Just as the pains of growth reach our limits to tolerate the stretch, just as the clamorous, calamitous world puts us in a state of data overload, just as the rude awakening process that is this particular stretch of the evolutionary process we’re encountering gets to be just too much, just in time, the Sun leaves brash Aries and moves into the serene lands of Taurus.
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?
For the past few decades there has been a growing tension between conservative and liberals or traditionalists and progressives in this country.
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