Mars Retrograde in Aries Begins Today – Have a listen on how to navigate!

Mars Retrograde Begins on
Sept. 9, 2020 at 6:22 PM Eastern

Unlike Mercury Retrograde, which happens three times a year, and Venus and Jupiter Retrograde, which both occur once a year, Mars Retrograde only happens every two years. This means we’re not quite as accustomed to, or as comfortable with, the energy of Mars (forward motion and determined action) stopping, and then heading backwards. It might take some adjusting.

Mars Symbolizes ACTION and Forward Motion

Mars symbolizes initiating action. He is very much about connecting to your own will and your own desires, and then taking action to get those desires met. When Mars goes Retrograde, that need to get the party started and the ability to push for what you want loses steam. Mars Retrograde is less about taking action and more about figuring out what you really do want, and how you go about getting it. How DO you take action to get what you want? Do you take action on your will positively? With self-mastery? Or could you elevate your consciousness and ultimately your actions in this arena?

How to Navigate Mars Retrograde

For the next several weeks, until Mars goes Direct on November 13, if you use the Mars Retrograde period optimally, you’ll have the opportunity to answer those questions. With this planet retracing his steps, we’re also meant to retrace ours. We’re meant to recover the ground we’ve been actively covering since since the last full week of July.

Give some thought to how you’ve been taking action on your desires since that time. And think about what you got excited about in mid-August… with Mars Retrograde you now have the opportunity to align your actions more consciously. If your pet project begins to flag, this is a clue that you’ve got some tweaking to do. The idea is to get a little introspective about how you do what you do, why you do these things, and your motivation behind them.

Energy is Pulled Back from Forward Motion, Often Leading to Frustration or Anger

While Mars is Retrograde we may find that our “push” becomes ineffective, or our interest wanes, or due to circumstances we didn’t foresee, we can’t move forward any longer the way we’d like to.

Try not to despair… with conscious navigation of this time, when the Retrograde is over in November (or more likely when we get beyond the shadow of the Retrograde in early January 2021) we’ll have uncovered what we need to change about how connect with our desires, how we take action, and will have learned what we need to do to align the two appropriately.

Frustration is often the hallmark of Mars Retrograde periods, but knowing that we’re meant to be retracing our steps and re-imagining our desires can be SO helpful in ameliorating that frustration. For many, pushing forward unchecked and without introspection ends not only in frustration, but in anger – and taken to extremes, rage.

This Isn’t Just Any Mars Retrograde – Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter Are Involved. Extremes Are Probable.

This particular Mars Retrograde definitely has the potential to go to extremes. Between now and early January, Mars is in an explosive conversation with the planet Pluto. And Pluto is everything extreme and intense… Mars is also throwing out a dare to Saturn and Jupiter during much of the Retrograde period, further complicating the energy and adding to the potential for frustration.

So please proceed with caution. Understand the need to engage introspectively – to recognize your motivations and re-align with your desires. And practice empathy for those around you who haven’t been educated on how best to use this time. They’re probably going to need it.

Listen to My Conversation with Chiara Luce about the Astrology of the Fall Season and Mars Retrograde

(YOU CAN ALSO LISTEN ON SPOTIFY!)

Chiara Luce, host of the Clear Light Creative Podcast, and I had a discussion about the astrological weather of this coming Fall Season. Where we landed had everything to do with the Mars Retrograde.

We talked about both the personal implications of Mars Retrograde, with respect to the pandemic, as well as what it may mean socially and politically.

Hope you’ll click below and listen for a deeper understanding of the times in which we live.

https://www.clearlightcreativepodcast.com/podcast-episodes/marsrx-covidastrology

This is what we cover in the podcast.
The Astrology segment begins at 15:07.

15:07] Astrology interview begins.

[18:28] What happens when Jupiter goes direct.

[20:09] All about Mars Retrograde.

[23:22] How to see how Mars Retrograde will affect you.

[24:49] Listen up if you’ve got personal planets in cardinal signs.

[25:48] What to do during Mars Retrograde.

[30:41] How Mars interacts with the COVID clump/conjunction planets.

[34:39] More things to do in order to have a successful Mars Rx.

[36:10] What the transits of the fall mean for the pandemic.

[37:08] Jupiter+Pluto conjunction – Nov 12th a spike in fatalities? Soooo SOCIALLY DISTANCED HALLOWEEN PEOPLE.

[48:00] Oxygen mask on first. Practice personal development during this time.

Looking for an Astrology Podcast? I’m Guest Podcasting about Astrology with Chiara Luce on Clear Light Creative!

Clear Light Creative Podcast with Host Chiara Luce and Astrologer Michelle Gregg
Clear Light Creative Podcast with Chiara Luce and Michelle Gregg

Astrology Podcast: Very Cool & Topical Astrology Topics on CLEAR LIGHT CREATIVE PODCAST with CHIARA LUCE and MICHELLE GREGG!

If you’re interested in hearing some full-on consciousness streaming (and consciousness raising) conversation about astrology, how to use it now, and how it’s significant to the times in which we live, I invite you to join me, Michelle Gregg, on Chiara Luce’s new podcast, Clear Light Creative!

The last 15 to 20 minutes of each of her podcasts we get together and dish on some incredible astrology topics like:

  1. Debunking Sun Sign Astrology
  2. George Floyd, The 13th Amendment, and Black Lives Matter
  3. The 27 Club: Suicide at 27 from an Astrological Perspective
    (we look at Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, & Kurt Cobain)

  4. Uranus in Taurus – What this Shift Means for Us Now (Money/Earth)
    (and a look at it historically, politically, financially, ecologically)

And that’s just the first four! We’ll be talking about many more topical astrology subjects throughout the coming months, as it applies to the current state of our culture and government, as well as how you can use astrology for greater understanding and fulfillment in your life.

Besides Astrology, the Clear Light Creative Podcast is All About Inspiring You Creatively!

The first hour-ish of each of Chiara’s podcasts are interviews with amazing, creative, and inspiring humans.

Clear Light Creative Podcast is a new and expansive resource for:

  • Aspiring Artists
  • Wellness Seekers
  • Astrology Enthusiasts

Chiara interviews creatives in every field, from all walks of life, who provide their stories, unique experiences, and guidance on how they achieved their professional and artistic success. These artists and professional creatives inspire and motivate with every episode!

There are also episodes with Chiara deep diving with guest experts from all branches of the healing modalities, covering beliefs from Eastern and Western viewpoints, as well as esoteric traditions.

Who is Chiara Luce?
(And there’s a bit about me at this link too!)

Well, first – her name. In Italian, Chiara means “clear” and Luce means “light.” So it seems that in creating this amazing platform called Clear Light Creative for artists, creatives, wellness seekers, and astrology enthusiasts, she’s living up to her name in a gorgeous way!

Otherwise, Chiara is a copywriter and career creative who has explored and experienced many facets of the artist’s life. From creating and directing for Cirque du Soleil, acting off-Broadway, to singing in the Notre Dame Cathedral and helping create some of the coolest sets in Hollywood, Chiara has left her mark and garnered quite a bit of wisdom along the way… and she loves to share it all…

And to top it all off, she has a full-on passion for astrology!

Astrology every episode!

The last 15 to 20 (and maybe even 30) minutes of each episode of Clear Light Creative focuses on a specific topic in astrology that Chiara and I are excited to explore, and to bring to you to contemplate and engage with. We’ll be sure to keep every episode juicy, relevant, fun, and fascinating!

Where can you listen to this awesome podcast?

Clear Light Creative (and our exciting astrology chats) can be heard on:

Follow Me and Clear Light Creative on Instagram!

@michellegreggastrologer

@clearlightcreative

Hope to see you on the Gram!

I hope you’ll give us a listen!

I’m really SO EXCITED to be bringing all this exciting astrology info to you with Chiara on her motivating and inspirational new podcast, Clear Light Creative!

Give us a listen and let me know what you think!

As always, be well,
Michelle

Vesta, Keeper of the Sacred Flame Padcast with Christina Caudill and Michelle Gregg

I was recently invited to be a guest on astrologer Christina Caudill’s Radiant Astrology Podcast. We had a wonderful lively and enlightening discussion about the Goddess Asteroid Vesta, who symbolizes the Keeper of the Sacred Flame and is the Goddess of Home and Hearth. She draws from the history of the Roman goddess Vesta and her Vestal Virgins, and the Greek goddess Hestia. We recorded this just before the Scorpio New Moon (Nov.7, 2018) during which there was a conjunction of Vesta with Pluto. Our conversation explores the history and mythology of Vesta, how she moves through people’s lives via their birthcharts, and her symbolism encompassing sacred sexuality, chastity, devotion, and vigilance. Please enjoy by clicking the image below! If you’d like to skip directly to our conversation it begins at 19:40.