Communication planet Mercury may be small, but it’s capable of causing big problems! Mercury Retrograde happens about three or four times each year, for a period of about three weeks each time. During this time mischievous Mercury takes a backward turn -- and so do our daily lives!
This retrograde period starts on January 30, 2021 in intellectual Aquarius, and the planet of communication will continue backpedaling until February 20, 2021. Your most innovative ideas will go through an overhaul during this time. If you have any really “out there” thoughts, this will be a great time to reassess them before you reveal them to the world. Your most potent dreams and aspirations may come up for review -- and it’ll be a time to discard what you know is no longer workable in your reality.
And while Mercury Retrograde often gets a bad rap for leading to chaos, this could retrograde period could actually lead to profound clarity! It's all about how you navigate it, so discover how to
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Planet Mercury rules communication, travel and technology, so all of these things are often disrupted during Mercury Retrograde. Since Aquarius rules electricity, technology, and the Internet, we may experience extra frustration in these areas for the next few weeks. Avoid purchasing any new technological equipment until after Mercury has regulated his orbit. Be aware that people will get stressed out and misunderstandings and arguments could arise. And don't be surprised if technology and machinery break down, including cars or computers.
This retrograde period could be especially problematic if you have personal planets in any of the Fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius. Communicating with clarity may be a problem, and it might feel as if you're getting nowhere, no matter how hard you work. Try to keep things in perspective -- this will not last forever.