What Does Mars Retrograde have to do with Mars Astrology?



Mars retrograde

A Mars retrograde will primarily touch the things that have to do with Mars.

Mars rules strong feelings, strong emotion, activeness and sexual desire.

Mars is the planet of War and so in its retrograde people may disagree; they may become furious or wrathful.

You also have to think on how you show Mars' heat and energy.

Planet Retrograde Basics

Planets in retrograde are moving in the opposite direction from Planets in direct motion. Retrograde refers to the point that a Planet appears to move backward. (*As seen from the Earth)


This is how it works:

(*Incidentally, you can use this explanation to "see" what Mars retrograde will do in your life.)

The Earth passes or is passed by other Planets, and for a time the Planets seem to decelerate their course around the zodiac signs.

Then they seem to stop entirely, after that they back up and stop again. Finally they get back up to normal speed and end up where they started in the first place.

Incidentally, when any planet goes retrograde, its forces are thought to be decreased.

Retrograde periods have a lot to do with loose ends needing to be tied up.



Retrograde Mars Basics

Mars retrograde is even more rare than Venus.

When Mars goes into retrograde, it can settle in for as long as 7 or 8 months.

Mars back pedals through the Zodiac for two ½ months or more then goes direct for twenty two months.

Mars Retrograde could be altogether stunning.

Just the same as other retrogrades; this retrograde sends the energy inside instead of pushing it out.

When naughty Planets like Mars are in retrograde, some say, they become more damaging.

We should use a Mars retrograde as a time to:

Re-schedule

Re-pair

Re-turn

Re-write

Re-store

Re-do

Re-new



Common advice given by astrologists:  don't do things connected with the planet that’s in retrograde. For instance; in a Mars retrograde a person shouldn't purchase sporting goods, hardware, mechanical instruments and things like these.


Activities started in a Mars in retrograde cycle are frequently started in a disoriented place astrologically, things may wind up at a different place then to the originally thought.

In this retrograde, things started at this time will be full of mix-ups and will end with misunderstandings.

In the last two years Mars' energy in your life has taken a certain path.


Many of you could experience this retrogrades’ energy on that same track.

Sometimes, in a Mars retrograde period certain things will come out in order to be addressed:

Things you have averted
Things you have repressed
Things you have neglected



What Does a Mars Retrograde Do to You and Others?

The Not so Nice...

A retrograde takes things in, so this anger may be converted towards yourself and it registers as self-uncertainty.

A Mars in Retrograde may bring anxiety, indirect hostility, torment and tension.
All this may make you feel unlike yourself and your frustrations may be aimed at other people.

During a this retrograde people exhibit quick tempers, no matter, if they normally act peaceful.

The Not Half Bad...

Mars in retrograde won't affect a collected person as much as it would others, however it still touches everyone.

When Mars is retrograde, what frequently happens is that we may feel disconcerted, or thwarted in our lives. Normally, we wouldn't blame ourselves for these problems, we would just brush them off.

Whatever has been going on may be repealed, decelerated or rescinded, although not permanently. In this retrograde, situations or conditions that were going well, become a difficult; conditions that were taxing are suddenly uncomplicated.

How to Deal when Mars is Retrograde

When Mars is in retrograde, it's the time for some self-improvement.

One should try to keep in mind that the slackening or rescinding of things,  doesn't spoil things for good. You can choose to look at all this as a way to dedicate your undivided attention to how you want to go after the things you want. This is space to think about why you want something to be. This is your chance to fine tune and alter.

It's also a time for rejuvenate and revitalize so that we don't experience burn out.

Mars in retrograde is a good time to get control of our need for power and our focused determination and direct them in a way that they stay controlled.

A Mars in retrograde period is a good time to review the business at hand and to be firmly settled in reality.

We need to be sensible with our activities and be conservative, not reckless and disordered.

Reevaluate what it is that you need and think about; how to convey that desire.

It's a time to reassess the course you have taken in life and the hopes you wish will come true . It's time to ask yourself, is the course your life is taking the right one? Do you need to reevaluate your aspirations?   Mars will help you figure this out.

It's a time to relinquish your hold on bitterness about things that have passed. A time to address feelings of anger and other issues in a more favorable manner. It’s a time to learn to be confident.





Go from Mars Retrograde to Planets in retrograde Main page

Go to Astrology Love Signs Homepage



© M.Augustin
Last Updated:



Copying for personal offline use is fine. If you are copying for online use please give credit with a link to this page. Thank you.

RELATED PAGES



Read about the Sun on the Planet signs page


Did you read Moon astrology?

Read more on Mars Astrology





How about the basics of Planets in retrograde

Find Venus  Retrograde here


Find Uranus Retrograde here


Read of Saturn Retrograde


Don't forget to read Pluto Retrograde


The impact of Neptune Retrograde here

Read of Jupiter Retrograde


How about Mercury Retrograde