Rather than find myself victim of road rage, I realized it was “Mercury Retro Eve,” since Mercury was due to station retrograde at 10:54 a.m. eastern time today, January 21, and it was already appearing to slow its planetary motion.
Mercury, the planet ruling your intellect, communication, business/commerce, siblings, etc., stays in the air sign of Aquarius until March 12–and air signs are concerned with relationship.
So while Mercury is retrograde in Aquarius until February 11, the planet of communication calls us to re-examine our relationships.
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” ~ Socrates
“By paying close attention to how one creates and develops associations with people, one finds a deeper awareness of the importance of relating,” writes Erin Sullivan in “Retrograding Planets, Traversing The Inner Landscape.”
A large part of Mercury’s function during its retrograde cycles (which happen three to four times annually for 21 days each) is to bring up from the subconscious information learned consciously, and to incorporate this information into the conscious mind as wisdom.
How cool is that?
During the period from now until February 11, even though our communications may be, er, shall we say, a little off, resulting in issues such as missed appointments, broken promises, lost documents, unreliable equipment (particularly those used for the purpose of communication such as computers, cell phones, iPads, etc.), these incidents provide us with several opportunities.
For example, we can dig deeper to find better ways to manage our time, concentrate on communicating more clearly, and better assess our priorities and productivity.
Combined with the Sun’s energy in Aquarius until February 18, and Mercury’s stay in the same sign until March 12–we are given the opportunity from now until February 11 to plant the seed of creative brilliance, and to concentrate on re-thinking, re-vising, re-writing, re-adjusting, etc., our message for greater clarity.
And in the process–who knows?–you just might discover and put into place some new long-range goals that, when they manifest, will set you apart from the herd based on your own, individual, creative stamp!