Mars turns direct today, thus bringing to an end his two-month-long retrograde cycle and his halt on progress. Yesterday in the wee hours of the morning on East Coast USA time, the Moon was full at
3⁰12’ Pisces. We are still in the orb of this lunation and likely vision is a bit cloudy.
The sensation of annoyance is dissipating and likely you are beginning to feel the shift right already. I promise in the next few days it is going to magickally melt away!
Planetary Retrogrades occur due the apparent backwards movement of a planet from our perspective view here on Earth. Does a planet really move backwards? No! It just seems so.
Think of it this way. Have you ever been stopped at a traffic light and glanced over at the car next to you and then suddenly felt like you were moving even though you had your foot on the brake? This was caused by the car next to you moving and a trick of the brain misunderstanding the eye's message.
As we travel around the Sun along with the other planets, occasionally due to velocity and distance it appears that the planets are moving backwards. This gives a slowing and backtracking sensation to our relationship to the Retrograding Planet and it's transit to our personal natal chart.
All planets can appear to go Retrograde during a year's time. Mercury does so several times each year for shorter periods of time than the other planets due to distance and proximity.
The Nodes of the Moon are usually in a seeming Retrograde motion. The further a planet is from us, the longer the sequence. This occurs annually.
Almost all charts have at least one planetary body in Retrograde motion. It is more rare to have none!
How does this effect you? Engage me for your Astrological consultation today!