Remember May 12-14th? That's the WHIPLASH POINT Mars will take us to, and back again, during the impending Mars in Aquarius Retrograde, which begins Tuesday, June 26.
Here's the Celestial Schedule for Mars:
Retrograde begins on June 26 at 9 degrees Aquarius. Retrograde ends on
August 27th at 28/29 Capricorn (the position Mars was in May 12th-14th).
Mars then stations Direct on August 27th and proceeds to retrace his
steps through the shadow of its own Retrograde motion ("whiplash"), until it arrives back at 9 Aquarius on October 7th.
This is a tougher-than-usual time for people with Aquarius Rising.
Aquarius Rising has it worst of all because Saturn (your Classical
Ruling Planet until Uranus was discovered) is in Capricorn, your 12th
House. 12th House transits of Saturn are never fun, but for Aquarius
Rising people they are especially challenging (Saturn being the ruler of
Capricorn). Why? Because 12th House is the a place of dissolving
boundaries and structures, and Saturn / Capricorn is about structures,
borders, building, and manifesting. The need to individuate must fight
against the urge to dissolve into undifferentiated One-ness.
Aquarius Sun or Aquarius Moon also won't find this Mars Retrograde a
picnic. Retrograde Mars on Aquarius Sun brings out the combative,
stubborn (remember Aquarius is a FIXED Sign), rebellion for the sake of
rebellion, and self-righteous side of Aquarius Sun-Signs. Retrograde
Mars on Aquarius Moon is emotional revolution.
The other Fixed Signs
(Leo, Taurus, and Scorpio) will be Squared by Mars in Aquarius
Retrograde. Enhanced threat perception, defensiveness,
passive-aggressive or just plain aggressiveness can appear, disguised as
Aquarian-themed manifestations: "Humanitarianism" and "Universality",
"friendship" and "community," "future" and "unique individualism."
Soylent Green is a cinematic example of a Retrograde Mars in Aquarius
solution to the problem of food shortages and overpopulation. Aquarius,
Leo, Taurus and Scorpio need to resist internal pressure to seek extreme
As for the rest of us: In whichever of the 12 Houses of
your personal natal chart the area between 28/29 Capricorn and 9
Aquarius falls, that's where all the action happens between now and when
we get "back to" now on October 7th.
Mars in Retrograde Aquarius asks: "Say, you want a revolution?" Don't answer back unless you know what you're revolting against and where you want that revolution to lead. Best place to start a revolution is inside yourself.
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