The first retrograde turn of Mercury occurs on January 30th. Mercury, planet of the mind and communication transmission, is more important when retrograde. Information becomes more critical, and it’s important to take special care to be as specific as possible when making important decisions or making big purchases and commitments. When Mercury is retrograde things often need revision and it’s not unusual to have to re-do agreements or decisions especially if they were made in haste.
Mercury is in Aquarius now, a fixed sign which does not easily adapt to the changes and revisions that we often face with Mercury retrograde, so we sometimes have more of the glitches in fixed signs that Mercury is famous for. Fortunately, at least today, the Moon is in Virgo. Virgo is one of the two Mercury-ruled signs, and Mercury is happy there. Virgo also helps us to use the care and caution required when Mercury is retrograde, helping us to ease into this retrograde more smoothly. ❤️
Thank you for this.
It could be so useful to learn how best to handle these pesky windows that occur 4 times each year. You will have a until the 30th to share your wisdom on this challenging window.
Hi Jane, I’ve written quite a bit about this (check the link in the sidebar). There’s also a video deep dive into Mercury Retrograde which will be of help: https://youtu.be/nugdM0hNhSA
Thanks! I read tarot, and wanted to add a bit about Mercury in Aquarius. Mercury in Aquarius is the six of swords, the holiest and most magical card of the swords suit.
It features the holy family with the wisdom child and is known as the “Lord of Earned Success”.
It is the card of alchemal process, of moving from one state of being to another.
We got this people!