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Rest And Recoup! Mars Retrograde Dates For 2018 –…

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Slow Down… Mars Retrograde Through Sagittarius And Scorpio, 2016…


Recharge & Rest…

The celestial bodies govern different areas of our spirit and Mars in astrological terms is our animal passion and fighting spirit.

In our horoscope and natal birth chart the position of mighty Mars reveals how we deal with conflict and our own anger. Do we burn slowly (a Taurus tendency) or explode (the Cardinal signs), rage and then blow over, quick to forgive and forget? Are our passions poured into the arts (Pisces)? Or expressed through our sex drive (Scorpio)?

Aside from our usual character the behaviour of Mars lends his energy to us as he moves through our horoscope, giving us drive at work, in the gym, in the bedroom or boardroom depending on the area he’s lighting up with passion.

For example when Mars transits the friendship area of your chart you might be inclined to get more active in groups and the community.

And yes, he retrogrades.

Mars Retrograde, 2018…

Mars will appear to go backward in the skies in 2018, passing through the zodiac sign Capricorn, then Aquarius, then back into Capricorn again, then forwards into Aquarius.

… Scorpio > Sagittarius > Capricorn > Aquarius > Capricorn > Aquarius >…

[dates below]

What does it mean?

Mars appearing retrograde is a time when our energy and actions are busy and distracted.

Just as communications, electricals and networks go haywire during Mercury Retrograde our reserves of ardent drive can be knocked off course during this time.

It might be a chaotic period of in-action, and our plans may back-fire or be thwarted by obstacles. Other people might seem to have a quick temper, be overactive, rash and take action on impulse. Drives may wane, including our sex-drive!

Will power, assertiveness, forthrightness and the ability to power and drive through life will be on slow-gear, even reverse!

Aries – Mars is your ruler so you’re particularly prone to the moment of Mars, and might notice that during this time work (including the way you’re seen in the world) and networking or colleague connections get crazy!

Scorpio – In tandem with powerful Pluto, Mars is your co-ruler, and you might find that the plans you have to build skills, and establish roots are areas that get frustrating.



Don’t Sweat It…

It’s important to review how we expend our energies and the projects we’re progressing.

This is a great time to reassess the action-plan, re-work where our energies are directed, RECHARGING and RESTING.

Relaunch your activities when Mars goes direct at the end of June.

Don’t initiate new projects now (if possible), plans could need re-assertion.

Don’t Panic – Mars appears retrograde every two years, nothing to go Gaga over.

Key Dates To Note

Discover where Mars falls in your chart with a special horoscope reading around Mars. Contact Kimberly.

Mars appears to retrograde on June 27th 201 (9º of Aquarius)

Mars re-enters Capricorn on August 13th

Mars goes direct on August 28th (at 28º Capricorn)

Mars re-enters Aquarius on September 11th 2018.

Cosmic Coincidence

The last time Mars was retrograde was on
17th April 2016 (9 degrees of Sagittarius)
Mars re-enters Scorpio on 28th May
Mars goes direct on 29th June (23 degrees Scorpio)
Mars re-enters Sagittarius on 2nd August 2016.

Read more current celestial happenings in HOROSCOPES.

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