Before Mars becomes retrograde it enters into retrograde zone and starts slowing down.
Before it becomes stationary and starts moving into backward direction, it keeps moving into forward direction with retarded speed.
“Appears” is the key word here, because, technically speaking, no planet actually moves backwards in their orbits around the Sun. Retrograde-station-direct cycles are essentially illusions that result from our point of view from Earth, simply because the Earth is also orbiting the Sun at a different speed than the other planets.
Mars is Retrograde approximately 58-81 days every 2 years.
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During this hormone-fueled season, we're gonna go with yes. Tearing out of those high-waisted jeans is not a "zero fucks given" proposition this spring.
If you believe in astrology, you're likely aware that Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are all currently retrograde.
Mars is the planet of war, fighting, new beginnings, and the act of sex.
Since a temporary vow of celibacy isn't really an option for most, here are six star-fueled tips to slip in your astrological arsenal so you can navigate your spring awakening free from obsession.
Fierce Mars is the legendary warrior of the skies, known for rousing our combative natures.
And while no one can argue the merits of clearing the air, the retrograde could make us a little too prickly (in fiery Sagittarius from April 17 to May 27) or ultrasensitive (in Scorpio from May 27 to June 29). Sounding off about every perceived slight or unanswered text could run a relationship into the ground.
Mars is restless too, and during the retrograde we're bound to feel bored with anything routine or stable.