Retrograde Mars turns stationary direct August 27, at 10: 05 AM, EST.
Mars has been retrograde since June 26, and this period always coincides with a time of low energy, frustration and aggravation, delays and the 'fizzling out,' of many things. In some cases it can make health issues more exaggerated along with many other situations if it retrogrades on a specific planet in the personal natal chart.
For others there has been a re-connection of things and people or ideas from the past, and a reconsideration or change in hopes and wishes.
Since Mars is exalted in Capricorn, it will be very powerful as it stations direct at 28 degrees of Capricorn. This is like a big burst of energy, and you can expect action of some type if it aspects your personal planets.
Mars will remain in Capricorn at 28-29 degrees until September 12, when it enters Aquarius.
As Mars moves forward we may be dealing with issues that occurred while Mars was in Capricorn earlier this year, March 18-May 16.
As Mars enters Aquarius again we will retrace some of the steps we took while it was in that sign May 17-June 26, when it turned retrograde.
Mars leaves its 'shadow period,' October 11, and things should proceed as normal.
Life will begin to move forward at a much faster pace. The stationary direct period is when we will notice a pickup in energy, and start to see many matters for what they are and will be in the future. Mars will be in its stationary period from August 27-September 6, when Saturn will also turn direct, and forward movement really picks up. This will be something to watch!
Venus will retrograde October 5. So just as we get used to forward movement, we will be slowed down again in some areas as the planet of love and money retrogrades in the sign Scorpio. Such is the year, 2018.