When Mercury retrograde and the sun unite in Aquarius today, it’s the best time during this planetary backspin to make decisions and plans. The connection between these two planets brings Mercury to the heart of the sun, allowing us to gain clarity and understanding through all the misinformation that is spun out into the world.
This is also a great time to make up with anyone who has upset you recently. Let bygones be bygones, and move forward with them—as long as they haven’t caused undue harm in your life.
A few hours later, Mars in Sagittarius shares a minor frustration with the north node of destiny in Taurus, which might make us feel stuck or stifled.
Watch out for the energy shift that can occur as a result of those tense aspects. Although the morning starts on a high note, later there could be an extreme change in the way we communicate. We’re all feeling slightly frustrated and unable to move forward in as positive a way as we thought only a few hours ago.
We may begin the day with some emotional discomfort or uncertainty but we travel a great distance today towards stabilizing our resolve and determination. This is a day to tread carefully and with compassion. Many are working very hard to find stable footing. Responding with impatience is only likely to exacerbate uncertainty and indecision. If we are hoping for determinative breakthroughs today, we will be disappointed. We won’t see self-control and self-discipline until we have developed an underlying sense of purpose. Showing patience, compassion, and understanding for the process that is underway today will put us in an heroic position.
Today is the 23rd day of 2022
55 days until Spring Equinox
Mercury is Retrograde
342 days until 2022
Sun is in Aquarius
Moon is in Libra
Mercury is Rx in Aquarius
Venus is Rx in Capricorn
Mars is in Sagittarius
Jupiter is in Pisces
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is 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 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.
When your heart is heavy and life seems to weigh you down, Sandpiper Spirit’s message is to lighten your burden by finding joy and humor in the everyday. Become like a playful child, filled with curiosity and wonder, and soon you will find you feel your own spirit lift. A few minutes or hours of fun-filled delight is exactly what you need now.
Enjoy the ridiculousness of life and be willing to jump in. Let your inner goof out to express itself with abandon.