Total Eclipse of the….Mars! Astrology of Mars Occultations.

Total Eclipse of the….Mars! Astrology of Mars Occultations.

  On Aug 9, Sept 6 and Oct 3 2020 the Moon will be occulting Mars.Yes I am a little behind on my writing 🙂 The Moon also occulted Mars on Feb 18 and Mar 18 2020. The Astrological Dictionary defines an Occultation as: “When a planet or star is hidden or eclipsed by another body, particularly by the Moon, there results what is termed an occultation.” Mars’ energy is, therefore briefly hidden (occulted) from our earthly view which suggests some hidden wisdom is literally Eclipsed and then revealed as the Moon moves on. Since the Moon comes between Mars (or any occulted planet but they are not that common) and the Moon is our receptive, emotional and ancestral emotional body, this suggests that we get a jolt or a rest in some respect to how we view Mars. And the upcoming occultations are connected to Mars journey through the sign of rulership, Aries, and Mars’ upcoming retrograde where Mars influence is being felt in all our lives very keenly. I wrote about that in this article. Since an Occultation is a reset of the planetary bodies energy by our emotional, reactive and responsive body, this suggests that Mars energy is being softened both by his retrograde and the lunar occultations. We are learning, or being invited to, to integrate our Martian, warrior energy in healthier ways. To fight for things, to use our will for caring not to control others. To use our personal power and leadership qualities wisely. The Occultations are dampening the fire of Mars. I think of the quote that Angeles Arrien uses in The Tarot...
Mars Retrograde in Aries: War: What Is It Good For?

Mars Retrograde in Aries: War: What Is It Good For?

Mars entered the sign of his rulership, Aries, on June 28th 2020 for an extended stay until January 6 2021 due to his rare retrograde in his own sign and things are getting heated! I did a video earlier that spoke to the impact of Mars in Aries for each sign. Look at both Rising Sign and Sun sign if you know them Mars rarely goes retrograde in his own sign and the last two times were in 1941 from Sept 6th to Nov 10th (23˚ Aries to 11˚ Aries) and 1988 from August 26th to Oct 28th (11˚ Aries to 29˚ Aquarius). 1941 was the middle of World War 2 and the Retrograde period brought the atomic program that would become the Manhattan Project and, shortly after, the attack on Pearl Harbor that caused the US and Britain to declare war on Japan and for the US to enter the War. Incidentally, Bernie Sanders was born during this rare retrograde and his chart is activated majorly by this retrograde. That felt like a good omen to me but he’s withdrawn from the race to be the Democratic Nominee so we’ll have to see. 1988 brought the realization that 50k Kurds had been killed by Iraq and shortly after the retrograde Gorbachev became the head of the Soviet Union, first female Prime Minister of a Muslim country was elected (Bhutto in Pakistan), the PLO proclaiming the State of Palestine, the Armenian Earthquake that killed 25–50k and the Lockerbie bombing. Mars in Aries contributes to turbulent times for sure. Mars is the God of War and in Aries anger is...
Astrology Writing Returns in this Critical Time: An Overview

Astrology Writing Returns in this Critical Time: An Overview

  It’s been a while since I wrote on here. I was burned out after writing two books in two years. I hope you have been following my posts on Instagram and/or Facebook. I am also human and 2020 has hit us like an earthquake (we literally had a 5.7 earthquake here in Utah which shook us to our bones), tornado and more. Astrologers all knew something big was coming this year as a plethora of planets lined up in Capricorn with the biggest focus being on the Saturn/Pluto conjunction of January 12th. Other factors are always involved of course and the Venus/Uranus conjunction in Taurus and the Sun/Neptune conjunction in Pisces both happening on March 8th definitely can be associated with the sudden rapid spread outside of China where it began. Thanks to my friend and mentor, Erin Sullivan, for pointing that out. There’s also a very good argument for the fact that Pluto in Capricorn is squaring goddess of chaos and discord, Eris, 5 times over the next 18 months and the first exact square was on January 26th. The other dates are June 14th 2020, Dec 10th 2020, Aug 27 2021 and Oct 8 2021. As Pluto and Eris move so very slowly and were not discovered until 1930 and 2005 respectively so this square is something we have not consciously experienced before. It’s commonly known in Astrology that a planets influence becomes active in our consciousness after discovery. Here we have the planet of death and rebirth and deeper psychological shadow forces, Pluto, combining with a newly discovered energy, Eris that is being revealed to...