COVID and Mars Retrograde
There has been quite a bit of coverage regarding trials entering phase 3 for COVID vaccines. My concern is that there may be a rush to mass-produce vaccines that may require more time for development. A word of caution: hold off on any possible vaccine until after November 13.
Mars is in Aries usually operates effectively. The retrograde can either slow down productivity or bring an impulsive delivery. Aries nature is “Me first!” Also, Aries is known for jumping into situations without due diligence. The concern is that some manufacturers may be trying to claim their name as the first one to deliver a vaccine.
Between Venus and Jupiter, Mars resides. It rules the will force, physical energy, efforts, impulse, courage, driving force towards a goal, assertion, and sexual libido. Depending on Mars’ zodiacal position at birth, it describes your will and passion. From September 8 – November 9 2020 Mars will be retrograde in the sign of Aries.
Retrograde Mars occurs every 26 months for 70 to 80 days. Projects will stall or develop slowly. Our energy level will be lower. Accidents and arguments from impulsive actions and unrecognized anger will flare. Sexual activity is often unsatisfactory.
The textbooks indicate that suppressed frustrations result in a volcano-like eruption. Individuals may explode with frustration and decide poorly and respond with violence and anger instead of patience and dialogue. A retrograde can force one to go deep within and make groundbreaking changes in terms of the nature of the planet and the nature of the sign.
This retrograde can result in procrastination. Assertive patterns are more introspective. Many will encounter passive individuals that may lack drive. Steer away from starting a new business under a retrograde.
The birth of a business during a Mars Retrograde will result in constant problems with having action asserted at a quality and effective pace. No matter how hard you try to push, nothing will happen. Everything is in a sluggish state.
More importantly, steer away from major repairs and surgery. Since Mars governs destructions, deconstruction may become more understood after Mars turns direct. If an electronic gadget breaks down on a Mars Retrograde, a repair job will not cure the fix. A repair job on a Mars retrograde may result in having another repair take place. However, after the retrograde has turned direct, the problem can be more understood. Repair jobs include surgery. Avoid surgery under a time frame if possible.
However, being born with a Mars retrograde is much different than experiencing one during the cycle. A well aspected Mars retrograde in an individual’s birth chart can produce a lot of success. Since energy and initiative are internalized (retrograde) usually the individual competes with himself. Many athletes are born with a well-aspected Mars Retrograde. However, when Mars is aspected with challenging aspects, individuals may act hastily and often need to retrace and redo his steps
There could be difficulties, arguments, disagreements with legal, religious, travel, and matters with someone that may be very philosophical and/or have a very strong opinion. So during this time, it would be wise to frame your intentions as a visionary. Keep the bigger picture in mind especially when asserting your own opinion as dogma.
One’s sexual drive during a Mars retrograde can change a lot. It has been stated that the level of satisfaction during a Mars retrograde can be difficult to satisfy. In the sign of Aries, it could be the opposite of nature: stagnant and procrastinating.
Aries rules the head and battles. During this cycle, there are going to be some upheavals. More than likely some scandalous battles will result between presidential candidates. This is a strong placement for assault (verbal, physical, emotional, etc.)
I will cover some of the aspects Mars will form in the next edition. Stay tuned!