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Mars' Ingress and Retrograde Astrological Information 2014 - 2017

Updated May 1, 2015 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 2015 transit information.

Today is May 28, 2015 5:48 am UTC

Mars Mars 11°Gemini 19'
Mars is currently transiting direct motion.
Mars begins retrograde motion in 10 months 20 days

PlanetDate & Time (GMT)Sign & Event
MarsMar 01, 2014 16:22Libra   - S/R
MarsMay 20, 2014 01:31Libra   - S/D
MarsJul 26, 2014 02:24Scorpio   - I
MarsSep 13, 2014 21:57Sagittarius   - I
MarsOct 26, 2014 10:42Capricorn   - I
MarsDec 04, 2014 23:56Aquarius   - I
MarsJan 12, 2015 10:20Pisces   - I
MarsFeb 20, 2015 00:11Aries   - I
MarsMar 31, 2015 16:26Taurus   - I
MarsMay 12, 2015 02:40Gemini   - I
MarsJun 24, 2015 13:33Cancer   - I
MarsAug 08, 2015 23:32Leo   - I
MarsSep 25, 2015 02:18Virgo   - I
MarsNov 12, 2015 21:41Libra   - I
MarsJan 03, 2016 14:33Scorpio   - I
MarsMar 06, 2016 02:31Sagittarius   - I
MarsApr 17, 2016 12:14Sagittarius   - S/R
MarsMay 27, 2016 13:50Scorpio   - R
MarsJun 29, 2016 23:39Scorpio   - S/D
MarsAug 02, 2016 17:47Sagittarius   - I
MarsSep 27, 2016 08:06Capricorn   - I
MarsNov 09, 2016 05:51Aquarius   - I
MarsDec 19, 2016 09:22Pisces   - I
MarsJan 28, 2017 05:38Aries   - I
MarsMar 10, 2017 00:33Taurus   - I
MarsApr 21, 2017 10:32Gemini   - I
MarsJun 04, 2017 16:16Cancer   - I
MarsJul 20, 2017 12:19Leo   - I
MarsSep 05, 2017 09:34Virgo   - I
MarsOct 22, 2017 18:29Libra   - I
MarsDec 09, 2017 08:59Scorpio   - 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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Sun Sun Gemini 37'
Mercury Mercury 10°Gemini 21' Retrograde
Venus Venus 21°Cancer 39'
Mars Mars 11°Gemini 19'
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