Hello Leo!

Welcome to your 2022 MARS RETROGRADE Survival Guide!

After almost two years, here we are again, under the effect of a retrograding Mars. Tricky situations with friends, and your greater social network play out now, dear Leo, and projects done with, or while representing a group or organization may experience delays and slowdown for now, so managing your expectations may be necessary. Pag baliktad si Mars, the energy is slower, and tasks take much longer to accomplish.

‘Tis also the season of laziness, with MARS turning backwards, tapos malamig, maulan. It may seem so difficult to get things done, so it might be best to save significant endeavors either before or after this period.  Mars retrograde restricts energy and forward movement, making it difficult to accomplish even the smallest of tasks. Maximum effort usually yields minimum results, kaya nakakawala lalo ng gana. 

Also, with Mars also retrograding in Gemini the sign of communication, data and information, clashes of words and thoughts may lead to a standstill of action, and instead of moving forward, natetengga sa arbitrary discussions. Parang court case na stuck sa courts ng ilang taon na, puro appeal, tapos sa daming ebidensya on both ends, hindi na lalo makausad. Puro pasabog, pagalingan, walang nagbibigay, wala din nananalo.

This is not the time to start something new. Instead, it is a good time to revisit and improve upon existing endeavors. Rather than starting new initiatives, it’s better to improve your current projects. This is a time  to reflect, bago ulit mag full speed ahead.

Mars starts its reverse motion in your 11th House, covering the area highlighted below:

Mars Retrograde 2022:Chart:05 Leo

The 11th House Represents:

Hopes, Wishes, and Gains Collective Atmosphere Groups & Organizations Our Role in Groups Social Networks The “HIVE” Mind Social Reform Advocacies Friends Trends

This period will find you reflecting about your friendships, close associations, groups and organizations. Misunderstandings between peers are likely to happen now, and it would be best to make sure you communicate a clearly as you can, or that you clarify messages or information first before reacting to anything. You are more sensitive to friends or groups who take you for granted, and friendships tend to be under scrutiny at this period. May mga hidden buried tampo ka ba with any of your friends? May tendency lumabas ito ngayon, leading to sumbatan if not careful.

Reminders for this time:

  • Take the time to reflect. Ask yourself the following questions: Do I have healthy friendships? Am I still happy with my groups/associations? Do they help me grow as a person, or do I just stay because I feel trapped and there is peer pressure?

  • Be careful with what you post in social media!

  • Beware of thoughts like “ginagamit lang niya ako”, or “hindi naman kami mananalo”, or “Hindi naman nila ako maiintindihan”, during this time. It is important to try harder to be positive during this time, kasi pwede ka maging sobrang negastar ngayon.

  • Instead of being negative, consider this as a challenge and use the energy constructively. Figure out kung sino ang mga tao na nakakatulong sa ‘yo, at sino na ang hindi. Ikaw din, nakakatulong ka pa ba? Baka naman napapabayaan mo na din ang mga kaibigan mo. Reflect on this.

  • Your sense of optimism will decrease and you may feel that goals won’t be reached, or that you are aiming too high. Try instead to figure out if the said goal is really what you still want, or if it is still resonates with your truth. Baka you are being led to a better path na mas nararapat talaga for you. Open your mind to the possibilities.  Kapit lang, this will pass!

Other Areas Affected by Mars: 

Mars rules 2 houses in your chart, dear Leo. Mars being retrograde affects these areas, too. Expect slowdowns, misinterpretations and possible frustrations in these 2 areas of your life:

9th House: Long-Distance Exploration Foreign Travel & Foreigners Mentorship / Teaching Higher Education The Higher Mind Belief Systems Philosophy Publishing Religion

4th House: Home  Family Private life Land/Properties Early Home Life Roots & Ancestry Early Conditioning Influence of the Father Our Inner Base of Operations

You got this, dear LEO! GOOD LUCK!