Mars retrograde can generally be frustrating because it tends to hinder your self-expression and makes it harder to fulfill your passionate desires. Mars retrograde 2020 is even more frustrating than normal because of Mars square Saturn.
The delays and restrictions caused by Mars square Saturn will drag out because this aspect lasts for nearly two months. And with so many planets in retrograde motion at the moment, the world will appear to slow down.
Six Retrograde Planets
Six planets are in retrograde motion for four days from September 9 to 12: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Once Jupiter stations direct on September 12, there remain five planets retrograde until September 29, when Saturn stations direct.
Five planets in retrograde motion happens only 4% of the time. Six planets in retrograde motion occurs only 0.7% of the time.
When five or more planets are retrograde at the same time the world appears to slow down. You may attract energy at some imperceptible level and it can feel like you are living in another dimension. You might feel like you’re from some other planet or other reality, so there is less inner uncertainty. You may experience feelings of isolation or of being different.
More than four planets in retrograde motion also make it more difficult for people to understand each other. It seems like there are more bad things happening in the world. More violence, psychological abuse, accidents, suicides, and death. Understanding and compassion seem to be lacking.
With the world slowing down, material events can act as blockages that allow you to develop internally and mature. This helps you you find reassurance within yourself.