Progressed Retrograde Mars

 

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Looking beyond our natal chart and into secondary progressions can be eye-opening. It can show us things we didn’t catch during real-time transits. Progressed planets are SO important when furthering your astrological studies and delving into your own psychological development.

Any major change in a progressed chart is life-altering. It isn’t a simple moon transiting mars for a couple days event, it’s a matter of years, and even sometimes, a lifetime. Retrograde plants in a progressed chart are crucial time stamps for mapping out our personal development. Retrograde planets in general point at internal functions.

Before Mars turns retrograde, it stations. This period of time doesn’t last very long in real-time, but in the symbolic realm of secondary progressions, it lasts years. If you have a retrograde mars in your progressed chart, go back and check when it was stationary and revving up (if you can even use revving in relation to a retrograde motion, ha!) to hit retrograde. When mars is stationary in your progressed chart, it is a beautiful time of swirling energy. It’s a powerful time when all types of energies swirl around in your consciousness and allow you to use them to their full potential, bridging between the past, present and future. They connect, break apart, throw ideas at you- an overwhelming yet exciting time to collect. Take those years to serve your higher self, work with the energies you want and leave the ones no longer serving you, because when retrograde hits, you will delve deep inside yourself.

When finally hitting retrograde, you’re officially in it for the long-haul. Mars will likely stay retrograde for the rest of your life, or at least the majority of your life, depending on how old you were when it first turned. This is nothing to fear, but instead, something to embrace. Mars retrograde in a progressed chart shows an individual deeply invested in their personal energy, someone who reflects on their actions and their life. When used positively, it breeds mystics, astrologers, healers, and lovers. This internalized mars energy is incredibly potent, it has the power to manifest in ways others may think impossible. Life gave these natives a tool for bringing new beauty into the world.

Mars retrograde, whether in a natal or progressed chart needs to be aware of the positives as well as the negatives. The sign Mars is in can dictate the type of energy felt and therefor the type of actions manifested and internalized. When Mars is in a fire sign, this energy can be aggressive if not nurtured in the correct way. When retrograde fire, it can turn to self-hatred and self-aggression. If nurtured in the correct way, fire retrograde can create immediate manifestations. If has the potential to inspire and spread like wildfire. It has the ability to bring light and excitement to their lives and others’ lives. Air and earth mars signs, when retrograde, are slightly easier to deal with as they are less reactive than the fire element. Air can say exactly what needs to be said to inspire change, they can use communication and action to truly change the world. Earth Mars retrograde has a never ending supply of endurance, they can use their energy to create things that will last. Water Mars retrograde can be difficult if the emotional energy turns depressive or too caught up in the past. Mars retrograde naturally deals with the past, it re-works things it’s tried before until success. The positive potential for water mars retrograde shows a deep love and unconditional nurturing of themselves and others. They are introspective and intuitive and can use those skills to heal those around them.

Mars retrograde in the progressed chart shows a lifetime of dedication to harnessing potential energies and breathing life into them.

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4 thoughts on “Progressed Retrograde Mars

  1. Thank You VestaLyn dear
    You got my attention and inspired my person interest in my progressed Mars. Would generating the progressed chart at astro.com work for this purpose? In the meanwhile I’ll regenerate my progressed chart there to especially check out Mars.

    1. You can use astro.com for that purpose, yes. Make sure to line it up with your natal for further analysis. I hope exploring your Mars will bring you more inspiration 🙂

  2. Surya

    I enjoy reading your messages Vesta Lyn. I did my progressed chart and I have Mars, Pluto and Uranus in Virgo in my 10th house both Mars and Pluto are retrograde. I am trying to come out into the world and serve my earth family but its taken a while and going slow but I feel the build up as I get ready to step out again after almost 5 years of being underground. On the opposite side is a stellium happening in my 4th house – with PiscesVenus, Saturn, Sun, Chiron, Mercury in that order in my 4th house where my natal Sun is in Capricorn. In my natal chart my Sun is opposite my Midheaven. It’s an intense time and I feel the powerful and beautiful transformation taking place. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you for taking time to share your experience- it’s lovely to hear you’re using this time for beautiful transformation. That is essentially the course of our lives anyway (coming from a Scorpio of course, haha!). Much love and light to you on your journey 🙂

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