From our perspective, a planet is retrograde, when it appears to be moving backward in the sky for a period of time. Of course, its an optical illusion but its very important in astrology, retrograde planets does not work in their normal manner, they do correspond to recognizable meanings.
Until 29th June this year, Mars is retrograde, which means it is good to be patience and flexible during this cycle — it’s time to pay attention to your “actions”.
It is never the right time to make a change Mars is associated with impulsiveness, egocentricity, war and conflict; Mars is traditionally malefic and in retrograde it becomes even more malefic; thus when it does take his turn to retrograde, this will have an important effect on all zodiac signs.
So… you must be very careful with your new projects, it is never a time to initiate. Whoever initiates loses, with a new project, it will fizzle out and never really go anywhere.
Try to be calm, to think twice before you get involved in new activities because the retrograde can lower your energy level and bring frustration and obstacles to your major efforts; Just try to view things from another angle, it is not the propitious time to venture out of your comfort zone.
Experiences with Mars retrograde
Want to start something new when Mars is retrograde? Perhaps its better to wait until Mars will reverse his course in the sky because many obstacles can spoil your plans, your projects are likely to stall or not develop as expected. In other words, you don’t have to start them now.
Once every 2 years.. Mars goes retrograde, during this stage of the planet, you will be worried, feeling fears, internal conflicts and grievances. Mars often causes subconscious resentments, passive-aggressive behavior that we do not recognize in ourselves but others clearly see it.
It’s possible to experience new dramas and even get depressed of things that once made you smile; but it’s also an opportunity to make peace with yourself and accept your flaws and failures.
Indications for surgery and risk factors for failure Its recommended to avoid surgery when Mars is retrograde. Don’t Have a Surgery. It also rules anything made of iron, including “cutting things.” Avoid surgical procedures, injuries and accidents related to carelessness can occur more frequently. Also, it is not a good time to find a new barber or hairstylist.
New Job A new job can seem great, but impulsively jumping to a new career should probably be something that we consider more carefully than when under the influence of the retrograde. Keep in mind, a new job may not evaporate once Mars goes direct. Its better to doubt action than to take doubtful action, at least at this doubtful time.
Opportunity to know yourself better Mars retrograde is a great time to get your life in order, it is very important to honestly face and deal with your emotions in a responsible manner. Unexpected challenges are what make us stronger. Believe in yourself and follow word with deeds — it’s the proof of the pudding where others are concerned.
Retrograde: April 17th, 2016 in Sagittarius.
Direct: June 29th, 2016 in Scorpio.