How did you do during our first week of Mars retrograde? This cycle started on Monday January 23rd and will last through April 13th. I’ll talk a lot more about this in the next segment of my radio show. For now, this is no time to be starting new projects, introducing new products, services or launching web sites. This is the time to do your strategic plan for where you want to head during the next two years and research how you want to get there. This cycle is also associated with anger, frustration and resentment coming out from under the rug. When this happens, it’s an opportunity to heal an old wound. So get out the book, Non-Violent Language by Marshall Rosenberg or visit Michael Faith's blog Nonviolent Dialog for helpful tools for working with conflict.
The Mars retrograde cycle is also likely to correspond to more people in the streets. Italy is currently shut down with transportation strikes, due to austerity measures in that country. We’ll see a lot more of this around the world in the next 11 weeks. Movements such as Occupy Wall Street or other critical mass actions are likely to gain strength.