Astrologer Michael WolfStar has written about the fact that the U.S. Mars turned retrograde back in 2006 and what that means for our militaristic activities in the world. Now, I’ve just read that NASA’s Phoenix mission to Mars is over. According to the Associated Press, NASA hasn’t heard from the spacecraft in more than a week. Its equipment was damaged by a sandstorm.
I was trying to decide whether that was a good thing or a bad thing on a symbolic level. Since it’s happening on the same day that President-elect Barack Obama has reiterated his promise to close down Guantanamo prison, the site of many human-rights abuses by the U.S., I think abandoning our mission to Mars may not be such a bad thing after all.
Meanwhile, the New Horizons mission to Pluto continues. It’s time to stop trying to conquer (Mars) and to transform (Pluto) instead.