There are a lot of retrogrades happening among the outer planets right now, but when one of the inner personal planets starts a backspin it tends to have a deeper effect on our lives.
That’s why Mars Retrograde 2020 should be on everyone’s radar for the next couple of months. This transit started on September 9 and will last until November 13, and it can be a frustrating and exhausting time, especially for the zodiac signs most affected by it.
The planet Mars in astrology is all about taking action: it rules over things like passion, anger, and ambition and that is why we struggle to invoke our inner fire or take some hardcore action in our lives during retrograde periods of Mars.
We will feel less motivated to move forward on projects at work and less inclined to stand up for ourselves or take a firm stand on something. And yes, Mars rules our sex drives as well, so this retrograde is also a total cosmic libido killer.
While we may feel slower and generally demotivated during this transit, the key to making Mars retrograde work for you is to use the lack of inertia as a time to pause and think about our goals, rather than push to the limit to try to reach them.
Gently approach all the repressed issues around anger and try to find healthy outlets for all the rage and frustration that has built up through 2020. Mars retrograde only occurs once every two years, so this is an important transit that everyone should consider but if you’re one of the zodiac signs that Mars retrograde 2020 affects the most, you will want to fasten your seat belt:
Because Mars is your governing planet, you are naturally in tune with its high level of energy and passion so the temporary lack of firepower is going to leave you feeling unusually exhausted, unmotivated, and confused as to what you’re going to do next.
Take the time to relax and focus on your needs first. Aries, it’s hard for a fast-paced fire sign like you to slow things down, but now is the time to get in touch with yourself on a deeper level so that you get a better sense of direction post-retrograde.
Connecting with others is one of the most rewarding and important parts of your life, Libra but during Mars retrograde, it could be the source of the greatest tension. Relationships can be erratic now, which is why it’s best to focus on how you can heal and change dynamics with others.
If you have resentments built up within your closest relationships, channel your natural sense of balance and talk about any pent up issues to bring harmony back into your individual dynamics.
Your zodiac sign was traditionally governed by Mars, which means that this retrograde is going to turn your life upside down big time, Scorpio. Rather than making impulsive movements without thinking about things, take a moment to assess your feelings and thoughts so that you can make better decisions.
A little time to reflect on your goals and passions will help you refine your next steps and feel even more confident about your future in November.
This retrograde can be difficult for you, Capricorn, as it will trigger long-repressed resentments and frustrations. A feeling of restlessness prompts you to take action. Take a moment to calm your energies before asserting your urges.
As a cardinal earth sign, you’re always up for a challenge, so take deep breaths and call on your deep pool of patience before lashing out on someone. If you slow down and deal with your feelings as they arise, you can heal old wounds.