Aquarius Mercury Retrograde
Aquarius Mercury Retrograde is exact as of 5:06 AM PST. It remains in retrograde motion until January 25th. This period is good for review, lost items and people from the past returning to your life, and reversals of all kinds. It is not good for signing contracts, beginning new enterprises, buying electronics, or travel. Remember when forced to do something like move or travel under a Mercury Retrograde, just remain flexible and don’t get too upset over delays and miscommunications. The problems associated with Retrogrades often force us to step back and look at what we really have power over and what is really important to us. It is also wonderful the way forgotten friends and lost objects magically reappear in our lives. It is always poignant to look at the past. And while I do fear Aquarius Mercury Retrograde to a certain extent, as I grow older, and have so much more to miss and regret, I also enjoy this three or four yearly sojourn into the liminal territory of backwards motion. After all, so many of my dreams, so much of my striving, have gone by the wayside. What remains is the dream of a tomorrow that justifies the past. Aquarius Mercury Retrograde is peculiarly suited to resurrecting idealistic dreams.
Other Major Aspects
There is so much going on today. I already wrote about Mercury square Mars yesterday. Venus squares Neptune at 6:33 AM. Venus/Neptune often brings disillusion in love. At 7:28 PM this evening the Sun will conjunct Pluto. Sun/Pluto ignites a craving for rulership and a desire for power. Coming on such an unsettling day, it can also bring a complete break down of any situation or even an object, such as a vehicle, that has been on shaky ground. As if this is not enough, the Moon in Scorpio goes Void at 9:47 AM after an encouraging sextile to Jupiter. It remains Void until entering Sagittarius at 10:56 PM.