Mars only goes retrograde every 25 months, unlike Mercury that goes retrograde 3 times a year. But he too can bring his own challenges.
Mars, the energizer bunny and motivator, is joining the retrograde party with Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto and Uranus, creating tension and frustration; as if we haven’t had enough of that already this year. And then Mercury will be going retrograde on Oct. 13th; stationing direct on election day. Now that is another story which I will talk about later….
This retrograde can generally be frustrating because it tends to hinder your self-expression and makes it harder to fulfill your passionate desires. Mars retrograde in 2020 is even more frustrating than normal because it is squaring Saturn.
The delays and restrictions caused by Mars squaring Saturn will drag out because this aspect lasts for two months. And with so many planets in retrograde motion at the moment, the world will appear to slow down. I know you’re thinking: but it has already been slowing down. Fore warned is fore armed so let’s work with it.
Since this is when all externalized drive and focused energy will reverse it’s direction, let’s think about how we can use this energy productively. Mars will motive us to redirect our energy and reevaluate our goals, ambitions and driving forces.
It will bring issues to the surface which we have either forgotten or deliberately repressed because we were not ready to deal with them. Old wounds hurts or frustrations might arise apparently out of context, but there is always a purpose to the disruption. The past will resurface to clear a path for the future.
Sun Sign –Each sun sign will respond and resonate to this a little differently.
The fire signs – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius may find this to be the most challenging since Mars is the ruler of Aries. The fire signs enjoy moving full speed ahead with their goals and plans.
The earth signs, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn , moving at a slower pace, may appreciate this pause and the opportunity to pause, make plans and regroup.
The air signs, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius can take this time to think, write and talk about what is going on in their life and in the world.
The water signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces can be more introspective, enjoying their home and not feeling the need to take any immediate action.
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I wish you peace, love and healing.