Full Moon – September 2nd Pisces

New Moon – September 17th Virgo.

Mars retrograde 2020 starts on September 9 – November 13 and squares Saturn.


Mars retrograde can generally be frustrating because it tends to hinder your self-expression and makes it harder to fulfill your passionate desires. Mars retrograde 2020 is even more frustrating than normal because of Mars square Saturn.

The delays and restrictions caused by Mars square Saturn will drag out because this aspect lasts for nearly two months. And with so many planets in retrograde motion, the world will appear to slow down.

Mars Retrograde Transit

Mars retrograde in transit is a regular cycle occurring every 25 months, lasting 80 days. Transiting Mars retrograde is a time for thinking before acting.  Do your homework before putting your plans into action.  It is important that extra time is taken to make sure everything is in order before you continue.  Events may occur that could be painful but are needed so you back off and do not make a major mistake.

It is also possible that you have struggled with destructive Mars behaviours in the past like anger, rage, violence, or sexual abuse. If so, the retrograde phase will bring events that force you to admit you have some anger management issues. This too could be a very painful experience for you.

By the time Mars turns direct, you should have come to terms with the relevant issues. This contemplative stage is over and you are ready to come out of your shell and confidently assert yourself and act on your desires.


ARIES: March 21st – April 20th

With Mars on a Retrograde basis from September 9th there’s no point in expecting anything to run according to its usual routine as the planets are having a disruptive effect on your life.  This would be an ideal time for marking time or simply resting up.  If you don’t, you could risk unnecessary upheaval.   Family life is going to be rather challenging especially with members of the opposite sex being more moody than usual you could find yourself involved in a series of family arguments. Household expenses may go overboard and will have to be balanced with a good budget. Your patience is going to be tested and you will need to be extra careful whilst driving and when handling hot or sharp implements in the home.  The Full Moon on the 2nd  is a stress indicator and you are going to want to some time to yourself unfortunately no one has the intention of leaving you to your own devices which is going to make you irritable. There may also be a connection with hospitals or medical people at this time.  The New Moon on the 17th is the ideal time to attend to work matters and to sort out several financial or practical matters.


TAURUS: April 21st – May 21st


September may see some anxious times on the career front as you are likely to see some stiff opposition from colleagues and seniors whilst executing projects.  Social networking and family members will fail to give adequate support for career growth. Mars Retrograde is testing your patience whilst you wait patiently for god times to return in November.  This is the time for reflection and retreat from the hurly-burly of life.  Events seem to be in the hands of fate and there doesn’t seem to be a great deal that you can do about them.  A younger male relative will be the source of concern especially as your intuition tells you that they are trying to shift their responsibilities or debts onto you. The Full Moon on the 2nd indicates that you are going to feel uncomfortable around other people, perhaps you are unfairly comparing yourself to others. The New Moon on the 17th is the ideal time to get out and about and have some fun especially with children or younger people. 

GEMINI: May 22nd – June 21st

The focus is on your home and family and if there has been any tensions or problems there, this is a good time for sorting things out, but don’t expect to have your own way.  Listen to the points of views of others and they will then give you the courtesy of listening to you too. Otherwise there will be misunderstandings with family members especially with sons and other younger males in the family.  You must be patient and thoughtful in solving these family issues.  If you feel that something isn’t right and there have been too many issues brushed under the carpet, then it is time to speak up.  The Full Moon on the 2nd could be a frustrating time if you trying to make headway at work, with everyone around you on go – slow.  You may have impetus but it’s certain that they won’t, so you may have to go at the pace of the slowest colleague, which won’t do your blood pressure any good at all.  The New Moon on the 17th is the ideal time to make some changes at home which may involve either a renovation or a general clean up!


CANCER: June 22nd – July 22nd

Mars Retrograde indicates that tense discussions are under way, what counts is to get to the heart of one particular matter because it looks as though somebody is not being particularly honest with you. You need to pay attention to your health as chronic ailments could become worse and will require attention.  A good fitness routine coupled with a good diet plan will help you to reduce health problems and maintain your wellbeing.   On the work front Murphy’s law is in operation so don’t expect to get very far with anything. You would also be wise to keep things to yourself and not to be open about your plans until the time comes to speak out.  The Full Moon on the 2nd indicates that you are going to be terribly restless and wanting to get as far away from the jaded and familiar as you can.  The New Moon on the 17th indicates that people are going to be seeking you out for the pleasure of your company and that you are sure to be the centre of friendly interactions.  


LEO: July 23rd – August 23rd

September is not a very promising time on the professional front there may be a dominating male energy to deal with and your relationships with seniors will be rather challenging.  Mars retrograde slows everything down and there will be extra challenges to face with meeting your targets. It will be necessary to put extra effort into relationships with colleagues and self – discipline plays an important role in professional growth.  If you have any type of legal matter on the go you will need to expect delays on the positive side the opposition will also be having issues of their own. The Full moon on the 2nd indicates even though you may want to have some extravagant fun the financial realities will not permit it. You need to focus on consolidating your position and to look seriously at your long-term position. The New Moon on the 17th is the ideal time to find a way to earn some more money even though it may be a while before you see the results of all your efforts.


VIRGO: August 24th – September 23rd

Happy Birthday, Virgo! During the year ahead you will make a change in your job situation that will stand you in good stead in the future.  Health or legal matters may enter your private life either because you yourself need these services or a loved one does.  Your intuition is going to be rather strong and your hunches will be spot on! Financial matters that involve other people’s money will become important. Divorce settlements, property matters, wills, and estate issues, or the ending of a business partnership will be the focus this month, there may be wrangles and tricky situations to navigate.  The Full Moon on the 2nd indicates that you are not going to be happy if someone tries to manipulate you into a situation that you would normally avoid!  The New moon on the 17th in your own sign indicates that you should be looking good and feeling good if not this is the ideal time to spend some time and money on your appearance or to do something about any nagging health concerns.  


LIBRA: September 24th – October 23rd

With Mars being retrograde in your partnership house relationships with loved ones and partners is going to be problematic, external circumstances are going to be creating issues between family members and the home environment will be full of conflicts and confrontations.  You need the co-operation of those around you but acting like a petty tyrant is not going to win you any brownie points, especially with your other half.  Forthright speech is acceptable in some situations, but this isn’t one of them, be careful of making frank statements that lead into tactlessness.  Think before you act if you want to avoid trouble.  If you have something niggling at you don’t keep it to yourself because it will linger there possibly causing long – term resentment.  The Full Moon on the 2nd indicates you are meant to be incredibly patient now, but that doesn’t mean you are immune to stress.  The New Moon on the 17th is the ideal time to take a medical test and get yourself checked over from top to toe.  Just to make sure everything is in working order.   



SCORPIO: October 24th – November 22nd

With Mars on a retrograde course in your job sector, there will be a general slowing down where all work and business matters are concerned, nothing and nobody is going to make things move any faster than they currently are.  Although you will want to make colleagues work harder and faster, they’ll be resistant to any urging on your part.  The best thing to do is to work at your own pace and let them work at theirs.  However, this could be frustrating if your work is dependent on their actions.  If you are looking for a job, you could be disappointed.  Don’t take this too seriously; it may be that the people you have applied to could use you, but at a later date, or it’s not the kind of job that you want anyway.  The same goes for your chances of promotion or a raise because they are simply better times on which to get a favourable response.  The Full Moon on the 2nd could make you feel a bit tetchy and tense and it could bring an unexpected expense.  The New Moon on the 17th is the ideal time for having some fun with your friends.                                


SAGITTARIUS: November 23rd – December 21st

Love and romance are very much on your mind and whilst being fond of someone is one thing, but letting your feelings become too intense is quite another and that’s the trend that you need to combat at the moment.  Try to keep a measure of common sense and you won’t go far wrong but give in to your impulses and you’ll find yourself in no end of trouble.  Children, teenagers, and younger people may make you hot under the collar, you may put yourself out for them only to find that they have a sense of entitlement or are unappreciative.  Don’t make a martyr of yourself instead make sure that you let them know you deserve to be treated much better. This is also a reminder that you need to acknowledge those who put themselves out on your behalf.  The Full Moon on the 2nd indicates that you need to delegate tasks to others on the home front, you are shouldering too many burdens and are starting to feel pressurised.  The New moon on the 17th is an ideal time to get new projects and ideas underway at work.      


CAPRICORN: December 22nd – January 20th

Trying to strike a balance between love, profession, and personal ambitions is going to be difficult and your home life is going to be affected because of it. Mars Retrograde is warning you to be careful about your irritability and to hold your anger in check. You may not realise it, but you are quite argumentative, you may think that you have concealed your worries, but the tension is getting at you. The root cause of your mood swings is anxiety, and this will need to be addressed before it affects your health.  Sentimentality has no place when you are trying so hard to be practical.  The way you have done things in the past may no longer fit present needs, so it is time to accept change, no matter how disruptive it is.   The Full Moon on the 2nd warns you to guard against accidents on the home front and whilst driving. Make sure you slow down on the road and at home follow all safety procedures.  The New Moon on the 17th is the ideal time to enjoy the company of children or younger people.   


AQUARIUS: January 21st – February 19th

Other people’s tendency to drag their feet could be getting you down, on the other hand, you could be too impatient for your own good.  Try to take it easy because one thing is certain … you can’t force the pace.  Mars is retrograde in Aries and there are bound to be lots of misunderstandings making the most innocent comment a minefield of misinformation and crossed purposes.  It’ll be difficult to explain yourself clearly, especially when you start to get flashes of psychic awareness.  At the best of times, this can be difficult to put into words, but now your instincts are almost impossible to express.  The Full Moon on the 2nd indicates that if you are feeling at all weak-willed, don’t venture anywhere near expensive shops because you’re too prone to impulse – buying at the moment.  The temptation to blow your cash on a luxury item is overwhelming.  The New Moon on the 17th indicates that it is a good time to review the way that you and your partner deal with money and work out the best way to proceed forward.


PISCES: February 20th – March 20th

Mars Retrograde in your financial house is indicating conflicting situations. It is not the right time to invest in risky or speculative ventures.  Expenses mount and you will be forced to take loans to balance your budget.  Money flow will require a lot of effort and you are best advised to take a long-range look at your current position and put a strategy into place.  You are not going to solve a cash flow problem by taking your anger out on people who are trying to help you solve it. Admit that the buck lies with you and you will be halfway to solving the issue.  Approach the problem head-on and use that pent – up energy in a good cause.  The Full Moon on the 2nd falls directly in your own sign putting you into an irritable mood and you are going to need to watch your temper.  The New Moon on the 17th puts you in the mood to spoil your loved ones and show them just how much they mean to you.