Mars has just entered its own sign of Aries and will be there until January 6, 2021. It will retrograde on September 9th through November 13th. The last time Mars retrograded in its own sign was back in 1988. That was also an election year and a political conflict with the Iran Contra affair.

       Mars and Aries represents aggression, conflict, war, and independence. The warrior spirit is alive for the rest of this year. People will be very reactive and impulsive. Watch out for bursts of anger and road rage. On the plus side, it’s a good time to initiate projects or start something new. New jobs and new relationships will abound through the next 6 months. Mars is also a very sexual and fertile energy. This is good if you are trying to have a baby, and a warning for those who do not.

       The second week of the month has Mars making a hard aspect to Mercury in Cancer. Communication will be straight forward, direct and possibly quite angry. Try not to react. Step back, pause, and think about the consequences of your words.

       Saturn in retrograde moves back into its own sign of Capricorn on the 2nd. Restrictions will reenter our lives and cause frustrations. Politics will heat up as we move forward toward this year’s election and could possibly get somewhat ugly. As retrogrades represent reflection, what have you learned about the things in your life that are not working, and what you want to rebuild out of the ashes as you move forward.