Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mars Retrograde in Virgo

Not the most recent, nor likely most similar, but my favorite period of mars retrograde in Virgo is Jan 1822 when mars turned around at 9 degrees Virgo and went back even into Leo.  By the time it returned to forward motion in April it had gone back to 22 degrees Leo.  We won't have the same entertaining finale that folks got back then; among other historic fireworks, the translation of the Rosetta Stone.  Whatever happens we can expect to gain in understanding of governmental/historical documentation.

Our current period of passage between Sun and Mars began last night at 8:54pm local time.  Mars appears to stop and then go backwards for the next 3 months.  This time it all happens in the sign Virgo; what amazing things will we learn?