Mars Retrograde 2024: The Dates And Effects On The Zodiac Signs

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Mars is the planet of action, willpower and combativeness, but what happens when it figuratively spins out of control? Will this chaotic phase bring you good or bad luck? Whatever happens, you’ll need to buckle up because this is a very fast-moving planet and symbolizes action, and these indicators suggest that a blistering pace will be imposed on us 😮. With this in mind, it is therefore advised not to undertake any new tasks during these periods, because we are likely to suffer from certain blockages. In 2024, the Mars retrograde period spans from December 6, 2024, to February 24, 2025, and here's what you must know about it.

Mars Retrograde 2024: The Dates And Effects On The Zodiac Signs
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When is Mars retrograde in 2024? 🗓️

  • From December 6, 2024, to January 6, 2025, Mars is retrograde in Leo - Under Mars retrograde in Leo, we act spontaneously but with much more reflection, allowing us to use our outstanding synthesis skills to serve our actions better. We are, therefore, less passionate, gain composure, and become more effective.
  • From January 7 to February 24, 2025, Mars is retrograde in Cancer - During this period, we tend to act by controlling and mastering our emotions. We are reluctant to change, improvisation. We are averse to any upheaval and prefer to stay quiet, somewhat timorous, in our cocoon.

Mars is a planet related to physical strength and willpower. When Mars retrogrades, it implies difficulties in containing its energy. As a result, we sometimes tend to choose the wrong direction or move more slowly. When Mars retrogrades, its strengths are curtailed. This new pattern is not at all what Mars represents, with a notion of impulsiveness and spontaneity on display 💃. The potential is not totally canceled, but it needs more time to materialize. Certain slowness or blockages may arise. Thus, a discouragement or an unusual fatigue stroke setting up an action can materialize.

  • ❌ What to avoid doing when Mars is retrograde: Undertaking new activities
  • ✔️ What to do during this phase: Deep thinking and intensive questioning

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What are the effects of Mars retrograde?

When Mars retrograde sets in, its assets are often held back, meaning the notion of impulsiveness and spontaneity are delayed. The effects of the motion paradoxically require more time to materialize and set in. Slowness or obstacles may occur during this period and as a result, a discouragement or an unusual strain of tiredness could appear.


It’s best to take advantage of the Mars retrograde period to slow down and reflect on your life’s desires. Use this time to rethink the way you act and analyze the events that make you angry and upset. Find simple ways to calm your mind to evolve more serenely.

The stars also urge you to take advantage of this time by picking up activities that you haven't yet completed. It would be fruitful for you to take a step back and finalize projects you have going on. The Mars retrograde motion will in fact boost your energy 💪. We must really see the action of Mars retrograde as an opportunity to reflect upon yourself and your wishes. This phase should be seen as an opportunity to look at your personal life and act accordingly.

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It’s also necessary to remain prudent if you need to fight against something. Don’t test yourself with new challenges and don’t make major changes, because they could fail during the retrograde phases of Mars.

What happens to each zodiac sign during Mars retrograde?

Scroll through to your zodiac sign to find out how Mars retrograde affects you - Get ready and discover the effects of other planets in retrograde.

  • Aries

    Aries' spirit of initiative and conquest will be multiplied tenfold, but won’t be used in the right way. If these natives feel overworked, they will become aggressive.

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2024 Retrograde Dates And The Effects To Watch Out For

If you’ve ever delved into the world of astrology, then you'll know that the term retrograde describes a backward planetary motion that has a reputation for turning things upside down. This trajectory can do either of two things; it can make everything fall into place or, in the worst-case scenario, it can make everything fall apart 🪐. With its influences being so different, it's crucial to know that dates of when each planet is in its retrograde phase in 2024. Susan Taylor, tells us how this phenomenon impacts your life, gives you the important dates, and reveals her tips to get through the ordeal.

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You have no doubt already heard about Mercury retrograde and the effects of this scary phenomenon. Now, whenever bad luck curses us, our first reaction is to blame this destructive planetary movement. From car problems, communication issues to missed trains; we love to point the finger at this event, but in actual fact, this calamitous motion is indeed REAL! This year, the phenomenon occurs a total of 3 times in 2024, so be sure to discover our advice on how to get through each phase, as well as the misfortunes each zodiac sign can expect 🤯.

Pluto Retrograde 2024: What Are The Dates And The Effects?

From May 2 to October 11, in 2024, Pluto retrograde is set to bring about some huge changes 🤯. Indeed, planet Pluto rules deep instinct and change, therefore its retrograde motion links to a need for change in the home. Here, the phase offers the possibility of going back on initiatives or using introspection as a way to get to our darker side. Indeed, it invites us to face our fears and the darker sides of our personalities. According to Susan Taylor, it is also a time to learn from the past to better perceive the future, so find out how your zodiac sign will be impacted.

Uranus Retrograde 2024

Uranus has a long retrograde period of more than 150 days (August 29, 2023 - January 27, 2024), during which, important changes can take place in a general way. However, throughout this motion, on an individual level, Uranus gives us the opportunity to reflect on our need for freedom and also to question our relationship with groups. It may also give us the desire to settle down and to have a certain stability. Although, this movement isn't always inclined to change, and everything depends on the sign with which the planet is linked. Susan Taylor reveals what’s in store for each zodiac sign.

Will Venus Be In Retrograde In 2024? - No, It Remains Direct

Venus; the planet of love, doesn't exactly sound so sweet went it goes through the retrograde phase. This movement has an impact on every area of your life including, romances, harmony, and your finances. Usually this phase occurs once every 20 months, for a duration of 42 days, however, luckily for us, there will be no Venus retrograde period in 2024. We can finally breathe a sigh of relief this year 😌. In any case, Susan Taylor explains what have to look forward to... or not in 2025!

When Is Jupiter Retrograde In 2024?

Jupiter's retrograde phase lasts for about four months and occurs once a year. This optical phenomenon gives the impression from Earth that the planet is moving backward. Now, this phase has different consequences and an alteration of its external functions 😲. In 2024, Jupiter will retrograde from October 9, 2024, to February 4, 2025, in Gemini, so, without further ado, discover the impacts it’s set to have and how you can anticipate them.

When Is Neptune Retrograde In 2024 And What Effects Will It Have?

Neptune retrograde 2024 will take place from July 2 to December 7, 2024, in Pisces, and will notably play on our emotions and sensitivity. This phase also represents a time of introspection for many of us, and encourages us to reflect on ourselves, after all, Neptune is known as a planet of depths 🪐. This motion also invites us to anchor ourselves in the present, without forgetting our projections. Spoiler alert, according to Susan Taylor, certain personalities will deal with this phase better than others, find out how your zodiac sign will cope!

This Is How Mercury Retrograde Effects Each Zodiac Sign

You have no doubt already heard of the negative effects of Mercury retrograde, but how do they actually impact your daily life and your zodiac sign? From immense bad luck, car problems, tardiness to fits of anger and rage, we are all prone to behavioral changes during this planetary optical illusion cycle, but to what degree of intensity? 💥 For astrologers, retrograde phases coincide with major psychological changes, because when planets move backwards, their energy can no longer be fully expressed; causing internal disturbances or slowdowns in some individuals.