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Mars Retrograde Meaning in Transit: Vibes and What You Can Expect.

Mars Retrograde Cycle in Any Sign No Matter What Year it is

Who wouldn’t want the ability to go after what you crave in an unstoppable way?!

Life would be pretty stellar if we were able to go after our aspirations with no roadblocks or slow timeframes. Honestly, everyone feels empowered when things are moving in the direction they want, and the timelines expected. However, there are points in our lives where we need to sit there with our hands neatly folded and just wait patiently.

Frankly, waiting is a part of life, but when it comes down to taking it easy, the planet Mars is not hearing that shit; this celestial body has no chill and needs everything like last year! So when we are dealing with Mars Retrograde, it can be beyond frustrating. Of course, Mars going backward in Transit is different than it is Natally. This is because we deal with the Transit for a short period rather than the energy that is expressed in the Birth Chart.

Astrologically, Mars rules our aspirations, our yearning for something or someone, how we go out for what we want, the hype man/woman, that motivational coach that tells us to go out and grab life by the balls if you will. On top of that, Mars rules our sex drive and is the way we get down in the sheets. This planet is how we take action and is also our fight or flight responses, so when it goes retrograde, these expressions move inward.

However, after two years of so much kinetic energy, Mars decides we need a review, which causes us to pump the breaks. As a result, it feels like someone takes the wind out of our sails, forcing us to maroon on an island until we fix our boat. This can be impactful to go from a lively existence to an absolute slow down, which is why Mars Retrogrades are beyond stressful.

Although it feels like an inconvenience, Mars Retros are incredibly essential, and unlike the other planets (except for Venus, which is an every 15 months RX cycle), it only retrogrades every 2 years or so, which brings up things we have forgotten. Not only that, but Mars has two sides to its nature, a fire adaptation and the watery spirit. The fiery Aries-like portion brings in a Warrior facet, which causes physical manifestations to occur. On the other side of that is its water nature, which is Scorpionic and brings in the psychological version of Mars retrogrades. So not only does it deal with our ability to take action, but we also have to look at underlining things that are brought to the surface.

Taking time to reflect during Retrogrades is like that saying, “ You are right where you need to be,” in other words, when things slow down or come to a halt, it is for a reason, but also a blessing in disguise. Hence, this is a time to redirect you in the area you are supposed to be, not what the ego wants, which is to keep moving at the pace you deem appropriate.

Its Retrograde last two months or so, and this is when it is closest to the Earth. Once a planet stops for a bit when it is about to Station RX, the heavenly body gives off a high concentration of energy. The cool thing is you can go out and take pictures of this celestial because it is not behind the Sun and going slow enough for us to document, so that is another bonus to the RX. Additionally, since this planet is not behind the Sun, we can feel its energy of it more intensely because it isn’t being blocked out by Solar waves. Any world moving in Retrograde Motion has nothing to block its intensity, and because it is moving slowly, the energy does not let up.

Additionally, the thing to examine is the last times’ Mars went Retrograde to get an idea of what themes could pop up in your life. For example, Mars went Retrograde in Aries on September 9 of 2020. Another year in June of 2018 in Aquarius. Before that, it was on April 17, 2016, at 8 Sagittarius and backed into 23 Scorpio. Prior to that, it Retrograde May 1, 2014, in Libra at 27 degrees. And let’s do one more date just for fun; back in 2012, on January 24 at 23 degrees of Virgo was another inverse event. Are you starting to see the 2-year pattern?!

Look back at some of these dates to get an idea of how the next Retrograde will affect your world. Think again once more to these dates and what part could have changed in regards to longing, drive, and purpose.

The Scenarios that occur During an Inverse Mars Phase

If you’ve been looking for a way to correct the things in your life that need healing, this should be a period where you can capitalize on this Inverse phase. We genuinely need to use this transit to our advantage.

Mars Retrogrades can be broken up into 4 scenarios, and it is possible to feel more than one of these situations.

These are the main circumstances that come up for you to fix:

How do you respond: Are You Living in a Passive or Reactionary way?

  • Passive-aggressive energy can become more like a pressure cooker waiting to bubble over.

  • Controlling your angry or disengaged reactions and learning to respond in a healthy way

  • Work on asserting yourself more and fight for what you believe in

  • Things that have been building up can come to a head with others

  • You learn how to ultimately find your voice and defend yourself

  • If you suffer from reckless mouth syndrome or anger issues, this will be a time to check yourself

  • People with unjustified levels of confidence tend to get humbled during this transit

  • A time to face the things you ran from out of fear

  • Learning how to discipline yourself

  • This would be a time to cut people off that are aggressive, possessive, jealous, or just no longer have a place in your life.

Review and Resolve: When Your Past Resurfaces.

  • Resolutions are inevitable, even if you aren’t ready to deal with them

  • If you were suppressed or repressed in some sort of way, these things come back for you to work on

  • Past aims resurface because it’s time to review them and see if you’re still interested in it; plus, you can look at things with a different mindset

  • What do you need to resolve when it comes to your individuality?

  • Getting back to who you were before losing yourself in a relationship or any situation that cause you to be inauthentic

  • Moving back to old goals that you put on the back burner a few years ago or a yearning/ hobby that you’ve always had an interest in

  • Try to take a step back and review where you are headed rather than being in survival mode when you get impulsive or feel confused.

  • Heal trauma and what’s not right; this is your time to resolve psychological issues.

  • Things that were underneath the surface, like anger or old secrets, tend to come up.

  • We have to get in touch with our power as well and resolve our suffering.

Are You Physically Fit?

  • Go slow Mars is a physical planet meaning things can occur outside of the psyche.

  • You could feel more drained than usual and need extra sleep

  • Inflammation could flare up during this time

  • Don’t trip over your shoes; impulsiveness can lead to injury, accidents, burns, cuts.

  • Wear sunblock while you’re at it, too (Not kidding)

  • Set boundaries with people who drain your energy because right now, you could be more susceptible to people who suck you dry or have a ton of negativity

  • Take care of your immune system because this could also be weakened

  • Know when to take a break if you have been in a nonstop mode for awhile

  • Try to postpone any elective surgeries, but if you have to have an operation do what must be done just make sure you have all of the information

  • It’s an excellent time to work on your sexuality, issues with promiscuity, levels of passion, also your drive for intimacy

  • Build up your endurance and fitness

  • If you have been the lazy type, this is your opportunity to become more of a go-getter

  • Stockpiles of vitality will get release good, bad, or indifferent

  • On a collective level, there is a possibility for war and violence, not saying that to scare anyone

  • but it is something to be aware of, especially when Mars is in Aries

Feeling pumped?!

  • Not feeling like you have things to look forward to

  • The goals that kept you pumped is no longer appealing

  • Recalibrating the way you go after what you want and staying driven

  • Overall, feeling scattered and unfocused

  • Not feeling like seizing the day and losing your competitive edge because you need to recalibrate how you go after what you want.

  • Realizing you were putting your energy into the wrong things

  • For those who lacked motivation, this brings in a surge of enthusiasm and causes you to start working on something you put off

  • Learning to redirect your energy into goals that will make you successful

  • Building a healthy sense of confidence

  • It’s your time to embrace a winner’s attitude

Indeed, these are hardcore lessons to review, but when you don’t run from the things you need to face, you will come out on the other side of this with a victory.

Becoming Almighty AF

After going through these tests in your vitality, it’s time to dust yourself off and get back on the horse. Once this Retrograde is over, you should begin to regain your strength in your life areas that were affected, whatever that might be. This is your time to step into your personal power. Reclaim any held back aspirations; go out there and show this Retrograde what you are made of, you mighty girl/guy!


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