Astrological terms used in my horoscopes and daily astrology pages.
Note that you can hover over these words on the actual pages to read these explanations.
Mars is retrograde [ retrograde ]When Mars is in its retrograde cycle, we are forced to re-assess our current projects, our approach to getting what we want, and our desire nature. Rather than directly assert our desires, we tend towards introspection. We can be hesitant about taking action, second-guessing our instincts or our natural impulses rather than acting upon them.
Mercury is at its inferior conjunctionThis is an important time for new ideas, although they're very new and raw at this "birthing" stage. There is an awakening happening at this time as we release old patterns and begin anew. Technically, Mercury passes between the Earth and the Sun at its inferior conjunction. It marks the halfway point in Mercury's retrograde cycle.
Mercury is retrogradeWhile Mercury is retrograde, it is better to review, reflect, and revise than to begin new projects. There can be communication and transportation breakdowns, but also new insights into old matters.