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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

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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
 
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