Mars is still direct and today, Monday, August 24, as Saturn joins the current cycles, it asks us to wait a minute. It asks us to stop, think, and ask questions. Sometimes we stuck with Saturn. If stuck, step away. There has been a compulsive obsessive need to get things done during these last weeks and early in the week, it could be a time to step away for a moment. All the pushing to finish projects up in the last few weeks offers a few days respite to review what we’ve done, what isn’t finished, what needs attention and what really isn’t that important.
There are opportunities starting on Tuesday August 25. These opportunities showcase ways in which to enhance projects, ideas, and some may offer outside options for expertise that you need to finish these projects. Mercury (communication) and Uranus (innovation) are working well together and that with Venus in a lovely aspect to Jupiter, puts us in environments where we can find that help.
With Mars going retrograde on September 9, there are opportunities for learning new things, exploring new ideas, and moving into new directions with outside help. Don’t get frustrated if things don’t happen immediately. Remember the ongoing theme for the last few months of 2020 is patience. When Mars goes retrograde, we know the direction we’d like to go, but time and time again, we fall off the horse. This is the stuff that Mars retrograde is made of. If you fall off the horse, remember, get right back on it, and keep trying. Fortitude and patience keep you getting back in the saddle. Take small steps to accomplish the goal. Don’t bite off the whole thing at one time. Get some objective help from the outside and keep going. A friend of mine used to say the difference between an artist and a great artist is that the great artist just does a lot more work and keeps trying!
Watch this brand new interview of Georgia Stathis by Chris Turner in advance of the upcoming Breaking Down the Borders online conference. They discuss the more personal side of astrology and how Modern Astrology techniques are important when looking at charts. They also discuss the preservation of astrological materials and more.