Full Moon (source: Forbes)

The last few weeks have not been easy on me. My job was sort of a nightmare as the gym where I work attempted to adapt to the new reality of operating during a pandemic with a totally new computer system while my boss was quarantined, leaving me and my coworkers both undertrained and overworked. The stress was bad enough on me mentally, but it also affected me physically. I had a migraine headache one day (something that might happen to me once every few years). I hurt my anterior deltoid somehow and was in enough pain for a few days that I couldn’t sleep through the night. I also got a weird rash on my legs as a side-effect from my flu shot.

This all was happening as Mars was parked in the sky in an almost exact square to my natal sun. I knew that the aspect would be tough on me, but I had no idea how bad it would make me feel. It took everything I had to not lash out. I’m actually quite proud of myself that I didn’t do anything rash. All these planets in Capricorn hovering around my IC kept me grounded, I suppose.

Anyway, realizing that a Mars station could be such a pain in the ass, I decided to look at where the next Mars station occurs in about two years from now. The good news is that the red planet goes retrograde at 25°37″ Gemini and then turns around at 8°08″ Gemini. Neither of those degrees are very significant in my chart. While the red planet will cross over my natal Jupiter a couple of times, it will be travelling relatively fast when it does, so I don’t believe that I have much to worry about.

But you know who should worry? Those people who have 8-9° highlighted in the mutable signs — the same people who should be worried about Monday’s lunar eclipse at 8°38″ Gemini. I know that almost almost no one will remember this post come January of 2023, but if you have personalized planets or points on that degree, watch out! I’ve had plenty of bad things happening in my chart over the past two years, but this recent Mars station was something to remember. I hope that I never have to experience anything like it again.

On the bright side, I feel pretty good now that I’m on the other side of it. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?

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