How this Mars Retrograde cycle affects each sign of the zodiac.

 
Mars Retrograde through the Signs – June 26th to August 27th, 2018

Kindly refer to your Zodiac or Ascendant

 

Some people are more sensitive to Mars retrograde cycles than others. Mars-ruled Aries and Scorpio natives are likely to be particularly sensitive to the effects of Mars Retrograde in general. This applies to anyone who has a number of planets in either sign.

  

Aries and Aries Ascendant: All Mars retrograde cycles affect you on a highly personal level because Mars is your sign’s ruler. If you have an Aries Ascendant, Mars is your chart ruler, and Mars retrograde can also affect you on the physical plane as well as your personal presentation or image to others. You don’t assert yourself or state what it is that you want as directly as you normally do, and you could be withdrawn and introspective, pulling back from life a little as you figure out what it is that you truly want from it. Pushing yourself during this Mars retrograde cycle will only lead to frustrations and slowdowns. It’s time to review how you have been handling yourself in terms of self-assertion and expression of anger in general, and for considering making changes to your approach to getting what you want out of life.

 

Occurring in your solar eleventh house from June 26 to August 12, enthusiasm for generating business income, for working towards your higher goals and hopes, for group or community activities, and/or friendships may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. Some of you could be dealing with frustrations and buried anger with friends. Ambiguity in these areas of life may lead you to reassess your friendships, group endeavors and associations, or higher goals. There may be frustration with goals or dreams not manifesting soon enough, when in fact this retrograde period is strong for making important edits to your plans. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now.

 

From August 12-27, Mars is retrograde in your solar tenth house, and enthusiasm for career and public or professional matters may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. Ambiguities might have you second-guessing or reassessing your goals. You might feel less confident about pushing forward, or you could simply feel more cautious now. Some projects may stall. You may be feeling as if you are only going through the motions when it comes to your duties and responsibilities, temporarily lacking ambition, fire, or motivation. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. Old projects or goals could use some attention for some of you. This portion of Mars retrograde emphasizes practical and work matters. How you organize your time is in question now.

Taurus and Taurus Ascendant: All Mars retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of your intuition and spiritual matters, because Mars rules these areas of your life. You may find that you are less able to rely on your intuition. Perhaps you’re picking up the wrong cues or reading too much into situations. Whatever the case may be, for the time being, you may not feel that your intuition is serving you well. Keep an eye out for deceptiveness and falseness in others. It would be wise to be especially clear when it comes to communicating about your inner world now, or take this time to re-examine issues rather than communicating about them prematurely. Private affairs and solitary work might need to be put on the back burner, or you could show less enthusiasm for them.

 

Occurring in your solar tenth house from June 26 to August 12, enthusiasm for career and public or professional matters may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. Ambiguities might have you second-guessing or reassessing your goals. You might feel less confident or you could simply feel more cautious now. Some projects may stall. You may be feeling as if you are only going through the motions when it comes to your duties and responsibilities, temporarily lacking ambition, fire, or motivation. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. This Mars retrograde emphasizes practical and work matters. How you organize your time is in question now.

 

From August 12-27, Mars is retrograde in your solar ninth house, and enthusiasm for higher education, travel, your personal philosophy, or adventure, in general, may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. Some projects may stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself in adventurous ways. Your outlook on life in terms of the “bigger picture” could be more cautious, and you might find that you temporarily have less faith, or you are questioning the faith that has carried you to date. Legal or publishing matters can require a second look. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. Your outlook and lust for life, for the time being, might not be as natural or spontaneous as it has been. Watch that you don’t focus too much on the frustrations of differing belief systems and opinions. Look for old studies, interests, and passions that may spark a new interest.

Gemini and Gemini Ascendant: All Mars retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of your friendships, group associations, networking, business income, and dreams/wishes because Mars rules these areas of your life in your solar chart. Challenges are possible now. Enthusiasm for generating business income, for group or community activities, and/or friendships may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. You may be temporarily confused about long-term goals.

 

Occurring in your solar ninth house from June 26 to August 12, enthusiasm for higher education, travel, your personal philosophy, or adventure in general may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. Some projects may stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself in adventurous ways. Your outlook on life in terms of the “bigger picture” could be more cautious, and you might find that you temporarily have less faith, or you are questioning the faith that has carried you to date. You may need to work further on your studies or a publishing project. A “back to the drawing board” situation can emerge now, but you have the chance to redo, refine, and perfect things now. Legal matters may need a second look. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. Your outlook and lust for life, for the time being, might not be as natural or spontaneous as it has been. Look for new ways to revive old passions, studies, or interests.

 

From August 12-27, Mars is retrograde in your solar eighth house, and enthusiasm for intimate and sharing matters in general may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. Intimate matters may become more intense and complicated. Joint financial projects or initiatives may stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself in personal ways. A lover or yourself may especially intense or obsessive. Ambiguity with finances, particularly debts and shared money or resources, could dominate now, or financial affairs require a second look. An old relationship that ended poorly may occupy your thoughts, or an old lover may return. There can be magnification of fears and phobias, unexplored desires, and addictions now. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended. You could be exploring anger and assertion over deeply buried matters, and learning to better manage your life on an emotional level.

Cancer and Cancer Ascendant: All Mars retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of your career, professional life, ambition, public relations, and your reputation because Mars rules these areas of your life in your solar chart. Stalling, snags, challenges, or seeming setbacks might alert you to the need for re-organizing your energy and enthusiasm for these matters, for re-assessing goals, or for changing plans.

 

Occurring in your solar eighth house from June 26 to August 12, enthusiasm for intimate and sharing matters in general may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. Intimate matters may become more intense and complicated, and you may be looking to past relationships for resolution or closure. Joint financial projects or initiatives may stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself in personal ways. A lover or yourself may especially intense or obsessive. Ambiguity with finances, particularly debts and shared money or resources, could dominate now. Financial affairs may require a redo or second look. There can be a magnification of fears and phobias, unexplored desires, and addictions now. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended. You could be exploring anger and assertion over deeply buried matters, and learning to better manage your life on an emotional level.

 

From August 12-27, Mars is retrograde in your solar seventh house, and enthusiasm for a partnership or coming from a partner could appear to be waning. A partner could seem to be less direct or could be harder to reach. Partnering projects or initiatives, or negotiations, could stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself well in a one-to-one manner. Watch for pent-up anger and passive-aggressiveness with partnerships. A lover may be especially intense or obsessive, or you could experience this in your own behavior. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. This cycle forces you to reorganize your energy with regards to people and partnerships. You could be re-assessing the ways in which you approach relationships, as well as what it is you want from your relationships. You are doing very important “work” that can benefit you greatly. You have the chance to reassess how you’ve been dealing with partners or potential partners, and you may be finding new and improved ways to get along. If you’re stimulating angry situations, you need to consider your role in the interaction. If you’re coming on too strong, look for ways to tone things down.

Leo and Leo Ascendant: All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of faith, wisdom, perspective, personal philosophy, higher education, travel, and adventure in general because Mars rules your solar ninth house. You could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself in adventurous ways. Your outlook on life in terms of the “bigger picture” could be a little more cautious, and you might find that you temporarily have less faith.

 

Occurring in your solar seventh house from June 26 to August 12, enthusiasm for a partnership or coming from a partner could appear to be waning. A partner could seem to be less direct or could be harder to reach. Partnering projects or initiatives, or negotiations, could stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself well in a one-to-one manner. Watch for pent-up anger and passive-aggressiveness with partnerships. A lover may be especially intense or obsessive, or you could experience this in your own behavior. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. This cycle forces you to reorganize your energy with regards to people and partnerships. You could be re-assessing the ways in which you approach relationships, as well as what it is you want from your relationships. You are doing very important “work” that can benefit you greatly. You have the chance to reassess how you’ve been dealing with partners or potential partners, and you may be finding new and improved ways to get along. If you’re stimulating angry situations, you need to consider your role in theinteraction. If you’re coming on too strong, you need to find ways to tone things down.

 

From August 12-27, Mars is retrograde in your solar sixth house, and enthusiasm for your work or health regimes, or for work projects and daily routines, could wane perhaps due to setbacks or stalling. Work itself could seem to be less straightforward or satisfying. New initiatives with these matters may appear less exciting, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself in these areas of life. For some, there can be much preoccupation with your health or work endeavors, and possibly frustration with daily routines. Watch for pent-up anger and passive-aggressiveness on the job. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. This portion of the Mars retrograde cycle emphasizes practical and work matters. How you organize your time is in question now.

Virgo and Virgo Ascendant: All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of intimacy, sharing, and finances because Mars rules these areas of your solar chart. Intimate matters may become more intense and complicated. Joint financial projects or initiatives may stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself in personal ways. Anger management might be in order now, and it’s a strong period for reviewing how you have been asserting yourself with a partner. There can be frustrations with how you’ve been managing power in a partnership, and a drive to improve this situation. There may be a struggle with addictions at this time, or the magnification of fears and phobias that have been driving your behavior. The good news is that you have a chance to better manage them.

 

Occurring in your solar sixth house from June 26 to August 12, enthusiasm for your work or health regimes, or for work projects and daily routines, could wane perhaps due to setbacks or stalling. Work itself could seem to be less straightforward or satisfying. New initiatives with these matters may appear less exciting, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself in these areas of life. For some, there can be much preoccupation with your health or work endeavors, and possibly frustration with daily routines. Watch for pent-up anger and passive-aggressiveness on the job. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. This portion of the Mars retrograde cycle emphasizes practical and work matters. How you organize your time is in question now.

 

From August 12-27, Mars is retrograde in your solar fifth house, and enthusiasm for a romance or creative project could wane perhaps due to setbacks or stalling. A relationship with a lover or a child could become more complicated or possibly exhausting. Desires can be hard to read for existing relationships – both yours and those of a lover. There can be a change of heart or you could be questioning what you’ve been pursuing in love, and a new approach becomes necessary. There could be waning interest in a hobby or a return to an old one. Some of you could be excessively preoccupied with a love relationship. New initiatives with fifth house matters may appear less exciting, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself in fifth house areas of life–creativity self-expression, recreation, children, and romance. Caution and perhaps anxiety or confusion begin to dominate. You might feel less confident or you could lack motivation now. Watch for pent-up anger, frustration, and passive-aggressiveness with a lover or with your children, if applicable. Refocusing, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now.

Libra and Libra Ascendant: All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of close partnering and negotiations because Mars rules these areas of your solar chart. Enthusiasm for a partnership or coming from a partner could be waning or not as clear. A partner could seem to be less direct or hard to reach. Partnering projects or initiatives, or negotiations, could stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself in a one-to-one manner. Watch for pent-up anger and passive-aggressiveness in your partnerships, and learn from experiences with these things.

 

Occurring in your solar fifth house from June 26 to August 12, enthusiasm for a romance or creative project could wane perhaps due to setbacks or stalling. A relationship with a lover or a child could become more complicated or possibly exhausting. Desires can be hard to read for existing relationships – both yours and those of a lover. There can be a change of heart or you could be questioning what you’ve been pursuing in love, and a new approach becomes necessary. There could be waning interest in a hobby or a return to an old one. Some of you could be excessively preoccupied with a love relationship. New initiatives with fifth house matters may appear less exciting, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself in fifth house areas of life–creativity self-expression, recreation, children, and romance. Caution and perhaps anxiety or confusion begin to dominate. You might feel less confident or you could lack motivation now. Watch for pent-up anger, frustration, and passive-aggressiveness with a lover or with your children, if applicable. Refocusing, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now.

 

From August 12-27, Mars is retrograde in your solar fourth house and household projects may slow down or stall. Repairs may need to be done, or circumstances are such that living conditions seem unstable or in need of review. Perhaps the enthusiasm that you have been building for work around the house is lessening. You may have an increased desire to rule the roost, or feel that this position is no longer in your hands, and if this transit stimulates conflict or disputes, it is likely to be family-related–you may have arguments with them, about them, or on their behalf. You may get worked up about old problems or regarding emotional issues from the past that are resurfacing now. Refocusing, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. It’s time to review how you have been handling your assertiveness on the home front and with family.

Scorpio and Scorpio Ascendant: All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of work, daily activities and routines, and/or health. Events might conspire to slow you down in these areas, forcing you to reassess how you’ve been managing this part of your life. Frustrations with your daily routine can be part of the picture now. Energy levels may seem low. Mars is your co-ruler, so you may be dealing with issues of image, personal presentation, and physical appearance or health as well.

 

Occurring in your fourth house from June 26 to August 12, household projects may slow down or stall. Repairs may need to be done, or circumstances are such that living conditions seem unstable or in need of review. Perhaps the enthusiasm that you have been building for work around the house is lessening. You may have an increased desire to rule the roost or feel that this position is no longer in your hands, and if this transit stimulates conflict or disputes, it is likely to be family-related–you may have arguments with them, about them, or on their behalf. You may get worked up about old problems or regarding emotional issues from the past that are resurfacing now. Refocusing, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. It’s time to review how you have been handling your assertiveness on the home front and with family.

 

From August 12-27, Mars is retrograde in your solar third house, and mental projects, courses, or studies could be less exciting or invigorating for the time being. Perhaps a project you have been working on and enthused about encounters some snags and you feel the urge to abandon it altogether. Some of you could be quite preoccupied with problems in these areas. Challenges with self-expression, pushing/selling your ideas, or with neighbors and siblings may occur now. Social interactions can be a little strained now, as you may feel the need to hold back or there is a lack of usual spontaneity in your communications. There can be frustration with daily routines. It’s time to rethink, revise, and reorganize your plans. Backtracking is a good idea. In fact, this is a strong time for making important edits of work already in progress.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius Ascendant: All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of creativity, children, recreation, entertainment, hobbies, and romance because Mars rules these areas of your solar chart. This can play out in a variety of ways, such as problems with a lover or child’s enthusiasm, for example, or a creative project encountering some setbacks, or possibly an event or circumstance that prevents you from enjoying hobbies or leisurely activities for the time being. This may be a period of review of a love affair.

 

Occurring in your solar third house from June 26th to August 12th, mental projects, courses, or studies could be less exciting or invigorating for the time being. Perhaps a project you have been working on and enthused about encounters some snags and you feel the urge to abandon it altogether. Some of you could be quite preoccupied with problems in these areas. Challenges with self-expression, pushing/selling your ideas, or with neighbors and siblings may occur now. Social interactions can be a little strained now, as you may feel the need to hold back or there is a lack of usual spontaneity in your communications. There can be frustration with daily routines. It’s time to rethink, revise, and reorganize your plans. Backtracking is a good idea. In fact, this is a strong time for making important edits of work already in progress.

 

From August 12-27, Mars is retrograde in your solar second house, and money-making endeavors are in focus. Perhaps a money-making idea you have been working on and were enthused about encounters some snags and you feel the urge to abandon it altogether. Caution and perhaps anxiety may be the overriding emotions now. Money and security matters are extremely important to you during this cycle, but they are not as straightforward as they have been. It’s time to rethink, revise, and reorganize your money and your plans. This period involves coming to a greater understanding of how the way you manage your resources impacts your confidence and your life.

 Capricorn and Capricorn Ascendant: All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of home, family, security, and domestic activities because Mars rules these areas in your solar chart. This can play out in a variety of ways. For example, household projects may slow down or stall. You might be feeling more defensive during this period, or you might get worked up about old waves of anger or regarding emotional issues from the past that are resurfacing now. It’s a good time for examining how you have been expressing anger or asserting yourself with your family.

 

Occurring in your solar second house from June 26 to August 12, money-making endeavors are in focus. Perhaps a money-making idea you have been working on and were enthused about encounters some snags and you feel the urge to abandon it altogether. Caution and perhaps anxiety may be the overriding emotions now. Money and security matters are extremely important to you during this cycle, but they are not as straightforward as they have been. It’s time to rethink, revise, and reorganize your money and your plans. This period involves coming to a greater understanding of how the way you manage your resources impacts your confidence and your life.

 

From August 12-27, Mars is retrograde in your solar first house and your sign. How you assert yourself and how you go about going after what you want out of life are up for review now. Watch that you don’t allow unacknowledged or buried desires drive your behavior. This portion of the Mars retrograde cycle is very up close and personal! You might find that you are second-guessing yourself, and this is a natural process as you reassess how you have been going about meeting life and reacting/acting. It’s a good time for refining these things. Your personal initiatives and confidence are affected. Perhaps you are not as confident about your personal effectiveness and more cautious about sharing yourself with others. Personal initiatives might need to be put on the back burner, or you could show less enthusiasm for them. You could be a little tired and more accident-prone, so be sure to rest up. You are also examining the way anger has helped or impaired your life, and coming up with new ways to manage it. In the process, you can experience some real frustrations, but you are also getting in touch with your inner strength. The end result, ideally, is a much-improved you. It’s time to rethink, revise, and reorganize your plans. Backtracking is a good idea now.

Aquarius and Aquarius Ascendant: All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of communication, siblings, neighbors, acquaintances, and transportation. Communication or transportation might take a hit somehow, making it harder to get from point A to point B, for example, or involving missed meetings, delays and red tape, challenges with studies, or mechanical breakdowns. There can be frustration with self-expression or impatience with social niceties.

 

Occurring in your solar first house and your sign from June 26 to August 12, this Mars retrograde cycle is very up close and personal! The ways that your survival instincts have served you to date may not seem to be as effective, or you might be feeling cautious and withdrawn overall now. You might find that you are second-guessing yourself, and this is a natural process as you reassess how you have been going about meeting life and reacting/acting. It’s a good time for refining these things. Your personal initiatives and confidence are affected. Perhaps you are not as confident about your personal effectiveness and more cautious about sharing yourself with others. Personal initiatives might need to be put on the back burner, or you could show less enthusiasm for them. You could be a little tired and more accident-prone, so be sure to rest up. You are also examining the way anger has helped or impaired your life, and coming up with new ways to manage it. In the process, you can experience some real frustrations, but you are also getting in touch with your inner strength. The end result, ideally, is a much-improved you. It’s time to rethink, revise, and reorganize your plans. Backtracking is a good idea now. How you assert yourself and how you go about going after what you want out of life are up for review now. Watch that you don’t allow unacknowledged or buried desires drive your behavior.

 

From August 12-27, Mars is retrograde in your solar twelfth house, and your spirituality, private life, gut instincts, and intuition are affected. Perhaps you are not as confident about your inner eye or hunches. Private affairs and solitary work might need to be put on the back burner, or you could show less enthusiasm for them. Trusting your gut instincts may become an issue. Vague fears and anxieties need to be dealt with. Obsession with private matters or concerns about the past could be part of the picture. Your desire nature can be rather complicated now, and it can be difficult to find direct routes to satisfaction. Old resentments, hurts, and angers can resurface. There can be lowered vitality, likely due to emotional frustrations and exasperation. It’s time to rethink, revise, and reorganize your plans. Backtracking is a good idea now. This is a time for learning about how your mental health impacts your life.

Pisces and Pisces Ascendant: All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of personal finances, income, possessions, comfort, and values. These areas might be ambiguous now, or cause for concern and anxiety for the time being. Reassessing these matters becomes necessary. This is a good time for taking a hard look at your budget. It’s also a time for understanding how the management of your personal resources impacts your confidence in general.

 

Occurring in your solar twelfth house from June 26 to August 12, your spirituality, private life, gut instincts, and intuition are affected. Perhaps you are not as confident about your inner eye or hunches. Private affairs and solitary work might need to be put on the back burner, or you could show less enthusiasm for them. Trusting your gut instincts may become an issue. Vague fears and anxieties need to be dealt with. Obsession with private matters or concerns about the past could be part of the picture. Your desire nature can be rather complicated now, and it can be difficult to find direct routes to satisfaction. Old resentments, hurts, and angers can resurface. There can be lowered vitality, likely due to emotional frustrations and exasperation. It’s time to rethink, revise, and reorganize your plans. Backtracking is a good idea now. This is a time for learning about how your mental health impacts your life.

 

From August 12-27, Mars is retrograde in your solar eleventh house, and enthusiasm for generating business income, for working towards your higher goals and hopes, for group or community activities, and/or friendships may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. Some of you could be dealing with frustrations and buried anger with friends. Ambiguity in these areas of life may lead you to reassess your friendships, group endeavors and associations, or higher goals. There may be frustration with goals or dreams not manifesting soon enough, when in fact this retrograde period is strong for making important edits to your plans. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. Certain projects may need further attention before pushing forward with them.