Sunday Inspiration to handle Mars this week

art by Mario Duguay

Mars is finishing up his round in Pisces, having just transited Neptune where Mars has great difficulty in finding the higher virtues of his aggressive tendencies. In compassionate and transcendent Pisces, Mars needs and desires can become sublimated and pop up at inconvenient times, especially when Neptune is involved. And of course Mercury is retrograde, having just moved back into Taurus where we can become stuck when we need to adjust under the retrograde call for revision. 

Mars enters Aries on Wednesday and will conjoin Jupiter where any repressed anger or frustration will find it easier to emerge, rather like a volcano if we’re not consciously aware of what we are feeling. 

Physical activity is an excellent way to burn off or harness excess Mars energy, but an ideal scenario this week is to use the intuition of Pisces and Neptune to inform our next steps which will become easier when Mars enters its own sign of Aries and the engines are fully fired.

This quote from Rumi fits quite perfectly into this week’s Mars scenario. ❤️


When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety;
If I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain.
From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me.

There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.

~ Rumi

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Astrological news this week: Mars/Neptune and Gemini season

Astrological update for the week of May 16-23, 2022

art by Myriams Bay

How did everyone fare during the eclipse Sunday night? I was knocked so off kilter (the eclipse squared my natal Pluto which and a bunch of progressed planets) that I forgot what day it was yesterday! So this forecast is late, but hopefully better late than never as they say.

This week is a bit quieter astrologically, although Mars, planet of action teams up with Neptune, planet of transcendence, in the sign of Pisces (culminating around 2:30 am on Wednesday). At its best this planetary combination can release a torrent of creative energies and unbridled compassion; at its worst, it can bring confusion and the kind of passive aggression that Mars in Pisces is known for. Mars needs to express itself forcefully, and in Pisces that force is watered down and sometimes disappears, so the aggression of Mars can be quite leaky and come out in unexpected places.

The Moon will have moved from Scorpio after the eclipse into Sagittarius which can be a  mixed blessing: Sagittarius is certainly hopeful and optimistic, but if the wrong thing is expanded under the Sagittarius influence it can cause problems. Tread carefully in the evening of the 17th (Tuesday) when the Sagittarius Moon will face off against Mars and Neptune.

On the heels of a powerful eclipse this can be somewhat destabilizing so in the early part of the week we may want to try to avoid open conflict where possible and wait for the fog to clear. It shouldn’t take long for that to happen since the Moon enters Capricorn on the 18th around 8 am which helps to ground and stabilize. Then a harmonious trine […]

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By |2022-05-17T07:11:05-04:00May 17th, 2022|Planetary news this week|8 Comments

Astrological news this week: Mercury, Jupiter and a Scorpio SuperMoon eclipse

Astrological update for the week of May 9-16, 2022

There’s a lot going on this week!   Mercury turns retrograde on May 10th, the same day that Jupiter enters Aries.  Mercury is in Gemini now, a sign in which it is very much at home, but it will retrograde back into Taurus on May 22nd. Mercury is the planet associated with mental activity, the processing of information, short travels and the operation of equipment. Where Mercury in Gemini is active and curious, easily able to change and adapt, Taurus is a fixed sign and Mercury in Taurus tends to be more stubborn and resists change which can make a retrograde period more difficult. During retrograde periods of any planet there is a tendency to retrace our steps and look back to re-assess aspects of our life which may not be ideal, and that is particularly true when Mercury is retrograde.  So take precautions and be careful with communication and any processing of information, but expect that glitches may happen anyway. No need to put your life on hold or delay doing something important!

Jupiter enters Aries on May 10th, and you can read all about that here. Venus is already in Aries, and this infusion of fire will help to shake off some of the fairy dust of the Pisces stellium that’s been in effect over the past month. The challenge of Pisces is to find that boundary line between Jupiterian optimism and Neptunian illusion, and Jupiter moving from Pisces to Aries will hopefully help us to burn through any clouds of confusion. I’m also hoping it will bring an end to the stock market decline.

 The lunar eclipse at the Scorpio Moon occurs May 16th at […]

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