ARIES (March 20–April 19)
Mars in Aries stations retrograde September 9. Prepare for a journey backwards through November 13, returning you to a crucial decision-making point you encountered between July 25–29 of this year. Venus and Mars square September 4 while the Moon is in Aries, setting up relationship ultimatums between the desire for stability and the need for action. Relationship negotiations either produce a breakthrough or a breaking point September 24 at Mercury in diplomatic Libra opposition to retrograde Mars in impulsive Aries. Self-control is tested September 29 at Saturn's square to retrograde Mars, giving your well-developed patience muscle a real workout.