Mars Retrograde in Aries 2020 What You Need to Know

Significant events are occurring by the influence of Mars, the planet of action, as it moves into Retrograde, a time of reflection, in the ambitious sign of Aries.

When is Mars Retrograde?

Every two years the planet Mars goes into Retrograde for two months. 

The previous occurrence of Mars in Retrograde was in 2018 (in Capricorn and Aquarius). This year, it begins on September 9th and ends on November 13th.

Mars Retrograde in Aries: Let’s break it down.

What does Retrograde mean in Astrology?

When a planet appears to slow down in its orbit, it appears to be moving backward when viewed by the focal point of Earth. Astronomically, the planet is still moving forward with the rest of the planets, and at the same speed as usual.

The consistently forward movement of Earth resists the planet in Retrograde because of the different positions, speeds, and orbits around the Sun.

This creates an influential illusion on Earth’s energetic activity. You see the planet in Retrograde retracing its path, strongly guiding you to revisit any repressed energy you’ve stored within you along your journey. 

Although moving forward, you see it in reverse. This optical illusion is the perfect mirror of your perception. You see only what you know. Retrogrades ask you to study your mindset and internal framework. 

Retrogrades are an opportunity for you to go inward and free what’s been repressed. 

You’re able to pass the tests that arrive when you meet a Retrograde as a period of study rather than a period of fear. You’ll have sharpened tools and more expertise to succeed.

Instead of fighting forward with stubbornness and lack of skill, you’ll move forward with finesse and ease.

Mars will make certain of this.

Why? What Does Mars Represent in Astrology?

Let me tell you a bit about the planet Mars.

Mars is the planet of action. It embodies Masculine energy, so much so that the symbol of Mars is actually the symbol of the male sex too.

Mars Astrology Symbol
Mars Astrology Symbol

The highest expression of Mars embodies: 

  • Ambition
  • Determination
  • Warrior energy

The lowest expression of Mars experiences: 

  • Impulsive behavior 
  • Reckless decision-making
  • Aggression

During a Retrograde period, the lower expressions are much more easily triggered as a response to the energy influencing you.

So what does this Mars Retrograde in Aries mean to you?

The challenge from this Mars Retrograde in Aries is to remain calm and calculated in the moments where you feel most impulsive.

Mars is the ruling planet of the astrological sign Aries which carries these same qualities. 

Basically what this means is there’s a supercharged feeling of need to implement change, and to do it now. 

Discipline and self-control will be self-care tools that soothe your need to act out and respond in the heat of the moment. Need some help to cultivate these aspects of yourself to prepare for the Retrograde? Click here

The energy from Mars and Aries is hot and fiery. 

Mars Retrograde in Aries

Aries is a Fire sign which invokes primal stamina. It’s the first sign of the Zodiac and embodies initiative, action, and the beginning phases of projects, relationships, and other aspects of life.

This Retrograde throws a wrench in the action that both Mars and Aries embody. This halts progress on projects and relationships that you’re currently focused on for the next couple of months.

Instead of doubting the projects or relationships affected, take your time to get in touch with your personal needs. 

Mars Retrograde creates the space for you to reflect on how you can get your personal needs met so that you can eliminate the unconscious acting out that stems from the pain inflicted by not having your needs met in the first place. Whew… yes. Read that again.

You can take control of your own actions. Impulsive behavior will lead you down quite the frustrating path. 

Feelings of inadequacy may arise as you realize you cannot get everything accomplished that you once expected. (I’m popping in here to gently remind you that you are enough. Even when you don’t meet your expectations. Your value is still immeasurable. Always.)

You don’t need to judge yourself so harshly for lack of productivity and motivation. Remember, even though the planet in Retrograde looks like it’s moving backward from where you’re standing, it’s still moving forward. This is happening in your personal circumstances too.

More now than ever, you’re called to take responsibility for your own life. There’s a shift in power occurring. It’s time to take yours back.

Ready? Here’s a ritual I’ve created for you to do just that, using the energy of Mars Retrograde in Aries.

I’m here to help guide you through the process of searching and finding the energetic origins of your physical pain.

Ultimately, Mars Retrograde in Aries is a two-month period where you’re going to need to slow down, reflect, and become aware of your impulsive behavior. Feelings of combativeness, irritability, and frustration can be met with a compassionate conversation in your own mind, body, and spirit. 

You have the power to not only survive this, but you can also use this energy to thrive.

This Ritual I created for you clearly guides you through the steps to get ahead of this Retrograde and to use its energy as a beneficial period of growth.

Let’s take the power back together.

Mars Retrograde in Aries Ritual

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