Mars Retrograde happens every alternate year and stays for about 8 months, including its stationary period.
Retrograde Mars in horoscope indicates desires and actions delayed by uncertainities, lack of oppurtunity or unfavourable circumstances.
Their physical energy and vitality will always remain low.
They will never rise to meet the challenge when required.
They will be cautious and circumspect in taking action. They are even called stubborn and unyielding.
Before making any commitment, they want to make sure about every detail of what they are doing. This will save them from unpleasant results of implusive decisions.
Impotence in Men, frigidity in women are commonly seen.
This also happens due to practice of unnatural vices like frequent fasting, excess involvement in religious or spiritual activities etc.
Such people leave the undertaken task unfinished, if they find any indication of purpose not being fulfilled.
Due to their recapitulative nature, they are very good at planning and organizing.
They can do well in science, research or medical field.
They have the tendency to suppress anger and other natural desires.
This leads to negative psychological consequences and a disintegrating effect upon attitude towards life.
This suppression of anger usually leads to upset stomach, acidity and other digestive tract related complications.
Mars Retrograde and Past Life Karmic Connection
In your past life you may have been a soldier in the military or an occult practitioner and performed regrettable acts under someone else’s orders. The anguish and the guilt this experience caused has left you crippled when it comes to dealing properly with your anger. Oftentimes you’re not even sure where your anger comes from, but it is released hastily, harshly and inappropriately.
Relaxation and focusing techniques will help you get through this tangled web, as will some inward examination on the forces that rile your blood in this life.