October 30, 2022-January 12, 2023
Mars is turning retrograde. Each Mars retrograde differs based on the sign it is retrograde. Currently, it is out-of-bounds until May 2023. The previous time we had this mixture was in 2001 before 9/11.
Mars Retrograde happens every 26 months for 70 to 80 days. Projects will stall. Our energy level will be lower. Accidents and arguments from impulsive actions and unrecognized anger will flare. Sexual activity is often flawed.
The textbooks indicate that hidden frustrations result in a volcano-like eruption. Individuals may burst with frustration and poorly respond with violence and anger instead of patience and dialogue. A retrograde can push one to go deep within and make groundbreaking shifts in terms of the nature of the planet and the nature of the sign. In this case, it impacts communication.
This retrograde can result in communication procrastination. Assertive patterns are more introspective. Many will encounter passive-aggressive individuals that may lack drive or follow-through.
Steer away from starting a new business under a retrograde.
The birth of a business during a Mars Retrograde will result in constant problems with having action asserted at a quality and effective pace. No matter how hard you try to push, nothing will happen. Everything is in a sluggish state.
More importantly, steer away from major repairs especially automotive repairs or purchasing a new vehicle.
Avoid surgery during a Mars retrograde. Since Mars governs destructions, deconstruction may become more understood after Mars turns direct. If an electronic gadget breaks down, a repair job will not cure the fix. A repair job on a Mars retrograde may result in having another repair take place. However, after the retrograde has turned direct, the problem can be more understood. Repair jobs include surgery. Avoid surgery under a time frame if possible.
Nevertheless, being born with a Mars retrograde is much different than experiencing one during the cycle. A well aspected Mars retrograde in an individual’s birth chart can produce a lot of success. Energy and initiative are internalized (retrograde.) Usually an individual competes with himself. Many athletes are born with a well-aspected Mars Retrograde. When Mars is aspected with challenging aspects, individuals may act hastily and often need to retrace and redo his steps
There could be difficulties, arguments, disagreements with legal, religious, travel, and matters with someone that may be very philosophical and/or have a very strong opinion. So during this time, it would be wise to frame your intentions as a visionary. Keep the bigger picture in mind especially when asserting your own opinion as dogma.
One’s sexual drive during a Mars retrograde can change a lot. It has been stated that the level of satisfaction during a Mars retrograde can be difficult to satisfy.
Political issues will be exaggerated in the news. Fires, possible protests, and “Acts from God” will also be strongly themed. Hurricanes are strongly felt during this period as well as floods and possible earthquakes.
During this cycle, there are going to be some upheavals. More than likely some scandalous battles will result between presidential candidates. This is a strong placement for assault (verbal, physical, emotional, etc.)
Technological breakdowns may occur with website outages and security breaches may also be in the news especially in the travel industry. Avoid major purchases of any kind if possible.
Fortunately, this cycle is for 80 days every 2 1/2 years. On January 12, 2023, this retrograde will be completed.
In general, this is not the time to look at the new property, start a new job, start a new business plan, etc. Using this retrograde by going thru old records is ideal.