Mars turns retrograde today, dear Sagittarius, and will be retrograde until August 27th.
For the first seven of this nine-week cycle, Mars is transiting your communications sector, after which your finance sector comes into play.
Areas of life where you may need to do some reassessment, waiting, or backtracking include learning, transportation, studies, personal interests, contacts, romance, and creativity.
Stalling, challenges, or seeming setbacks might alert you to the need to reorganize your energy and enthusiasm for these matters, for re-assessing goals, or for changing plans.
Mental projects, courses, or studies could feel less exciting or invigorating until new information comes in or you explore your goals and desires more closely.
Challenges with self-expression, pushing your ideas, or with neighbors and siblings may occur now.
Aim to be especially mindful of what and how you communicate in the coming weeks.
You may be returning to old studies, lessons, or projects, or encountering delays in current ones which necessitate some revision and creative planning.
You’re not quite sure how it happened, but your everyday life is busier than ever and your calendar is crammed with a variety of activities.
However, contentious Mars turns backward in your 3rd House of Immediate Environment, prompting people to challenge you with demands that require you to change your schedule more than you wish.
Although you might claim that familiarity is a justification for doing something the traditional way, there’s no good reason to cling to outdated routines.
Don’t let old fears stand in the way of new opportunities. Flexibility breeds success.
While Mars turns retrograde in your communication sector today, this is not like a Mercury retrograde phase, where the communication lines can go haywire.
Instead, Mars’ first retrograde phase here in 47 years offers an opportunity to give the past and unsaid words a voice.
Just six days after the Sun left your relationship sector and with the Moon back in Sagittarius after last month’s Full Moon, there should be plenty for Mars to work with.
Today’s Quote: “Don’t let the silly little dramas of each day get you down. For you are here to do great things.”
Lucky Numbers: 4, 11, 18, 29, 35, 44
Daily Compatibility: Libra