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Retrograde Mars Periods


Below please find a list of all the periods in which Mars was retrograde this century. In the birthchart Mars reflects our personal will, and the sign in which Mars is situated will give some information as to how this personal will is expressed (Aries: assertively, directly, spontaneously | Taurus: after quite some reflection | Gemini: verbally or mentally | Leo: full of drama | Virgo: working hard and full of service to make improvements everywhere | Libra: having the other decide | Scorpio: passionately | Sagittarius: full of flair and enthusiasm | Capricorn: disciplined | Aquarius: unpredictable, excentric | Pisces: giving in, sacrificing). If Mars is Rx however, another "Pisces/Aquarius" sauce is added to it: the personal will is being introverted, it will sooner do something to itself than to others, and in general is much less assertive (Pisces) and taking action against the normal routines (Aquarius). Mars also deals with our competitive urges, it is the will to conquer, it is male sexuality, and also these are introverted more in Mars Rx situations. Someone told me once how he used to play with handmade dolls when he was a child, up until the moment that Mars went Direct again by progression: from that moment onwards he played football. In sum: Mars Rx is softer, more gentle, less egotistic, which of course in some cases can lead to problems all of their own, if one's own will is not expressed properly to the outside world.

In timeframes where Mars is retrograde, one could expect that all our activities are being under review; they are periods where the intent is to ask ourselves whether our will and activity is in accordance with our inner knowing; maybe we went so fast that a time for re-view is quite in order in Mars Rx time frames. If our personal will would be restrained in such periods it is quite thinkable that such is exactly cosmic intent: to attune ourselves again with the higher will of the cosmos. But mostly we do so quite by itself. In all cases you may expect a change in activities shortly after Mars has turned Retrograde and again, shortly after Mars has turned Direct again. In the days just after Mars has turned Direct again you will finda lot of new initiatives surfacing all of a sudden which were prepared during the Mars Rx phase. 

In the list below the first date is the day where Mars turns Retrograde, inclusive of the sign and degree where this occurred (occurs), and the second date is the day on which Mars turns Direct. Days of reversal are very powerful days, the more so if in your own chart you have a planet on or near the reversal degree of Mars - and you may expect a change in activity with regard to that planet in the period following it.

Mars retrograde periods occur in series of 7 of 8 located each consecutive time in the natural order of the zodiac (from Aries to Pisces).

The data below start with the moment Mars goes retrograde, next the date and zodiacal degree of Mars at the moment of its opposition with the Sun is given, and the third item is the moment Mars goes Direct again.


1901 -Jan. 13 (12Vi33) - (Feb.22 at 2Vi57) -April 4 (23Le04)
1903-Feb 18 (16Li17) - (March 29 at 7Li26) -May 9 (27Vi26)
1905-April 2 (25Sc07) - (May 8 at 17Sc32) -June 17 (8Sc20)
1907 -June 5 (18Cp54) - (July 6 at 13Cp23) - Aug 9 (6.Cp59.)


1909 -Aug 23 (6Ar48) - (Sep 24 - 0Ar42) - Oct 24 (25Pi27)
1911 - Oct 18 (10Ge58) -(Nov 25 - 1Ge48) - Dec 29 (24Ta18)
1913/4 - Nov 26 (24Cn34) (Jan 5 - 14Cn36) - Feb 12 (5Cn40)
1915/16 -Dec. 31 (29Le49) -(Feb 10 at 20Le02) - March 21 (10Le20)
1918 - Feb 3 (3Li04) (March 15 at 23Vi52) - April 25 (13Vi51)
1920 -March 15 (9Sc06) - (April 21 at 0Sc56) - May 31 (21Li15)
1922 - May 8 (25Sg16) - (June 10 19Sg53) - July 17 (11Sg06)
1924 - July 24 (5Pi19) - (Aug 23 0Pi16) - Sep 22 (24Aq20)


1926 - Sep 29 (19Ta27) - (Nov 4 11Ta12) - Dec 7 (4Ta31)
1928 - Nov 12 (9Cn17) - (Dec 21 29Ge28) - Jan 27 (20Ge59)
1930/31 - Dec 18 (16Le49) -(Jan 27 at 6Le53) - Macrh 8 ( 27Cn26)
1933 - Jan 21 (20Vi17) - (March 1 at 10Vi49) - April 12 (0Vi52)
1935 - Feb 27 (24Li37) - (Apr 6 at 15Li59) - May 17 (6Li03)
1937 - April 14 (5Sg32) -(May 19 at 28Sc20) - June 27 (19Sc32)
1939 - June 22 (4Aq42) - (July 23 at 29Cp34) - Aug 24 (23Cp55)


1941 - Sep 6 ( 23Ar43) -Oct 10 at 16Ar49) - Nov 10 (11Ar04)
1943/44 -Oct 28 (22Ge14) - (Dec. 5 at 12Sg45) - Jan 10 (4Ge51)
1945/46 - Dec 4 (3Le14) - (Jan 14 at 23Cn15) -Feb 21 (14Cn06)
1948 -Jan 8 (7Vi37) - (Feb 17 27Le55) - March 29 (18Le06)
1950 -Feb 12 (11Li03) - (Mach 23 2Li01 )- May 3 (22Vi00)
1952 -Mach 25 (18Sc28) - (May 1 10Sc37)- June 10 (1Sc10 )
1954 - May 23 (8Cp32) -(June 24 2Cp38) - July 29 (25Sg35 )
1956 -Aug 10 (23Pi39) - (Sep 10 18Pi08) - Oct 10 (13Pi09)


1958 - Oct 10 (2Ge32) - (Nov 16 at 23Ta44) -Dec 20 (16Ta35)
1960 - Nov 20 (18Cn39) -(Dec 30 at 8Cn44) -Feb 6 1961 (0Cn00)
1962/63- Dec 26 (24Le48) - (Feb 4 at 14Le57) - March 16 (5Le20)
1965 - Jan 28 (28Vi03) - (March 9 at 18Vi43) - April 19 (8Vi43)
1967 - March 8 (3Sc12) - (April 15 24Li48) - May 26 (14Li59)
1969 - April 27 (16Sg46) - ( May 31 at 9Sg59) - July 8 (1Sg42)
1971 - July 11 (21Aq57) - (Aug 10 at 17Aq00) - Sep 9 (11Aq53)


1973 - Sep 19 (9Ta16) - (Oct 25 at 1Ta34) - Nov 25 (25Ar18)
1975 - Nov 6 (2Cn40) -( Dec 15 at 22Ge58) - Jan 20 (14Ge44)
1977/78 - Dec 12 (11Le34) - (Jan 22 at 1Le36) - March 2 (22Cn17)
1980 - Jan 16 (15Vi21 ) - (Feb 25 at 5Vi46) - April 6 (25Le52)
1982 - Feb 20 (19Li11) - (March 31 at 10Li22). - May 11 (0Li23)
1984 - April 5 (28Sc21) - ( May 11 at 20Sc50) - June 19 (11Sc42)
1986 - June 9 (23Cp07) - (July 10 at 17Cp40) - Aug 12 (11.Cp25)


1988 -Aug 26 (11Ar28) - (Sep 28 at 5Ar13) - Oct 28 (29Pi53)
1990 -Oct 20 (14Ge34)-(Nov 27 at 5Ge20) - (Jan 1 1991 (27Ta45)
1992/93 -Nov 29 (27Cn37) - (Jan 7 - 17Cp39) -Feb 15 (8Cn41)
1995 - Jan 2 (2Vi40) - (Feb 12 at 22Le54) - March 24 (13Le10)
1997 - Feb 6 (5Li55) - (March 17 at 26Vi46) - April 27 (16Vi44)
1999 - March 18 (12Sc12) - (Apr 24 at 4Sc05 ) - June 4 (24Li27) (Kosovo)
2001 - May 11 (29Sg02) - (June 13 at 22Sg45) - July 19 (15Sg06)
2003 - July 23 (10Pi08) - (Aug 28 at 5Pi01) - Sep 27 (0Pi07)

2005 - Oct 1 (23Ta22) - (Nov 7 at 15Ta00) - (Dec 10 at 8Ta14)
2007 - Nov 15 (12Cn27) -(Dec 24 at 2Cn36) - (Jan 30 2008 at 24Ge04)
2009 - Dec 20 (19Le41) - March 10, 2010 (0Le18)
2012 -Jan 24 (23Vi05) - April 14, 2012 (3Vi40) 

(DATA CREATED WITH PATHFINDER)

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