Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire?
There's a sense of peace that comes over many people the day that Mercury goes direct. For the record, this is Friday, February 28 at 9:00am EST. Everyone breathes a sigh of relief and enjoys the time until Mercury decides to retrograde again.
Sadly, that is not really to be this time.
I know what you're thinking. You're saying, "John, what the fuck? We had Merc retro late last year and then Venus retrograde over February and Valentine's Day. With Mercury's retrograde over, what exactly could be coming now?"
Good readers, while I apologize for the inconvenience, Mars is going retrograde beginning March 1 at 11:23am EST, and its effects will continue to be felt even into July 2014.
Everyone talks about Merc retro these days, but mighty Mars, the marauder or "bully" of the astrological planets, can also be a problem.
Mars is a high energy planet that involves aggression, lust, and moving forward. So when it goes retrograde, here are a few things you can expect:
- A lack of desire to face things heads on
- Anger that is more of a slow burn and held inwardly rather than expressed
- A re-evaluation of sexual relationships
Yeah you read that last portion right. If you are not in a sexual relationship now, pushing forward ot physical intimacy during Mars retro may be satisfying in the short term, but long term it usually does not amount to anything. But the Mars retrograde energy is pretty wild overall, so if you're looking to get your freak on, Mars retrograde might be the time to let it all hang out.
Anyway, you have been warned, gentle readers. Hopefully Merc retro has treated you well.