In this week’s episode of Planet Waves TV, Eric dishes the details on the forthcoming Mars retrograde, guiding you through the period when Mars travels from mid-Sagittarius back into Scorpio. He also draws particular attention to one intriguing feature of Mars, known as the Valles Marineris, while wielding his big drumstick.
You can learn more about what the Mars retrograde will mean for you in Eric’s 2016 Spring Reading, which we’ll publish before Mars changes direction on April 17.
Despite the joy brought by seeming birds of omen to an already exciting U.S. election process, the recent pair of eclipses has surely ruffled some feathers and prodded some progress. Eclipses are anything but boring, and on the Aries Point they can be — to say the least — somewhat more edgy than usual.
Fortunately, the tide has begun once more to ebb, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief, dust off, shuffle our papers and get on with the adventure.
On Friday, Saturn helped begin this process by stationing retrograde in Sagittarius. Saturn is usually looked upon with some side-eye, as if cast as the mustache-twirling villain of astrology. Yet Saturn has a lot of benefits to offer if we choose to take them. In the present case, the planet of order and method bestows welcome stability, and gives you the opportunity to take this calm, peaceful energy within yourself.
In an ancient Egyptian prayer, the author describes hearing “the quiet, still voice of the gods.” This means being still and quiet enough to let the messages of the divine reach you.
Set aside a few minutes (at least) each day to embrace this gift of tranquillity; meditate, visualize or just sit in silence. This is a worthwhile exercise at any time; but at this moment it’s likely to prove an especially effective tool to help you get the most from your week.
— Amy Elliott