Although Mercury goes retrograde on the 21st of January we will begin to feel its effects several days prior to the actual station. It is that time of year again when we are given the opportunity to slow down and play catch up.
Since this Mercury retrograde cycle is in the sign of Aquarius it is a time when we will want to reevaluate our social life, our friends, social activities and how we interact and react with them. Do we want to continue involvement in our clubs and organizations or do they no longer serve meaning or purpose for us? Perhaps it is time to look for a new and different outlet for our involvement with the community.
Mercury goes retrograde approximately three times a year. When Mercury is retrograde it means that it is moving in an apparent backward motion. This can affect all areas of communication and travel. Computer issues will be especially proximate during this particular retrograde cycle.
Scheduling and rescheduling appointments, lost documents, faulty machinery, broken promises and misleading information could also become an issue during this retrograde cycle. This would not be a good time to negotiate or sign new contracts. But if you must however, make certain that you have read and re-read the contract. Do not leave anything to chance. Telephones, computers and other related sources of communication could become troublesome.
This is not a particularly good time to buy anything new, as you will probably not be satisfied with it later. This is especially not a favorable time to purchase a new car or computer. If either of these items have pending repairs this is when the need would become imminent.
This is an auspicious time to re-group, re-organize, re-read, re-think decisions, re-write and re-process information. Think of this time as a balsamic moon cycle that lasts for 21 days.
Astrology is a great tool to help us plan and prepare for the future. It can help avoid the pit falls and take advantage of the planetary cycles like Mercury Retrograde.
For additional help about how this Mercury retrograde cycle is impacting your life, Kelly is available for private phone consultations.