March 21 - April 20
Mars, your ruling planet has turned retrograde and this transit will be nothing if not frustrating for you. It’s all about cultivating patience until the planet goes direct. This is evident mainly in the arena business partnerships and joint ventures. While you wait, don’t waste any time organise yourself.
April 21 - May 21Mars turns retrograde in your tenth house of career and status, creating havoc at work. It is important for you to be steadfast and focused as misunderstandings and confusion reign. Stay as organized as possible while Mars tries its best to trip you up. Patience and diplomacy is key to getting jobs done and getting on with your work colleagues.
May 22 - June
Mars turns retrograde in your ninth house of travel and adventure, causing mayhem and chaos. Your mental focus could be anywhere other than your normal routine - find a way to break up the monotony. Extra care should be needed when taking any physical risk as you are bound to injure yourself. Please take safety seriously or you will regret it.
June 22 - July 22Mars Retrograde cycle occurs in your eighth house of intimacy, shared resources, and personal transformation. Hold onto your money, work on a budget, and avoid arguments with loved ones that revolve around intimacy and sexuality. You could also be dealing with past actions or karma. It's time to redefine what it is that you want out of life.
July 23 - August 23
Your closest relationships come under scrutiny as Mars, the feisty planet goes retrograde in your seventh house of marriage and partnerships. There can be a lot of misunderstandings and confused signals. You'll need to listen carefully to what your partner is saying so that you do not end up arguing. People you know from past can also re-appear.
August 24 - September 23
The next few months may bring confusion and misunderstandings at work and troubles with your health as Mars turns retrograde in your sixth house. You'll need to pay more attention to detail and double check everything before finalising important matters. Close relationships need to be re-assessed.
September 24 - October 23
Mars, a feisty planet goes retrograde in your fifth house of romance for some time to come. This is a good time reflect and analyse current situations. Pressure begins to build as there will be a lot of demands in your daily work. Some of you will prefer to get away and seek solitude and avoid social events. This is a time when your need to use tact and diplomacy with loved ones.
October 24 - November 22As Mars turns retrograde in your fourth house, you need to watch out for extreme changes in peoples attitude and behaviour at home. Strong emotions may spill out with your loved ones, but it is alright to reveal your fears and insecurities sometimes. It's a cosmically testing time, so try not to tread on each other's toes.
November 23 - December 21
Mars is retrograde in your solar third house this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to composing letters, emails, making phone calls, and with communications in general. Issues with siblings or neighbours - these should be resolved amicably. Relationships are also sensitive, try to resolve issues by using tact and diplomacy or there can be fireworks.
December 22 - January 20You may need to take care as Mars turns retrograde in your second house of finances. This is a good time to re-assess your money matters. In spite of that, all sorts of things could go wrong especially if people owe you money. Have patience as business matters move slowly or get delayed. Use tact and diplomacy if you want everything to go smoothly regarding your monies as people can take you for a ride.
January 21 - February 19Mars is in its retrograde phase in your sign, promoting a new cycle that will force you to slow down and reflect on your past achievements and future goals. It is now time to take stock, consolidate and plan ahead. The art of making haste slowly should therefore be cultivated and do not allow other people to rush you.
February 20 - March 20Mars turns retrograde in your privacy sector. In general, it's not the best time to ask for commitments from others or to make them yourself. Living in the moment, and enjoying it, without too many expectations is your best bet, as long as you don't go overboard with this. You may seem quite preoccupied, and this can be due to secret conflicts or personal matters that are weighing on your mind.