Mercury turns retrograde today, and, as with all Mercury retrogrades, there could be significant miscommunication, technological issues, emotional meltdowns, drama, and travel delays. It isn’t an ideal time to start a new project or sign a document. Sounds like fun, right? Nope. But not all hope is lost.
This is the first Mercury retrograde of 2022, which is why we shouldn’t overthink it. We just have to get through it, so we can start to enjoy the year ahead. It’s imperative to make sure your email contacts, documents, and other important files are backed up and secure. There could be a system failure or miscommunication that sets you back a few days.
The silver lining to all this is that when you do start saving all that information, you’ll be able to go through old photos, emails, and docs, and discard the ones that are no longer essential. Basically, give your phone and computer a major detox.
Because the Mercury retrograde commences at the same time that Venus is moonwalking, we can expect to hear from old lovers or exes. Also, we could experience relationship issues with current close ones, which won’t be easy for anyone to get over.
Mercury stations retrograde in Aquarius today without quite catching up to strict Saturn. Today’s energy may produce some conflicts or at least the potential for a heated difference of opinion but there are clues to further discussion here that can help us begin to find better understanding. We are essentially creating new formulas for relating but the initial attempts at communication may seem quite erratic, unpredictable — or just plain crazy. But there is a method to today’s madness that has the potential to produce significant new routes to productive interaction. This is an especially important time to avoid taking things too personally. We may feel we are in something like a ‘free for all’ but with detachment we will find important new clues. The Moon goes void-of-course at 6:21 PM PST this evening.
Today is the 14th day of 2022
64 days until Spring Equinox
Mercury goes Retrograde today
351 days until 2022
Sun is in Capricorn
Moon is in Gemini
Mercury is Rx in Aquarius
Venus is Rx in Capricorn
Mars is in Sagittarius
Jupiter is in Pisces
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is Rx in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
- Venus is retrograde from December 19th and goes Direct on January 29th (2022) in the signs of Capricorn/Sagittarius.
- Mercury is retrograde from January 14th and goes Direct on February 2nd in the signs of Aquarius and Capricorn.
2022 LUNAR CALENDAR
JAN 9: FIRST QUARTER MOON IN ARIES: The feeling of uncertainty can make you solve problems faster then is natural. Do not rush as if there was a deadline. Try to slow down so that you can decide what you want to do and proceed at your own comfortable pace.
JAN 17: FULL MOON IN CANCER: Your feeling of safety is now related to your home, family and related activities such as cooking and gardening. You may be prone to emotional fluctuations; you should learn to forgive and forget in order to avoid depression from thinking too much about things. Your perception of the world can be very subjective; try to create a certain distance without being bitter. Due to your rich emotional manifestation you can create a real sense of belonging in the world.
JAN 25: LAST QUARTER MOON IN SCORPIO: Moon in Scorpio creates the need to delve into your feelings as deep as possible. You desire meaningful emotional exchanges now more than at any other time even if it is not easy and you are forced to change many things. Shallow relationships do not satisfy you, because they are not purifying enough.
What are you saying to yourself? What message are you repeating? Is it something that makes you feel good about yourself and reminds you of your strengths and potential?
Parrots mimic the sounds around them, and when Parrot Spirit appears, it is time to be more mindful of your self-talk and its qualities. What do you say to others? Are you repeating what you truly believe?
Remembering to speak with light and love can become a habit. Be generous with compliments and thanks, affirming all that is good so that your loving, healing words will be heard throughout the jungle, cutting through the noise and inspiring others.
Listen for the words that remind you of all the strength, abundance, and joy in your life and in the world around you, and then repeat them, affirming what is real, true, and nurturing to the soul.
The universe will reflect back to you the story you tell. Words matter, so choose ones that lift you up and inspire others to remember that beauty surrounds us.