Mars transiting direct to retrograde has a high potential to negatively impact your life, here's how
Updated on January 25th, 2024 more meaningful content from March 7th, 2018.
Aspects in your horoscope chart made to a natal planet or cusp, depending on the aspect made, for example, negative aspects such as the square, opposite, and quincunx, & depending on your natal promise in this lifetime, can wreak havoc in your outer world. Especially if the negative aspect made is to Pluto or Uranus. Always remember it takes 3 aspects, or more to one's natal planet, angular cusp before anything devastating becomes active in one's outer world. Again, always, always, know how the planets are operating in your natal chart, blueprint, or horoscope chart (all the same meaning) if the planets are behaving in your natal chart, (reading the chart as a whole) Mars retrograde making a negative aspect will be minor compared to one's blueprint where the natal chart may wreak havoc. Know & understand your natal promise inside & out, that is the best advice given.
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The trine, or sextile, is positive, but again same advice, know your natal promise in this lifetime. For your consideration: Retrograde Mars
TIP: Another valuable piece of information is that when Mars is retrograde whoever starts a lawsuit loses, and many obstacles that never seem to cease will happen. The same scenario is related to war, whoever or what country starts a war first, loses.
With that said, let's take a look at the possibilities
Mars Retrograde Meaning:
Mars Retrograde is a time when Mars looks as if it is moving backward, the reality is however that it only looks like it is moving backward, but it's not.
Mars RetrogradeTransits to the Houses- What does it mean?
As well as checking to see if you have a Mars retrograde at the time of your birth, & the aspects made, you also need to look at aspects made when Mars is transiting related to your natal chart, as stated above. to see how this will affect your life. When you look at your astrology, horoscope chart, you need to check which house Mars retorgrade is transiting. Mars retro may transit into other houses as well, so you will need to know this. Also, don't forget Mars station before it retrogrades has an impact as well.
When Mars retrograde (station as well) hits a natal planet, ( angular cusp matters also,) look to see not only what house Mars retrograde made an aspect in, but the planet/s involved as well, look at your house cusp that the planet rules, that house will also have an impact. Example: Mars retrograde opposite the natal Venus in the 4th house, 4th house is involved as well as any cusp that has Taurse or Libra on the cusp, those houses will be impacted. Taurus, Libra, Venus rule.
TIP: Below is only a vague description, it matters highly what, how, & where, your Mars retrograde is happening.
Mars Retrograde – First House:
When you have Mars Retrograde in the First House then this means you are in a time when you will be frustrated. This could be because you struggle to get anything done even though you are spending a huge amount of energy, time, and resources to do so. You need a large dose of patience at this time as you will find that people are more difficult than usual. The other issue is that many other people will also be feeling the same at this time so conflict and confrontation is to be expected. You need to stop pushing so hard and instead find a slow and practical approach to your issues.
Mars Retrograde – Second House:
You need to be careful about your finances at this time. If you make a big move such as an investment it can be difficult now and you will face a huge amount of opposition. That said, you can’t ignore your financial situation completely either, so there needs to be some kind of balance which can be hard to find. You need to try anyway. You won’t find any great, long-term financial opportunities at this time so don’t spend too much time searching for these. If you already have long-term plans in place then you can still work on these but don’t make any new moves. There is also a tendency to make impulsive purchases now which could be tied to your need to satisfy your own desires, so be very careful about this at this time.
Mars Retrograde – Third House:
There is s big problem with organization now and people will not be in the right place at the right time, or the right frame of mind to help you. There is a push-pull energy going on and delays will be common. If you are trying to find answers to questions then they will be very elusive now. If you need to negotiate with others then it will be very tricky as communications go haywire and people lack commitment. This can, however, at least show you where some of the problems are, but everyone will also be on a short fuse. If you can, you need to try and practice patience now. Focus on small, measurable goals if you want to see progress. Pushing for things to happen is not favored now but you need to stick with things if you want to see them work out in the end.
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Mars Retrograde – Fourth House:
This is not a time for getting things done, especially not quickly. This means that you would do well to focus on the smaller details rather than trying to work out the bigger picture as it will be very hard to do now. Perseverance is also the key and you will need to work harder than usual to get anything done. Planning is also a virtue at this time as if you don’t work to get the details right from the start, then you could have problems further down the road. This requires a lot of patience and you may have to fix several recurring problems along the way. You could also be obsessed with success now but the problem will be that it is just not forthcoming at all. You could also get thrown off course by other people so you need to try to manage those around you – which will also be tricky.
Mars Retrograde – Fifth House:
This is a good period for you if you are able to lower your expectations. You need to be creative now and you could have to approach a situation in a number of different ways before you find the right solution. This will be tiring, but you could come up with something amazing if you stick with it and work through this. The key now is that you need to have a number of different strategies in place and one of them may well work out for you. There is a sense at this time that you also need to keep focused and try to remain upbeat; if you can do that then you will succeed where others are failing. You need to be strong now but the possibility for success is there if you reach for it.
Mars Retrograde – Sixth House:
The key for this period is that you need to make sure you have a plan in place and that you take small but practical steps towards it. If you do not and you try to do everything at once, then you will end up being extremely stressed. Delays could be common now and you need to be patient and keep putting one foot in front of the other at this time. This will allow you to stay positive even when plans change – perhaps several times. Work and career can also be difficult as colleagues also have a short fuse now. If things don’t fall into place then you would do well to leave them be, and only focus on the areas of your life that you can control. If you push too hard however you could end up feeling exhausted so you need to learn to pick your battles now.
Mars Retrograde – Seventh House:
There could be issues with relationships of all kinds now which could lead to conflict. This is because everyone is feeling frustrated by a lack of progress and you could find that communication is also challenging. There is a sense however that everyone is doing their best so you also need to go easy on everyone around you and give them praise when they deserve it. If people are trying as hard as they possibly can then you need to honor this and it is less about what is achieved at this time and more about the fact that people are willing. If you see an opportunity to help others then make sure you take it as this is also about people power and you can achieve more together than you can when you are divided.
Mars Retrograde – Eighth House:
You need to take care at this time when it comes to money and it is not a good time to borrow from others. You also may find that it is difficult to make progress now and that you don’t see any great gains in your life. You need to keep coming up with new ways of doing things and trying different strategies to see what works. In time, the bigger picture will emerge and you will have a better idea of how you need to proceed. You need to rely on yourself at this time and not look outwards. This is also link to relationships as some of these may also help you in your life while others may be too much hard work.
Mars Retrograde – Ninth House:
You may have a lot you want to get done at this time but it may also be hard to actually accomplish anything. You need to get organized if you are going to achieve anything and you may have to experiment with different ways of doing things. You need to look at the bigger picture and also focus on the details without being hit by analysis paralysis when it seems that there is just too much to think about. You can always work out all the minutiae of a problem at a later date. For now, you need to focus on where you want to go and this could mean that you need to learn from past lessons.
Mars Retrograde – Tenth House:
There is a very competitive feeling at this time and it seems as if everyone wants a piece of the pie. This obviously brings with it conflict and territorial behavior and you need to be careful that no one goes too far, to the point where relationships are ruined forever. Although you may be competitive in nature, remember that you need to pick your battles. There is no point now fighting for things that are just not worth it and you have a tendency to cling to things too stubbornly now.
Mars Retrograde – Eleventh House:
There is a sense now that everyone is jostling for power, even people who usually would have your back. The issue, however, is that everyone is working hard to make their own progress and they just don’t have time for anything else. This, in turn, holds you back however as no one wants to help each other and you could turn on each other and accuse people of subterfuge or unhelpful behavior. If you have issues with group work now then be careful about accusing others of causing problems when this is probably the result of several members of the team. You may also need these people on your side in the future so don’t burn any bridges now. Don’t believe all your own hype now as you need to stay humble.
Mars Retrograde – Twelfth House:
You feel scattered now and it may be challenging for you to decide where to spend your time and your energy. There is a sense that you will be putting a lot of effort into things but that you are not getting the results that you really want. It could even feel as if there are other forces at work that keep throwing you off course. This also makes you doubt yourself and you just don’t have enough information to work with now that will help you to make good decisions. With that in mind, you need to adopt a range of different approaches and see where the best path is to progress. If you are not sure of the right decisions to make now then you may want to put off making any firm plans now.
Mars Retrograde making an aspect to natal planets
At this time you may feel as if you have all your ducks in a row, only to find that things don’t work out as planned. This could make you feel like you have lost your sense of balance but actually, things could work out even better in the end if you need to rearrange some of your plans. This will also ask you to dig deep but could also help you to let go of things that were not serving you well and making you feel run down. Remember this is a time when you need to learn what is right for you and not everyone else.
When Mars is retrograde, your natal Moon you may find you are quick to lose your temper. You could also feel more annoyed about little things around you than usual but you may not know exactly why this is and how to deal with it. This could mean that there are some things that only serve to upset you and if this is the case you need to let them go – for the sake of your own wellbeing. It could also be that you are angry because of things that you have not yet dealt with and processed properly so this could also be something of a much needed wakeup call. You need to get real about this and work through them.
Mercury, you could be more creative and inspired but you will need to check yourself to make sure you don’t rush to judgment. Finding ways to put plans into practice will be more difficult now and you will need to persevere. This can be tiring for you in many ways but you need to adopt a flexible approach. If a door doesn’t open for you then you may need to find a way to work around this. This is very much a time to focus on the long game and not on quick fixes.
When Mars is retrograde to Venus you may find that things fail to live up to your expectations. Put simply; you could be looking for happiness but in the wrong areas of your life or with the wrong people. This also means that this is a time to consider a number of different options. If you can’t make progress directly then you may need to explore other ways of doing things that are less aggressive and more covert.
This is a time when you could experience a lot of delays in your life which can, of course, be very frustrating. The trick is to look at these as an opportunity to go over things again in case you have made any mistakes. Then you can reset your course in the right direction, safe in the knowledge that you have covered all your bases.
It can be hard to realize your goals. You will need to spend more time on these so expect delays up ahead. This could cause you to feel angry and helpless but actually, this allows you to go over everything again and make sure that you are making wise decisions. If you are struggling to stay focused and energized then now is a good time to figure out why that is.
You will find that things can be a little heavy going and there could be lots of obstacles in your way. This is a stop-go transit, Unfortunately, you could also lack the energy to push these out of the way. This, however, is something of a wake-up call for you as it means you need to look at how you measure progress and success. You should also guard against making big changes in your life. At this time little fixes can work just as well too.
When Mars is retrograde and conjunct your natal Uranus then you could find that you want to make decisions at breakneck speed. But you need to stop and think everything through now. Actually, the energy now could stop you from making mistakes but you also need to do your part and stay down to earth. This is about getting control of yourself so that you set off down a road that leads to nowhere. This is also about using your energy wisely so that you achieve the things you want to achieve without too much-wasted effort.
When Mars is retrograde conjunct your natal Neptune then this will also allow you the time to work on organizing how you share your energy around. We all have both inner and outer parts of ourselves but sometimes these don’t align and now you need to figure out why this is happening in your life. This is also a good time to come back down to earth and really reflect on what is possible in your world and what is merely an illusion. The key here is to take the time to work out through all of this before you take action.
When Mars is retrograde and conjunct Pluto then you could be in line to settle some disputes in your life which are based on power struggles with those close to you. You will also get to see how these are actually just sapping your energy and making you emotionally drained, so it is best to turn the other cheek if you can. You also need to focus on being more humble and not trying to win every argument. You can do this if you are confident in yourself and your beliefs.
When Mars is retrograde and conjunct your Ascendant then you may find it hard to find your sense of balance. This is about who you are at your core and what you believe in. It could be about your moral compass and things could come along that seem to rock your world and make you dig down deep to find out who you really are. You could also find people push your buttons and you may be quicker to anger now but make sure that you pick your battles. The road ahead is more important than any distractions along the way.
When Mars is retrograde and conjunct your natal Midheaven then you need to push hard to get anything done. You could find that you struggle to make much headway now and you could also have to do more than usual to get people to recognize your talents. This could also mean that you have to try to make an impression on others several times before they realize your strengths and skills. This, in turn, causes delays in your plans and you will struggle to keep yourself on track. The key now is patience to get you through this
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