Today Sep. 9th at 6:22 PM through Nov. 13th Mars in Aries begins his retrograde phase. This is a rare occurrence for Mars in Aries. Not since 1988, and not again until 2067, will a Mars in Aries retrograde phase be repeated. For a more detailed explanation of the context in which this is happening and what can be expected in the long and short term click here.
Mars retrograde is likely to slow or stall progress. That will feel challenging to most. But it could be clarifying in terms of your life direction, what exactly you desire, or are trying to achieve. You might notice a few areas of interest you’ve over-looked that could be ripe for expansion.
Confidence is boosted today under a Sun/Jupiter trine in earth signs. Effectively dealing with the details or finding a solution renews your faith in yourself. Hard work and discipline in the past is rewarded.
Mercury in Libra opposes Chiron retrograde. This could hurt. You might not receive the answer you were hoping for. Negotiations might have failed. A relationship interaction could sting.
Mercury in Libra’s opposition to Chiron Rx on Thursday September 10th delivers the painful answer. It undermines confidence. But Venus in Leo trines Chiron a couple days later. You recover quickly and your confidence returns.
On Friday the Sun opposes Neptune retrograde. It’s hard to stay grounded or to notice important details. (Artists and healers might find this aspect helpful.) But undermining yourself through neglect or an over-sight is a real possibility.
Jupiter turns direct this weekend in the sign of Capricorn. (He’s been traveling in retrograde motion since May 14th of this year.) You might begin to gain some traction in whatever it is you’re working on, trying to accomplish, or trying to build.
Mercury delivers a message, solution, or answer that feels misaligned with your desire to be free and independent. You may have to change something you don’t want to change. It’s awkward.
By the end of the week Venus in Leo squares Uranus in Taurus. Something destabilizing throws you off your game or damages your pride.
But the Virgo Sun trines Pluto in Capricorn. Something is breaking down that creates an opening for you. A talent for finding the practical solution or providing the service other’s need restores your confidence and makes you happy.
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ARIES (March 21-April 21)
Today Mars turns retrograde in your first house -the sector of confident action, your most basic style and approach to life, and the courage you need to take risks and to make an impact. Progress slows in this area of life. For the next two and a half months you’ll have time to reconsider and review your actions, re-assess your style and approach, and to clarify what it is you actually desire. This is an intense process where you’re likely to focus on something specific – the actual “heart of the matter.” The last time you experienced anything like it was in August of 1988. Your next chance to review at this level won’t come around again until 2067. Jupiter is turning direct in your 10th house the sector reflecting your life direction, strategies for success, and what it is your aiming for. Since May 14th of this year you might have had some difficulty gaining traction in these areas. Jupiter trines the practical Sun in Virgo your 6th house of routine, work, and health related issues. Keeping yourself grounded and reality-based is important.
TAURUS (April 21-May 21)
Today Mars begins it’s retrograde phase in your 12th house of the most private/sensitive areas of your life. Old anger, loneliness, and darker motivations may continue to simmer beneath the surface. If you’ve failed to successfully address those in the past that will no longer be a viable option. What you’ve been trying to bring to a premature close may be delayed. Something from 1988 remains unfinished. This intensified period between Sep. 12th and Nov. 13th provides prime time for you to get to the ‘heart of the matter,” to clarify the truth, and what it is you desire. Lots of soul searching will be required. The Sun in your 5th house keeps you generating some brilliant, creative, practical solutions. Jupiter in your 9th house of the future (travel, higher education and publishing) ends the questions and uncertainty surrounding these issues. It may also allow you to begin to gain some traction as you begin to build your future on a more solid emotional foundation.
Today Mars turns retrograde in your 11th house of friends, groups, social concerns, and what you consider to be ideal. It’s the beginning of an intensified soul-searching phase where you reconsider the value of socializing, the condition of your social life, or what it is you’ve always thought would be ideal. A delay in “taking it public” might be an issue. The need to keep it private might be reconsidered from different perspectives. Have you found the audience that’s most receptive to what you have to offer? Not since 1988 have you experienced anything similar to the intensity of this personal review. It’s time to clarify something specific that gets to the ‘heart of the matter’ and the actual truth. Jupiter turns direct in your 8th house of profound transformations, issues involving financial partnerships and trust. You may be able to gain some traction as you recognize an opportunity for real progress. It’s better than it’s been since May 14th of this year.
Mars turns retrograde today in your 10th house of your public/professional life and your life direction. Progress begins to stall as an intensified period of reconsideration, clarification, and “getting to the heart of the matter’ kicks in. A period of soul searching concerning your role in the world and what it is you’re aiming to achieve is undertaken. This intensified two and half month period is similar to the one you experienced in August of 1988 and will not be repeated again until 2067. So it’s rare and it’s important – a watershed, pivotal moment in time. Jupiter turns direct on Saturday after being in retrograde motion since May 14th of this year. This weekend you might experience some real progress related to practical communication within the realm of relationships. One or both of you could come up with a solution that works well. You might be able to gain some traction in moving a relationship in the direction you’d like it to go. Something more balanced and harmonious is achieved through communication efforts.
LEO (July 21-Aug 21)
Today Mars begins it’s retrograde phase in the 9th sector of your chart that’s concerned with the future, travel, expansion, optimism, and the pursuit of freedom. Progress begins to stall in this area of life. Faith in the kind of future you’ve envisioned may begin too feel uncertain. Today begins an intensified two and a half month period of reconsideration and soul-searching regarding your beliefs and plans for expansion. Not since 1988 have you experienced anything similar – and not again until 2067 will this opportunity be repeated. Chances are you’ll need to connect with your own deep reserves of timeless wisdom and the bigger picture to get to “the heart of the matter” or to be able to progress beyond current limitations. But Jupiter turns direct on Saturday. He’s been in retrograde motion since May 14th of this year. You might begin to notice that you can gain some traction within your profession and experience some real improvements in efficiency/organization that increase your income and clarifies what you value most.
VIRGO (August 21-Sep 21)
Today Mars turns retrograde in your 8th house. This could focus you in on areas in need of deep transformational change – issues related to financial partnerships, intimacy, and your ability to trust. An elusive, distorting, internal influence might need to be identified. You’re at the beginning of a two and half month period of intensified soul-searching that might lead you toward the actual ‘heart of the matter,” the truth, and the thing that most needs to be exposed and excised. You experienced a similar intensified period in 1988 – and will not experience it again until 2067. So this is rare. You may have to look at a part of yourself you don’t want to see. And you might have to reverse course. But on Saturday Jupiter – after a four month period in retrograde motion – turns direct in your 5th house of love, romance, and creative self-expression. You may begin to make some real progress in the area of life that’s most important to you. It’s likely you’ll shine over the weekend as you fix something that’s been broken or begin to move in that direction.
LIBRA (September 21 – October 21)
Today Mars retrogrades in your 7th house of relationships. Progress within the realm of relationships – establishing balance, or creating something more harmonious – begins to stall. You become relatively undistracted for a two and half month period of intensified soul-searching – similar to the one you experienced in 1988 if that’s a possibility. It’s time to focus on the “heart of the matter”, maybe something specific, potentially hurtful, or disruptive that you’d prefer to avoid. A distorting influence needs to be clarified. An opportunity like this will not come around again until the year 2067. On Saturday Jupiter turns direct after a four month period in retrograde motion (reconsideration and review) affecting your home, family, and issues from the past. Hard work or consistent efforts may begin to produce results. Something foundational in this area of life is set free. Some kind of release may be experienced. Over the weekend something celebratory may be in order as a result of a spiritual victory, recovery, or significant revelation.
Today Mars retrogrades in the sector of your chart related to routines, responsibilities, work, self-improvement, and health. Progress stalls in this area of life giving you time to reconsider and to engage in an intensified soul-searching endeavor. What you desire most may need to be clarified. A distorting influence may need to be identified and removed. It’s time to get to the “heart of the matter” that’s keeping you from getting where you want to be. Maybe it’s time to find some help, to change doctors or healers, or to define more specifically what it is you need to work through. Identifying effective and ineffective routines and the most effective methods for you re: nourishing feelings of well-being, may be especially important. You experienced a similar intensified period of soul-searching period in August of 1988 (if that’s a possibility) and will not have this opportunity again until 2067. It’s a good time to figure out how to be more efficient and effective. On Saturday Jupiter – after four months in retrograde motion – turns direct. Issues related to making the right connections, communication, technology, analysis, and identifying what’s true for the public at large may result in something more lucrative or a reorganization of values and priorities.
SAGITTARIUS (November 21- December 21)
Mars moved into the sign of Aries June 29th. Today he turns retrograde in the sector of your life related to romantic love, creativity, issues related to children, and playfulness. Progress stalls in this area of life giving you time to engage in an intensified period of reconsideration and soul-searching in order to clarify what you desire most. You might need to identify a distorting influence, and gradually penetrate into “the heart of the matter.” You had a similar opportunity in August of 1988 and will not have another such opportunity until 2067. So this is rare. You may be feeling that you’ve taken something as far as it can go in a specific direction. But it’s not clear where you go from here. Over the next two and half months something clarifying may be realized. Jupiter turns direct on Saturday after being in retrograde motion since May 14th of this year. Something is opening up in the sector of your chart related to income, self-worth, values, priorities, and settling into the rhythm that’s most natural for you. Something fortunate in terms of your life direction and what you’re attempting to build could become evident this weekend.
CAPRICORN (December 21-January 21)
Mars moved into the sign of Aries on June 29th. Today he turns retrograde for the next two and a half months in the sector of your chart related to security, secure foundations, your home, family, and the past. If you’re remodeling your home the work may slow or grind to a halt. A period of reconsideration and review is set in motion. You might have experienced this previously in August of 1988 – and will not experience it again until 2067. Now is the time to get to the “heart of a matter” or the truth of what it is you actually desire. Strong security needs may take precedence and overwhelm any urge to take some risk. Fear may be an obstacle. But breaking through old limitations is a possibility. You’ll likely have time to think and reconsider. Jupiter in Capricorn on the other hand, turns direct on Saturday after being in retrograde motion since May 14th. Since then you might have re-built or re-organized your entire approach to your life and work. This weekend expansive future opportunities and new possibilities may open up as a result of the work you’ve done to break through some old inflexibility.
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 21)
Today Mars moves into his retrograde phase – a period that lasts until Nov. 13th. Progress begins to slow or stall in areas related to technology, communication, information, connecting, figuring out what’s true and accurate, etc. Actually your mind may be in need of a rest. It could be good for you to disconnect in order to clarify where you might want to go from here. Between now and Nov. 13th is a time to move beyond the noise giving yourself a chance to penetrate to the ‘heart of the matter.” You might need to disrupt some old routines or get to the source of some old vulnerabilities and fears. It’s time to reconsider the kind of impact you want to make through what and how you communicate. It might be time to tell yourself the truth about yourself. But it’s likely you might have lost track of what that is. You experienced a similar phase in August of 1988. Jupiter’s been moving in retrograde motion since May 14th of this year. On Saturday he turns direct in the hidden and highly sensitive 12th sector of your chart. It’s likely something will be realized that could transform the nature of your work or your belief system. Tectonic shifts within the subconscious mind change the nature of what is possible for you.
PISCES (February 21-March 21)
Today Mars moves into his retrograde phase – a period that lasts until Nov. 13th. Progress begins to slow or stall in the sector of your chart related generating an income, managing your resources, cultivating a sense of self-worth, or creating stability. This is a complicated sector. It includes vulnerabilities that continue to cause pain, as well as disruptions or personal rebellions that periodically destabilize and make it difficult to settle in. Between now and Nov. 13 is a time to reconsider, to cut through the confusion and distortions, and to penetrate to the ‘heart of the matter.” It’s a time to clarify what it is that you desire. It’s a time to tell yourself the truth in order to be able to move forward in an integrated way. You experienced a similar period of soul searching in 1988. Another opportunity such as this will not come around until 2067. Jupiter’s been moving in retrograde motion since May 14th of this year. On Saturday he turns direct in the sector of your chart related to “taking it public,” dealing with friends, your social life, dedication to community cause, or working to create something more ideal. What you’ve been working to build will begin to show progress. Something fortunate related to relationships and breakthroughs may be evident.