The Anaretic Degree, sometimes also called the Karmic Degree, is the 29th degree. To better understand its significance, let's break it down mathematically: The full wheel of the Zodiac contains 360 degrees and is composed of 12 houses (representing the 12 Signs). Thus, each house contains 30 degrees. Each degree within a house is labeled 0-29; therefore, the 29th degree is the last degree that a planet travels through in any house. If you have a planet positioned at the 29th degree in any of the houses of the Zodiac in your chart, you could say that planet is stationed at the Anaretic Degree.
Regarding the meaning of the degree in natal Astrology, I use the last degree of a decan in all interpretations, but many astrologers do not. The 9th degree is the highest physical degree, the 19th is the highest mental degree, and the 29th degree is considered the highest spiritual degree. The 29th degree being the MORE important degree, because it is also the last (Anaretic) deg ...
3/1 Mars goes retrograde until May 20th, 2014: Mars goes retrograde on March 2nd, 2014 @ 27.32 Libra. This is the last of the successive retrogrades of personal planets. First Venus, then mercury and now Mars. One following the other and prolonging each personal planet in one particular sign.
Venus in Capricorn Mercury in Aquarius Mars in Libra
Each of these signs take on more significance as the year unfolds. In any event, the entire retrograde phase and the Mars transit of Libra will look like this: Mars entered Libra on December 8th, 2013 and will remain in Libra until July 27th, 2014. That is nearly 8 months in the one sign of Libra. Mars will go retrograde on March 2nd, 2014. Mars will go Direct on May 20th, 2014.
First a little Mars tutorial:
Itís important to remember that, Venus is what we want and Mars is how we go about getting i ...