Mars – The planet of courage, action, anger, determination, aggression, impulsiveness, competitiveness, tapas (forbearance) is in retrograde from 30th October, 2022 until 12th January 2023.

From 30th October, 2022 until 13th November, 2022 this transit will be in the sign of Gemini, after which Mars will move back into Taurus and stay there until the end of the Retrograde. So most of this retrograde will happen in the sign of Taurus.

To learn more about how this transit will affect you based on your own unique birth chart download the align27 app.

This is a great period to analyze and learn from our mistakes and get out of repetitive patterns. It is important to channel the energy of Mars in the right direction during this time. Avoid making hasty decisions and use this time to relax and cool down.

Patience is the keyword to handle this transit. You may feel lethargic to get thing done which in turn could lead to a lot of frustration, remind yourself that this is because of Mars Retrograde and be patient with yourself and others.

Here are some practical tips to handle this transit

  1. Mars is a fiery planet – It is important to take a lot of fluids especially the ones that are cooling for your body like coconut water. If you feel dryness in your body due to lack of fluids, stay hydrated and moisturize yourself properly. Taking care of simple things like this have a very profound effect as everything is connected to everything else in this universe.
  2. Apply Chandan on your forehead – as this can help you cool your nervous system.
  3. Pray to Lord Skanda/Kartikeya the deity of Mars. You can listen to Kandha Shashti Kavacham.
  4. Meditation – This is the most effective remedy for any malefic planetary situation. This will bring the much needed clarity and will also help with managing your anger which is the by product of this transit.
  5. Have a regular fitness regime and workouts. You can also include the ‘Warrior Pose” to your daily routine.
  6. Solve Puzzles – This is a great remedy when Mars is in Retrograde in Mrigashira Nakshatra. There are plenty of apps available these days.
  7. For personalized daily remedies download the align27 app and check the Rituals section.

Here is a simple Cosmic Conversation to help you understand Mars Retrograde

Me – I need to really send this email out today. I have plenty of time to do it. it should not be a problem.

My Mars – Well, tomorrow is better. Today i already have made plans so will not be able to accomodate this.

Me – Whats the plan?

My Mars – Well, I am getting a massage, then going out with friends and visiting an art gallery.

Me – Ok, tomorrow is fine then


My Mars – Actually I cannot do it today as well. I am tired from yesterday’s activities and need a couple of days to recover.

2 days later…..

My Mars – You cannot expect me to work when I am really struggling to figure out what i really want to do with my life. Its emotionally exhausting.

5 days later…

My Mars – I am just out of a very confusing phase in life and I would like to start recovering by having a fitness regime and eating healthy.

A week later….

My Mars – I am already upset that I am unable to excercise everyday or eat healthy, so please leave me alone.