mercury-retrograde-signMuch has been written and is written on the retrograde motion of this small planet that takes 88 days to go around the Sun. Therefore in one year, goes around it about 4 times.
We already know that the retrograde motion that occurs about 3 or 4 times a year (this year 3 times), does not mean that Mercury actually recoils, but instead it is an optical illusion, seen from Earth, every time Mercury passes parallel to our planet. Since it moves faster than us around the the Sun, it gives the impression of retreating, in degrees, for about 3 weeks. Something like when we are going on a train parallel to another on a different track, and as we pass it, it gives us the impression that the other goes back. As a result of many years of research each time that this phenomenon occurs, we already know that a series of events, which mostly have to do with Communications, Commerce, legal proceedings, paper work, the functioning of all our communication devices, like computers, mobile phones, etc, are affected, and unfortunately at times (and also fortunately, depending on how you look at it), in a negative and even comic way. A process of angularity as with everything in Astrology. As we commonly say: “Everything depends from what angle you are looking”
This year its shadow period has started around on January 22 at about 18 ° Aquarius and it will station retrograde on February 6 at 3°PISCES 19′.It re-enters Aquarius on February 13 until March 1 when it stations direct once again, at 18º of Aquarius to re-enter PISCES on February 17.
If you have planets in mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or PISCES) or at the end of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius), around these degrees you can have fun, paying attention to what happens from now on. The retrograde Mercury, often drive us to RE-consider, RE-envision, RE-study, RE-think, RE-flex, RE-direct, Re-view, etc., any situation that we have in our hands and need our full attention. For example, if it contacts your planets in house II, or their Rulers, you might have to check up your Bank statements in search of some payments that you have made by mistake or that you haven’t done and still must do. If it aspects planets in or transits the House III, you might have to rethink your relationship with your siblings, or a neighbor, or some courses you must do or postpone some trips you’ve planned in advance. But of course, remember that it is not always negative, since it is also possible that you find a better solution for the situation, or someone from the past appears to give you a better idea.
Many times computers malfunctions, internet is slow, mobile phones are lost, you may lose all your contacts and it is interesting to analyze, whether any of these things coincide with moments in our lives, when we need to disconnect. Free ourselves of excess of communication to be able to analyze a situation more cautiously.
This time Mercury stations retrograde at 21 43 hrs GMT, and Barcelona and Central Europe at 22 43 hrs. The moon will be in Taurus, in its last quarter, thus forming a square to the Sun in Aquarius and completing the T-square is Saturn in Scorpio. Emotional issues with people in authority or those we have put in that position, are possible. Great opportunity for RE-vising these emotional issues that we carry from our childhood, in respect to our feelings towards our parents. The Sun in Aquarius inspires us to individuate, finally “cut the bond that unites us with those images of father we have from childhood”.In the Greek Myth of Cronos and Uranus when Saturn (Cronos)encouraged by his mother, cuts Urano’s testicles, who is actually his father and the God of Heaven, we understand that it is an act of absolute creativity and liberation from the paternal voice and power, and the result of it was, the birth of Venus, or of our true creativity and self-esteem, which as the myth indicates is only possible when we get divorced from the importance we give to the internal parental voice.
Mercury is just a degree away from Neptune, and opposed Pallas, in the Chart of the time when Mercury actually stations retrograde in PISCES, therefore pay attention to the dreams you have at the moment, as they can be very revealing of our inner truth and can guide us on the path to follow. Venus, next to Pluto in Capricorn, continue in the cardinal T-square, opposing Jupiter and forming a square to Uranus in Aries. Mars has come out of the equation for a little while, but in April, returns with force in retrograde motion, which begins on March 1, the day that Mercury stations direct. This T-cuadrante has filled my consultation of people with more anxiety than ever, physical ailments previously not experienced and without specific explanation. uch concern and much insomnia and is the T-square invite us to immediate action, especially since it includes Uranus n Aries and Jupiter in Cancer, both in Cardinal signs, it is like a double whammy of an impulse to change and take decision and if we’re not prepared for this action, we feel a disappointment and an internal conflict, expressing itself in disease, physical discomfort and anxiety-
Use this period to re-energize your plans, your projects, accept your limitations, to avoid disillusionment and emotional self-sabotage. Mars together with Vesta in Libra form a trine to Mercury at the time of its station, therefore it is necessary to analyze things more from mental stand point than from the emotional, in order to maintain the focus on what we are doing and a clear view in our capabilities. These are the ideal time to take things easy, learn to wait for the right time or Kairos, and that it must come from the depths of the soul, because only the souls knows how to recognize it.
The best way to combat anxiety is to have more physical activity and …. if you dance, then…. dance and dance and dance! and take care of your soul, love yourself even when you don’t.
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