“There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.” -Oscar Levant
Well guys, just as we begin 2016, Mercury, our planet of communication, turns retrograde in the sign of Aquarius, the realm where the impossible is possible…
“When Mercury is in Aquarius, there’s a sense of being touched by your genius, or genie (supernatural guide), at times. Aquarius is often associated with cosmic downloads, but here we can ponder the signals and intel we get from the inner mind. And Mercury retrograde is a time when the portal to the inner mind, including what’s often out of reach to ourselves (the unconscious).” -Molly Hall
On Friday, January 8th, Mercury will retreat back to the sign of Capricorn, until January 25th, 2016, when the trickster turns direct. Mercury will be back in top form around February 14-15, just in time for his re-entry in Aquarius.
Thanks to back-spinning Mercury’s propensity for miscommunications, get your information direct from the source, and bear in mind that with Mercury retrograde, the story is revealed in layers. It’s not a time to venture into new territory or to launch new ventures. There can also be delays, so give yourself plenty of time to get places.
Use this time to review, revise, refine and reflect. We can make positive use of these energies if we channel them rather than be overwhelmed by them. Once Mercury turns direct, and gains speed, everything will likely sort itself out.
“The constellation of Aquarius is called the Water Bearer and it resides in a part of the sky that contains a great celestial sea. The airy power sign of Aquarius, symbolizes the Cosmic Mind. The starry archetypal laws of the cosmos that are poured out into the collective unconscious or World Soul. Aquarius offers us freedom at the same time as it demands that we find ways to work together for the benefit of all humanity. We need that larger vision if we want to evolve humanity beyond our culture of violence, self-centeredness and domination into one of peace, partnership and creativity.” –Cathy Pagano