Mars Turns Retrograde

“Instead of time or space or past or future, the Hopi metaphysics has: the Manifest,The Manifesting, the Unmanifested.” George Johnson

Mars the planet of action and desire is in Sagittarius now Рthe sign of far horizons and expansive ideas.  If you have encountered any frustrations and delays it is not surprising as Mars is slowing down to station retrograde on April 17 EDT and will be joining Saturn Рthe planet of form and structure also retrograde in Sagittarius.

The retrograde period of Mars will continue through the 30th of June. Retrograde periods are a good time for reflection. A good use of this time frame is to review your aspirations and to consider  pragmatic, step by step plans for getting where you want to go. Look to where the strengths and weaknesses lie and take your time. Anticipate delays in order to avoid excess frustration.

There is an expression in astrology that Saturn – old man time – says “no” before he says “yes.” This retrograde period is best used for thinking about what obstacles are likely occur and how you will meet them as part of your planning.

One of the Sabian symbols associated with the Mars station is,” A mother leads her small child step by step up the stairs.”

Sabian symbol quote by Lynda Hill.