Astrology Slow Motion Phase
We’re in a betwixt and between period astrologically with Mars, planet of action, still retrograde until April 14. There may be a feeling of loose ends that need to be tied up but won’t easily form a knot, a sense of having to accept less than what you need, or of having to choose between the lesser of two evils. This is one of those astrology slow-motion periods.
Pay Attention to Details
You may feel that any actual progress toward your goals is happening in slow motion, with annoying permutations of Murphy’s Law getting in the way. Try to think of the delays as an obstacle training course designed by the universe to give you expert-level skills in patience and calm. On a more pragmatic level, you can use the time to double-check details and reconsider any half-hearted commitments you made before Mercury went direct on April 4.
Insights for Students of Astrology
If you’re wondering about the astrological mechanics behind the above synopsis of the current energies, here’s a brief explanation for those who like to understand the planetary gears which drive astrology: The geometric relationships between the planets when plotted on a chart are known as angles—think of it as a planetary game of pool if you like. At any rate, there is a tense angle between backward moving Mars and Neptune, the planet whose higher octave or possibility is spirituality and philanthropy but whose lower octave expressions include confusion and addiction. At the same Mercury, planet of communication has an uneasy angle with Saturn, planet of structure, discipline and limitations.