox year (Feb 12th 2021-Jan 31st 2022) is all about hard work, practical mindsets, and slow and steady progress.
It can be a positive year for real estate investments for those looking to take on relocations and/or eager vacationers, esp with 2021’s restless travel energies.
Compatible Roosters and Snakes should keep an eye out for unique finds during the Ox year as well. I would extend this advice to Taurus zodiac signs as well. The Bull is their zodiac symbol after all!
It can be a positive year for pay offs from previous year investments as well.
2021’s energies may bring its share of roller coasters though.
Ox babies that are born in 2021 will be great little helpers for any tasks that need to be done in their older years. They will be part of the self-sufficient Generation Alphas. This combo should make for a strong and reliable line of young adults in the future!
As for existing Ox individuals, it’s best for them take on projects that they hold dear. The “running of the bulls” effect can occur if they take on too much at once. This can lead to energy drain and unnecessary competition. Stop and smell the roses like Ferdinand the Bull in other words. ;)
This can apply to us all in 2021 and beyond! :)
Astrological Retrogrades come in every year for humans to Refresh, Release, and Reevaluate.
It's best to stay flexible during these times as delays, technical errors, and misunderstandings occur.
For those who are tuned in, you will clearly see your spirit guides face palm themselves when you think up a "dumb" idea about a person, place, or thing. Just chill with those foggy thoughts until clarity returns. ;)
The most common retrograde is Mercury in Retrograde. Mercury rules thoughts, communications, and travel. It's a good time to declutter and rid yourself of what's nolonger working for you. This opens up space for energy and mindfulness. It's the perfect time to tap into your intuition or get objective on paper. Direct communications are best if you wish to be vocal afterward. This is not the time for trying to contemplate too much info at once. Keep it simple with Yes or Nos, A or B choices, etc.
2020's Mercury in Retrograde Dates Ahead...
* June 18th to July 12th
* October 14th to November 3rd
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