Mars turns retrograde on March 1 at 8:24AM and remains so until May 20. Its shadow period (the time necessary for it to return to the exact position it started its retrograde movement in) lasts until July 21.
Two planets associated with fire signs change direction this month to signal a new phase of creative activity. Moving in a constructive spiritual direction is the name of the game for the entire year, and March ushers in two powerful astrological trends, complemented brilliantly by the tarot.
Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a bumpy ride as October looks sure to bring some turbulence. The first week especially is unlikely to be smooth as a new moon in Libra adversely aspected by Uranus and Pluto makes this a time of change and upheaval.
Like the aftershock of an earthquake, the effects of the recent grand cross may continue to reverberate in the early part of May, even though on the whole, life for many people should be settling down.
June brings us to the end of the longstanding volatile T-square that formed the basis of the grand cross that began last December. For many, this has been a rather dramatic, unpredictable, and demanding phase in our lives.
Your calendar month of June 2014 empowers the energies of balanced reciprocity as the grand square between the cardinal signs — Pluto in Capricorn, Mars in Libra, Uranus in Aries, and Kronos in Cancer — calls the human kingdom to once again become one with all the kingdoms of the cosmos.
Recently, I spent a few hours enjoying a friend's impromptu birthday tea party. At one point in the early evening while the children were playing outside, the conversation became somewhat humorous, and I laughed so much that I was wiping tears from my eyes.