SkyCode Horoscopes for the week of June 20, 2016 Horoscopes will be published Monday with entertaining gifs at TheCut.com. *These will be the last horoscopes I publish at TheCut.com, but not here! Stay tuned.* As the Sun settles into comfy Cancer on Monday night, we’ll feel the wild allure of the “blue” full moon and the […]
SkyCode Horoscopes for the week of June 13, 2016 Horoscopes originally published at TheCut with entertaining gifs. Check ’em out! After a reprieve from planets moving retrograde for a few weeks, elusive Neptune shifts into one on Monday that will last until November. Fortunately, we also have sweet and swift Venus moving into comforting Cancer […]
SkyCode Horoscopes for the week of June 6, 2016 Horoscopes originally published with fun gifs at TheCut.com The iconic Sun and lover-girl Venus find their way into conjugal bliss right at the top of the week. Traditionally, this superior conjunction between the two means that Venus leaps into the bosom of the Sun to be reborn […]
The Leo Moon – Becoming Other People, Child of the Many-Faced God, or Why Arya Is My Favorite by Adrianna Dream Let it be known (in true lunar Leo fashion!) that talented actress Maisie Williams’ Arya Stark on Game of Thrones has been my favorite since the pilot. Although she has no showy dragons, I […]
SkyCode Horoscopes for the week of May 30, 2016 Horoscopes originally published at TheCut.com with some entertaining gifs Svelte Venus and the spectacular Sun, who will form a sexy knot by conjunction next week, engage in a series of tag-team wrestling matches with three different planets during the week. Venus’s graces will lighten the mood […]
SkyCode Horoscopes for the week of May 23, 2016 Horoscopes originally published with entertaining gifs at TheCut.com Early Tuesday morning, Venus comes out of her cool luxurious bath in Taurus and leaps into the sprightly air of Gemini, looking for fun and perhaps a little mischief. As soon as she does that, she turns the heat […]
SkyCode Horoscopes for the Week of May 16, 2016 Horoscopes originally published with entertaining gifs at TheCut.com The enthusiasm and ebullience from Jupiter moving direct last week will taper off a little. However, we keep most of that eagerness and goodwill until Saturday’s full moon, and until Mercury comes out of his dizzying retrograde dance […]
SkyCodes Horoscopes for week of May 9, 2016 Horoscopes for the week of May 9, originally published at TheCut.com with fun gifs Early Monday morning, gracious Jupiter takes his gargantuan goodness out of retrograde, finally. Considering he’s the planetary placeholder for how we experience enthusiasm, broad-mindedness, and that bucolic “the hills are alive with music!” […]
SkyCode Horoscopes for week of May 2nd, 2016 Horoscopes originally published by TheCut.com with entertaining gifs For the first time in a while, no planets change direction or signs except the moon this week. In fact, as a testament to this calmer time, we cap the week with a new moon in sturdy Taurus on […]
SkyCode Horoscopes for the week of April 25, 2016 Horoscopes originally published w/ entertaining gifs at TheCut.com. Another retrograde headlines the week: On Wednesday, talkative Mercury joins his planetary counterparts militant Mars and powerful Pluto in moving backwards in the sky. Unfortunately, it’s Mercury’s retrograde that makes people quake, and it’s mostly unwarranted as long […]
SkyCode Horoscopes for the week of April 18, 2016 Horoscopes originally published here at TheCut.com with fun gifs Prickly Pluto is still a planet for astrologers, damn it, and he begins his own retrograde on Monday, the day after Mars started his own. Pluto has every reason to be touchy – he was named after […]
A short video on what you need to know about the upcoming Mars and Pluto retrogrades on 4/17 and 4/18/2016:
Here’s also what I had to say about Mars’ retrograde:
Although vigorous Mars doesn’t appear to move backwards (or retrograde) until Sunday, we will likely feel a slow-down and mellower shift during the week. As Mars is one of the key symbols of masculinity, whether it manifests in women or men, there’s a chance for more thoughtful expressions of power and strength. Perhaps we’ll hear more stories of nobility in sportsmanship or greater civility among our presidential candidates.
However, the riskier possibility with Mars retrograding is that some might rebel with bluster and aggression, because Mars doesn’t appreciate feeling contained or curtailed. Mars only likes “No” if he’s saying it. It’s the kind of bold defiance that has more balls than brains, like you taking a dare to jump off the roof of your house thinking you won’t break your legs – or worse.
Mars retrogrades can also signal periods of depression. When we can’t express the lively energy associated with Mars, it craters into a sinkhole of miserableness. Try to counter it by placing more energy in the body through active engagement or release, even if only to shout. You might also reflect on when you decided NOT to do something recently to get a clue about the source of this pent-up energy.
In general, thoughtful action is the optimal strategy for riding out Mars retrograde. Like any planet moving retrograde, it’s an important time for renewal and clearing what blocks us. Since Mars is low on impulse control, it makes sense to think about how you refresh your personal drive. You don’t have to tie up your passion or ride it into the ground. You can gallop until you claim the victory you desire.
Blunting the shock of Mars’ retrograde will be the easy flowing trine between sassy Mercury to merciful Jupiter and passionate Pluto during the week. This will help us keep some decorum as we figure out positive ways to express Mars’ inward turn.
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