Here is some more insight on the current retrograde. I especially love the last statement Emily Trinkaus shares about the way ” Caroline Casey describes Retrograde planets, with the image of pulling back an arrow in a bow. It may feel like you’re moving backwards and it might look like nothing’s happening, but you’re actually generating momentum, behind the scenes, for your Horse’s future gallop.” Perfect way to describe how we can optimize this time and our view of what is really at work beneath the surface. I happen to have Mercury in Pisces in my natal Birth Chart, so the energy abound right now feels very native and natural for me. In essence though, regardless of what placements we have – which will add a bit of extra energetic twists and turns to each individual’s journey – there is a way to navigate retrogrades so as to make the most of them and stay on top of things. Or, as Laura Bruno shares in her insightful post: My Own Take On This Mercury Retrograde, “If you, like me, like to utilize the predominant energies to amplify intentions, then get creative!”
I know, I know, it’s the Year of the Horse and we’re all supposed to be galloping ahead into our exciting new lives. However. The planets have a different story to tell, one that suggests the Horse might not be entirely ready to get up to speed until this summer.
We’ve just emerged from Venus Retrograde, ideally with more clarity about our bottom-line needs and priorities. Now, Mercury is about to turn Retrograde on Thursday, until February 28, a time to slow down, complete unfinished business, and rethink where you’re headed.
Mercury Retro is always a time when intuition is more powerful than logic, but that’s extra-true for this one. Mercury is in Pisces, closely conjunct Neptune, God/Goddess of the Ocean, modern ruler of the Fish. A Neptunian/Piscean Retrograde Mercury works best when you drop into a level of information beneath the rational mind, trust your feelings…
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