Mars Retrogrades from September 9th to 13th November from 28-15 degrees Aries.
Firstly, what is a retrograde?
A retrograde is when a planet appears to turn backwards in the sky. This happens due to an optical illusion caused by differences in orbit.
All the major planets (excluding the luminaries – the sun and the moon) go retrograde from time to time.
When planets go retrograde the impact of the planet changes and the type of activities that are recommended change too.
What is a Mars Retrograde all about?
Mars is the planet of Anger, Aggression, Action and Bravery and is ruled by the sign of Aries and the 1st House of Identity.
Mars represents how we express our anger, how we take action and how we can be brave and bold in our lives and make things happen.
Mars can be thought of as the Warrior.
It is considered to be a bold and domineering planet but whilst in retrograde, however, it tends to bring less active and decisive energy.
So when Mars goes retrograde this heralds a time for slowing down, taking a rest, and refilling your cup.
During a Mars Retrograde, we may feel blocked, stuck, tired, apathetic or shy.
A Mars retrograde will ask us to focus instead on the projects that remain unfinished, it is all about completion and rest. It is not recommended to start new projects or to address issues where you need to be brave or bold during this time.
But sometimes this can’t be avoided so instead be prepared for this lack of energy and create plans, routine and support yourself to focus as well as giving yourself enough time to rest.
This is the time to book a holiday, get some extra rest and to make a list of all the things you need to finish.
By the time Mars turns direct, if we have taken the time rest and complete outstanding tasks we will feel fresh and free to start new and exciting projects that require a lot of focus and drive.
Where is Mars Retrograde in your chart?
In which part of your life is this retrograde activating?
Check out where it is in your chart when it retrogrades from 28-15 degrees Aries and take note of any other natal planets around these degrees?
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What might the position of Mars Retrograde in 2020 mean for you?
In which part of your life should you complete outstanding tasks and projects or hold off from taking bold action?
For me it is in my 7th House of Partnership and Marriage, for me this means finishing things that we have been working on together and not starting on any new big, bold dreams until after the retrograde period.