Mars will retrograde from April 17 to June 28, 2016. Maurice Fernandez discusses the ins and outs of this period from an astrological point of view.

Maurice Fernandez, author of the books Neptune, the 12th House, and Pisces and Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness—Volume One, is a leading Evolutionary Astrology counselor and teacher, currently based in Hawaii.

Maurice currently serves as the president of OPA, The Organization of Professional Astrology, to support and enhance the practice and study of astrology. He directs a correspondence and on-location professional certification program and organizes spiritual retreats in sacred places around the world, combining astrology, Kundalini Yoga, health consciousness, and shamanism.

He is also the organizer of The River of Stars Astrology Conference (2011 & 2015), the first conference of its kind in the field of astrology to incorporate the holistic principles described above.

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18 thoughts on “February 2016 – Maurice Fernandez

  1. Wow Maurice,

    Thank you, that was awesome. I have my sun at 8 degrees sag in my 4th house, trine my north node in aries. I have been thinking of moving in with my ageing mother. My moon saturn conjunction in aries. It’s going to be interesting.

    Mani x

  2. Hi Maurice, thanks for the insights — in all ignorance (that is, ignoring astrology for a while) I recently signed a contract to teach English in Saudi Arabia starting April 18. Let the adventure continue…

  3. Wow – so I am getting ready to take off…. I had a Saturn return at 26 degrees Scorpio R in Oct 2014 then re- visit me last summer during Saturn retrograde again. I have a rising Scorpio at 27 degrees and North node in my first house Sag at 7 degrees. Look out world here I come. I have Mars in Pieces at 15 degrees in my 4th house. (eclipse time) I have been wanting to jump out of the finance corporate world for over a year and pursue my career as a Feng Shui practitioner , Yoga instructor, Astrology insights, and Energy healing work. I believe in Alex Orbito and his many gifts. Thank you for sharing your gifts Maurice.

  4. Hi Maurice after carefully listening I do have a question please. You are mentioning that a retro-grade mainly happens when planets are opposite the sun. I tried to listen several times but still didn’t understand that idea of the opposition. What I did understand though is that it means a sort of self-doubting, re-working of that original creativity (forgive this short recap, perhaps I misunderstood also). So I’m wondering that if a planet is factually opposite the sun and also retro-grade, couldn’t it cancel itself? Like mathematics a little bit? The exact conduction of Mars and Saturn would be around my birthday, seems to look up to be an exciting time then 🙂 thank you for the clear explanation of the retrograde period and the shadow period, the graph really helped too.

  5. Hi Maurice-
    I loved this video and have re-listened as it is full of subtlety, insight and wonderful new learning for me!
    I went back and animated my natal chart and discovered that I was born on a Mars station direct.
    I have a rather a constrained Mars, being in Cancer in the 12th house. But it is trine the Sun and now I wonder how this factor of being a direct station point Mars would affect my understanding.
    I also have Mercury retrograde natally, and experience Mercury retrograde periods as very positive and charged times.
    Would this also be my experience in the Mars retrograde periods? I have certainly been feeling rather ‘now or never’ and keen to progress on important projects recently.
    I attach my chart and hope you might comment on this placement at this time 🙂
    Thanks so much for your video!
    best wishes
    yellowferret

  6. This really resonated with me , Maurice~ extremely insightful – much much thanks!

    Natal Mars retro in Virgo 10th- born with many retro planets, will spare details of progressed chart- the 8th house intensity –
    2-5-65 1:39AM Baltimore, MD

    (Read your bio recently and I too lived in Israel -What a blessing that was- have family there )

    Your presence here is a gift ~ abundant appreciation for your wisdom!i

  7. Great video Maurice; thank you. Such great insight into the Mars retrograde, much to think about. This coinsides with me going to your iAstrologer event in March; part of my small step towards reinventing myself. Good to know I may be in the groove with the Mars retro energy. See you soon
    Best,

  8. Hola Maurice, thank you so much for this very informative video on Mars Rx in Scorpio and Saggitarius. My natal AC is 26 Scorpio, not far from the 23 Scorpio “hotspot,” you spoke of. What can one expect with Mars Rx on the AC and first house. (And since the actual Rx is 23 Scorpio which is in my 12th, would I not focus there too?) Thank you in advance. And Kind regards to you.

  9. I feel so honored and grateful to have Maurice here with us on the Dream Team! Pure genius he is! This emphasizes again the transformative nature of this year, may we all think outside the box and act in harmony with our deepest truth. That may require quite a bit of courage. Having my natal Saturn at 8 Sag I’m excited to be remaking myself….. just wonder into what this time haha! Injoy!

  10. Hello Maurice,

    More grist to the mill. Mars will station retrograde at 23degrees Scorpio..my nMars is 19degrees Scorpio conjunct nChiron which is sq nSaturn and nPluto….and the list goes on.

    Kaypacha, others may do it , too but I really appreciate that you take a broader picture, at times. For example, I have a loaded 7th House Scorpio. You explained, in my understanding, my words, that even though nMerc conj nSN Scorpio 5degrees Scorpio, is not “speaking” to nMars 19degrees Scorpio or nChiron 22degrees Scorpio, there might be some whispering going on. That bit hit a sweet spot in me.

    thank you

    Carolynk

  11. Mahalo MAURICE,

    So Complete throurough understandable, transcendent !
    What a Master Master’s Teacher. 🙂
    OPA’s father is CLEARLY, that !

    1000 thanks…wow

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