Mars shifts the astral winds this week as it moves ‘forward’ for the first time in nearly three months, and even though the goin’ will be slow until the planet of energy gains momentum, the air starts to clear almost immediately. Plans and projects as well as situations and circumstances that only seemed to simmer these last several months are definitely going to come to a boil. Expect people to be excited—just ’cause. Also anticipate having to handle a multitude of mundane tasks that just can’t be put off any longer. Mars Direct equals very busy.
Mars went direct on Monday, May 19, at 9:31PM EDT; it won’t go retrograde again until April 2016, so that sigh of relief can last as long as you like—so long, you might even forget that Mars will ever be retrograde again. But back in present time, Mars is still in Libra, the Sign of relating, a transit that began in December 2013 and ends on July 25, late in the day. Please don’t confuse Mars Direct with the end of its transit through Libra, and therefore, our seemingly endless relationship intensive. Mars went direct in an exact trine to the Moon, in Aquarius, a signature that certainly signals more to come when it comes to personal and professional interactions. Expect Mars to melt the ice of frozen positions and polarized roles, and as these cool waters seep into the routines of daily life, emotional flooding, yours or others’, is probable. What’s more, as Mars completes its journey through Libra, all manner of partnership issues are going to present themselves for a “last” look. Use this time constructively by having the courage to stand in your feelings and examine rigid stands that may be keeping you mired in patterns you would rather shift.
As the week unfolds you’ll be tempted to rush ahead, a totally reasonable response to our collective release from retrograde captivity. Just keep in mind that it will take Mars at least a week to gather speed, and as it hurries up, it collides with Mercury’s second retrograde phase of the year that begins June 7 and ends July 1. Pay attention: The period of time between May 28 and June 4 is a retrograde free zone—the only one in quite awhile. We will enter the next non-retro zone in the beginning of July and despite the lazy, hazy days of summer, daily life is likely to resemble a feeding frenzy of activity.
I know I don’t have to say this, but I will anyway…as Mars gathers its strength many of us are sure to do the same. So as you feel your might, remember to continue to be kind to your fellow travelers. And when possible use some of your strength to help those in need of assistance.
If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Mars goes direct in your Solar House of partnership, so be prepared for lots of passionate interactions with all sorts of significant others, past, present, and future. Do your best to handle the building momentum by making a huge effort to stay present and to not only acknowledge your feelings, but also to honor the feelings of others.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Mars moves forward in your Solar House of work, service, and health, stirring a desire in you to get busy—which is a good thing, because as Mars gathers speed, you’re likely to gather an ever-increasing workload, even if you’re not employed. Be discerning, and spend your energy where it is most needed and will yield the best result.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Mars Direct stimulates a cornucopia of creative ideas as well as the need to turn at least some of those clever ideas into real projects with the potential to deliver tangible, actual gains. Be precise about what you want to accomplish, and then allow your ambition and determination to strengthen along with Martian intent to get it done.
Cancer June 22-July 22
Mars goes direct in your Solar House of the home, so don’t be surprised if you feel the need to put a huge dumpster right outside your front door so you can facilitate cleansing the detritus of the last several months. As you cleanse the exterior home, don’t forget to pay attention to your inner home and also release old beliefs that no longer serve.
Leo July 23-August 22
You’re talking—a lot—but not just to anyone who will listen, because as Mars gains traction in your Solar House of communication, you’re going to be quite clear about what’s important to say and to whom. Pay attention: Your words—written, spoken, sung, or mimed—have a great power behind them. Don’t squander this currency on insignificant matters. Spend this energy intentionally and you’ll garner positive results.
Virgo August 23-September 22
Mars goes direct in your Solar House of resources and while your first response may be to shout “free at last” don’t be too quick to spend, spend, spend. Take some time to figure out what Mars has been asking you to learn about your resources and then be sure to apply those lessons in the coming weeks.
Libra September 23-October 22
Mars moves forward in your Solar House of individuation, which translates into a very strong desire to self-actualize, particularly in relationships—translation: co-dependent no more. You’re going to want to put your foot down. The problem is, you’re not sure where. So take your time figuring out how to take a stand for yourself and you’ll make wise choices.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
How do you spell internal relief? M-a-r-s D-i-r-e-c-t. Yes, now that Mars is moving forward, you can stop that brain worm from chewing on the same information and/or situation and thinking that you will find a different answer. Allow Mars move you into greater clarity, and what was once a huge issue might diminish to an appropriate size with a positive solution.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Mars goes direct in your Solar House of community, and as it moves forward, you’re likely to experience increased opportunities to share your gifts with the world. This isn’t about becoming a rock star—although if that’s what you desire, have at it. This is about knowing the value of your gifts and where they might be best appreciated.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Mars moves forward in your Solar House of recognition, putting the spotlight on what you want to achieve. Whether your desires are personal or professional, allow this forward motion to stimulate your efforts to either initiate a project you’ve been considering for a while, or finishing up projects that have been lingering during the retrograde.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Mars Direct is sure to stimulate a desire for travel, as well as a desire to visit internal as well as external exotic locales. Indulge in this urge to see the worlds. If you can afford it and have the time, take that well-deserved vacation. And if armchair traveling is the most convenient, satisfy your curiosity and wanderlust through books, movies, and whatever other means you can.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Mars moves forward in your Solar House of transformation, and your rate of change accelerates almost immediately. I’m not suggesting you slow down, although taking your time might be wise. But I am advising you not to take on too much at once. Yes, you’re integrating the information from the retrograde, but that doesn’t mean you have to change everything at once.
Ralfee Finn specializes in Transformational Astrology. For readings, call 1-888-937-9264, write P.O. Box 343, New York, NY 10025, visit AquariumAge.com, or e-mail email@example.com.
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