Most people view New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day as a time to reflect on the past year and to resolve to guide how they live their lives in new, healthier, more advantageous ways in the year to come. Astrology does not always support those changes, since the civil calendar is rather arbitrary compared to the cycles of the seasons and the rest of astrology.
In part two of our look back on 2013, Eric offers some perspective on our current position in the year’s events. One of the mistakes we make as humans is to not look back and learn from our own past. Are we making progress in civil rights? Eric points to the potential for an awakening of our collective unconscious in this evolutionary time of history.
In part one of our year in review, Eric looks back at some of the jaw-dropping nonsense that occurred in our world in 2013. Thankfully, with the help of Mars retrograde in Libra this year, we are likely to have a long sequence of ‘truth revealed’ kind of events that expose what is behind the facade.
Mars entered Libra Saturday — an energy we’re just beginning to get acquainted with, but which we’ll come to know intimately in the coming months (including through a long retrograde). It’s a complex placement for Mars, whose expression can swing the arms of Libra’s scale from one extreme to another, calling for patience and diplomacy as we relate to each other — and this year, calling for an entire Planet Waves annual edition devoted to it.
Just when you thought you’d finally gotten used to Mercury hanging out in water signs for long stretches, the planet representing our minds and how we think will finally leave Scorpio and enter Sagittarius at 9:42 pm EST Wednesday. Mercury can be a little impatient here, but it tends to be honest — and what our minds may miss in terms of details will likely be made up for with a greater long-range focus.