This presentation deals with Mars’ 2018 retrograde through Aquarius and Capricorn. While the Mercury retrograde phenomenon has become common knowledge, Mars’ potent retrogrades are not nearly as widely discussed.
In this class we will cover the astronomy and astrology of Mars’ messy retrogrades and focus in on the particular one due to occur during the third quarter of 2018. We’ll look at historical precedents and personal examples to understand Mars retros in general, and the 2018 one in particular.
Straddling rebellious Aquarius and conservative Capricorn, this Mars retrograde is due to challenge and redefine our idea of what power is, and how it can be used. This cycle weaves together the innovative and traditional, a perfect entry-point to understanding the unorthodox and orthodox. As Sun Tzu said in The Art of War, “…variations of the unorthodox and the orthodox are endless. The unorthodox and the orthodox give rise to each other, like a beginningless circle — who could exhaust them?”