If you’re feeling a bit lethargic during a Mars retrograde, it’s only normal. Astrologically, Mars is considered to be the planet of action and active energy—not just any kind of energy, but the one that pushes you to go forward, giving you the needed drive to accomplish everything.
When the planet moves backward in the sky, it could stop the active energy you need to do things, leaving you a bit sluggish, congested, and even frustrated at your lack of energy.
Also, if you notice that you’re more passive and easy to upset during a Mars retrograde, you could use a pause to re-evaluate your motivators.
The period of inaction you generally feel during a Mars retrograde could help you take a better look at what you’re dealing with in your life and decide if your current actions have any meaning.
Who knows? You might be surprised to know that there are better, more meaningful ways to direct your energy!