So how does this affect us?
Mars rules traits survival, aggression, sex, desire, courage, competition, which can all be negative energies if we won’t handle them properly.
When Mars appears to be going backwards, we can have issues in these areas.
Francesca said: “During Mars retrograde, there’s this energetic process because he appears to be moving backwards.
“It’s slower, it’s hard to assert ourselves, it’s harder to do our Mars things.”
“There’s less fire, there’s less gumption. We feel held back,” Francesca explained.