(2020) Retrogrades by Charlie Rainbow Wolf (Part 2)

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Mars is pretty volatile, to begin with, and the retrograde period makes things even more unsettled. MarsMars is associated with adventure, assertiveness, and action. Mars retrograde only comes around every couple of years, making it the second-rarest retrograde, and lasts just over two months. It enters the retrograde zone in late July, stations in September, turns direct in November and clears its shadow the first week of 2021.*

You’ll feel impatient during this period, but it’s not a time to rush forward into anything. You might be more accident prone than usual — another reason to take your time. If you’re easily upset, this is an ideal period to seek help or counseling. If you use this time to your advantage, you’ll be able to come to terms with whatever issues the retrograde period exposes and take the appropriate action. Then, once Mars moves out of its shadow period you’re also moving forward toward your goals.

* Date Mars Retrograde 2020 – 2021

The Outer Planets

I believe the retrogrades of the outer planets have less impact than those of the inner planets. There are exceptions to this, and the first of those is if the planets are making a strong aspect — geometric angles — to other planets in the sky at the same time. The second exception is if the planet is aspecting a planet or power point in your natal birth chart. The outer planets move slowly and tend to bring about a slow evolution, unlike the inner planets transits, which tend to be more fleeting things, The outer planets go into retrograde for several months every year. Aside from the aforementioned conditions, their strongest influence will be when they change stations.


Jupiter is the planet of luck and abundance, and this is true even during the retrograde period. In fact, the retrograde often benefits Jupiter. It’s a wonderful time for reflection and philosophical contemplation. Lessons to help you to find your authentic self come your way to set you up for reaching your full potential if you let them. Jupiter’s backward dance brings a chance to determine what’s really important and where you’re merely distracted. It’s a time for overcoming self-indulgence and breaking habits, so when Jupiter turned direct, the new and improved you is ready to seize any opportunity that comes your way.

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Copyright by Charlie Rainbow Wolf 2020 in Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2020 Pages 6 to 10