Mars Retrograde – Jan 23 – April 14, ’12
Mars is the planet of aggression, will, courage, and how you get what you want. It’s the maverick, warrior and pioneer, ruling the physical body and your will.
Mars is a work planet and makes things happen, therefore, it wants what it wants – now!
You can imagine how unnatural retrograde movement is for Mars. This gives you the opportunity to revisit, regroup and revise your approach to issues, projects and plans – especially whatever began in mid-Nov ’11.
Mars Retrograde is the optimal time to review and revamp the way you operate, based on what’s working and what’s not working. How do you initiate action – are you direct, covert, indirect – or DO you initiate action? Do you wait for someone else to do it? Are your methods effective?
This Mars Retrograde is occurring in the sign of Virgo, which represents health, service, wellness.
Here’s my Mars Retro guidance for you. Take inventory of what’s working and what’s not working in the way you operate. Especially pay attention to what’s not working, which doesn’t indicate failure – just a need for either adjustment, patience, or a new perspective.
What arrived in your life around mid-Nov ’11? During the next few months you will be making the necessary adjustments, revisions and trying new methods of operating in order to move forward with innovation and greater productivity regarding the Nov project/issue.
Mars Retrograde energy means that you can’t function in the same old ways and have things work out. It’s time to move in a more instinctual way, guided by intuition rather than the traditional, linear (mental) way.
Remember, this is not the time to begin a new job or start new projects if you can help it unless you are prepared to “swim upstream.” It’s so much easier to go with the flow!
Also, Mars Retrograde is the perfect time for a new health regimen – anything to do with the physical body (weight loss, exercise).
Coming Retrogrades are below. Pay attention – timing counts if you want to be in the flow…
Here’s the line up of Retrogrades for the 1st half of 2012:
- Mars Retrograde: Jan 23 – April 14
- Saturn Retrograde: Feb 7 – June 25
- Mercury Retrograde: March 12 – April 4
- Venus Retrograde: May 15 – June 27
- Mercury Retrograde: July 14 – Aug 8