Mars Retrograde in Gemini 2022

Mars RX 2022 Dru Ish
Mars RX

Mars initiated its retrograde passage this year when the veil between worlds was thinnest. It’s a time when nature is losing leaves and we are drawing our energy inward, preparing to close the life cycle birthed in Spring.

Numerous cultures around the world mark this calendar time as a period to honour the dead. The sky reflects this with the Heliacal rising of the nebula, or open star cluster, The Pleiades. Traditionally used as an eyesight test for archers (Brady p.237), the symbolism of this cluster rising can translate into relying on insight, our third eye and seeing in the dark, over what appears on the surface. This serves as reinforcement for Mars who will be crossing thresholds in its passage through Gemini.

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Mars in Aries: a trigger warning, a red flag, the razor’s edge.

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Mars in Aries - a trigger warning by Dru Ish
Mars in Aries – a trigger warning by Dru Ish

Mars Rx Fatigue

We’re on the last leg of what may feel like a marathon. Mars – the planet of action, assertion and drive – has been held back in retrograde motion since September 9th. It’s been a battle of will, butting heads, red flags and extremism. If you’re feeling fatigued right now, you’re not alone. It’s exhausting. …

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Mars Retrograde fatigue - Dru Ish
Mars Retrograde fatigue – Dru Ish

Venus besieged

Besiegement is never fun. Be it on the battlefield, or when everyday life presents unfortunate challenges. To have limited options, one can feel stuck between a rock and a hard place with no way out. Venus has been besieged twice since the beginning of March between Mars and Saturn.

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The Monster” is an astrological analysis of an event that unfolded in the East Columbia Building on May 21st, 2016. It is a critical event in the Johnny Depp – Amber Heard defamation trial of 2022. It focuses on Mars changing phase, rising with Saturn and a besieged Moon. A fiesty configuration that activated “the Monster” in Depp’s natal chart.

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Johann Bode, Uranographia (Berlin, 1801)

Mars in Pisces; running in water

  Mars loves to run. Pisces loves to swim. When we combine these two energies, amongst the clusterfuck of everything else going on, we can feel like we’re going nowhere fast.   What running in water does do for us is allow mindfulness of the subtleties. It slows us down enough to …

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Mars in Pisces Dru Ish

Mars in Sagittarius

#tbt the last time Mars was in Sagittarius when I got this beautiful horse & I rode all day & all night & jumped in the lake half way home to cool off & JUST KEPT RIIIIDIIIING! #dirtyface

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Venus & Mars in Pisces

Venus and Mars in Pisces

Mars in Pisces in a snow storm

Aries Season 2018

Crossing the threshold

Mars is in the final (critical) degrees of Sagittarius ~ the threshold between worlds. Here, we’re offered a view backward over the terrain of a the recent retrograde period, & forward into a time of making manifest our dreams.

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Retrograde v’s Capitalism

Retrograde periods are the universe’s way of telling capitalism to get f*cked. We have to slow down & stop. We get to look back, assess & refocus….Mars the warrior, the fighter , the fierce protector , the red hot lover is in the last, most intense, degree of Scorpio…

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