Mercury is now retrograde, which means that in relationship to the earth, it appears to be going backwards. It turned retrograde on January 21st and goes direct February 11th.
Below are the dates for Mercury Retrograde January-February 2015
The first Mercury Retrograde of 2015 occurs in Aquarius (17 deg 5 minutes) on January 21 at 3:54 pm Greenwich time, 10:54 am Eastern time and
7:54 am Pacific time
Mercury goes direct in Aquarius (1 degree 18 minutes of arc) on February 11 at 2:57 pm Greenwich time, 9:57 am Eastern time and 6:57 pm Pacific time.
Mercury first enters the Pre-Shadow phase on January 5 and the final Post-Shadow phase on March 3
There are pluses and minuses to this phenomena. On the positive side, use this time to reconnect with people from you past, with the appreciation that they may be instrumental in your moving forward in the foreseeable future. Fine tune what is already in the works, go back and review and edit.
This is a good time to gather information and double check to make sure all your logistics are in working order. Have a backup plan in place. Be aware that the processes of communication can be compromised, be it verbal or physical. It can’t to verify what you think you are hearing before taking action.
Expect last minute changes or adjustments to be necessitated, so be flexible. Be sure you have with you what you need so as to avoid backtracking. On a physical level, pipes, tubes and wires, essentially connecting devices, can be the culprit when encountering mechanical breakdowns.
If at all possible, avoid major purchases at this time as well as entering into contracts. If you have no choice in the matter, double check, do your homework and have a second or even third set of eyes review contracts before signing.
Best of luck during this cycle. Remember: Forewarned is Forearmed!
Mercury Retrograde January-February 2015 for Aries
Reconnect with friends and colleagues from yesteryear. This can go both ways so you can expect to hear from others but it’s also a time to take the initiative and connect with those who seem to be coming into your awareness..
Mercury Retrograde January-February 2015 for Taurus
Reconnect with former co-workers or employers. There may be some juicy tidbits floating around that will come in handy. Bosses may be less than communicative, so don’t be surprised if their minds are elsewhere.
Mercury Retrograde January-February 2015 for Gemini
SReconnect with people at a significant distance from your home base as well as people you know from your college days. Long distance travel plans may have to be reconfigured.
Mercury Retrograde January-February 2015 for Cancer
This is a good time to rethink matters such as insurance coverage, loans and jointly held assets If appropriate, update wills. Pay attention to messages in your dreams and review dream logs.
Mercury Retrograde January-February 2015 for Leo
Communication in relationships could be a bit dicey so take nothing for granted and verify rather than assume. Rework contracts but hold off on signing until Mercury is direct, if at all feasible.
Mercury Retrograde January-February 2015 for Virgo
Rethink daily habit patterns. Make an effort to keep communication between you and co-workers as smooth as possible. You may have to pick up the slack of others who are feeling Mercury’s impact.
Mercury Retrograde January-February 2015 for Libra
Take a walk down memory lane and revisit your childhood. If you’ve got a hobby project in the works, this is a great time to make adjustments. Watch how you communicate with loved ones..
Mercury Retrograde January-February 2015 for Scorpio
Watch for mechanical issues to arise in the home and monitor how you communicate with family members. Your mind may be more active during the late evening hours.
Mercury Retrograde January-February 2015 for Sagittarius
Watch logistics while out and about on errands. Mechanical issues with cars and technology could surface. Reconnect with neighbors and siblings.
Mercury Retrograde January-February 2015 for Capricorn
Review your budget. Expect glitches to arise associated with finances and try to avoid major financial moves. Do your homework in preparation for expenditures when Mercury goes direct. Save all receipts, no matter how trivial.
Mercury Retrograde January-February 2015 for Aquarius
You know you’re not speaking a foreign language but people look at your as though you’re from a different planet. So you might need to figure out alternative ways of getting your point across. Back up your computer and other gadgets..
Mercury Retrograde January-February 2015 for Pisces
Listen to those inner voices. Your guardian angels are busy at work giving you helpful hints. Don’t feel compelled to make all your thoughts known, as they are not quite firm just yet and if you attempt to communicate them, they could be misunderstood or fall on deaf ears.
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