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Mars Rx: Slow and steady. But mostly slow.

As Erin Sullivan points out in her excellent book Retrograde Planets, Mars retrogrades so seldom – only every two and a half years – that its retrogrades take us by surprise. We don’t develop the same practical or spiritual reflexes we have for dealing with, say, Mercury’s retrograde periods, which occur approximately every fifteen minutes. (Okay, more like three times a year, but gah, it does feel like every fifteen minutes, doesn’t it?) So we tend to get caught in a psychosis-inducing loop of work – work – frustration – head banging -throw something – work some more, until we finally hit a brick wall and end up on the sofa in a fetal position, whimpering softly.

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I don’t know about y’all, but Mars finally entering Leo last Friday – after that looooong, sulky passage through Cancer – certainly seems to have kick-started my energy level. Last week nearly did me in; much work to get finished, guests to get ready for (including the divine Kelly), and …

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Mars retrograde: Surveying the rubble.

How is the Mars retrograde treating everyone? The last Mars retrograde in late 2005 kicked my butt, even if it took a month or so to gather steam; so although I’m toddling along pretty happily at the moment, I’m pretty sure I’m not out of the woods yet. Jonny’s getting …

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