MARS RETROGRADE 2022: S.O.S. Manual for ALL zodiac signs!


Welcome Everyone, to your Mars Retrograde 2022: Survival Guide/ Iwas Pusoy Manual! 

For those who already know about Mars Retrograde, click HERE to go directly to the forecasts.

For those who are new to this, or for those who would like a refresher, lets do MARS RETROGRADE 101!

Okay so first of all, let us start by defining the terms.

What is Mars and what does it represent?


For this purpose, we are talking about the planet, Mars (Hindi yung chocolate or yung tawagan ng titas of Manila). Specifically, it’s the 4th planet from the Sun, pagkatapos ng ating beloved mother Earth.

Mars represents the following: 

Drive  Courage  Motivation Will Initiative Passion  Anger  Rage Work-Persona Forward-Movement Physical Assertion Assertiveness Aggression  Primal Desires  Sexual drive and style Impulses Survival Instincts Surgeries Violence

In Natal Astrology (yung mag papagawa ka talaga ng birthchart), this is where you see what you are motivated by. Dito din nakikita kung paano ka magalit, kung ano ang work ethic mo or kung paano mo ineexpress ang sexuality mo, to name a few.

Mabagal ka ba gumalaw at ayaw mo yung minamadali ka (Mars in Taurus)?

O baka naman ikaw yung tipong laging nagmamadali at sobrang impatient (Mars in Aries).

Weakness ba ang pride mo tapos dapat sila muna ang mag sorry? (Mars in Leo)

All of that is largely indicated by where your Natal Mars is – meaning, kung saan ito naka-pwesto sa langit during the exact moment of your birth. Para sa mga hindi well versed sa Astrology, this may seem too far fetched, and it may not even make sense logically. However, this system is actually based on thousands of years of significant statistical data, and if you give it a  chance, it’s highly likely that you’ll be amazed with the accuracy.

What does it mean when a planet is retrograde?

Para sa mga tipid ang data/mabagal ang net/ or tamad lang mag click, the simplest explanation is this analogy:

Pag nakasakay ka sa auto, tapos may mada-daanan ka na auto na slightly mas mabagal sa’yo, during the time of the overtake, diba pag tumingin ka sa periphery mo, parang umaatras yung sasakyan na nalagpasan? Ganon din sa solar system. Pag na-o-overtake natin si Mars, muka siyang umaatras. Pero sa totoong buhay, hindi naman. Mas mabilis lang ang andar natin, at nauunahan siya.

Now, when a planet is in retrograde, dumadaan siya sa part ng orbit niya na pinakamalapit sa atin, since magkatapat tayo for the over-take. Sobrang lumalakas ang energy na nirerepresenta nito, to the point of overload, so ang effect, parang nagkakaroon ng short circuit. In a way, parang may brown out. All the functions of that planet turn inward, bumabaliktad. Nagkakaroon ng confusion at delay, when it comes to what the planet represents.

What does it mean specifically when MARS is RETROGRADE?

Okay so ito na. Una sa lahat, of all planets, pinaka bihira mag retrograde si Mars. It only happens every 2 and a half years more or less, so it’s quite the event. 

During this time, a surplus of miscalculations, rush, and haste may cause us to experience intense emotional situations that make us feel stuck, and eventually, tired. This period forces us to re-asses how we get angry, how we assert ourselves, and most importantly, how we navigate and eventually solve conflict.

If your resolve is weak and you are too complacent, these slow-to-progress situations will require you to learn how to move faster, or perhaps be more forceful and assertive. If, on the other hand, you are too hasty and callous, the conflicts that will arise will teach you to learn how to be more patient and understanding. Kasi kung hindi, you will alienate and lose people in the aftermath.

 How will the 2022 Mars Retrograde personally affect you?

Yes, hassle sa muscle, pero don’t panic! Baby ka palang nagyayari na ‘yan about every 2 years, ang difference lang ngayon, may cosmic weather report ka, so you’ll know how to prepare better.

This year, MARS turns retrograde in the airy sign of GEMINI.

Gemini, the sign of the twins, is an air (mental, cerebral) sign that represents communications, ideas, interaction and connection, among others. Gemini energy is quick, youthful, and insatiably curious; it is about gathering facts, figures and information, for the sheer joy of learning and knowing. It is a sign that likes to share and distribute data, for the mere pleasure of connecting to another.

When Mars turns retrograde in Gemini, our mental activity becomes hyperactive. An almost aggressive need to gather information, to feel entitled to information, even private data, may be felt during this period.  Feeling defensive, forcing people to understand your point, or pushing too hard to communicate even if the other party is not ready, may be a trap too easy to fall into, if you’re not careful! Instead of feeling closer to one another, relationships may feel disconnected, even severed. People may initiate arguments unknowingly, and words may be thrown around carelessly, by you, by others, by everyone. Maaaring masakit magsalita ang mga tao ngayon, including you, so be mindful of what you say!

The last time MARS turned retrograde was last September 10 – November 14 of 2020. Look back and try to remember the circumstances that time, to have an idea of the general Mars Rx climate. Check here for our 2020 walkthrough, to see where it affected you.


For precision, there is no substitute for a thorough personal reading from a competent Astrologer (you need your birth date, exact birth time and birth place for that).

Pero kahit wala ‘yon, knowing the general energies at play are still more than helpful. Kumbaga, may partida ka, iwas pusoy. Yung sobrang galit, magiging tampo nalang, yung hiwalayan for good, pwedeng cool off nalang muna.

Magtataka si crush kung bakit lahat mainit ulo… except you!

Instead of worrying (yes, Virgo, yes, Cancer, I’m looking at you both), i-save ang energy sa planning. ‘Di ba nga, the best defense is a good offense? 

Game na, just sit back, relax, and let Filstrology break it down for you!

For better accuracy, click on your Rising sign (Ascendant) first, and then your Sun sign. Good Luck and Enjoy!

ARIES                 LIBRA             
TAURUS             SCORPIO    
LEO                    AQUARIUS    
VIRGO               PISCES




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