Just when you thought you were safe from Mercury, Mars has to go all retrograde and mess with your world all over again. And if you're a new parent who's into astronomy, then learning how Mars in retrograde can affects your baby is probably a top concern. After all, you don't need any extra surprises when it comes to parenting.
Approximately every two years, the planet Mars appears to move backward in the sky during what is known as the Mars retrograde cycle, as explained in Cafe Astrology. Although it is just an optical illusion, as the planet is still orbiting in the same direction as always, astrologers find the retrograde times particularly significant. Because the planet Mars is associated with warlike passions and actions, the Mars retrograde cycle is often seen as a great time to reflect on the role of anger, assertiveness, and aggression in your life, as further explained in Cafe Astrology. For many adults, the retrograde can be a powerful period of reflection.
But how exactly are babies supposed to cope with the increased anger and frustrations so often associated with the Mars retrograde cycle? Well, new parents might want to brace themselves for some interesting outbursts or fits in the near future. Although not everything about the Mars retrograde cycle isn't negative, there might be a few kid-sized tantrums headed your way.