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September is finally here and with that, we’re facing all kinds of celestial events. Actually, with Mars going retrograde soon, we’re all in for quite the treat. 

This retrograde begins on September 9th and will be in the sign Aries. This retrograde will last well into November and remain in the sign Aries throughout its process. While this retrograde might be frustrating and hard to handle at first, it will be one that pushes us all in the right direction. 

This Mars retrograde will hold several aspects and for some of us that will make us feel more restricted and delayed in life. Don’t get too ahead of yourself right now, allow yourself to relax and slow down. Things are not always what they seem and the more you allow that to sink in the better.

Astrology King wrote as follows on this transit:

Mars retrograde in transit is a regular cycle occurring every 25 months, lasting 80 days, and spanning 13 degrees of the zodiac. It is the second rarest of the retrogrades after Venus, occurring only 9% of the time. Transiting Mars retrograde is a time for thinking before acting. Fated events and repeating themes will reinforce which of your strong desires need more background work before being acted upon.

Mars retrograde means that whatever area of sexuality or decisive action you are developing is so important that extra time is needed to take stock and make sure everything is in order before you continue. Fated events may occur that could be painful but are needed so you back off and don’t make a major mistake.

It is also possible that you have struggled with destructive Mars behaviors like anger, rage, violence, or sexual abuse. If so, the retrograde phase will bring fated events that force you to admit you have some anger management issues. This too could be a very painful experience for you.

By the time Mars stations direct, you should have come to terms with the relevant issues. This contemplative stage is over and you are ready to come out of your shell and confidently assert yourself and act on your desires.

During this retrograde, we all need to rethink the situations before us and look into the things we’re doing. While Aries energies will have you being a bit more aggressive, keeping that in check is important. While you should be direct, you should not take things too far. 

Let your patience come forth and really be there for the people around you. Just because you don’t understand the things that the people in your life are going through doesn’t mean you cannot be there for them through all of the things life throws their way. If someone is using you, you’ll know when to cut ties. Trust in your own abilities and be true to yourself.