The Daily Astro for January 23, 2012
This is one of those days where you might want to write down any ideas or brainstorms that occur, and be sure to save them for later implementation. The Moon’s in inventive Aquarius and we could channel some impressive flashes from the wild blue yonder, and with the Moon trine Mars in Virgo early in the day, there may even be a practical use for them! However, with Mars going retrograde at 7:54 PM (EST), we may find there’s a few barriers to overcome before we can forge ahead. Mars retrograde in Virgo operates like a systems analyst, helping us figure out how to streamline our processes, how to retool to make things work better, faster, and smarter. Sometimes it may take us back to the drawing board. It may feel like a step backwards, but once things are in order we will find that tinkering with the framework to make it stronger reaps large benefits later. Another note for Mars retrograde periods: avoid “getting into it” with people who are angry, impatient, or just plain looking for a quarrel; this can also be a time when “Road Ragers” are exploding on the highways.