Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Mars goes into retrograde starting Wednesday, Sept. 9, throwing love and life into a standstill. Use this time to work on building healthy communication skills. Take the focus off of your actions and don’t force anything that isn’t ready right now.
Taurus (April 21 – May 20)
Things may feel like they are moving at a snail’s pace or stopping altogether when Mars enters a retrograde on Wednesday, Sept. 9. As frustrating as the energy feels, it helps to prevent burnout. Make adjustments to your routine to help reduce stress in your career and love life.
Gemini (May 21 – June 22)
Things will seem to come to a standstill when Mars enters a retrograde on Wednesday, Sept. 9, so hold your ground. Don’t force something forward if it isn’t budging. Pull back and see what areas you have been neglecting while racing forward, focus on building these up.
Cancer (June 23 – July 21)
Focus on connecting emotionally and intimately when Mars goes into a retrograde on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Opening yourself up to someone else will help you form a bond that will last a lifetime. Forging this bond also means being intimate with yourself and taking care of your needs as well as others.
Leo (July 22 – Aug. 23)
When Mars goes into retrograde starting Wednesday, Sept. 9, do something for yourself just because you can. Sleep in, wear your favorite outfit to the grocery store, spend some quality time with yourself or perhaps enjoy a long, hot shower.
Virgo (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23)
You can’t run from the chaotic feeling of emotions bundled up inside you when Mars enters a retrograde on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Look into resources to help make sense of your inner turmoil. Try bullet journaling or practicing mindful meditation. The frustration of retrograde can also be a time for growth, though it requires time and patience.
Libra (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23)
Your tendency to handle matters more diplomatically will gain more attention when Mars goes into retrograde starting Wednesday, Sept. 9. Others will look to you for guidance when they express their anger and their problems seem to become increasingly frustrating.
Scorpio (Oct.ober 24 – Nov. 22)
Feeling sexy doesn’t come as easily when Mars enters a retrograde starting on Wednesday, Sept. 9. You can’t avoid the effects of retrograde on your ruling planet, so you might as well lean into it. Slow down and take a sensual approach to life in the bedroom.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21)
Make yourself the No. 1 priority when it comes to your needs when Mars enters retrograde on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Don’t be afraid to let go of things during this time. However, if you want something to last through the retrograde it will require some extra effort, just make sure it’s worth it.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20)
Take action when it comes to your communication skills on Wednesday, Sept. 9 when Mars enters a period of retrograde. Improving your people skills will bring many benefits in the future of your personal and professional life.
Aquarius (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19)
Stop pushing back on things that just aren’t moving forward when Mars enters retrograde on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Move forward by working behind the scenes, organize, research and plan for a future filled with good vibes and where dreams come true.
Pisces (Feb. 20 – March 20)
Anger is not something to keep bottled up when Mars enters retrograde on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Experiment with expressing your anger in a healthy way as these feelings become stronger and trickier to manage. Always be checking and respecting your emotional boundaries.