Mercury is Retrograde in Aquarius (Sidereal)

Mercury will begin retrograde phase from Feb. 23, 2013 and will last until  March 17, 2013

Mercury is the planet in our cosmos that governs our mental process, our intellect, our communication, our ability to give and process information on multi platforms. Mercury also rules the transportation system and technology.  With that said, Mercury is a very busy planet!  When it goes retrograde for many of us who are born with this planet moving in a " forward" path,  we are left with a feeling at a loss, confused and flustered with the mishaps that this retrograde period can bring. For those who are born with their Mercury retrograde, this can be a period of deeper understanding, better communicative skills and a feeling of things unfolding in a way that is advantageous to them. That is not to say that those born with Mercury retrograde can not function when Mercury goes direct, it just means that they may have to work harder at getting things to flow so that they are understood, and not misunderstood.
 
Mercury retrograde frustration
It's so important to note that when Mercury goes retrograde that we pay extra attention to how we communicate in any fashion. Our body language is important, our words can get twisted, comprehension may be scattered as well as our concentration. When engaged in any conversation, take a moment to repeat what the other person is trying to convey to you, this is to make sure you properly understood what they are trying to say and this gives the other person the ability to hear what they said, and decide whether or not they meant.
 When commuting, making plans, traveling, give your self some extra time to get to where you want to go and confirm all appointments so that there are as few mishaps as possible. When mailing anything, make sure you check and double check who your sending it to and that the information is in the correct packages and envelopes. If you are going to be making and business ventures, especially when communicating via the web or in writing, it's always a good idea to wait until the retrograde period is up, so that everyone is on the same page and you can maximize your efforts.  Also, make sure to have the fluids in your car or vehicles checked and don't be shocked if your PC goes renegade at this time, it's all apart of Mercury's magnetic pull on our senses and those tools we use to get from point A to point B.

My vehicle one day! :) Range Rover


It is always important to look at the sign that Mercury is retrograde in, in this retrograde period, Mercury is in the sign of Aquarius (sidereal). What does this mean? Depending on if you have any fixed signs in your birth chart (Leo, Scorpio, Taurus) it could be making contact to these signs causing you some tension and karmic release. If you have Aquarius in your chart then this retrograde will be felt and melded into what ever planet or points/angels it's connecting too.  This is neither a negative or a positive, Mercury is just going to bring a call to slow down what you are outwardly used to expressing. Intrinsically bringing attention to what needs to be looked at a few more times before making a final decision. It could be signing a new lease, accepting a new job, going to school, starting a new business, creating a business venture with others, co-signing for a loan for a sibling, Mercury is asking you to re-evaluate this choice so that your not missing any important details.
Aquarius the Water bearer

The sign of Aquariuss is all about the new, the road that has not been walked on before, it's not about the main stream, it's about the innovative approach to things and mostly it likes to shock people into change, this is the sign that is most associated with lightening! It brings instantaneous insights to man kind for change. However, it is also a sign that is mostly known as the "Water Bearer" and this has the same concept, the cosmos pouring out innovative and progressive insights on a societal level. So, if there are any humanitarian, groups, or organization projects going down or exchanges, make sure you've got your friends all in alignment when making any important decisions. Check, check the details before signing anything and moving forward!! Something may need to be re-evaluated.

Thank goodness this period lasts roughly 3 weeks. It's always a good idea to pay attention to what is going on in our cosmos so that we can be prepared for the lessons, blessings and potential outcomes that can allow each of us to lead a conscious and fulfilling life!

~Moon Child

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