ASTROLOGY IN GREECE WITH VISITING TUTOR ELISABETH BROOKE Jupiter, planet of foreign travel and “higher mind” learning turned direct this morning – after 4 months of being retrograde. So now is the turning point and this is to update you on what’s happening in Greece and at the Greek Island Summer School in September and…
Mars in Aries is about the strongest symbol you can get for directness, immediacy and total conviction, but when he switches to retrograde such qualities get compromised or reversed. Pay close attention to the things that surface for you midweek, especially if you have planets or Angles at or close to the signs and degrees of these turning points. Look out for an A to B journey suddenly taking you the long way around.
The love planets Venus and Mars squaring up to each can indicate times of friction or reveal your incompatibilities rather than your similarities. That’s not always a bad thing. A lot of relationship research shows that the couples who make the greatest success of their lives together are those who very different from each other. In fact, trying to make someone align with everything you want and in the way that you want is the fastest way to breed possessiveness and to suck the life out of romance. It’s not “sameness” that attracts us or fascinates us.
In sharp contrast to Mars’ stops and starts, both Mercury and Venus are at full speed and there’s definitely some teamwork going on as they’ll align by positive aspect at the end of next week before both changing sign within 12 hours of each other. Whatever else may be slowing you down in terms of the how, when, if questions – an ongoing theme in a world being controlled by a pandemic – these Mercury aspects are promising for meaningful and helpful connections.
Greece has the best Covid record in Europe, so far recording 216 deaths in the entire country, 97% of which have been the elderly with underlying health issues. This was achieved by a very rapid lockdown early on in the pandemic and strict border controls ever since.