Mars the planet of initiative, ambition, passion and will power was retrograde since 17th April and goes direct again on 29 June 2016 bringing more focus and dynamism back where it belongs.
Retrograde of a planet is when it seems to be going reverse on its path as seen from earth. Symbolically retrogrades imply a reversal in the ‘effects’ of the planet for a temporary period until the planet goes direct again. Mars was retrograde in the zodiacs Libra and Scorpio and if you look at which houses these zodiacs represent in your Vedic birth-chart, you can get a quick idea of what areas of your life were impacted specifically during the period of Mars retrograde. Here are some general pointers that apply to all.
GET CRACKING IN YOUR CAREER: Mars being an intense planet can be especially difficult in its retrograde time when it comes to career and ambition as its maximum positive effects are focused on these areas of life. Thanks to Mars direct, now you can see things progressing once again in the right way forward! Entrepreneurship and start-ups will see a boom. New projects can take off as planned and more excitement will brighten up your weekdays soon.
FEAR-LESS: Retrograde Mars might have symbolized fears blocking you from going ahead with making any major changes that were necessary. Well, fear no more for Mars direct makes you be bold and assertive once again, to take the risk where required and get things going on as per your will. You will see yourself as more courageous, not someone who keeps thinking but someone who does it right on.
CREATE YOUR PATH: Mars retrograde might have blunted the daredevil streak in some of us for a while but now with it going direct, let your ships sail to newer shores where you might learn and transform the way you should. As long as you are careful to the right degree you can make your moves now whether in matters of money, friendship, love or travel. You may win or lose, yet at least you would have tried. Do not wait for roads to open, create your own path now!
RELATIONSHIP CHANGES: Mars in relationships can often have a very strong effect, especially when it comes to getting rid of the negative or unwanted things in our life and making way for something better. Sometimes its energy can be too direct and straightforward with less room for diplomacy and niceness making relationships seem to suffer at times. Be careful of hurting, yet do what is right for the sake of your future!
Swati Prakash is a spiritual author and can be followed on www.amazon.com/author/swatiprakash