Mercury goes retrograde tomorrow, which could bring some changes into our lives, as several top astrologers give today’s forecast; plus, astrology news, horoscopes and famous birthdays for January 29.
The Sun is in the sign of Aquarius. The Moon is full in the sign of Leo. Mercury goes retrograde starting Jan 30 through Feb 21.
Current planet positions:
Sun in Aquarius; Moon in Leo; Mercury in Aquarius; Venus in Capricorn; Mars in Taurus; Jupiter in Aquarius; Saturn in Aquarius; Uranus in Taurus; Neptune in Pisces; Pluto in Capricorn; Lilith in Taurus; Chiron in Aries.
Mercury goes retrograde from January 30 through February 3.
Mercury in retrograde creates a time when need to slow down, take a step back and make a careful examination of our lives. It marks a time to redo or start over and learn from the experience or action. Mercury in retrograde is all about: Reflecting, repairing, revising, revisiting, reordering, relearning, refreshing, re-visioning, rethinking, rejuvenating, reestablishing and reorganizing.
The two areas of our lives Mercury in retrograde affects the most are communication and travel.
One of the major issues arising during Mercury in retrograde is a heightened possibility of miscommunication. Things can be misheard or misunderstood. Because of this, some people avoid entering into new agreements, contracts, relationships or marriage until it passes. Technology can be affected. Information can be lost. Delays and complications related to communication are commonplace.
Travel can also be affected during Mercury in retrograde. Travel delays or complications are common. Some people choose to postpone travel until a period of retrograde passes.
Astrologer Aria Gmitter of Your Tango, gives her love forecast, writing: “Venus adds her two cents in by working with Pluto to encourage changes that support true love. Mercury will turn retrograde on Saturday while in the sign of the humanitarian – Aquarius. Whenever the communication planet enters this period take the time to reflect. Look at what worked in your relationships and find new ways to make it even better starting Friday.”
Astrologer Patrick Arundell writes: “The Leo Moon forges a minor yet restless angle with powerbroker Pluto in Capricorn which can find us undecided about a course of action. We may want to make a bold or dramatic statement, but be uncertain how best to go about it.”
Astrologer Nadia Gilchrist of Ruby Slipper Astrology explores the implications of Mars in Taurus conjunct Black Moon Lilith. Gilchrist writes: “Sexual energy is consciously expressed and there’s a wild edge to it…There can be rage as well, as BML’s anger about being cast out is triggered. Handled poorly, this aspect will be very destructive… Handled well, this can be liberating and empowering.” She adds: “The difference between destruction versus empowerment lies in the awareness of anger and what your values are.”
Those born today are born under the Sun sign of Aquarius (January 20 – February 18).
Astrologer Georgia Nichols writes: “Happy news! This is your time of harvest, when you will start to reap the benefits of the seeds that you planted in the last several decades. You deserve this time of success! As a result, you might enjoy increased influence and leadership in all your relationships.”
Here is today’s list of Aquarius celebrities who share January 29 as their birthday!
TV host Oprah Winfrey (67), Singer Adam Lambert (39), Actor Tom Selleck (76), Actress Sara Gilbert (46), Guitarist Jonny Lang (40), Actress Heather Graham (51), Singer Charlie Wilson (The Gap Band) (68), Actor Nicholas Turturro (59), Drummer Louie Perez (Los Lobos) (68), Actress Kelly Packard (46), Country singer Eric Paslay (38), Actor Justin Hartley (44), Bassist Eddie Jackson (Queensryche) (60).