Time to go within
Written by Lesley Crossingham |
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We are entering a profound time with both Pluto and Mars turning retrograde from 17 April. These two powerful engines of the self turn inward and brings the number of planets currently retrograde to four, including Jupiter and Saturn. These retrogrades mark a period where many of us will direct our efforts inward, to the unconscious as well as our dreams and wishes that may have been neglected.
The Mars retrograde is fairly short with the planet of energy and vitality turning direct on 30 June. Pluto on the other hand will remain in retrograde motion until 27 September. Traditionally Pluto retrograde is seen as “a time wherein we should seek to gain greater control over our personal life…” During Mars retrograde we will have the required period of quiet and reflection to do just that.
With Venus in square aspect to Pluto, relationships will tend to be focal area of work for many. Issues of power and control may need to be addressed, especially where you can see that one person has an unhealthy hold over the other. Fortunately a trine from Venus to Saturn will help stabilise matters so that any conflict or tension can be used. Another trine from Mercury to Pluto will keep our heads clear and focused.
Those who prefer a high level of physical activity may experience Mars retrograde as a time of lethargy, especially as Mars stations retrograde in exact square to the Moon and loosely square to Neptune. It may be difficult to motivate yourself and emotions may not be so easy to express in a positive way. 
If you have strong Aries or Scorpio in your chart you’ll feel Pluto and Mars retrograde strongly and may feel less assertive than usual. You may be more patient and less obsessed with getting your own way.
Some may find that Mars retrograde makes it difficult to take action, or you may find yourself more impatient than usual. The key is to sit back and allow things to ripen naturally. In general Mars retrograde is not a good time to begin new endeavours. Instead put your efforts into consolidation, shoring up weak areas and finishing things left undone. Making improvements and streamlining existing systems is also favoured.

Lesley Crossingham



Lesley Ann is a spiritual artist, an author of over twenty books, clairvoyant and spiritual teacher. She was awarded our Find Your Psychic Spiritual Author of the Year award for the past five years due to her many popular spiritual book titles. Lesley has also been voted International Spirit Guide Artist for the year, 2019


Lesley has written over twenty books, numerous magazine articles and many short stories. She has also created several recordings of her music and spiritual meditations. She introduced traditional Native American Indian drummaking to Australia in 1991 and continues to offer these workshops.

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Lesley writes for several magazines, including New Dawn where she contributes book reviews. You can also read her many book reviews on Amazon's website. Lesley has a journalism background and brings her many skills to writing articles on this site and many others.


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Lesley Crossingham