Mars is currently in Aries located at 19 Ari 21' 05"

Planetary Aspects

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Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
mars2024-12-06 23:34:00 UTC2025-02-24 02:00:00 UTCLeo

RetrogradeMars is another one that is understood pretty well by way of a scientific fact. Though we often talk about you know, colonies on Mars and such, these have not ended well, usually. Humanity’s been trying to get up close and personal with the red planet since about 1960 or so and often, these things fail before they even get started. In fact, in 1999, the most infamous $193 million failure was due to some confusion when well, some were using the superior metric system and others were not. Since the turn of the century, however, only 1 of 12 missions has failed but historically: there’s been about a 50/50 change something’s going to go totally sideways. Kinda what you get for naming the moons Deimos and Phobos, really- panic and fear don’t usually make for great insights.

In astrology, Mars is all things manly. Sort of. Stereotypically manly, really. Aggression, anger, war, those are all things that Mars covers. Mars rules Aries in modern astrology, and in traditional astrology, it rules Scorpio. It isn’t just those overtly aggressive things, though- and that’s why pointing out it also ruled Scorpio at one point is good. Aggression takes many forms. That said, Mars is not bad. Also representing action, desire, energy and survival- well, those things are pretty important.

When it needs someone to step up and get things done- well, that’s Mars. Confidence, personal power, sexual energy and desire- those are also Mars types of things. Starting to get why that whole comparison at the start about mission failure and moons called panic and fear might be pretty apt? Wars started that way tend to be pretty much crap, too.

Mars also rules a more instinctive sort of drive- which can often create a bit of a competitive side and can be a pretty great thing when it comes to needing to take steps towards something.

The Retrograde

Don’t reach for the horny goat weed just yet, Mars Retrograde is not going to cosmically kill your libido. It is also, unfortunately, not going to just stall out acts of aggression and war.

This cycle happens about every 25 months and will last for 80 long days- and though you might feel like kicking some serious butt: you might want to slow your roll. Quite a few of the things associated with Mars retrograde are said to make it seem as though desire is just overcoming you- or like you’re just good and mad, not going to take it anymore.

As with other retrograde cycles- it might not be an incorrect feeling but, right feeling, wrong time. Or just wrong feeling, wrong time but in either case: you might want to consider all the facts and keep considering them for a while. Things that happen may have you really smarting from the butt kicking- but, it might be a good idea to just calm down and think for a while so you don’t make a big mistake.

This is actually one of those retrogrades though, that when it is over: if you have taken those steps and you’re ready to move, you should. So if you really need a reason to act on the things you’ve been thinking about- use the retrograde to think some more, then tell everyone “Look, man, Mars station direct today, I don’t know what to tell ya.” when it’s over.

Planetary Positions

25.05.2024 at 23:39:39 UTC

chart wheel
PlanetLongitude
The Sun05 Gem 13' 55"
The Moon04 Cap 29' 21"
Mercury14 Tau 54' 21"
Venus02 Gem 37' 13"
Mars19 Ari 21' 05"
Jupiter00 Gem 00' 15"
Saturn18 Pis 26' 24"
Uranus23 Tau 49' 55"
Neptune29 Pis 33' 23"
Pluto01 Aqu 58' 49" R

Solar Status

BZ Status:-3
Proton Density:2.30
Proton Speed:380.5 k/sec
KP Status:1.33
TypeMay 26May 27May 28
Active30%20%20%
Minor20%5%5%
Moderate5%1%1%
Strong1%1%1%
Kp Index Prediction
00-03UT1.002.002.00
03-06UT2.002.003.00
06-09UT2.672.002.00
09-12UT4.002.002.00
12-15UT3.002.002.00
15-18UT2.002.002.00
18-21UT3.002.332.00
21-00UT2.003.002.33
Solar Activity
Solar activity was at moderate levels. Region 3679 (S08, L=200) was responsible for an M1.4/1f flare at 24/2025 UTC. The region maintained its complexity as it rotated around the W limb. A new region of flux was observed rotating around the NE limb. Only minor changes were observed in the remaining spotted regions on the visible disk. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available coronagraph imagery.
Solar Wind
The IMF of the solar wind remained mildly enhanced. Total magnetic field strength reached 10 nT and the Bz component rotated as far south as -7 nT. Solar wind speeds averaged ~375 km/s. Phi angle was variable.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was normal to moderate and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux remained at background values.