Michael Conneely reports on the very important fact to know that Mars turns Retrograde on April 17th and Mars stays retrograde until June 30th.
When Mars is Retrograde: What energy will we feel???
According to Vedic Astrology, when a Natural Malefic planet such as Mars is retrograde, he has even more power to wreak havoc.
At the same time (from March 25th to 13th August, Saturn will be Retrograde too, both of the min the Vedic Sign of Scorpio!!!!
OK, so you need to check out and understand what House in your Vedic birth chart is Scorpio.
This will tell you what areas of life this double malefic retrograde will affect.
Then you need to decide how you will handle your life during this dangerous, destructive and tense period.
When Mars is retrograde, there is no energy for moving forward or initiating, and you need to be very careful of trying to start things and exert will and action.
Mars retrograde periods are very bad times to start a project. Any projects started during the Mars retrograde periods will run into blocks and likely fail!
Projects that you are already have in progress will meet delays and setbacks.
So, what should you do at this tense time?
How to make use of this time period?
Well, takes things easy.
Don’t rush in.
Do research needed for your project, now.
Prepare your project for the time after 30th June when the energy in the heavens will be easier. Avoid conflict and drama. Cherish your family etc.
And the deadly energy will especially be felt in the signs in the Vedic chart that they cast aspects to.
Mars Aspects: And remember that Mars casts aspects to the 4th, 7th and 8th signs from the sign he occupies, so this means that with Mars in Vedic Scorpio, the Vedic signs of Aquarius, Taurus and Gemini receive the 11-week long impact of this malefic energy. You need to note which houses they are in your Vedic birth chart to assess what areas of your life will be affected.
Mars turns Retrograde: Here is the Vedic Chart for the moment Mars turns Retrograde: April 17th at 13.20 hrs, UK: at 14 deg Vedic Scorpio.
Mars only retrogrades every two and a half years, and his retrograde period normally lasts around 11 weeks.
And here is the western astrology chart for this same moment of Mars turning Retrograde:
Mars turns Direct: Next is the Vedic chart for the moment Mars turns Direct again on 30th June 2016 at 01.23 hrs, UK: at 28 deg Vedic Libra:
And here is the western chart for Mars going direct again at the end of the Retrograde period:
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