This is a pivotal week that many have been waiting for because Mars, the planet of action, assertion, anger, leadership, and sexuality, stations retrograde on June 26, 2018 at 5:04 pm ET. Mars is retrograde through August 28, 2018; but, it does not clear the degree at which it stationed retrograde, i.e. at 9 degrees of Aquarius, until October 10, 2018.
There are several planets that will be retrograde this summer, but Mars is a personal planet, and it affects us in a more direct and personal way. Mars retrogrades approximately every two years, so it does not happen very often. This is a time when things slow down, and it is not a time to launch something new altogether. It is not an ideal time to begin a new job if you can avoid it, or to have surgery.
Mars retrograde is a time to return to projects that need completion, reconfigure your projects and work, retarget how you can be more productive, and let go of things that block your accomplishments. This is also a time to figure how you can improve how you handle anger, impatience, frustration, and stress.