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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mars slithers into Scorpio

Mars' Wild Wandering in 2016 . . . 17 . . . 18 . . .


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Mars, currently retrograde (backing up through the Zodiac, an appearance caused by the perspective with which we view Mars from Earth – until June 29), returns for awhile, to his own beloved Scorpio.



He slithers back into comfortable waters, fresh from reminders of Uranus-Pluto, the upset and destructiveness of greed, racism, and “religious” war.






In the game of time Mars has further trialog with those two chief players of this decade, in the “cold design”. * 






We grew together, stars made men

by cold design; instructed

sternly (no variance, not by a hairs-

breadth) instructed sternly in course and recourse. In the heavens

in our mother’s body, by moon and month

were whole men made.



From “To Philip” by Father Daniel Berrigan



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While the planets do not need to "make things happen," they can be mapped and form an ever-changing design with repeating elements. The design where Mars is involved is sometimes hot and often dramatic.

On the other hand there's his effort to teach, that there's inevitability to change, to put up with same-sex bathrooms, and Shiite or Palestinian neighbors. Learn to live with it. You will die soon anyway.

For you explorers of the depths of these times, I found it “velly interesting” that Mars and Pluto stood still to retrograde, both within 20 hours of one another on April 17/18 (in Hawai'i, both on the 17th). Cold design, or coincidence?

Mars will involve himself with Uranus and Pluto, in periods to remind us of the message in perhaps a fading way until he's in Taurus for the duration from March of 2019. Until then, expect echoes of what some have boxed into the year 2014. The appeal of cold design boxed in time seems quite attractive as one becomes familiar to the “music of the spheres”. It unfolds into the great deathless as one becomes a familiar of the poetic music. (Sorry, but I never dreamed I'd be writing about this part of the design when my astrological writing career began in the middle 1970s. It makes me dizzy.)

You may have seen my Facebook post about Mars, as near Earth as he's been in some eleven years. Consequently, he appears bigger and brighter than he does on average. This bigness is not a sudden thing but waxes until he's directly opposite Earth from the Sun on May 22 and he will slowly appear smaller and less bright in the weeks that follow.


Mars will resume apparent forward motion, “Stationary Direct”, on June 29, 2016, having reached 23 degrees and 03 minutes of Scorpio. He began a backward path on April 17, 2016, at 8° 54' Sagittarius.

If you have points in your charting from 0° to 9° and/or from 22° to 29° 59' (and most of us do), those will indicate areas that Mars has given you to study, these past, and this coming (June) months.

If you don't “get it”, post your question here and/or email startalker1@gmail.com

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