The annual meeting of the Sun with Neptune can bring rise to feelings of needing to take a break or to simply give up. Under Neptune’s mystical haze, it can be tricky to navigate your path and logic and reason don’t seem so, well…reasonable.
Normally, Mars spends about 2ish months in a sign. However, this reverse passage sees Mars spend 4 months in Scorpio and 4.5 months in Sagittarius (inclusive of shadow time). He doesn’t enter Capricorn until September 27!
This is a long time for Mars to be focused on just 16 out of 360 degrees of the zodiac, shining a bright spotlight on one or perhaps two areas of your life.
Typical of speedy Mercury, he is the first cab off the rank and he’ll plunge back into Aquarius by the time you’ve had your first sip of Sunday morning coffee. (8:33am Brisbane time). Last time Mercury reached zero degrees in the water bearer’s domain, it signalled the beginning of his reverse passage.
All the classical bodies (except the luminaries) are currently visible as morning stars. If you have the right type of telescope, even Pluto can be seen in this morning glory.
As an occidental line up, these morning stars have a new or fresh experience about them. They hold the promise of a new day, naive yet eager, they dangle and twinkle with an impetus for action.
This morning, I went to a meditation group that meets once a month. It’s held on the other side of Brisbane so I left extra early in anticipation of caffeination, and to ponder the astrology of the week. When I arrived, I discovered that the room had been double booked, and if the group still wanted to go ahead with the meditation, then we’d all meet up at a local beach- better location but no coffee shops!