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Mercury goes Retrograde in Aquarius 

  • Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:37 am

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Oh yes! It’s that fun time again when Mercury wreaks havoc on plans, machinery, communication, electronics, and travel. Mercury will be retrograde for a little over 3 weeks. For nearly a week before and a week after today, Mercury is moving at it’s slowest, nearly stopped. So we may experience feelings of frustration, miscommunication, intensity, confusion, or just feeling like we are bogged down in general about our own progress.  

Mercury is good for something though! It’s a great time for reflection, rethinking, rehashing, and getting those loose ends tied up before we start anything new. When we hit the later part of the retrograde cycle we may gain new insights and info that we may not have anticipated. This is why it’s always good to have a back up plan and be flexible during a Mercury retrograde cycle. And it is best not to make any finalized plans or permanent decisions now because things can unexpectedly change the goal posts during a Mercury retrograde cycle. 

The messenger planet starts its backwards motion in Aquarius today where we feel a hunger for knowledge and our minds are more open to original thinking and new ideas. We are more able to think outside of the box and can be more objective now. This makes it the perfect time for anything that needs an analytical or scifi/techy approach. 

We may also find that we are able to see old and familiar situations in a totally different light, allowing us to have a fresher perspective on things. Our thought and communication patterns become spontaneous, as well as somewhat fragmented. Our focus tends to be on society, the economy and working and functioning as a group. It’s a time where quirky meets erratic, liberation meets anarchy, and desire meets possibility so keep an eye on what is developing regarding the economy and social situations around the world. This could be the start of some changes that will set the tone for the next few months.

The downside to this transit is that it isn’t very supportive in situations where we need to take a more sensitive or gentle approach where personal interactions are concerned. We are more tempted to just say what needs to be said and let the chips fall where they will. Sometimes that can be a good thing too though.

With our outlook turned to future possibilities we can use this time to map out future plans and test the waters of new ideas. We are more open minded now, even to things that we may have dismissed in the past. 

Many of us have already been suffering from “cabin fever” but this transit turns it up a notch, meaning more of us will want to break out of the bonds holding us back. Get out of the house when you feel a need too and take steps to break out of old routines where necessary.

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