From September 9th to November 13th Mars starts it’s retrograde, which happens around every 26 months✨
Mars ruler of war, passion, ambitions, sex life, anger and energy is turning retrograde in dynamic, fiery Aries! Mars is also the ruler of Aries, so this retrograde could provide some fairly intense stuff, especially if your Sun, Moon or Rising Signs happen to be Aries.
So what does this mean for us?
When Mars is in retrograde, we can become hesitant, uncertain and constantly second-guess ourselves Our confidence isn’t as high as it normally is, and we may begin to doubt or question our abilities. Our moods may swing more aggressively or emotionally.
Fear not though! We do not have to sink into uncertainty or lose control over our emotions during this phase. By acknowledging what Mars Retrograde means and by preparing ourselves, we can view this period as an opportunity for growth and enlightenment
If you do find yourselves struggling with confidence, having trouble maintaining positive energy, internalizing your anger, and having negative thoughts, there are a few things you can do to counter the “Mars Effect”:
Carry any of these 5 crystals:
-Red Jasper (nurturing, balancing, self worth)
-Fire Agate (Creative and sexual energy)
-Sun stone (Vitality, joy, self confidence)
-Carnelian (Confidence, courage)
-Citrine (Energising, boosts optimism)
You can wear them as pendants, sleep with them under your pillow or next to you on your nightstand You can carry them around in your pocket or pop them on your desk at work.
Especially the morning of the retrograde, mediation can help you let go of negativity and prepare yourself for the day ahead
Irritability and anger are common during Mars Retrograde, in preparation for this I find it helps to be EXTRA organised! Write lists, leave early, double check your calendar. The more on top of things you are, the less likely it is that something will slip through the cracks and make you blow!
Confidence usually takes a hit during Mars Retrograde. Counteract this by using daily affirmations that reaffirm what a brilliant, determined, confident person you are!
Take a breath
Tensions may be running higher, try not to snap back or take it personally if someone is short with you. Take a breath if you feel your anger rising. Take a walk in nature. Breathe. Let it go.
Remember to look at Mars retrograde as an opportunity, not a hindrance. Yes, your energy and emotions may experience blips. But every blip is the chance to get to know yourself better!
Peace to all