Keep collaborating despite misunderstandings with your partner. Postpone travels or expense. Words may fall flat, yet actions can leap ahead. Share the load.
Discover a structural problem. Pull together for a common cause. Contribute to grow and strengthen a shared endeavor. Review and allocate resources together.
Keep your focus on shared resources to take advantage of an opportunity with long-term benefit. Harmony requires effort. Add some glamour, humor and compassion.
A challenge redirects you. This Full Moon illuminates a new direction. Turn towards an inspiring possibility and leave the past behind you. Choose your battles carefully. Mars stations retrograde in Aries from September 9 to November 13. The last Mars retrograde in Aries occurred in 1988, and the next won't be for 47 years (2067). Expect impulsive actions, motivation, competition, aggression, assertiveness, and contesting boundaries and limits. We may feel out of touch with “normal” somehow, or with reduced drive and ambition. Individual and social needs could clash. Things could seem volatile. Launch an exploration. Take new ground with beneficial Jupiter stationing direct in Capricorn. Jupiter's annual retrograde period lasts for four months, about a third of the year. Jupiter rules philosophy, law, religion, publishing, long-distance travel, and cultural exploration, higher thinking, idealism, moral, ethical and spiritual growth. Cultural and social expectations could override individual desires. This New Moon illuminates a new possibility and path. Pursue a shining idea or cause. Breakthroughs and miracles can arise. With Saturn stationing direct today, barriers and challenges seem to dissolve and advancement progresses with discipline, faith and dutiful action. Implement the plans you've been laying.
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The smallest planet in the Solar System, Mercury's closest to the Sun and completes an orbit every 88 days.
Mercury's retrograde lasts about three weeks, and occurs three times a year. Mercury's the planet that rules over communication, intellect, education, commerce and transportation. Retrograde effects include slowing, blocking, jamming and breakdowns. Listening and reviewing gets more important, as the message can become garbled, lost or delayed.
Mercury's the ruling planet for both Gemini and Virgo, so people born under these signs can be more affected by Mercury Retrograde.
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Mars is the action planet, named for the warrior god in Roman mythology. It takes the fourth planet about 687 Earth days to orbit the Sun.
When Mars goes retrograde, which it does every 2 and a half years (usually for two months), thought takes precedence over overt actions, and pressure can become internalized. Stress can lead to health problems, and impulsiveness can lead to arguments and accidents. Release emotion with exercise. It's a good time to take it slower, review the plans, and re-define goals and methods. Avoid risky business, for love or money. New endeavors can stall or may not go as intended, so it's better to choose a launch date after Mars goes direct.
Mars retrograde affects each person individually according to their natal chart, but in general, Mars rules Aries and Scorpio, so these signs are especially affected.