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Mars' Ingress and Retrograde Astrological Information 2015 - 2018

Updated April 1, 2016 by J McCaul

Below is a table for Mars' Ingress & Retrograde dates, times (UTC), and zodiac signs for the next few years. Many people wonder when will Mars be in retrograde motion. A countdown has been included for the direction change. For more information describing the color codes and abbreviations, refer to the main planet ingress page. The current Transiting Ingress and Retrograde calendars are also available (Planet Calendars in the menu to the left of this page).

Scroll down to middle of chart for current Mars 2016 transit information.

Today is May 1, 2016 4:11 am UTC

Mars Mars Sagittarius 45' Retrograde
Mars is currently transiting retrograde motion.
Mars begins direct motion in 1 month 29 days

PlanetDate & Time (GMT)Sign & Event
  Mars     Jan 12, 2015 10:20     Pisces   - I  
  Mars     Feb 20, 2015 00:11     Aries   - I  
  Mars     Mar 31, 2015 16:26     Taurus   - I  
  Mars     May 12, 2015 02:40     Gemini   - I  
  Mars     Jun 24, 2015 13:33     Cancer   - I  
  Mars     Aug 08, 2015 23:32     Leo   - I  
  Mars     Sep 25, 2015 02:18     Virgo   - I  
  Mars     Nov 12, 2015 21:41     Libra   - I  
  Mars     Jan 03, 2016 14:33     Scorpio   - I  
  Mars     Mar 06, 2016 02:31     Sagittarius   - I  
  Mars     Apr 17, 2016 12:14     Sagittarius   - S/R  
  Mars     May 27, 2016 13:50     Scorpio   - R  
  Mars     Jun 29, 2016 23:39     Scorpio   - S/D  
  Mars     Aug 02, 2016 17:47     Sagittarius   - I  
  Mars     Sep 27, 2016 08:06     Capricorn   - I  
  Mars     Nov 09, 2016 05:51     Aquarius   - I  
  Mars     Dec 19, 2016 09:22     Pisces   - I  
  Mars     Jan 28, 2017 05:38     Aries   - I  
  Mars     Mar 10, 2017 00:33     Taurus   - I  
  Mars     Apr 21, 2017 10:32     Gemini   - I  
  Mars     Jun 04, 2017 16:16     Cancer   - I  
  Mars     Jul 20, 2017 12:19     Leo   - I  
  Mars     Sep 05, 2017 09:34     Virgo   - I  
  Mars     Oct 22, 2017 18:29     Libra   - I  
  Mars     Dec 09, 2017 08:59     Scorpio   - I  
  Mars     Jan 26, 2018 12:57     Sagittarius   - I  
  Mars     Mar 17, 2018 16:41     Capricorn   - I  
  Mars     May 16, 2018 04:58     Aquarius   - I  
  Mars     Jun 26, 2018 21:05     Aquarius   - S/R  
  Mars     Aug 13, 2018 02:14     Capricorn   - R  
  Mars     Aug 27, 2018 14:05     Capricorn   - S/D  
  Mars     Sep 11, 2018 00:53     Aquarius   - I  
  Mars     Nov 15, 2018 22:20     Pisces   - I  

Understanding Transits and Retrogrades of Mars

As one can easily tell from the chart above, Mars Stations Retrograde approximately once every twenty-two to twenty-four months, transiting in retrograde motion for about 70 days. The in retrograde motion is an illusion of the planet moving backwards based on the placement of the planet in relation to the Earth and the Sun. When Mars is done transiting in retrograde motion, it will station briefly then resume the transit in direct motion.

To adjust the times for your timezone, add or subtract the number of hours your timezone is from 0 UT. If you live in the western hemisphere (mostly the Americas) you would subtract the number of hours from the time shown on the table. Most of the eastern hemisphere will add hours to the time shown in the table.


Links are provided below for timezone calculators and retrograde information.




Ingress/Retrograde Chart Links


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