Thursday overnight into Friday (depending on your time zone) there was a most interesting eclipse of the Sun, in the sign Cancer, opposite Pluto (read our coverage here). As mentioned previously, we’re in a series of three eclipses, all of them exciting and a bit unusual and distinct, even as eclipses go.
Thursday, in the midst of Mars retrograde, we’ll experience the first of three eclipses that will occur over the next six weeks. The order will be a solar eclipse in Cancer, followed by a lunar eclipse in Aquarius, and then a solar eclipse in Leo. The lunar nodes (which indicate the approximate location of eclipses) […]
When Mars is retrograde, the Earth is passing between it and the Sun. Since the Earth takes a year to go around the Sun and Mars takes two years, it takes the Earth a while to catch up and pass it on the inside lane. That’s what’s happening now, and the result is that Mars seems to be moving backwards through the zodiac, from the standpoint of a viewer on Earth.
Here we are, on the cusp of one of the signature astrological events of 2018: this Tuesday, Mars stations retrograde in Aquarius at 5:04 pm EDT (21:04:21 UTC). You might be feeling very curious about what you can (or want to) do right now, or too overwhelmed to take action on certain current issues.
By Amy Elliott – with Amanda Painter On Thursday of this week the Sun enters Cancer for the Northern Hemisphere summer solstice; just five days later, Mars will station retrograde in Aquarius. If this year’s Cancer solstice has a message, it seems to be: no matter how troubling a situation seems, you can always try […]
Tuesday at 10:19 am ET (14:19:28 UTC), the Sun and the Moon oppose one another from Gemini to Sagittarius. This is one of those events where I have the feeling that writing about it can’t possibly do it justice. You just have to stare at the chart in amazement (so we’ve provided the one I’ve used to write the weekly horoscope, and this column).