Mars Retrograde 17 April – 29 June 2016

Peter Stockinger's Traditional Astrology Weblog

On 17 April, Mars will be stationary retrograde. On this day he will begin his apparent backwards movement through Sagittarius and parts of Scorpio.

We know that in mundane astrology, Mars represents the military, war, terror attacks, conflicts, strikes, fire and arson. Due to his apparent retrograde movement, we can assume that we will see a repeat performance of Mars’ actions during his first visit of Scorpio and Sagittarius, earlier this year. On 24 May, for example, Mars will be in 01* Sagittarius, conjunct his position at the last solar eclipse. Around this time, there will be a heightened risk of conflicts or terror attacks.

To make things even more difficult and volatile, at the time of retrogradation, Mars will also be conjunct the very important fixed star Antares. Ptolemy made the observation, that the bright stars in the front of the body of Scorpio have an effect similar to…

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