Mars goes retrograde for about 80 days, and occurs every 2 years. Once retrograde, it can appear as though your new plans backfire, lose anticipated momentum, build up too slowly, or fail to actuate at all. This isn't the most effective time for beginning actions that demand an outstanding level of aggressive effort, venturesome action, adventuresome challenge, or ceaseless and vigorous physical energy expenditure. If already vulnerable to health disorders, you may experience problems involving your vitality during this time, and often due to unrecognized temper, irritability, impatience, or frustration of drives. Complaints normally seen here involve inflammations, scrapes, burns, cuts or injuries due to sudden accidents. However this transiting phase is excellent for initiating the planning stage of any important project, or going back and reworking on previously initiated projects, finally finishing matters of the past. When used constructively this phase creates a period of opportunity to retrace your steps and reclaim something that is important to you.
Starts on March 1st 2014 at 16:25 GMT from Libra 27 back to Libra 9 until May 20th 2014 1:32 GMT
Starts on April 17th 2016 at 12:15 GMT from Sagittarius 8 back to Scorpio 23 until June 29th 2016 at 23:39 GMT
Starts on June 26th 2018 at 21:06 GMT from Aquarius 9 back to Capricorn 28 until August 27th 2018 at 14:06 GMT