Mars in the I: need for action, abundance of emotions Mars in the II: competitiveness, hedonistic streak Mars in the III: short attention span, self-expression Mars in the IV: territorialism, possessiveness bursts Mars in the V: risk taking, exaggeratedly fun loving Mars in the VI: energetic movement, intolerance bursts Mars in the VII: competitive dialogue, impatience bursts Mars in the VIII: control issues, death challenging Mars in the IX: restlessness, eternal wandering Mars in the X: assertiveness, planning, self-making Mars in the XI: fixed opinions, collective efforts Mars in the XII: servicing others, indulgence bursts
Mars signs: how the Old Soldier is expressed through the different Signs
Mars in Aries: combative nature Mars in Taurus: fixed ambition Mars in Gemini: unfinished projects Mars in Cancer: affection seeking Mars in Leo: insatiably protective Mars in Virgo: mechanical abilities Mars in Libra: energy bursts Mars in Scorpio: inner wars Mars in Sagittarius: impulsive curiosity Mars in Capricorn: strict leadership Mars in Aquarius: tackling injustice Mars in Pisces: creative dreaming
On Tuesday, NASA announced that its one-ton Curiosity rover made a surprising discovery on Mars: “burps” of organic methane gas that very well may be evidence of living microbes beneath the planet’s surface.
To put it simply, having your natal Mars in Retrograde means you have trouble expressing anger.
Internally, these people may actually feel quite aggressive. They want to be straight forward and they want to confront people that have upset them and they want people to know when they're upset. However, they are unable to translate this anger well, and may even come across as very passive. Many with this placement even feel like they're very competitive and headstrong but will then have problems starting and/or finishing projects.
Since it is very common for those with their Mars in Retrograde to repress their anger, they may often feel angry at weird/sudden times - leaving them to explode emotionally. They may also be one of those people that gets sudden bursts of energy at 3am when they know they need to be up at 7am.
They will often go through periods where they are very productive, they know what they want and they go get it. Then, they will come crashing down and they'll want to do nothing for the next 5 months.