Marsretro hitbrakes
Western Astrology

Mars Retrograde: Hit the Brakes!

by Kosmic Kelly January 14, 2012 05:46 PM EST
Mars Retrograde: Hit the Brakes!
Energy planet Mars slows to a stop and reverses direction on January 22, urging us to reflect and make important revisions in our lives. Mars goes retrograde once every 18 months for about three months, this time in detail-oriented Virgo until April 14. This period calls attention to the little things, and precision is the key to success. Delays on projects are to be expected; use the extra time to review your plans.

Energy levels can fluctuate at this time. If inspiration strikes, go for it. And if things are low-ebb, rest. Virgo is a feminine Earth sign, encouraging a gentle approach to things. That said, it may be necessary to speak up in order to have your ideas heard.

This Mars retrograde will impact all the Sun signs’ lives in different ways, but the message stays the same: slow down, deal with details and revise your plans! Which parts of your life will be most affected?
[Editor's Note: Mars rules Aries and Scorpio, and these signs in particular will notice a change of pace during this retrograde.]

Aries
Health, wellness, work, daily life, pets

Taurus
Creativity, children, romance, sports, gambling

Gemini
Home, family, domestic life, living situation

Cancer
Communication, self-expression, local neighborhood, short trips

Leo
Money, cash flow, finances, income, values

Share a free sample 2014 Day-By-Day Forecast. Look forward to 2014 with this forecast as your road map. Get a free one-week preview now!


Virgo
Sense of self, identity, physical appearance, attitude

Libra
Spirituality, retreat, hidden self

Scorpio
Friendships, group connections, community causes, social issues

Sagittarius
Career, public roles and reputation, professional plans

Capricorn
Study, travel, philosophies, beliefs, faith, international trips

Aquarius
Shared finances, debt, tax issues, investments, couple money

Pisces
Relationships, one-on-one partnerships, client connections, romance
 
Find your path to fulfillment with a Free Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
you may also be interested in...
New Moon Wisdom and Creative Ritual
Vedic Horoscopes for the Waxing Moon (July 27 to August 10)
What's Next for Sandra Bullock?
Can Blake Lively Launch a Lifestyle Business?
Dynamic New Moon
Horoscopes for the Week of July 28
The Right Time to Roar
Will "Hercules" Be a Smash Hit for the Rock?
Is Mila Kunis Really Quitting Acting?
Bey and Jay: Trouble in Paradise?
related articles
Strategic Motivation as Mars Enters Scorpio
Strategic Motivation as Mars Enters Scorpio

"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." -- Sun Tzu When the planet of action and aggression... read more »

 
Summer Doldrums? Get Inspired at Work!
Summer Doldrums? Get Inspired at Work!

When others are off enjoying themselves on distant vacations -- or simply taking days off in the summer sunshine -- it isn't... read more »

 
'Super Moon' in Capricorn this Week: Ambition Unleashed!
'Super Moon' in Capricorn this Week: Ambition Unleashed!

This weekend's intense full Moon in Capricorn takes your drive to the limit. It's time to work it! On Saturday, July 12... read more »

 
New astro forecast horse 300x250

featured bloggers

Kiki T.

Kiki T.
Born a double Scorpio, Kiki T. began her astro adventures at the tender age of 11. Like any self-respecting Scorpio, obsession led Kiki to astrology. In dire love with fellow Scorpio, Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran, Kiki was convinced he was her soul... read more

Astrology.com videos
3700867004001
3700905329001
3700905332001
3700867019001
3700872245001
3700872247001
3700872247001
3700872262001
3700867031001
3700864997001
3700867045001
3700872259001
3700865002001
ast:div-chinese:vid:asdhlovescope
 
today's cosmic calendar
Today's Planetary Forecast

The so-called dog days of August 2014 are upon us -- exactly 100 years since the beginning of World War I, and the skies... read more »

the stars this week!
The Stars This Week

Be Bold! This is no week to hide in the shadows, as Mercury begins its transit through showy Leo on July 31! On August... read more »