Mars will turn retrograde on September 9th at 28 degrees Aries. The planet will reach 15 degrees Aries before turning direct on November 14th. You can consider the degrees between the these to points to be a HOT ZONE.
If you want to use this model, figure out where and what in your chart will be affected. That’s where the action will be! Note, this is one of the gifts (Jupiter) of the hard aspect from the stellium in Capricorn. The situation can be contained, if it be your will!
I don’t think it’s smart to give into fear and negativity during this period though the temptation is there. In fact, it makes no sense at all. These are powerful energies that can be harnessed by each of us, used to improve ourselves and our life conditions.
I know I am counter-culture with this but let me offer an analogy that makes my ideas easily accessible. Let’s say you have a house and you are remodeling the bathroom. That would be your HOT ZONE. I don’t care if it is a one bathroom house and you’re greatly inconvenienced. It’s still minor in the scheme of things.
Now look at your choices. Should you focus on the bathroom, day and night, obsessing about how awful it is? What good is that going to do? Eventually, the job will be done and you’ll wonder why you made such a big deal of it!
Most who read here are old enough to have seen things come and go. Even if you’re sixteen-years-old, you’ve seen third grade come and go, so hey! You have perspective – put it to use!
Each of us have to decide what we’re going to do with all this pent up energy. You can frame this as a burden or you can see if for what it is; it’s life!
Again, the planets involved are very high functioning. Let’s say you have command of a fire hose. Why on earth would you do something stupid with it?
If you want to fare well, it’s all about individual courage and integrity. Strive (Mars) to have the humility to do the right thing (Saturn).
Here are more clues:
Where’s the HOT ZONE in your life?