by Mark Lerner
“Lights! Camera! Action! It isn’t every year that Mars in its traditional Water sign of Scorpio halts retrograde motion and turns direct (4:40PM). The last time Mars made a direct station was on May 19, 2014 and it won’t make another one until August 27, 2018.
Focus your attention on energizing the following positive Mars traits while avoiding the negative varieties — leadership, assertion, courage, idealism, athleticism, passion, desire, emotion, egocentric drives, aggression, rash acts, volatility, inflammatory and acute behavior, temper tantrums, anger and its management, violence and warfare. Many of these martial themes are accentuated throughout the day and into tomorrow as well.
Strive for serenity to keep the blues at bay. Avoid disagreements on the job, with a significant other or around your home environment. Put the good-neighbor policy into effect, and treat dear ones and elders with respect.
Helping you tune into favorable Mars vibrations are Mercury forming a trine to Juno (11:01AM) and then entering family-and-home oriented Cancer (4:25PM) until July 13. Supportive, 60-degree lunar alliances with the Sun (5:30PM) and Neptune (11:00PM) provide an additional boost to ameliorate the shadow side of possible emotional fireworks galvanized by the red planet. ”
[Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]