Starting September 9, 2020, Mars will begin one of its retrograde cycles. Mars only goes through a retrograde period once every two years, and when it does, it gives us all an opportunity to recuperate and refocus our energy so we’re spending it on what matters most and what will make the biggest impact in our lives. It’s like a timeout, when we aren’t able to do as much as we may want to, but we get time to re-energize so we can really hit the ground running once Mars turns direct.

This Mars Retrograde could feel especially frustrating, because it’s happening in Mars’ home sign of Aries. Aries is a very active sign and doesn’t take kindly to being told to slow down. Realize it’s not about stopping entirely, it’s about taking time to regroup.