MARS RETROGRADE, Red alert! Never fear,it’s all good,fromTara Greene psychic Astrology Meditations

Mars Retrograde Rx Just what the Dr. ordered.              
Alfred E Newman MAD magazine

Mars Retrograde What Me worry?

You know the FEARMONGERERS 2012, It’s the END OF THE WORLD! blah blah blah. I tell you NO NO NO, It’s all good!  Take it E Z, This is American language E long ZEEE. It sounds like EE Zed to Canadians and The British.

Red Alert

Red alert

Take it EASY

RED ALERT!! or Take it E-Z? It’s your choice.

Mars Retrograde will slow everything and all of us down like molasses so might as well kick off yer shoes and enjoy it. This is SLOW communities, slow food, slow economics.  Listen to THE EAGLES sing Take it  easy 

MARS the RED PLANET Retrograde

MArs,  known as the God ARES to the Romans. Mars  rules all the Masculine energies,  men  in general, especially generals, the word martial comes from the root word Mars of course, war, action, passion, libido, leaders, the life force itself and defences. Testosterone levels will plummet. Mars need not be a hero during this time period. MArs retro will definitely Curb Your Enthusiasm.

From Jan 23 – April 13 Mars will be Marching backwards

So for these 11 weeks or so, S_L_O_W down. Review your actions. Mars will be Retrograde in Virgo an Earth sign, work, service to to other, perfectionism, health, accounting and accountability, completion. So all of these elements and activities  will be reflected upon and rehashed.

So whatever sign you are including all MEN and WOMEN and VIRGO‘S ESPECIALLY review your Virgo tendencies to workaholism, your fanaticism to your diet, your yoga, gym or work out routine, your endless worrying and nitpicking about everything, stop being such a big control freak.

Mars Retro in Virgo { earth sign ruled by planet Mercury, the mind} helps us all to let go of all the endless monkey mind chatter chatter. Time to relax, let down your machismo, your heroic efforts to live forever, to be perfect, to live a perfect neat and tidy life.

 Best to take it E-Z.  As MArs Retrograde makes Mars 

                                                                                      MARS MALLOWS! or Mars Mellows!

 All Virgo’s and Pisces will be most affected. Sagittarius and Gemini as well a  Mars will square that sign. All Aries and Scorpio’s will be strongly affected as Mars is their ruling planet as the Retrograde slows down their initiative and life force. All countries and activities governed by Mars will slow down. Martian ruled countries include France, Germany, Poland, England, Syria, ALgeria, Norway, Zambia. Mars rules cities include Washington D.C. New Orleans, Liverpool, Halifax, Naples and Florence Italy. 
With Syria in that list I predict the Syrian goverment will likely fall during this time period.

 Jan 23 – April 13. All Retrogrades Rx is their symbol are Prescriptions, good medicine.
 So for these 11 weeks or so, S_L_O_W down. All Retrogrades give us the Gift of Time to Re-view your past actions.  All words beginning with the Pre-fix RE apply. RE-lax, Re-flect, Re-fine, etc.

Mars will march back from 23 degrees 6” of Virgo  to 3 degrees 41”. 

Mars takes on a backwards journey through earthy hard working Virgo. There was also a pre Retro and Post retro phase which runs from Nov. 18 2011- June 19, 2012, those are the degrees the planet moves back and forth between.

Mars rules leaders and indicates that heads will roll as has already been seen in the  changing of heads of governments and countries during these times such as in Greece, Italy, Libya, Egypt. Expect much more of the same.

The down side may be WAR as machismo when caught by the balls re-acts and defends. But its better to LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS as Joni Mitchell sings

While Mars is retrograde in Virgo, Mercury, Virgo’s ruling planet is important to watch.

Yes work will slow down. The testosterone levels will fall. We will reflect on our accounting, there will be big money reversals, big change ups.

The market may go haywire. The usual forward running motion is halted. Mars Retro is amiable, directionless.

Please note that since July 2005 the Progressed Mars in the U.S. Natal or Sibly chart turned retrograde at 19 degrees of Libra,and will remain so until 2085.

 While Mars is retrograde, Mercury its ruling planet moves through Capricorn into Aquarius and Pisces. Mercury opposes Mars on Feb 23.

MERCURY GOES RETROGRADE on March 12 @ 6 minutes 49 minutes of Aries. So we will get a double echo retro effect. A RE RE effect.

Mercury goes Direct on April 4 @ 23 degrees 51 minutes of Pisces. 

VENUS opposes Mars on FEB 2, which is Imbolc/ Ground Hog Day

Now there’s a movie about going backwards in time! Don’t ya love it! This is a perfect perfect symbol of what Mars retrograde teaches us. The protagonist is an angry, bitter, cynical man, he wakes up on Groundhog day to discover his life is repeating over and over again, No matter what happens to him he wakes up alive the next morning. Its a Bill Murray classic. 

Venus enters Mars territory on Feb 8  So this is an interesting twist of fate. While the masculine is laid back, Venus the Goddess is amping up her libido in Aries. Now Venus is also weak in the sign of Aries her opposite sign.

March 5 Venus enters her home territory of  TAURUS

Where she is at her most earthly regal, grounded, sensual, practical, hands on beautiful.

Venus enters GEMINI April 3

Which is Mercury, Virgo’s ruling planets home sign. So Venus is helping Mars out here.

MEDITATION on MARS Retrograde and WAR, Anger Revenge, Hatred, Fear

Mars as rulerof Aries represents the life force itself. Usually seen as the active, Masculine sperm or seed, the Light that illuminates, that fire which ignites life, the  principle that exists along side and partners with a totally Feminine Universe.

Mars is not necessarily destructive, that is a negative Masculine expression. But one which we have come to think of as a natural as we have been indoctrinated into a Patriarchal masculine world view based on defending one’s possessions, war and domination. So MArs retrograde is a time to look at to review and understand one’s motivations,one’s desires, attachments, aggressions, defensiveness. To reflect on what one fears, hates, seeks revenge on,what angers and enrages.Fear and hatred, defensiveness is the root of all violence anger and war.


Sit comfortably, war loose clothing,

Take 9 deep breaths,

1 thought on “MARS RETROGRADE, Red alert! Never fear,it’s all good,fromTara Greene psychic Astrology Meditations

  1. Thank-you,Tara! Your description of Mars R. was so E-Z to read and understand! Yup,let’s “lay down our arms!”(Speaking of ‘A-R-M-S’…switch the letters around abit….and you get: ‘M-A-R-S’!!!)


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