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Guys tend to disappear down their rabbit holes when Mars turns retrograde in the sky. That's because Mars is the planet of men and its backwards motion can bring a sudden loss of nerve, a shivering case of cold feet or a wave of commitment-phobia. You'll want to dive down the rabbit hole after him, but don't. Leave him alone and give him his space. It's hard to believe, but his sudden withdrawal doesn't have anything to do with you personally. It's more wrapped up in his self-worth issues like income, job status and does he even like what he does for a living. This is a time when you need to be more friend than lover. Mars comes out of retrograde on May 19.
ARIES (March 20 – April 18)
Mars turns retrograde in Libra this week so you can expect your boyfriend to pull another disappearing act. He may experience another bout of cold feet, ask for a time out or be inundated by work. Most people would pull up stakes and move on, but it looks like you will stand by him anyway — even if it is in absentia. Part of you must be asking yourself if you're a glutton for punishment, but the Mars/Venus square on March 2 shows that you two are meant for each other.