07 degrees Aquarius to 21 degrees Capricorn
11:43AM EST 11th January to 2:10AM EST 01 February
Retrograde: Any planet’s reverse movement which results in an opposite direction to that of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, or of the Moon around the Earth.
So when in Retrograde, a planet’s channel is what one might say is well…a little off in the optimal guidance it can bring. In such cases as Mercury’s Retrograde motion, this period occurs three times every calendar year. Now with a planet like fast moving and talking Mercury, one can only begin to imagine the multitudes of circumstances that could become a slight eschewed when the channel of The Messenger is not looking where he is going.
Keep in mind that Mercury is one of the inner planets and travels within its’ orbit very close to the Sun. Therefore, when in Retrograde, the collective (that means all of us people here on EARTH who have a HEART) typically sees it’s fair share of mishaps and misunderstandings. Compared to other outer planets that retrograde, Mercury’s proximity to the Sun allows for that “off energy” to throw the world in more flux than normal.
Yet, with awareness, no one has to get caught up in what is known as the Messenger’s “tricks” over his roughly 3 and a half week rearrangement fest. Huge rule of thumb during Mercury Retrograde is not to rush and leave plenty of time when going places.
Forms of travel are always caught in delays at this time. Really helpful over this time is to avoid “freaking out” because your flight got moved back 2 hrs or you didn’t make the light. Take a slow approach and work on relaxing in the midst of a busy day.
Easier said than done when what you will be seeing is people getting irritated because they react to the sudden changes going on. Rather than react, we are ultimately challenged to practice patience in our routines. Mercury REtrograde is about rescheduling, redoing, rewriting, rethinking, and of the utmost importance, reflecting.
Equally when it comes to speaking, do it clear and slowly. Those communications as well fall into the bag of tricks Mercury can pull- resulting in such misunderstandings that people are know to easily fight over this time- and ridiculous energy is spent fretting over something that wasn’t that important to be discussing anyway.
BE ALERT. BE SURE to check that 07 degree Aquarius to 21 degree Capricorn piece of your astrological birthchart. (you have had your charts done right?) Cause it’s definitely handy to know what area of life you should be on the look out for Mercury’s mishaps. This area will see changes occur, so expect them! The soul will learn a great deal when it adheres to following the requests that are being asked of it.
And we leave you with, as always, insightful Lexigram tips to help you make the very best out of Mercury’s urge for reflection over the next few weeks. How often do you get told to go relax and take some time to yourself, so what are you waiting for? Now that’s an ORDER from:
DAY TO DAY, GREET YOUR URGE TODAY:
GOT TO REDO, GOT TO RETRACE
GOT TO REROUTE YOUR GAME
GOT TO RECREATE TO REORDER
GOT TO RE-EDUCATE
GOT TO GO TO A GREAT ART
GO TO A GREAT COMEDY
GO READ, TRY A REREAD
GO DO YOGA
GO EMERGE, RECORD A RARE DREAM
GO MEET A TAME COURAGE
GOT TO REDUCE OUR TERROR
GOT TO REDUCE A RUMOR
GO TO REGARD TO REDUCE A REGRET
GO! TRY TO AGREE- GO TO A TRUCE
GO MEET A TRUE EGO CURE: TRADE OUTRAGE TO GRACE
TRADE OUTRAGE TO A COURAGE REMEDY
GO TO A MERCY TO CURE A GREEDY EGO
GO GREET A MORE MATURE AREA
GOT TO A REMOTE AREA TO MEET A GREAT REMEDY
GO TO A GOD- ADORE YOU!
RECREATE YOUR POWER this RETROGRADE
FOCUS YOUR MIND on a MERCURY YANTRA