Venus, Mars and the Milieu

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino


Let’s look ahead to an aspect on Oct. 10. That aspect is Venus retrograde in Scorpio, square Mars in Aquarius. As of this time, Venus will be newly retrograde, and Mars will have just cleared its shadow phase and have entered new territory for the first time.

Mars Direct, Through Aquarius

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino


We have just lived through Martian Summer, and are about to experience Venusian Autumn. It would seem like for about half the population or more, this has been a particularly rough summer. We have some pieces to pick up, some damage to assess and repair, and maybe some issues to settle.

At Last: Mars Stations Direct

Posted by Amanda Painter


By the time you read this, the Pisces Full Moon will have already peaked earlier in the day. Yet even if you can feel a situation resolving or softening in one regard, you might still be experiencing a little agitation: tomorrow, at 10:05 am EDT (14:04:52 UTC), Mars finally stations direct after having been retrograde for two full months.

Approaching Solar Virgo and Mars Direct

Posted by Amanda Painter


You might think of this week under the header of “transition.” Of course, we’re always in some kind of transition or another. But consider this: Mercury just stationed direct early this morning; we’re entering the final week of Mars retrograde, which has characterized the entire season; and on Thursday, the Sun enters Virgo.

Mercury Stationing Direct, Mars Still Retrograde

Posted by Amy Elliott


We’re in the final week of the present Mercury retrograde, which has been almost concealed under the other unusual astrology surrounding it — the eclipses, which are now over; and Mars retrograde. The period when Mercury prepares to station direct is usually a time of revelations: of hidden truths emerging, and patterns coming together.

New Challenges Need New Solutions

Posted by Amanda Painter


Hopefully you’ve felt a sense of last week’s pressure easing some, now that the Full Moon and lunar eclipse has dissipated and Mercury is firmly retrograde in Leo. That said, this week’s astrology brings its own energetic peak — one that might give you a boost as you try to initiate any new patterns.