Mars will be entering its exalted sign, Capricorn (Makara) on 02 May 2018 at 11:07 IST.
It will remain in this sign for 188 days and move into Aquarius (Kumbha) on 06 November 2018 at 04:18 IST.
Mars enters into Retrograde (Rx) zone on 12 May 2018 and goes into stationary retrograde zone on 26 May 2018.
Actual Mars retrograde in Capricorn happens on 27 June 2018 at 02:28 IST and goes direct on 27 August 2018 at 19:28 IST.
Before Mars becomes retrograde it enters into retrograde zone and starts slowing down. Before it becomes stationary and starts moving into backward direction, it keeps moving into forward direction with retarded speed. Mars remains into stationary motion for some moments before it starts moving backward.
Before Mars becomes progressive it remains into retrograde zone and starts moving into forward direction till it gains full speed. The time when Mars just starts moving into forward direction.
Transit of Mars in a sign indicates how people respond when they are angry and how they react to the anger in others.
During these 188 days, Mars will be conjunct Ketu and aspected/opposed by Rahu in Capricorn.
The highest conjunct positions will occur on 3 occassions.
These happen on 12 June (Mars stationary direct), 20 July (Mars stationary retrograde), 26 September (Mars direct).
Mars in Capricorn – Normally this is a good placement for Mars because the Capricorn persistence gets things done but with Ketu as well there will a lot of restrictions and delays.
Good time to consult and astrologer and get your chart done. Then you will know how all this aspects affect you personally.
If Mars is retrograde in your natal chart (personal horoscope, it indicates desires and actions delayed by uncertainities, lack of oppurtunity or unfavourable circumstances.
Their physical energy and vitality will always remain low.
Rahu is a manipulator and protects himself during all situations. But Ketu cares less about physical body or comforts. So he pushes Mars to take maximum risks.
Terrorists can become more aggressive and attempt suicidal attacks in public.
Mars conjunct Ketu 2018 in Capricorn
During Mars-Ketu conjunction, we will not able to realize our own capacity for competition, fights and aggression.
Mars is aggressive, especially when exalted. But headless Ketu (South Node of Moon) will not make it risky.
Ketu is headless (ego-less) and spiritually inclined. This combination in sign of Saturn can make a person not care about consequences while taking risk.
People will drive, talk, behave carelessly.
Ketu makes Mars dissatisfied because it is unable to find perfection.
This conjunction can lead to extra marital affairs (for Cancer moon sign and Ascendant), exploitation of friends trust (Pisces), ill-health of elders in family (Taurus), Professional dissatisfaction (Aries), Depression (Gemini), Aggressive against enemies, but careless regarding loans (Leo), Revolt against lovers and kids (Virgo), lack of harmony at home (Libra), drastic steps against siblings (Scorpio), Risky financial decisions and losses (Sagittarius), Raise in ego and carelessness (Capricorn), Insomnia and bad dreams (Aquarius).
When Ketu is in conjunction with a planet, it takes on the other planet’s natural energy and characteristics.
With Mars, it becomes unpredictable and chaotic.
Last time when Mars+Ketu were together (in Aquarius) during December 2016, people took drastic financial decisions without bothering about consequences.
Mars, Ketu can create such situations where we have less or no choice, but to jump.
Politically and economically, these 6 months are not good for Pakistan, African countries, China, Russia, USA.
Natural calamities like earth quakes, cyclones, power failures, forest fires, accidents can hit them.
Multiple sports persons will sustain injuries. Total Lunar Eclipse on 27-28 July 2018 is drastic for China, USA, Africa.
Soccer World Cup 2018, organized in Russia will be victim of political drama.