Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
The reason Mars is spending so much time in Aries, is that Mars will soon retrograde, from September 9 to November 13.
Mars teaches us the value of moving forward quickly and to compete skillfully. The red planet lights your passion and motivation and keeps your interest and stamina strong so you can go the distance and make your venture the best it can be. When Mars is retrograde, however, Mars is resting and not able to lend you his enormous energy to direct into your venture or relationship. Mars retrograde is considered a bad time to launch a new product or service or to open the doors of a new business, so if your partner is getting ready to do so, move heaven and earth to do so quickly, at the favorable full moon, September 1, plus or minus four days. Even a soft and subtle start would be fine—use baby steps—for in astrology, it matters when you begin, even if it’s gently and somewhat quietly.
Mars retrograde is also not considered a good time to wed, for Mars rules sex—need I say more? You would not want to build Mars retrograde into the start of your marriage. If the coronavirus has delayed your wedding, don’t be sad, for the universe has helped you choose a better date in 2021. (Neither Mars nor Venus will be retrograde next year.)
Mars’ little brother Mercury will act up. In the middle of Mars’ retrograde, Mercury will retrograde too, from October 13 to November 3. This is frustrating news and adds more fuel to my thinking that the coming months will be very slow. If you need an electronic item—ruled by Mercury—you must get it now, in September, and as early in the month as possible, preferably in the first week. So, if you need a new TV, smart phone, computer, refrigerator, air conditioner—you get the idea—you need to browse the stores and websites and buy it now. Also, sign contracts in the first week to avoid Mars’ retrograde.