Mars turns Retrograde in Aquarius conjunct the South Node on June 26 @ 9+degrees AQUARIUS until August 27th. This will be two whole months of Dog Days of summer. All energy action is on standstill. Nothing can really move forward during this time.
The red macho planet of testosterone, the patriarchy, war, and guns, turns Retrograde for 55-80 days every 25 1/2 months. This is a rare and special transit. Mars will appear 2.7 times brighter by July 31 as it will look in the skies in May. In Vedic Astrology, a Retrograde planet is beneficial and good. Mars will be almost as bright as it was in 2003 when it was the closest it had been to the earth in 60,000 years. So you will want to be out at night blowing off steam and raging to Mars.
When Mars entered AQUARIUS it did so on a New Moon when Uranus the planet that governs Aquarius also entered Taurus for the first time in 84 years. That in itself is a very rare synchronicity. Both of these are fixed signs.
Mars has just had an important hook-up with Venus. The exact conjunction was on Summer Solstice June 21 conjunct to the North Node in Leo @ 9 degrees+. This transit hasn’t occurred at this degree in hundreds of years. The union of the opposites. This Venus-Mars opposition is a total symbol of the Hermetic Axiom “As above so below.”
Venus-Mars opposition June 21 is a polarizing opposition, as well as a balance of the sexes. Venus in Leo, symbolizes the heart, love, leadership, drama, passion. Mars in Aquarius is a detached scientific Masculine energy.
The North Node is our collective “True North” our highest goal. The South Node is our unconscious past, our karma. It is where we repeat the same old patterns and lessons when we are not conscious and aware. This is a huge cosmic symbol in synch with the solstice one of the world Points.
The South Node is our karmic past which we need to be conscious of as it is our motivating factor. We can draw upon the qualities from our South Nodes but also need to release any Karmic past life debts, baggage, habits, self-sabotage, and memories.
The North Node and VENUS
is our evolutionary point of growth-pointing to Leo right now. Venus is the way shower on the North Node in Leo. The North Node in Leo is a firey, masculine, passionate, spiritual inspired, dramatic wholehearted creative, self-expressive energy. The way of growth is women who courageously run like lionesses. Our true north values are straight from our heart/wills. We must follow the Divine Feminine Lion/cat goddess, Bast, Durga, Astarte, Ishtar. Asherah, Atargatis, and many more by hundreds of names.
Aquarius South Node
is a detached masculine air sign known for inventions, revolution, “scientific progress” and individualism in a collective whole. The old masculine detached mechanized way of working, in the past is out. We ate it mechanized cogs in the wheel of the machine. That way of thinking is going down the vortex of the past.
This Mars/ Venus opposition conjunct to the Moon’s Nodes is a huge turning point in our collective evolution. This is an extremely powerful karmic opposition. The North Node is the Cosmic GPS.
As Mars moves Retrograde everything that Mars governs- men, competition, aggression, war, testosterone,anger, actions, the military, defences, guns, explosions, initiations, spontaneity, and danger gets delayed redacted, and held back, which can produce repressed rage which will explode like a volcano once Mars goes direct. Mars loves action and to be tied down and dragged backwards will infuriate the red planet. For masochists, they will love it.
As Mars Retrogrades back into Capricorn to station on August 27 @ 28 degrees it will be at its most powerful. Mars will be squaring Uranus in Taurus at 2 degrees adding further tension and potentially even more chaotic explosive energy. Venus will be in Libra then, one of the signs she governs, graciously radiating fairness, justice, beauty, peace, balance and relating to everyone with social flare. She will also be challenging the President and all corporate powers as she will be squaring Pluto in Capricorn. It will take until October 9th till Mars gets to 9+ degrees Aquarius again and action can really begin to move forwards then.
This RED FLAG day of Mars Retrograde
indicates a 2 month very irritating, impatient clawing back period. It’s Rip Van Winkle time on speed. It also makes me think of seeing red. When we see things from other perspectives aspects and energies we see what we couldn’t see normally. Seeing RED is shocking anger and rage. This can be a very good positive thing. One of the biggest dangers of Mars Retro is repressed rage.
Mars Retrograde is not a time to act, start, or buy anything new. It’s great for repurposing things, consignment, recycling, redress redo revamp and thrift shop buys. Many, many things will need to be renegotiated and remade. Many relationships will end as people’s values are re-evaluated.
Look back and release the anger
This is a good time for men too look back in anger, and reflect on how dangerous and violent the Patriarchy and the prevailing cultural model is. This is a good time for men to re-educate themselves to use masculine energy in a more holistic balanced and positive way. This means honoring their own feelings,their own inner feminine, called the Anima, the soul, which has been the first aspect to be shut down and raped within themselves first. Which I just realized is of course why men rape women. This is classic Stockholm Syndrome. Those who have been raped of their feeling or dignity take it out on anyone lower than themselves. or whoever they can dominate. That is what a top-down Hierarchical Patriarchal structure is. Indigenous men in traditional societies defended protected and supported when necessary the Divine feminine, the earth, and all Our Relations.
Choose love, courage, and the passion to live from your heart. Leo is the sign of the child. Venus in Leo The lioness fiercely protects her children and works collectively with other lionesses who share power. The old patriarchal military-industrial model is over. The detached scientific progress model is over.
This is very positive. Choose love.
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