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Mars' Ingress and Retrograde Astrological Information 2013 - 2016

Updated April 1, 2014 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 2014 transit information.

Today is April 24, 2014 6:05 am UTC

Mars Mars 13°Libra 21' Retrograde
Mars is currently transiting retrograde motion.
Mars begins direct motion in 25 days 19 hours 25 minutes

PlanetDate & Time (GMT)Sign & Event
MarsFeb 02, 2013 01:53Pisces   - I
MarsMar 12, 2013 06:26Aries   - I
MarsApr 20, 2013 11:48Taurus   - I
MarsMay 31, 2013 10:39Gemini   - I
MarsJul 13, 2013 13:22Cancer   - I
MarsAug 28, 2013 02:05Leo   - I
MarsOct 15, 2013 11:05Virgo   - I
MarsDec 07, 2013 20:42Libra   - I
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

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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Moon Moon 29°Aquarius 31'
Sun Sun Taurus 0'
Mercury Mercury Taurus 50'
Venus Venus 20°Pisces 5'
Mars Mars 13°Libra 21' Retrograde
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