We have now entered into the retrograde period of Mars in Gemini until the 13th of January 2023, this is a cycle that brings disruption and at times chaos in the political and economic world. This is intensified because Mars is also making a square aspect with the nebulous planet Neptune causing hidden factors that from a collective point of view have yet to be fully revealed. On the 8th we have a Full Lunar Eclipse at 16 degrees in Taurus , in the decan of the Lord of material success, which can be interpreted as obedience, patience and unselfishness since the Moon is exalted in Taurus. On the 17th Mercury enters into the sign of Sagittarius bringing a sense of ease in communication with other counties politically. This is followed by the Sun on the 22nd entering into Sagittarius and then on the 23rd a New Moon at 1 degree in Sagittarius with its ruler Jupiter moving direct later that day. This combination does bring in a certain amount of collective optimism as we all begin to create in our minds a new vision for all our futures.