Currently Mars appears stationary as we observe its motion from planet Earth. The red planet is not really standing still however its apparent lack of motion becomes rather significant to some astrologers. If we were Martians viewing Earth’s apparent lack of movement through space would astrologers add hype about “the blue planets” emotional mood shifts? I think so!
The Blue Planet
When a planet is “stationary” it means that its direction as observed from Earth is changing. The planet has reached its peak in movement one direction and seems to pause before changing directions. When we think about a stone being thrown up into the sky against the forces of gravity, the stone reaches a peak point where gravity becomes greater than the force in which the stone has been thrown with. The stone pauses at the peak point and then falls to earth in its usual way.
For a moment the Stone is weightless and doesnt have an up or downward motion and instead seems to float in the sky. For one moment the stone is not a stone in relation to gravity!
Zero Gravity is a different experience
What does the analogy of weightlessness and the stone cast into the air mean for the stationary planet Mars? As astrologers we observe nature and carry out meta-research for interpreting valuable symbolic meanings. But do we go too far? Do we as astrologers and “social cosmic scientists” get caught up in the sensationalism and hype and misinterpret the symbols?
At the point where an object is about to change its direction the forces are equal and the nature of the object experiences a change of state. Perhaps for a short while the object works differently. It’s detached from its usual patterns or behaviour. I like this analogy in reference to human psychology where at the precise period of “stillness”, all bets are off and a there is potential to experience a different kind of “state”.
Stationary Mars in a symbolic way is without his usual behaviours and belief systems allowing a temporary change of state. With stationary Mars there is little pull or push of our personal Mars behavioural definitions. We have a window where we can experience a different kind of “activity, motivation, anger, aggression or assertiveness” etc. If we do not use mars energy that well usually then perhaps the stationary period is a time to practice it more?
The window when Mars is not really Mars