A few months ago I wrote about this Mars Retrograde, which begins with power today, (officially) although we began feeling its influence a few weeks ago. Even so in their exact geometric beginning, certain world events remind us of the might of this Mars-Eris conjunction (in greek mythology they are brother and sister) in the sign ruled by this God of war, which is ARES.

Mars, which retrogrades every two years, does not always do so in its own sign, the time before this retrograde that begins today, in Aries, occurred in 1988, when we had the opportunity to see the beginning of the fall of the Soviet Union that culminated the following year with the fall of the Berlin Wall, and also huge fire in the USA shattered 35% of the fabulous Yellowstone National Park. In 1941 he also retrograded in his own sign, and that was the year of Pearl Harbor, when the Japanese attacked the American base in Hawaii, causing the Americans to go to war with Japan that culminated in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb in 1945. This retrograde is even more powerful than on those two occasions, as it will form all those squares (90º)to the planets in Capricorn: Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, while traveling aligned with Eris.

We started the Mars Retrograde in Aries in conjunction with Eris, which was formed exactly for the first time on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 24º Aries 29′ at 10.39am MST. Mars, the God of war, representing our will, action, our inner warrior, life energy and passion, together with his sister Eris, who represents discord, the uninvited, the kept out, chaos, the revelation of artifice of people in power, anger towards the elites, knocking them down and doing so by asking questions and exposing lies. The two are also found on October 4, 2020 to 24º Aries 7′ when they are both in their Retrogrades and again on December 22, 2020 to 23rd 29th when Eris is Retrograde and Mars is Direct. In this instance, together they will also be activating the square with Pluto that occurs about 5 times between January 2020 and October 2021. Everything that is coming out of our lives, which is expiring and falling by its own weight, which demands that we “take action” and transform it, will be affected and we will have no choice but to act. None of this needs to be negative if we do it consciously. In these days of the beginning of this retrograde of Mars in its own sign of Aries in conjunction with Eris (the uninvited one) we have seen the fire in the largest refugee camp in Europe, on the Greek island of Lesbos, which has long been a home for thousands of refugees and migrants who have risked everything to flee war and economic hardship for a better life. In California and Oregon, fires continue to destroy homes and the ecosystem with incredible speed and fury. As for uncovering the lies, journalist Bob Woodward in his book “Rage” also released these days reveals Donald Trump’s lies regarding his knowledge of the seriousness of the Covid, voiced by the president, recorded by Woodward himself, in February 2020.

If you have planets in these degrees and signs, that is: between 23 and 26 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, then you can assume that Cosmos is pushing you to a change and transformation necessary for your evolution. Many relationships will suffer the impact of these aspects and it depends on our level of consciousness and our inner wisdom to be able to understand that we are being asked and let ourselves be guided by this process. The more we postpone or deny what we are asked to do, the more difficulty and suffering will arise. When cycles are completed it is useless to insist on prolonging them.

This Retrograde of Mars in Aries will continue pushing our buttons until the end of the year, as it continues to form aspects to Jupiter-Saturn-Pallas and Pluto in Capricorn, which are really the perfect expression of the need for change in our society, and the paradigms of advancement dictated from the time of the industrial revolution, cycles that are coming to and end and forcing us to RE-think new strategies (Pallas), new forms of Education, of Progress, so that the social and economic imbalanced caused through years of unchecked consumerism and out of bounds ambition, finds a new way where balance is restored. The good news is that we have the money and know how, the technology to do it, we just need the disposition and the brains to formulate this new strategies.

This pandemic has forced us to come into contact with ourselves and our true affections. It gives us time to confront what we daily put off, with the part of our lives that we postpone. We must reconnect with these cycles that make us aware of the will of the Gods, through Nature. It is necessary to harmonise with the Pachamama master plan, rather than insisting on imposing our times on it. Astrology with its poetry lets us know the desire of the Gods and above all of the Goddess- Listen with your soul and let your spirit guide you. You are also part of the solution, we all are.

NEW MOON IN PISCES, March 11th + Venus and Mars in Aries

draft_lens20195058module164215684photo_1356235962__aa_a_AaThe water signs are celebrating! but they should maintain a “cautious optimism”. Here comes the new moon in PISCES of the year, this time on the 11th of March, (last’s years one was in February and in conjunction to NEptuno PISCES, for the first time in our lives).
Although this Moon picks at around 21 ° PISCES 24′, is located between Venus and Mars, both in PISCES, but also with a “stellium” of planets in this sign including Mercury (still retrograde), Chiron and Neptune-of course. As we continue with Mercury in retrograde motion until the 18th, the message of this Lunation seems to invite us to an inner journey, in search of a way of deciphering our internal language. To take a look at this “soul” or “Observer” which exists within us, which inhabits our body, and demands expression and rectification.
Recognizing, Respecting and Accepting, automatically Corrects, not only our personal past, but also, our family and ancestral legacy. Awareness is our only salvation. The Piscean lesson, is that which helps us recognize the unity with All and Everyone, the divinity within us. If the tree suffers, I suffer, if my kids suffer, I suffer, if the rivers run dry, I suffer, if a woman gets raped on the other side of the world or stubbed, like yesterday in London (in a bus! like the girls in India), I suffer. But equally, if you succeed, I am happy, if a child is saved from hunger, I am happy, if our oceans are clean, I am happy, if the war ends, I’m happy, if you learn, I learn.
Neptune entered PISCES last year, for the first time in the life of all who are alive today, for the first time in what we consider to be its own sign, by the similarity of experience and lessons to be learn. This is a Lunation with 7 planets in this territory, where we learn about unconditional love, on other dimensions of human experience, which scientists are still far from explaining. We all know we connect with other dimensions, but we do not know how. We often know who’s calling when the phone rings, before answering, we recognize another soul, without even talking to them, or enter any space and we tremble without knowing why. We chose a therapist or an astrologer with whom we have incredible cosmic connections, without knowing how, but we all know that these things happen all the time. We hear music, or we can hum melodies that, in theory, we have not heard before and don’t understand the process.
Astrologers, smiled quietly, when we see the chart of our clients, and their connections to ours, by progression or transits. They arrive at the “right time” or “Kairos” (an undetermined period of time in which something important happens) and the experience is pure mutual learning process. Seen in this way, nothing in life seems a coincidence. If we don’t even dare to ask ourselves, if there’s a possibility of an hidden order in these apparent “constant” coincidences, we could be somewhat superficial or negligent or simply humanly ignorant. But many Piscean experiences are inexplicable in human terms, although, they are perfectly human experiences. We don’t have the elements yet, because of our obsession with separation and individuation to understand ‘how’s that we are all absolutely linked. Internet today provides a media by which we can begin to understand this concept.
It’s not easy being a Piscean, it takes almost an entire life, to understand that immeasurable wealth of knowledge and wisdom they have since they are born. That connection to the ineffable that gives them access to a knowledge indescribable and inexplicable. They are victims of their own wisdom, it is difficult to share or to integrate into everyday life.
Have you ever seen a pond full of fish?, they swim unceasingly from one side to another, in a constant and extraordinary choreography of crossings exchanges, forming the most magnificent designs, with an innate elegance, but never in a straight line. I could not imagine a better image of PISCES than that. Try asking a Pisces a question for which you need a concrete response and you will see. You will never get it. Directness or concreteness, does not seem to exist in the life of Pisces. Only in the arts they are able to express their eternal wandering through the emotional waters and creative madness. The concept of the drop in the ocean, constantly mixing and reforming the mass of water that exists because of it, and even then is not even appreciated for it. The drop could never explain the ocean, and the ocean without it would not exist. The drop is part of the storms, tsunamis, calm, waves and that constant motion,that’s where PISCES resides, trying to live a mortal life, so no wonder that their body or feet, hurt all the time. Ah! If PISCES could catch that moment, that belief, that creative impulse, every time, and express it and create, we would have found the door between the real and the ineffable. Then, how can we connect to that Ethereal, wise, divine world of Neptune and Pisces without dying in the attempt?How many Piscians have dwelled in alcoholism, drugs, barbiturics, madness?
Meditation, music, art, dance, tai-chi, painting, writing, prayer, they are some of the roads that can be traveled to express the world of Neptune, even for a moment, but with the conviction that they must always come back to what we call real, since while we are alive, we have other things to do.
Saturn in Scorpio, forms a trine to Chiron and Mercury, use the power of this lunation to meditate on these issues, to find yourself in your own Ocean and allow yourself to visit the ineffable trusting that Saturn, will help you return safe and sound and keep in touch with what is real. Jupiter is in square to Mercury retrograde, so make sure that your optimism has real bases and if you decide to take any major risks, you have a cushion where to fall back on.
The Sun and the Moon are in square to Ceres, reminding us that we must feed our soul, as well as our body, and that we must respect those who know more than us and listen.
Mars enters Aries a few hours after the Moon picks, and Venus will enter the first fire sign on the 22nd, a few days before the Full Moon in Libra on the 27th.
With Venus and Mars in Aries, our intention is strengthened and suddenly we understand that we can launch ourselves in search of what we love, another person or a new project. Time to begin again, the impulse of spring is very strongly felt with these personal planets in Aries,this is the true beginning of the astrological year. An inexplicable force invades us and reminds us that every day we can start again. Every day an adventure begins and anything can us to it.
Once again we recognize that we have more of one chance and maybe we have been blind to many of them, by victimizing ourselves, by insisting in doing things the same way, even if everything reminds us that we must change. Between the 23rd and 27th, just in time for the next full moon, Mars will align with Uranus in Aries, activating the famous current Urano-Pluto square. Cardinal signs here have another opportunity to rethink the issues that occupies them at present in the past months or even years, another opportunity to seek a suitable possible solution. Venus will also pass through this point, from the 28th, and we will have the opportunity to experience the difference of these two planetary energies and their unique message. Pay attention to what occurs these days from 26 to 31 and comments in this space, your experiences, if you feel like it.
If you ever had a Piscean experience, your life has changed, by this I mean what commonly call, a peak experiences, i.e. those moments when you can really live and experience the unity with everything. Whether watching a sunset, a Sunrise, during a walk in the mountains or perhaps sitting comfortably on the sofa in your living room, meditating, singing, dancing. Normally this experiences are stimulated by the contact with Nature and then suddenly we understand everything.
We are living very Piscean times and have the opportunity to connect with this concept that we are all ONE and we can see how we are all affected in our unique and special ways, by the same stimulus, and similar situations.
On the 18th, Mercury will station direct to resume its forward motion, to leave PISCES finally on April 13th. This is a brilliant opportunity to defy the gloom of the ‘crisis’ and encourage us to risk and to initiate new projects. Open doors and let the sunlight of spring or autumn enter your soul.