Saturday, March 1, 2014

This Weekend



Happy New Moon.  
I hope you are getting your flow on.

As you know, because you read my whole article ---today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday)  Mars and Saturn are turning retrograde.

Mars makes its move 11:24am EST March 1
Saturn makes its move 11:19am EST March 2

I wrote about both planets and their direction change in the new moon report but I want you to also have other astrologers’ take. All of these astrologers are on my favorite links (to the right). 

I think Marina at DarkStar did a super write up on our Martian Warrior  --Here is a snippet but go to the  LINK for her whole piece. It is VERY thoughtful.

Mars stations retrograde on March 1 2014. Mars will traverse slowly backwards from 27º to 9º Libra. Like all retrogrades this period gives us a chance to look at things from a right-brain perspective. The effect is cyclical not linear, it is internalized and intuitive. Generally astrologers suggest that this a time where we find it hard to express our anger and become passive-aggressive. But the truth is far more complex and richer than Mars simply becoming a grumpy neutered cat. Rather it will feel inappropriate to attack things head-on.
I believe Mars retrograde will behave like Pluto. Mars tends to do things in a hurry, so he’s more of flame-grilled affair, charred on the outside with raw bloody flesh on the inside. Instead Mars retrograde becomes a very slow, rich bake. The Martian impulse is slowed down and…..Got to link

And Lynn Koiner, one of the most gifted astrologers of our time has written a brilliant  and insightful piece on Saturn’s retrograde.  Again go to LINK for full piece. 

SATURN TURNS RETROGRADE – MARCH 2 through JULY 20 2014Saturn turning retrograde will slow down the normal rate of activity so that better methods and strategies can be developed. Saturn rules the physical and psychological supports, structures and armatures in our life. It produces the rules and regulations by which we guide our lives, our sense of responsibility, and our limitations. It allows us to define boundaries for ourselves by saying NO! When Saturn is natally retrograde, this capacity does not function properly, making us insecure and unable to accurately assess what can realistically be expected in any situation. The most common flaw is the tendency to say YES when we should say NO, especially in activities and relationships ruled by Saturn’s house position.Stress hits – do not make commitments or financial decisions on these dates: 
Saturn is actually well aspected to the outer planets in Water Signs.During the period when Saturn is transiting retrograde, it is essential that we go back and assess and solidify commitments made, projects started and responsibilities undertaken in the past. This must be done before….. GO TO LINK FOR FULL ARTICLE

And as always Mikey Lutin who I believe is astrologers poet laureate has a lot to say about this period we are in.

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