My experience reading and listening to how Neptune is described by astrologers has, for the most part, not been a good one. In fact, as I write this article, I am quite concerned that an opportunity to expand our understanding of Neptune that is being provided by the present New Moon could be wasted with superficial, stereotypical and distorted views of this important archetypal force.
As we enter a Mars retrograde period, it may be helpful to take a good look at its possible effects on us as Mars does not retrograde very often. In fact, it only moves in retrograde motion once every two years. No other planet retrogrades this infrequently. However, when it is retrograde, its significance seems can be greater due to both its infrequency as well as to the length of time of the retrograde period. In the 2016 period, Mars will be retrograde for 10 weeks, although the cycle itself is much longer than that.
The following article was published on Aug. 4, 2012. While it was written primarily for astrology readers at that time, it is just as relevant for students of metaphysics, transpersonal or transformational psychology, and spiritual evolution. I am re-publishing it now so that it might be read in a new, fresh way.
I’d like to continue writing about not only the nature of Chiron and its wound…
When I was a young student of astrology, the sign I had the most difficulty describing by far was the sign of Pisces. Many years later, as I teach students, the same difficulty often occurs, even when the student has the Sun, Moon or Ascendant in Pisces. In fact, some of them have an even greater problem than the other students. So, the first thing I say is that Pisces is often hard to describe in words. No one seems to argue with that, but it does remain frustrating and even a bit of a copout. Kimberly Maxwell and I have had many discussions about the nature of the sign of Pisces and you can read some of what we have come up with in her most recent AstroCast. And yet, it is fair to ask why this sign is so hard to describe, even by those who have a first-hand experience of it?
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