This year’s Mars retrograde takes place in passionate Aries from Wednesday, September 9, to Friday, November 13. During this time, our impulses and urges can be affected, along with our drive. Due to this year’s events, we have already seen significant changes when it comes to work and romance. For the next couple of months, it may feel as if things are delayed or on hold, and you’ll need to hold tightly to any area you were beginning to attain.
Mars rules masculine qualities, such as drive, sex, desire, and will. When the warrior planet goes retrograde, these spheres of our life can feel weak and uncertain. Sexual desires may decrease. In the workplace, you may feel unproductive, and often even demotivated. Overall Mars retrograde can be astonishingly frustrating and because this one occurs in hotheaded Aries, a sign ruled by Mars, expect it to be extra tricky. Those of us who have many Aries placements may feel particularly affected by the retrograde.
It is not a good time for any rash debates or discussions that could lead to conflict; instead, concentrate on self-examination, introspection generally spending time with yourself by focusing on what you really want. During Mars retrograde, you may feel like you don’t have any drive to do anything.
One of the most irritating feelings that Mars retrograde can bring is doubt. If during Mars retrograde, you begin to question a relationship, work, or governmental group that you follow, don’t make any significant decisions until Mars goes direct. Instead, use this time to think and take action after the retrograde finishes.
If you want to find out what this Mars retrograde will mean for you on a personal level, watch the video below.