Mars goes Retrograde at 28 degrees of Aries on September 9th and stationing Direct on November 13th at 15 degrees. This Retrograde period can have the effect of softening the edge on some course emotions such as rage, terror, jealousy and hatred and rekindling our heart’s true passions. It may also bring back opportunities to pick up where we left off with certain hobbies or interests. However, when Mars goes back into Direct motion in November, those pressing matters which were left unsaid and undone may come to a head – and explode!
Remember to check out the description for your Rising sign too. For a more specific and detailed reading, a full birth chart reading with transits is recommended.
Here some ideas for each of the signs:
For you Arians out there this Retrograde period is all about you getting back into touch with yourself on a deep level. What do you really want to happen and with who? In what ways have you been holding yourself back? This should be an illuminating time in which you reignite your joie de vivre.
This phase offers a reflection period for all that you have put your energy toward during the past couple of years. Are the results to your liking or are there certain things you would like to change? Likely there are both. Inspiration comes to you in unusual forms over these next few weeks.
You are interested in connecting with old friends or an old flame. Your life has undergone drastic changes and this period offers you the chance to assimilate them. Rather than keep your thoughts to yourself, you may stronger desire connection with your community in which to share plans and ideas.
Has your work load been heavy lately or have your body seemed to struggle with increased demands at work or at home? Maybe during this period you’ll finally be able to get a better handle on it all. Something finally falls into place that took a great deal of your time and energy before.
You’ve recently been drawn out into the open again, after a period of rest or laying low. It seems like everything is happening “all at once”. For some of you this year has led to a spiritual crisis or awakening. Now you will finally be able to make sense of your impressions and experiences.
The subject of money comes into focus, especially as it pertains to legal agreements. How you deal with this is a personal choice. If you’ve felt stuck this year in some way that may soon change for the better. A new option or invitation will appear. A previous gift in disguise makes itself known.
Partnerships have been a roller coaster this year, sometimes being fun and other times totally sucky. During this period Mars mellows out the tension you’ve been experiencing with someone, whether this is a close interpersonal relationship, business centered or something else. Objectivity is key.
Either more things seem to have been asked of you lately, or you have decided that you need to take major action in some area of your life that has become too stagnant. In any case this is a very busy phase for you when a special routine begins to pick up. This is also a great time for personal healing.
The highlight is your creative life force energy. You are getting back into doing something that you really enjoy, or continuing a project that you began recently. Go back to doing what you love, and what comes naturally to you. This period may also feature activities with your children or young people.
The thing being called to your attention is the need to change something within your environment. It is very possible that you leave an unhealthy situation at work or do something to fix it. For many of you this will revolve around your home life. It’s about gaining relief from something that’s bothering you.
Your family members are the highlight this month, whether that means biological or kindred spirits. If you’ve had disagreements lately this time period should help you to patch things up. For some of you the focus may actually revolve around education and being able to continue with your studies.
If money has slipped through your fingers for awhile or you’ve simply been unhappy about your purchases, that could change during Mar’s Retrograde through your second house. You’ll no longer feel like you’re getting the short end of the stick here. You’re entering a period of increased fulfillment.