In December we have planets leaving their retrograde which is always a good sign for flow and forward movement to take place.
What does it mean when a planet is in retrograde?
At certain times, planets veer off their circular orbit and go into an egg-shaped orbit. When they do this, the planets astrologically regress from their forward degree point.
Since retrograde motion is so radically different than the norm, it’s not a surprise that many people often experience it as disruptive.
During their respective retrogrades, Venus, Mercury and Mars all come closer to Earth than they are to the Sun. Their energies become more extreme or exaggerated and are more personal than the long lasting retrogrades of the outer planets.
With so many planets in retrograde this year, many of us have felt frustrated and challenged.
Many have felt that their life has been put on hold as they deal with so many personal stories.
However, for some people, life has been more stable but they have been witnessing the turmoil of others who are close to them.
Saturn going direct will lessen to some degree its solid grip on restrictions because when retrograde its restrictions are more extreme.
Let’s see what governments will impose or not impose in the months ahead!
Jupiter has just gone direct after being in retrograde for five months and this again is a positive swing as Jupiter signifies expansion and moving forward.
Hopefully, an upward swing with cryptos and the various markets will occur providing the powers that be allow that to be so.
Neptune, the planet of illusion and secrets will also leave its retrograde this week bringing with it less deception.
Perhaps hidden agendas will be more clearly seen if people choose to take off their rose-coloured glasses!
We are left now with Uranus and Mars in retrograde.
Uranus, like Saturn, Jupiter and Neptune has retrogrades that last for almost half a year and it still has another month to go as does Mars.
So, let’s Talk about Mars energy.
In Palmistry there are two mounts for Mars positioned on each side of your palm, one being the web area between the thumb and index finger (the Jupiter finger). The other is at the midpoint of the palm beneath the pinkie finger (The Mercury finger).
These two points of Mars signify our bumpers and are so important to how we take on the world. When driving, you need to be assertive behind the wheel while you negotiate through the traffic.
You brake, accelerate or honk your horn when somebody suddenly veers into your lane.
At work you need to have a well placed Mars to deal with bosses and supervisors so as you don’t lose your cool or become overly submissive.
When Mars is well placed as seen in your chart and palm, you can be a straight shooter, be direct in a positive fashion and more assertive but not necessarily aggressive. You are able to walk in a fine line!
An overdeveloped Mars in your palm and one that is negatively aspected in your chart brings out more of a reactive nature, aggression, and anger.
So it is when you see impatient drivers or in the extreme road rage. Their Mars is working overtime!
Mars that is rendered to be weak won’t easily negotiate the traffic as those people may be overly cautious and thereby get pushed around where they are at the back of the bus!
I study the placements of all planets in your chart as well as in your palms. This gives me an overview of where your strengths lie and where some weak points are. When planets go into retrograde or aspect planets in our chart, it can then be determined how you might get affected for better or for worse.
There are times even when a strong and well-placed Mars in our chart becomes weakened from the transit from other planets such as Saturn and during those periods, you may get clobbered by this wave of challenging energy which can make you feel overwhelmed. There are certain times when extreme situations out of our control occur in our lives.
Astrology helps to guide you when to be cautious and lay low just as it can encourage you to act when favourable aspects enter your chart/life.
Perhaps those favourable periods are just around the corner for you and with most planets now moving in direct motion, it would be a great time to see what’s in store for you in 2023. This is my December and New Year Blessings and reminder to you and with that I will be offering an automatic 15% discount when you book now until January 15th.
Stay tuned for the link I shall be sending to your email address during the first week of December. The link will give you access to my stories about the Heroes and Zeroes in Canada and in our now inverted world and much more!
Please do book a private reading with me if you'd like to see how your own planets are affected during these tumultuous times.
John R. Fyfe