Mars Turns Retrograde

“Instead of time or space or past or future, the Hopi metaphysics has: the Manifest,The Manifesting, the Unmanifested.” George Johnson

Mars the planet of action and desire is in Sagittarius now – the sign of far horizons and expansive ideas.  If you have encountered any frustrations and delays it is not surprising as Mars is slowing down to station retrograde on April 17 EDT and will be joining Saturn – the planet of form and structure also retrograde in Sagittarius.

The retrograde period of Mars will continue through the 30th of June. Retrograde periods are a good time for reflection. A good use of this time frame is to review your aspirations and to consider  pragmatic, step by step plans for getting where you want to go. Look to where the strengths and weaknesses lie and take your time. Anticipate delays in order to avoid excess frustration.

There is an expression in astrology that Saturn – old man time – says “no” before he says “yes.” This retrograde period is best used for thinking about what obstacles are likely occur and how you will meet them as part of your planning.

One of the Sabian symbols associated with the Mars station is,” A mother leads her small child step by step up the stairs.”

Sabian symbol quote by Lynda Hill.


New Moon in Aries Conjunct Uranus

“New ways of thinking about familiar things can release new energies and make all manner of things possible.” Charles Handy

Thursday’s  The New Moon conjuncts Uranus in Aries  at 7:24 am EDT.  Uranus is the planet of the future and of surprising events an sudden breakthroughs. Events that occur now are pointing the way to the future and are best understood in the future as well. Meaning will follow events. It is best to let things unfold and let direction come to you.

The New Moon is square Pluto and if uncomfortable moments occur  it is a time to release oppressive patterns of the past – particularly oppressive thought patterns – and to take a new innovative approach to the way you think.

One of the Sabian symbols for Mercury at this time is, “A pot of gold at the end of a rainbow .” Do be in touch with your higher aspirations at this time and anticipate breakthroughs – particularly in your thinking. Another symbol associated with Mercury at this time is, “An electrical storm illuminates the heavens and the forest” speaking of  the potential for flashes of brilliance and insight which release pent up energies and clear the air.

Reach Amelia at 603 654 1043 or Sabian symbol references from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom