There has been a lot of rare and intense astrology in 2020 so far, but one of the most poignant transits of the year started on September 9, and that’s Mars retrograde 2020. The planet of war, aggression, and sex (among other things) only backspins once every two years, and it’s swooping in now to bring us nearly three months of frustration, impatience, and exhaustion — but also a chance to refine our goals and redefine our passions. If you abide by some basic do’s and don’ts of Mars retrograde 2020, you can actually make the most of this otherwise difficult transit.
Because Mars has rulership over things like raw ambition, passion, rage, and other animalistic insticts, we’re going to feel the intensity dwindle in those areas of our lives during this retrograde — all of that action-oriented energy will feel deflated all of a sudden. Mars rules the physical body and sex, too, so we can also expect to feel exhausted and decidedly not in the mood — all of which can be a frustrating combination.
But this swift shift in our ability to summon our inner firepower could also offer us an important opportunity to examine why we’re chasing after the things we are. “Mars retrograde will be a very topsy turvy time, but do not fear the roller coaster ride,” astrologer Arriana Fox of Keen.com tells Bustle. “We are in a very intense period of history in our time now. Change is coming fast,…
There has been a lot of rare and intense astrology in 2020 so far, but one of the most poignant transits of the year started on September 9, and that’s Mars retrograde 2020.
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