Let’s celebrate and welcome Mercury Retrograde (MR) into your life! Mercury Retrograde, a three week time period (January 5 – 25) is where you’ll need to plan more time to get things done, communicate more clearly than ever, learn patience, “let things go” more than usual and retreat, re-look at, and make time to relax!
This time MR spans two signs – Aquarius and Capricorn. Aquarius represents a “higher ideal” in terms of working within the collective of friends, and groups of people including business organizations and associations. You’ll likely notice during MR that you are rethinking what people you want to hang out with – and who is the best fit for you personally and professionally. It’s a great time to research new groups to approach or get involved with.
Capricorn, on the other hand is more conservative and represents foundations, boundaries, and structure. You may find that if you don’t communicate your boundaries and have a strong foundation for what you want to achieve, others will try to overstep them or get upset if you don’t do what they want you to do. (Your time and your energy are the main commodities.)
The best way to navigate the next three weeks are to:
1. Know what your boundaries are, and communicate them. Don’t assume that others know what you are thinking.
2. Notice how you feel when you accept invitations to social and business events. Do you still enjoy these people? Are you going out of “habit” or because you feel you “should”? If it’s time for a change, you’ll feel it. Make plans for graceful exits.
3. Make it a point to be more patient, flexible, and adaptable than ever.
The main thing is not to over think things, take it as easy… and take deep breaths!