Mercury, planet of connection, commerce and communications, turns retrograde tomorrow at 1 degree of Aquarius, taking an apparent backward motion through the sky. Heyo! This is going to be amazing!
First of all, Mercury is exalted in Aquarius, so the messenger of the gods is especially keen to deliver just the guidance you need. He’s also exactly square Mars in Scorpion when he turns around. That heats up the urge to make a point.
Following the turn around, most of the 20 days of Rx will be in the sign of Capricorn – think goals, accomplishments and manifesting desires, from the ground up.
Mercury Rx @ 1 Aquarius – January 5/6 2016
LA Tuesday 5:00 am
NY Tuesday 8:00 am
LON Tuesday 1:00 pm
SYD Wednesday 00:00 am
Mercury Direct @ 14 Capricorn January 25/26 2016
LA Monday 1:44 pm
NY Monday 4:44 pm
LON Monday 9:44 pm
SYD Tuesday 8:44 am
With Mercury Rx in Capricorn, you want to rethink, reconsider, review, reevaluate your goals in the house where Mercury is transiting Rx (that’s the house(s) that contain 14 Capricorn to 1 Aquarius. (If you aren’t sure how to find that area of your chart, put your hand up. There’s plenty of us here who can help.) The idea is to put a laser focus in this area of your chart/life so you can realign with what you really want.
Capricorn is all about authenticity. Mercury Rx here could offer insights into being who YOU are, not who others expect you to be.
Ask, what am I accomplishing here in this area of life. The most primary way you can improve your life at this time is to re-frame your identity, being who you are from head to toe, right here in this red hot moment.
Mercury Rx has a bad rep for ‘causing’ broken communication, fouled up transport, missed messages, crossed wires, and every kind of snafu imaginable. What’s really going on is the trickster Mercury is asking us to slow down and put focus on a particular area of life. If you don’t do it voluntarily, Mercury Rx is happy to lend a helping hand.
Tips for your re-frame and reflection below:
ARIES: Mercury in the 10th house – Career, mission or profession can feel like a dream time journey, with the auto focus weaving in and out. For the next three weeks you let go of trying to micromanage your future, or trying to ‘make things happen.’ Give your neurons time off so the universe can open new doors to infinite possibilities. Relax and reflect on your true mission in life. Can you name it?
TAURUS: Mercury in the 9th house -Travel or study plans turn into the trickster’s playground for the next three weeks. Deep breaths. Remember, it’s not about forging ahead right now, but finding peace and serenity in the midst of contrast. Take time out to reconsider your world view. Is it what you think, or what you are expected to think?
GEMINI: Mercury in the 8th house – Mercury Rx in your house of shared resources has you reconsidering any joint financial arrangements, both income and debt. As you sift through possibilities, you’ll discover creative ways to organize and restructure the boundaries to your liking. You decide, but not yet. Let it marinate for a while. Go have fun, with others!
CANCER: Mercury in the 7th house – Communication with partners, practical or intimate, goes a bit zany, muddled and/or blurred! It’s not the best time to come to any conclusions as misunderstands are everywhere. Use your gut feelings to make choices that can’t be delayed, and ask what you believe about partnerships/creative collaborations. Rethink all relationships, without judgement or need.
LEO: Mercury in the 6th house – Mercury Rx through your 6th house of well-being says reconsider your lifestyle and daily rituals and habits. Is this really what you want, or are you there because of circumstances ‘beyond your control?’ (ha!) Take stock of your nutrition, exercise, healthy care, comfort zone and routine, job . . . Start with what you believe about your body and add in more Self-Love.
VIRGO: Mercury in the 5th house – This is a time to go into cruise control on the creative realm and practice the art of allowing. Think play, recreation, romance and relaxation. Consider where you can expand your beliefs and live more in the ‘now’. The goal is to drop judgment, tolerations and shoulds so you can experience life in the red hot moment. And it will be red hot, when you allow it!
LIBRA: Mercury in the 4th house – Thoughts lean towards the home life, family and symbiotic connections. Give yourself enough ‘me’ time to appreciate recent inner growth and development. Ask what family means to you. Home sweet home? Is there anything you believe that could be limiting your experience of others? Listen. Love. Reflect!
SCORPIO: Mercury in the 3rd house – The Mercury Rx puts the Trickster in control of your tongue, (which might be amazing or incredibly embarrassing). Still, you might say one thing while they hear another. Emails, sans body language, get misconstrued. Don’t even think about sending text msg without punctuation. This is excellent for revising manuscripts, biz plans or creative projects. But, when it comes to transport, check your tires.
SAGITTARIUS: Mercury in the 2nd house – Use this Mercury Rx to get in touch with what really gives you a sense of peace and happiness, then let go of the outmoded core values and actions that aren’t taking you there. Awareness is the first step. It will lead to skill and talent development that is more authentic than you ever though possible. Expect and support a clean, fresh $$ Vibe.
CAPRICORN: Mercury in the 1st house – Mercury Rx meanders through your home, work, Self and relationship life. Everything! Best reflect on what you believe about what you do, where you do it, whom you do it with. How? Set an intention to notice the things you like about your life and smile. Exhale and limitations are going, going, gone.
AQUARIUS: Mercury in the 12th house – With Mercury Rx in your solar 12th house, it’s time to go ‘in’ and listen to your dreams. Not daydream fantasies of achievement, goals, challenges and actions, but really sink deep into the depths of your soul. What messages are welling up from there? Watch for synchronicity. Tune into feelings, receive and immerse, then ask, ‘How can I serve?’
PISCES: Mercury in the 11th house – Mercury Rx in your 11th house of friends and groups can turn the usual gatherings/community into a mix of emoticons, all rolling about in different directions. The question is how do you feel? Allow for a new view when it comes to social connections, and find ways to relax amid the tension. Treasures emerge when you aren’t even digging for them.
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