My dearest AstroHoes (I’m playing with the name ok),
It is my deepest regret to inform you that the dreaded time has returned, as it often does. Yup, it’s ’bout to be Mercury Retrograde again. And you thought last spring’s one in Gemini and last fall’s one in Libra (yikes!) were crazy?? Well get into the rounding out of the air signs as we move backward from Aquarius into Capricorn during the next couple of weeks!
Here’s a quick breakdown of the dates:
Mercury enters retrograde shadow zone at 24 Cap on 12/29/21 – PHASE I
Mercury stations retrograde at 10 Aqu on 1/14/22 (4.41am MST) – PHASE II
Mercury retrogrades into Cap on 1/25/22 (8.05pm MST)
Mercury stations direct at 24 Cap on 2/3/22 (9.13pm MST) – PHASE III
Mercury enters Aqu again on 2/14/22 (2.54pm MST)
Mercury exits shadow zone at 10 Aqu on 2/24/22
So real quick again, a retrograde is a time where the earth’s orbit gets inside of another planet’s orbit and it appears to move backward through the night sky. It happens about three or four times a year with Mercury because it’s moving faster inside its closer orbit.
The common advice during Mercury Retrograde is that communication will come to a halt, not to sign contracts, etc. Because it’s the planet of intellect and expression, it broadly points to a time where you will be changing your mind and coming to different conclusions. Signals and wires are said to be crossed during this time, so being careful to cross your t’s and dot your i’s is paramount.
In the sign of Aquarius, Mercury is in top form, and it needs to be because it affects everyone. Aquarius is group dynamics, not only where you belong and identify, but as an individual what you bring to the table. People might be feeling out of sorts when it comes to group dynamics, feeling like they don’t belong. The thing is though, this time is to specifically reevaluate whether or not you feel like you want to be sitting at the table to begin with. Not just do they want me, but do I really want them? -type vibes. Are the people I’m surrounding myself with supporting my goals and dreams? Visions of the future are Aquarius af, who’s with you in your vision?
Then as Mercury backs up into Capricorn, the mood changes from hopes and dreams and friends and whatnot to a what am I doing with my life? -type vibe. It gets a lot more practical. Not just the yearning for formless dreams, but the planning on how to specifically achieve them. We’re also moving from an air north node to an earth north node during this time, which will be a little preview of the year ahead. Brainstorming time is coming to a close, as Mercury digs up old business in Cap, it’s go time.
The Retrograde over the Conjunction and America’s Pluto Return are some pretty big omens for the year ahead and thru 2024. The Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn represents the ability of the masses to bring future vision into the physical realm, which is now Aquarius – or people power – in a way it’s never been before. This is making some prematurely say it’s the Age of Aquarius, but it’s not yet. We’re literally waking up to what it’s gonna take, and in true Aquarius fashion, it’s gonna take all of us. We’re all going to have to start doing things differently. Something I’m thinking of right before I post this is how they’re gonna try to keep fuckin selling us normal lol, getting back to something. Stop doing normal, stop trying to go back. Do different, do now. This time will bring this to awareness.
Venus Retrograde ALSO in Capricorn is coming to a close at the end of the month, and just a few days after, Mercury will go direct. My prediction is this little bubble of breathing room during the last couple weeks during the holiday season are coming to a close and shit’s about to speed up real quick.
Also Mercury Retrograde happening over the Great Conjunction and America’s Pluto Return is going to facilitate some crazy happenings in the US. The Republican tax reform of a couple years ago is solidifying more and more, and as we head into tax season I think people are going to be pissed. There are also some huge Supreme Court rulings coming out over the next couple weeks, I’m not expecting to be pleased about it? Lol
The New Moon is 5.05am MDT tomorrow morning, Wed the 6th at 13° Libra. Mars is also right on top of this around 12-13° Libra, so our directive will could feel off-balance with others’ needs. Mercury Retrograde will be around 19-20° Libra then so a wide orb but definitely in the mix. Venus moving into Sag by Thu, maybe we’ll have some more perspective then or at least a breath of fresh air.
Outer planets breaking up retrogrades, Pluto with the new moon later on the 6th, Jupiter and Saturn will station direct by the full moon. Lots of pent up energy about to be released.
Mercury Retrograde ends on the 18th, with the planet at 10° Libra. The full moon at 27° Aries is on the 20th. If things feel stuck now, there should be forward motion by then. Make sure your intentions are set right so you are pointed the way you want to go. Eyes on the prize.
Our fave starts this weekend, when you wake up on Sunday it will have arrived. She’ll last until October 18, are you ready?
Also get ready to support the IATSE strike. If we didn’t buy Oreos when Nabisco workers were striking, we don’t watch shows IATSE crews worked on (all of them) til they get their demands met. Are you ready to give up a little comfort to help the People? If you aren’t, you’re a punk bitch.
Here’s the video, where the thing I forgot to say was with air sign Gemini Mercury Retro my prediction is covid numbers go up – we were just kidding about the masks, right…? Unless you’re gonna do it…(hope I’m wrong).
Here’s the dates for this Mercury Retrograde:
•5/15-Shadow Zone at 16° ♊ / 1st pass
•5/29-Retrograde at 24° ♊ (4.35p MDT)
•6/22-Direct at 16° ♊ (4.22p MDT) / 2nd
•7\7-Exit Shadow Zone at 24° ♊ / 3rd
WATCH OUT FOR
•6/10-New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 19° ♊
This summer of revaluation will be following us around for awhile so stay right:)
Here’s some thoughts about thoughts, metaphysics, philosophy, and timelines. Good luck lol
•Full Moon in Sag/Total Lunar Eclipse 5/26 •New Moon in Gem/Nontotal Solar Eclipse lol 6/10 •Eclipse Season happens twice a year and slowly rotates with the nodes •The North Node is where the moon crosses earth in front, South Node where it crosses in the back, and they rotate with the eclipses •All this Gemini energy with Mercury Retrograde in Gemini coming! lol get your mind right and get ready for the gaslighting
I made this video on Saturday and today is Monday (thanks unions for Labor Day!). This fall is going to be crazy. The video ended up longer than anything I’d ever done so it’s a bit rambling, and this post is a bit hasty but anything worth doing is worth doing poorly (lol). Welcome to Mars Retrograde! Breakdowns of signs start around 10 min and I listed the times on the video link.
Hey so here’s a few words about Mercury Retrograde this July. I started this post weeks ago but it was never ‘perfect,’ so I’m trying to just go with ‘done.’
Retrograde is when a planet seems to slow down in its journey from east to west in the southern sky (northern hemisphere folks), and then move backwards for awhile. It then slows and stops again, and then proceeds forward through the same area of the sky that it had before. This process is caused by our relative orbit. The planet doesn’t actually change in its orbit. There are a bunch of interpretations for this retrograde motion, mainly that the energy of the planet goes inward/underworld for a time while we go over that area of our chart with a fine-toothed comb.
This time Mercury will back up from 4° Leo to 23° Cancer. Mercury is the ruler of intellect, expression, and communication; and is associated with the signs of air-talk Gemini and earth-action Virgo. This means that from casual conversations to big decision making, our intellectual ability to process is colored by Leo and mostly Cancer energy. We will tend to intellectualize our emotions at this time. We will wonder why we are having so many feelings. We will spend a lot of time processing how we are investing our emotional energy.
We entered the shadow zone at 23° ♋ on June 20. Mercury slowed through the first week of July and stationed retrograde on the 7th. It stationed direct late on the 31st, and we will exit the shadow zone on August 15. So while the worst is over, we will still have the next few weeks to get our house in order while Mercury picks up speed and emerges from the underworld.
A few summers ago, I wrote about Mercury Retrograde in Leo. This will have the same effect of making you ask if your heart is in what you’re doing, but then it will transition into deeper, more internal Cancer. This Retrograde will ask you to feel deeply and not shy away from what comes up from within. Are you being true to yourself? Are you able to feel what others are feeling as if it were your own feelings? Are you able to trust your own gut?
I made a video a week or two ago talking/ranting about this Mercury Retrograde in more detail. As you can see, I was in my slept-in hair, at home, soaking up the 4th house energy:
Also here’s the dates for the one later this fall:
P.S. Used my ephemeris, Buddha Board, astro.com, and my own memes to make this post.