With Mercury Retrograde now as I write this, in Capricorn, this planet of communication highlights the realm of ambitions, responsibilities, career, social status, structures, and control. Capricorn is also a very goal-oriented sign. This Mercury retrograde period is a good time to make the necessary changes and adjustments, as well as receiving insight and gaining awareness, into these areas of our lives.
Mercury will be dipping back into Sagittarius on January 4th/5th. Sagittarius is good at the big picture but during this time, we can easily overlook details and mistakes can ensue. Mercury retrograde is a time to be more conscious and aware and to think twice before sending that email or making that phone call because we can write or say things we regret later on. Not a good start to 2017! On a positive note, though, it is a great time for us to revisit our aspirations, hopes and wishes for the year ahead.
Everyone fares differently during Mercury Retrograde periods. However, it is a good time for everyone to be more alert to their communications and to be more flexible. It is a good to time to re-assess goals and make changes where necessary.
Please visit the Mercury Retrograde in the Sun Signs section of my website to see how you might approach this retrograde period, and what you might expect.
I was approached by the publishers, Warner Books, some years ago to write a book about Mercury Retrograde at a time when there was very little information about these tricky astrological periods each year. Most astrologers then considered these times to be negative. I took a positive approach, however, because I believe that all the planets, no matter how difficult they seem to make our lives at times, are there helping us to evolve. Mercury Retrograde is no exception.
My book, Mercury Retrograde, now republished by Dodona Books, takes a lighthearted approach. You can find out more about it and where to get a copy right here.
You can expect this current Mercury Retrograde period to be an intense one. Since it is also during the Christmas and holiday season when we tend to gather with our families, it can also be a time when family secrets emerge (the conjunction with secretive Pluto that tends to bring hidden things into the open), so be extra careful what you say around family members!
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!