On August 27, 2003 Mars will be closest to Earth than at any other time in recorded history. It will be at 34,646,418 miles away from Earth.
Mars went retrograde on July 30,2003 to September 28,2003. Mars is the warrior planet. He represents applied energy in your birthcharts. Mars is in Pisces right now until the end of this year. This six month stay in Pisces has not happened since July 1956 through December 1956. I mention these dates as there are older ones on here that can recognize that there may have been some life changing events back then. The last time Mars was retro as it takes 26 months for it to travel the Zodiac was May 12,2001-July 20, 2001 in Sagittarius.
This is not really that exciting but because Uranus is retro heading back to critical degrees and Neptune is the host of both of these planets it is worth mentioning. If you go to http://www.astro.com you can get a birthchart with information on where this setup is occuring. This will be the house that is stressed during this time.
With Mars so close to the earth we could see more threatening weather. If at this time you feel hopeless and the struggles from the past are piling up don't turn to drugs or alcohol because you will have some great breakthoughs at this time. This applied energy is internalizing. You might feel like exploding and others are experiencing the same things so we have to be careful. If there are heated discussions in marriage take it in stride even though you don't want to as after September is over things will get better. Mars wants us to shit or get off the pot but nothing remains the same. If you meet that love of your life, can't live without him wait until Mars has turned direct to make any decisions about it. Whatever you start at this time will have a two year fruition. If you are searching within to find God this is a great time to do it. Mars gives us that energy to understand.