Mars retrograde. Mars Rx

Venus & Mars Retrograde 2020

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This year brings a lot of cool astrological features, one of them being Venus and Mars retrograde 2020. With Venus Out of Bounds during two months of this cycle, there's more here than imagined. Let's take a closer look.

Venus Retrograde 2020 Days and Degrees

First, we'll look at where in the zodiac this is happening. Venus will be retrograde from May 13th to June 25th, between 5° and 21° of Gemini. But that's only the start. She enters the retrograde zone on April 9th and doesn't leave until the 29th of July. A long haul! On top of it, she's out of bounds from April 3rd to June 3rd.

Think of this in two ways. Firstly, that you will have time, especially between mid-May and late June, to reflect, tuning into your relationships and values. The specific topic of this reflection will depend on where the retrograde 2020 is in your natal chart. If you aren't sure, go by your solar chart. (See guide below.)

Secondly, consider the out of bounds phase. Simply put, it's a time of extremes where thoughts, ideas and actions can break through glass ceilings. As we go beyond normal limits in life, new experiences unfold. We also tend to take more risks and act a little wilder. A little more edge.

Venus Retrograde 2020 in the Houses - where to reflect.

Aries - The written and spoken word, teaching, learning, connecting, neighborhood, siblings.

Taurus - Money and finances, resources, talents, income streams, security, peace of mind.

Gemini - Appearance, personality traits, style, outlook on life, what you let others see.

Cancer - Unconscious, dreams, giving and receiving, being of service, meditative states, behind the veil.

Leo - Friends, your tribe, like-minded others, groups, associations, goals & wishes.

Virgo - Career, mission, profession, public relations, sense of authority, a parent or grandparent.

Libra - New horizons, travel, beliefs, philosophy, new knowledge, adventure, import-export, worldwide.

Scorpio - Sex, death, taxes, shared energy and resources, deep investigations, occult research, trust.

Sagittarius - Personal, socially significant, one-to-one relationships, frenemies, biz partners, collaborations.

Capricorn - Work-a-day life, ritual routine, health and well being, pets, gadgets, ritual magic.

Aquarius - Creative self-expression, offspring (books, paintings, music, kids etc), romance and risky business!

Pisces - Home, family, property, ancestors, emotional ground, a parent or grandparent.

Venus Retrograde 2020 Summary

To clarify, Venus Rx will focus on 16° of the zodiac for four months. It's a mega manifesting opportunity, especially when coupled with the out of bounds phase. Namely, May 13th to June 3rd. Circle those two weeks in red! If you do your reflective homework starting April, you'll be blasting through upper limits in no time.

Out of Bounds and Retrograde 2020
Click to enlarge. Me/Ve/Ma/Eros 2020. Note Rx and OOB

Tips include knowing your core values, acting on inspiration and releasing resistance. Venus gains through attractions. Consider your powers doubled, especially if you have planets or points in Gemini. If they are between 5° and 21°, all the more potent.

Mars Retrograde 2020 Days and Degrees

Now, let's look at where in the zodiac Mars Rx is transiting. This planet is retrograde from September 9th to November 13th, between 15° and 28° Aries. Again, there's more. Mars enters the retrograde zone on July 25th and doesn't leave until January 2, 2021. That's a LOT of Mars in his own sign, powerhouse Aries. You're going to want to pay attention!

Think of this as a time to asses your actions. Your healthy aggression. The way you stand your ground. It's all up for adjustment, especially where you have 15° and 28° Aries in your natal chart. Of course, if you don't know this exact point, you can use the solar chart technique. Actually, even if you do, you might want to check it out.

Mars Solar Houses for Retrograde 2020

Aries - Appearance, personality traits, style, outlook on life, what you let others see.

Taurus - Unconscious, dreams, giving and receiving, being of service, meditative states, behind the veil.

Gemini - Friends, your tribe, like-minded others, groups, associations, goals & wishes.

Cancer - Career, mission, profession, public relations, sense of authority, a parent or grandparent.

Leo - New horizons, travel, beliefs, philosophy, new knowledge, adventure, import-export, worldwide.

Virgo - Sex, death, taxes, shared energy and resources, deep investigations, occult research, trust.

Libra - Personal, socially significant, one-to-one relationships, frenemies, biz partners, collaborations.

Scorpio - Work-a-day life, ritual routine, health and well being, pets, gadgets, ritual magic.

Sagittarius - Creative self-expression, offspring (books, paintings, music, kids etc), romance and risky business!

Capricorn - Home, family, property, ancestors, emotional ground, a parent or grandparent.

Aquarius -The written and spoken word, teaching, learning, connecting, neighborhood, siblings.

Pisces - Money and finances, resources, talents, income streams, security, peace of mind

Mars Retrograde 2020 Summary

Specifically, the Mars Rx zone will focus on 15° - 28° of Aries for six months. That's a lot of manifesting opportunity! In short, from September 9th to November 13th, you have the chance to be more authentic. Take inspired actions. Not give a rip what others think. Honor your own needs. Be true to your goals. If in the past, you've let others come first at your expense, there could be a turnaround. Especially one that makes you feel more yourself. More whole and complete.

Finally, I hope everyone will feel free to ask questions here. Or, jump on the GVA forum and share your chart.

Happy Venus and Mars Retrograde 2020!

xxKim