Karmic updates via
Get Your Ex Back!

Want to win back a lost love? Astrology can help! Find out when are the very best times, astrologically speaking, to get your ex back!

Mars Retrograde in Virgo

Slow down as action planet Mars spins backward through critical Virgo

Action planet Mars usually says go go go, but right now it's saying slow slow slow. That's because Mars is going retrograde in methodical Virgo from January 23 to April 13, during which time our lives will become more about thinking than doing.

Mars goes retrograde every two years or so for an average of two and a half months, and while it always signals a time to slow down and pay more attention to what we're doing with our lives, this urge for introspection will be even stronger with Mars Retrograde in the detail-oriented sign of Virgo.

Mars is called the "warrior planet" because its energy is typically aggressive and forward moving, but while Mars appears to spin backward in retrograde motion we'll find ourselves hanging back, not pushing new initiatives and second-guessing our moves. This slowdown will affect us all, but especially the two horoscope signs that are ruled by Mars: Aries and Scorpio.

Astrologer Maria DeSimone admits Mars retrograde cycles might not be the best time to start new endeavors, but she says they can still be extremely valuable cycles because you go back over situations in your mind (and in reality) to make corrections on the way you handle things -- especially the way you handle Mars-related things like anger, self-defense, self-motivation and sexual relationships.

Things to watch out for during this Mars Retrograde period are internalizing too much anger, and obsessive-compulsive tendencies. With Mars Retrograde making you less assertive than usual, it's possible you could hold in too much frustration and let it build up into so much tension that you become overly anxious and stressed out.

It's also possible with Mars Retrograde in Virgo that you'll spend too much time going over and over details you think are important, but which really are not. Don't drive yourself nutty for no reason!

The warrior planet will begin moving forward again on April 13, but Mars will stay in analytical Virgo until July 3. Until then, it's time to become a peaceful warrior and let the little things go... slow.

Learn More About Mars Retrograde from Maria DeSimone »

Learn All About Warrior Planet Mars in Virgo »

Tarot Reading from Tarot.comGet more personal insight with a Celtic Cross Tarot Reading from Tarot.com.

Comments

Add in Your Comment!

 
1 Comments to "Mars Retrograde in Virgo"
The profile picture for Sonya.
Sonya says:
Fri, 01/27/2012 - 05:40

Man, I am tripping for real and now I know why.

by Astrology Detective

Mercury will be forming a series of auspicious aspects to Uranus, Jupiter, and Saturn, making it a great week for brainstorming and putting your mind to the test.On a more emotional note, Mars squares Pluto and conjuncts Uranus, creating tension with authority and leading to acts of rebellion. ... continued »

by Emily Trinkaus

The Sun's entry into Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac, on February 18, 2017, signifies the beginning of the end. It's time to complete what you started last spring so you can start a new cycle at the Spring Equinox next month. This is a time to dream, rest, heal and surrender to something greater than your individual self.  ... continued »

by Stephanie Dempsey

Feng Shui practitioners associate each part of the body with a particular color. If you're suffering from a nagging ache or pain, check this list to find which colors can bring relief. You can draw on the healing power of color ... continued »

We hear a lot about Sun signs in Astrology, but do you know how much the Moon also affects you? Changing signs every two and a quarter days, the Moon is the fastest moving astrological “planet.” The Moon represents our emotions ... continued »