Mars is now moving forward in the sky again. He has been retrograde in Cancer since December 20, 2009. When a planet is retrograde it is closer to the Earth than usual. This concentrates, internalizes and tends to make the energy "back up" in our mind. In the case of Mars this can create quite a bit of frustration around whatever he rules in our lives.
One thing is for sure, Mars is the energy that wants to get things done quickly and powerfully. Since the middle of December 2009 we have been lacking in the discipline department.
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Be careful of the urge to suddenly find fault with everything and everyone, especially lovers. We are often excessively tolerant of others and let things slide when Mars is retrograde, as we doubt our use of force. But once he begins to move forward again we may jump the gun and act pretty impulsively.
Do some yoga or other physical activity to disperse this energy.
Stephanie Gailing combines her knack for astrological insights with her background as a nutrition/wellness consultant, guiding clients towards self-awareness, personal empowerment, and optimal well-being. She’s the author of Planetary... read more