Category: Mars

Mars in Aries
Mars is in Aries a long time this year, so we need to get to know what that means. Here are some thoughts and context about this transit. By the way, a few minutes in I say the First World War, and I mean the Second!
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Your September Horoscopes
Consequential cosmic events this month: Mars lays down his armour, Jupiter takes up his sceptre, Saturn picks up his scythe. Meanwhile, Venus, Mercury, the Sun and the Moon dance a complex quadrille. If you’re already a member, click here to read your monthly horoscope. Or If you’d [...]
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How To Deal With Mars in Aries AOC style
The redoubtable Alexandria Ocasio Cortez made a blistering speech to congress on July 23, in response to being verbally assaulted by Representative Ted Yoho on the steps of that institution. It’s worth hearing from beginning to end. Doubtless one day it will be taught to schoolchildren. [...]
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Your Month Ahead Podcast: July 22-Aug22
A look at the astrology of the coming four weeks. What’s in store for each sign and much, much more. Still zooming back and forth from Sally’s living room to my shed. We talked about Leos, Uranian reinvention, James Corden —  and that scary/exciting Mars in Aries. Those [...]
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Astrology of Now: Be Kind(er)
There’s a lot of fire and brimstone booming around the skies right now. It’s due to a few factors, but I want to focus on Mars, the warrior, in Aries, the One. This is a powerful and dangerous transit, to be handled with care — but there are good things about it too. Mars in [...]
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Food Shortages
My supermarket is a cornucopia –– shelves of fresh vegetables from Kenya, South Africa and Spain, glistening fruit, vacuum-packed meat (as far from the carcass as possible), smoked salmon from Scotland and Alaska, pimentos from Alicante, olive oil from Tuscany, yoghurt from Thessaloniki, rye [...]
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Mars Takes Action
Fiery Mars will blast into Capricorn on February 16. Hold on to your hats!
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Astrology of Now: Do It
Just do it. Just keep running. The finish line is in sight (or at least a pitstop). Mars, the planet of fire, set a fuse at the start of January that’s been fizzing and popping all the way to this week. Today and yesterday, Mars finally made a conjunction with the planet of surprises, [...]
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The Unstoppable AOC: A Mighty Saturn Return
It’s easy to forget in all the fuss about the youngest ever congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, that her main asset is her mind (Mercury on the MC). Her evisceration of the campaign finance laws this week demonstrated her razor sharp intelligence and ability to get to the heart of an [...]
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Mars Dreaming
Mars turns retrograde today at 9° Aquarius. The planet of war will douse his firebrands for a while and may turn his passions inwards. Today, he is tightly conjoining that mysterious South Node of the Moon — a place of dissolution and dissipation. It’s time to lay down our arms and [...]
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Double Retrograde for A Reactionary Throwback
Oh the splendidness of astrology. I was listening to that Jacob Rees-Mogg, a 48-year-old elderly schoolboy who may actually become the next leader of the British Conservative Party. He is a caricature of “posh”, with the faux self-deprecating, smooth-bumbling of an Etonian (super polite and [...]
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6 Things To Do While Mars is in Cancer
Mars in Cancer June 4- July 20 Mars the fiery planet of war jumped into the soothing waters of Cancer last week. It’s time to take action in the realms of emotions, beaches and kitchens. Water Sports Jump on a surfboard — preferably on a wave. Failing that take up sailing or waterskiing or [...]
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Astrology of Now: Fireworks!
Fiery energy is gathering around the coming eclipse on February 26. We are in an unusually unstable period. The times are angry enough and polarised enough already. Know that the planets are stirring the pot this week and next, adding a huge dollop of chilli to the cosmic soup. Be cautious, [...]
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The Donald: America’s Shadow Steps Out Of The Looking Glass (P1)
Donald Trump has been on TV since 2004, sitting at a big desk with the stars and stripes behind him. He wasn’t the president then, just pretending to be a boss on the reality TV show The Apprentice. He looked menacing and said, “You’re fired”, and rewarded contestants if they were “good”, and [...]
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Astrology of Now: Volcanic Forces
Mars and Pluto are having their biannual conjunction — today, tomorrow, and the day after. Yes, that’s two warriors having a confab in ambitious, driven, earthy Capricorn; the planet of action, Mars, and the planet of the Underworld, Pluto, working together; war plus power. On the mundane [...]
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9 Things to Do During Mars & Mercury Retrograde & some extras
We are in the middle of a season of retrogradacity. Mars until June 30 Mercury until May 22 (in the shadow until June 7) Saturn until August 13 Pluto until September 26 Meanwhile, Jupiter and Venus have both turned direct. This should give you a hint — do good, beautiful, generous things — and [...]
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Astrology of Now: Looking Deeper
One of the pleasures of this retrograde period… Saturn Rx in Sagittarius, the sign of higher learning, the exotic and libraries Mars station (Rx on April 17) also in Sagittarius Mercury in shadow (Rx on April 28) in Taurus, ruled by Venus the goddess of beauty and art Jupiter Rx in Virgo, the [...]
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Astrology of Now: Castrating Mars
This extraordinary gory painting, possibly by Caravaggio, was found in an attic in the French city of Toulouse a couple of years ago, but not presented to the public until yesterday. It’s fascinating that it should be revealed at just this time of retrogrades, a time of retrieval — perhaps [...]
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Astrology of Now: Focus and Healing
It’s an extraordinary — and rather difficult — start to 2016. But amidst the tumultuous energies there are some strong positives. Here’s the gen. Mercury is retrograde in Aquarius, then from January 8th, in Capricorn . The time calls for rethinking and practical [...]
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Astrology of Now: Love Subdues Anger
“Love is the one thing stronger than desire and the only proper reason to resist temptation.” ― Jeanette Winterson, Venus and Mars in Virgo “The kiss itself is immortal. It travels from lip to lip, century to century, from age to age. Men and women garner these kisses, offer them to others and [...]
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