Thought Mercury Retrograde Was Bad? Well Mars Retrograde Has Arrived & It’s Pure Fkn Chaos

There we were, freaking the fuck out about that dreaded Mercury Retrograde, meanwhile Mars Retrograde has hit and it’s just as menacing.

Legend has it that the planet Mars was named after the God of War, so naturally when said planet goes retrograde, things are bound to get chaotic.

Prepare for battle, binches. Here’s what we’re in for.

What is Mars Retrograde?

Like Mercury Retrograde, Mars Retrograde involves the planet Mars going backwards, causing our lives to go backwards.

But unlike Merc Retro, Mars Retro occurs once every two years, making it the rarest retrograde of all.

When does Mars Retrograde occur?

The red planet will be retrograde from October 30 2022 til January 12 2023.

What happens during Mars Retrograde?

Expect a decrease in your energy levels and your motivation towards life.

You’ll have no inspo at work, you’ll have a decreased sex drive (bummer), you’ll experience heavy mood swings and you’ll be lacking passion in general.

There’ll be misunderstandings and miscommunications galore, so be sure to analyse situations before reacting.

How do I survive it?

Be patient with those around you, including your friends and fam, colleagues, and even people on the street. All this unsettling energy is bound to impact people’s moods, so rather than responding in anger, take a few deep breaths and return to your zen space.

Also be kind to yourself. Everyone’s doing it tough at the mo, and kicking yourself isn’t going to help. Use this time to retreat and focus on where you wanna be once this dreaded period is over.

When it all settles down, you’ll be ready to thrive.

Matty Galea is the Senior Entertainment Editor at PEDESTRIAN.TV, as well as our resident astrologer who pens our weekly horoscope series, ‘Your Horos Are Here’. He also Tweets about pop culture and astrology and posts spicy content on Instagram.