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Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
What concerns me is that Mars will retrograde later in the year, something that happens every two years. The last quarter of the year is when many companies introduce new products in anticipation of holiday shopping in December, and Mars will retrograde from September 9 to November 13.
To make matters worse, Mercury will go retrograde again from October 13 to November 3 in the middle of Mars’ retrograde period (September 9 to November 13). This will make Mars’ impending retrograde even more frustrating. Mars is the planet that gives us the energy and drive to excel and compete to win. When you launch a product or service with Mars retrograde, the process turns out to be arduous and harder than usual to get it off the ground and into the stratosphere.
Let me tell you something. When Mars is moving in strong, direct motion, he normally takes two days to go one degree. When he is getting close to the date, he will turn retrograde (approaching September 9 in this case), it takes little Mars 12 days to go one degree. In the middle of his retrograde orbit, he goes a little faster, taking him four days to go one degree, but that’s still double the travel time Mars would normally take.
We all will feel like we are walking through glue, but in the case of Aries and Scorpio, the impending Mars retrograde in September through mid-November will be especially pronounced. If you need to launch a new product or service, do it in your best month, August, or later, in your other sparkling month, December.