Thursday, January 7, 2010

The retrograde effect

The other-worldly feeling continues. We wonder: Is it temporary? Is it a reflection of the fact that both Mercury and Mars are retrograde? That would certainly explain the slow-motion thinking and action. And with Mercury in Capricorn, perhaps the reconsidering of our life goals and ambitions is also to be expected.

And then there's Mars being retrograde in Leo, corresponding with a desire to find out what we REALLY want, no longer willing to live life half-heartedly. Mars asks us, what is your heart's desire? And what would it take for you to feel fully engaged and creatively inspired in your daily life?

Looking outward for validation or verification is not likely to be very satisfying now. Retrograde planets require us to go on an inner journey for our answers.

Then there's the fact that we're in between eclipses, which also creates an odd energy vortex. The eclipse on New Year's Eve was a Lunar Eclipse in Cancer, meant to help us clarify our emotional needs and vulnerabilities. By the time of the Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on January 14/15, we hope to have learned something new about ourselves -- and that new information that will directly affect the goals we set for 2010.

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