Astrology helps us all shift together. The entire world is restructuring as we speak and everyone I know is moving through deep, structural issues of one sort or another: some with family members, some are selling their homes, some moving, some going through health crises, etc.

It is everywhere around us now as we move along this path of relative uncertainty.

What makes this time frame so uncertain is that we as a global community, do not have a template for anything that is going on. It is brand new.

And, since we are all connected now via the Internet, we are experiencing it simultaneously throughout the world so that is adding a lot of energy to the pot. There is a tremendous mass of collective energy, all focused on similar things. This makes events seem almost overwhelming. People can feel this pressure in every corner of the globe.

The Zeitgeist (the spirit of the times) is easily defined in one word: TRANSITION. Whether it is Corona, economic shifts, structural shifts, etc., it is sobering.

All these shifts are affecting everyone, but in different ways. Some will notice it more than others, but everyone alive will be impacted.

People are rather reactive right now as I am sure you have noticed.

That reactivity is fear-based. It will be different for everyone and some will react more than others because of what is being triggered within them.

This is especially true for unresolved feelings from long ago. Old issues are now coming up because of global instability, so it really pays to have a secure foundation of mental health and good self-care lined out.

In fact, good self-care is the basis for inner security during these troubled times. I cannot overstate that enough. I am urging everyone I know including my own family, to look at how they are managing their routine personal issues just to see what needs upgrading during this time of transition.

Evolutionary Astrology is highly effective for laser-focusing on what is happening and why. Hypnosis is highly effective for resolving issues at their root cause.

Both modalities work together to provide an excellent basis for self-care and an essential foundation of inner security, clarity, and confidence in an extremely short period of time.

Hypnosis is one of the most natural ways you can help yourself heal.

We all have an innate ability to heal ourselves and both astrology and hypnosis help you achieve this healing and clarity very, very quickly.

If you would like a little help in transitioning to a positive mindset that serves as your stable foundation going forward, please contact me.

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“September 9th – November 13th – Mars is on a retrograde journey through his home sign of Aries, from 28 degrees to 15 degrees.

Mars represents our ability to act and we will all notice a change in how we act. Due to Mars’s war-like influence, our actions may not always be pleasant. Think, drill sergeant rough!

Mars’ energetic signature is fiery, piercing, and stinging. On the positive side of Mars, acting can be extremely focused, but on the flip side, it can also be overly aggressive or even violent. Our inner warrior comes to light during this retrograde period.

There are two strong aspects with retrograde Mars in the remaining months of 2020 that deserve attention.The first of these is Mars in close proximity to Eris (at 24 degrees of Aries). Eris is now known as the Goddess of Discord so when she and Mars rub elbows, all kinds of non-harmonious or frictional energy is created.Eris has also been in tight square (more friction) with Saturn-Pluto (structural transformation). There were San Francisco fires that occurred during the few days surrounding the actual retrograde station (event) of Mars, on September 9th itself. Mars of course rules Aries and the Fire element. Retrograde Mars will contact Eris once again during the first weekend in October, when Pluto also stations to direct motion. (begins to go direct again).

A second powerful aspect, is the square (frictional) connection that happens the rest of the year between Mars (action) and Saturn (structures). These two planets make several exact mathematical aspects to each other – one is September 28th, and the final one, passing more quickly in January. The tension created by Saturn and Mars (retrograde) in a frictional connection, especially the end of September, when Saturn is also slowing its speed, is indeed a massive collision of energy.Saturn says “let’s slow down and be very calculated in our dealings; let’s preserve what we already have.” Mars says, “no way”. The resulting clash will likely forge our very being into some new shape.

Both Saturn (in Capricorn) and Mars (in Aries) are in signs that they rule, giving them the strength of titans on steroids. Saturn is going to go direct (stop moving backwards) and may be the stronger influence because whenever a planet moves forward instead of backward, it is stronger. Imagine running downhill forward rather than backward. You get the picture.

The last half of September may feel like being pinned up against a wall. We will need all the strength we can muster. Next, we have a Full Moon October 1st and it’s also in Aries. Do you get the picture? There is a ton of war-like energy surfacing now and for the next month to fuel us all into a frenzy. We may feel very inflamed. Mars/Aries rules inflammation and fevers. Get a handle on your responsiveness and work to ensure that it does not become reactivity.

To add another layer of “what next?”, Mercury will go retrograde October 13-November 3. Yup, you heard that correctly – right on Election Day. Mercury challenges all of us 3-4 times a year with respect to communication, transportation, electronics, and contracts.

Mars retrograde always brings the baggage of uncertainty with its hibernation (retrograde). This causes us to want to act out, but rather, we should be “acting inwardly” by thinking, preparing, planning, organizing, and marshaling our resources. Think: squirrels collecting nuts for the winter.This retrograde period will be a time for greater inner reflection. Exercise good self-care and think about areas of your life that are influenced by Mars. Plan safe and calm activities with responsible others. Act later, after the retrograde is complete in mid-November.

We will all have a lot to be thankful for when we sit down to celebrate the holidays if we take care to regulate our energy now, collect our reserves, plan accordingly, practice patience and consider a more mindful approach to daily living. If this does not sound very appealing to you as a lifestyle choice, consider making a short-term commitment until mid-November. With Saturn in the mix, discipline is being called for. We all know how well discipline can pay off, don’t we Forrest? “Yes, Drill Sergeant Sir!”