Mars Retrograde in Gemini 2022 — Seven Months in the Same Sign

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In a previous post, I’ve discussed about the conjunction between Mars, Uranus and the North Node. This conjunction, which is triggering the energy of the last eclipses, is still going on. And yet, Mars is catching our attention again. The God of War is indeed going to start soon a process that is going to involve the sky for the second half of the year.

On August 20, Mars is going to enter Gemini and it is going to stay there for a good seven months due to its retrograde motion. Mars turns retrograde roughly every other year. Last time we’ve been talking about it, it was in Aries during the second half of 2020.

Mars in Gemini 2022 - Pen and Sword

In this article we are going to break down the main steps of this long transit, and we are going to talk about its aspects with the slower planets. In particular, we are going to focus on this fall, when Mars is going to make a long trine with Saturn and a square with Neptune.

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Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius 2022 — Rethinking Our Ideals for the Future

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The battle can be grueling. The human soul, tired of fighting for ideals of which it does not know the foundations. The cosmic mind looks to the past, to what happened in the last year.
What have we learned? What have we based our ideals on? What is the practical direction of our battle? The heavens ask us to reconsider it, according to what can and cannot be done.

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In this article we are going to talk about the first of the three Mercury retrograde transits of the year. A moment when the mind is asked to look within, in order to process inner issues. This time the focus is on our ideals and direction for the future. Let’s see this transit into more detail.

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Venus Retrograde in Capricorn 2022 — The Queen of the Ice

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An austere and composed woman, severe like winter. She is a lover of snow and silence, serious and dedicated to duty with love. Snow peaks are her home, and the heart of the mountain has taught her to do what is necessary.

Lady of Winter, she inspires all the beauty of the season. The magic of the snow, the geometrical patterns of its flakes, as well as the play of light through ice crystals. The magnificence of the Alps is hers.

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Venus in Capricorn teaches us tough love. The kind of love which promote responsible behavior and makes us mature.

Her stay in this sign is going to accompany us for most of winter. This because Venus is going to turn retrograde on December 19th, prolonging her stay in Capricorn. In this article we are going to talk about it, introducing Earth as the element that is going to open the dances for the new year.

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The Cosmic Rose — The 8-year cycle of Venus and its Retrograde Phases

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Pleasure, satisfaction, harmony and balance. These are just some of the meanings of Venus, the famous planet of Love and Beauty. Its rays shine upon us, sending on Earth all the delights of romance, as well as its pitfalls.

Lady of the Arts, she enchants us with her call, drawing us towards the mystical and the sublime. And in doing so, she instills in us all the nostalgia for the lost world of the Spirit, to which every creature longs to return eventually.

DETAIL OF THE BIRTH OF VENUS, BOTTICELLI
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In this article we are going to talk about the The 8-year cycle of Venus, focusing in particular on its Retrograde Phases. We are also going to talk about the Cosmic Rose, the Pentagram and the relationship that this important symbol has with Mars.

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Mercury Retrograde 2021 — Elemental Triangle of Air

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As we have seen in the overview of 2021, this year Mercury is going to form an Elemental Triangle of Air in the sky. This means that Mercury is going to stop and turning retrograde in all three zodiac signs of this element: Aquarius, Gemini and Libra.

This post is a generic overview of this phenomenon. We are going to talk about what Mercury retrograde means, what are the phases or steps that it usually undertake, and the most important dates for each retrograde period. Let’s start by talking about the Air element and how it relates to Mercury.

Triangle of Air

The Elemental Triangle of Air

As you may know, Mercury is the planet of the Mind and it rules both thinking and communication. From this perspective, when Mercury is in air signs it’s perfectly at ease. This because the element of communication itself is indeed Air, hence it matches excellently with the mercurial force.

If you think about it, we literally talk, meet and see each other through this element. Which is not only the element of communication but also of all kinds of relations. Friendships, relationships, partnerships and even contracts are different expressions of the same force.

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Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio 2020 – Closing the Elemental Triangle of Water

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A young messenger darts quickly through dark and tangled alleys. With a light step he confidently goes through hidden passages in the night, a lantern lighting his way. In his hands a golden key has the power to open all the doors before him. There is no place dark enough or deep enough he can’t reach. Not even the realm of Hades.

Mercury is the only god allowed to come and go from the Underworld. In Scorpio he expresses exactly this powerful signification, especially then the planet turns retrograde. In fact in a general sense Mercury retrograde is about the mind turning its attention within. The psyche becomes the object of observation. And Immediately the alchemical motto of the V.I.T.R.I.O.L.V.M. is evoked.

Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem Veram Medicinam. Visit the interior of the earth, and by rectifying you will find the hidden stone which is the true medicine. The black dirt of Egypt (al-Kemia) contains vital forces hiding in the mud. 

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Working on our shadow side isn’t easy, and sometimes not event desirable. It’s the soul’s journey into the underworld, the place keeping in secret everything we do not want to see. Most of the times we would rather turn our back to the unpleasant parts of us than facing them. Confronting our fears is hard. Still, this is what this transit is all about. And I believe that all the shadows that emerged during the lockdown—which was a forced social Nigredo—are going to come back during Mercury retrograde in Scorpio.

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Mars Retrograde 2020 — Retreat and Backfire

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Two armies line up on a hill. The warriors look at each other from the opposing sides. Silence reigns supreme, and only the rattle of metal resounds in the valley. Suddenly a roar, screams release the tension. The warrior frenzy flares up and the order is given. It’s war.

The battle begins, the clash is a massacre. The energy runs out, the pain and the wounds squeeze the warriors as in a vise. Who is winning? Who is losing? Nothing is understood anymore. They desperately need a truce from all this.

And you? What about you? How are you?

A warrior ready for battle
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So here we are. One of the most import transits of 2020 has begun. What will it bring us? What are the main significations of Mars retrograde in Aries? Since the shadow period has started more than a month ago I think most of you already know the answer.

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