Mercury Retrograde Jan 2015

Mercury Retrograde ~ Meaning

Mercury RetrogradeMercury goes retrograde January 21 2015 and the traditional advice is “Don’t travel, Don’t sign contracts. Don’t marry. Don’t touch electrics!” But the whole Mercury retrograde cycle actually lasts eight weeks and happens three times, sometimes even four times in a year! That’s a long time to hide under the duvet and a real waste of a truly magical time. Mercury generally zips between two worlds, or rather, the two hemispheres of our brain.

So during the retrograde period it feels like Mercury has gone down into the Underworld. In this realm closer to spirit we become more right-brain orientated. It is dark, so other senses are heightened. We will feel extra sensitive here, psychic even. Everything will seem hyper-real… you will notice things you had overlooked before. This will prompt you to re-evaluate, renovate, re-form, and re-invent. It’s true you might have to redo things, because Mercury will hit the same degree three times, but what this transit won’t let you do is to go into autopilot.

There are danger spots though. When Mercury is stationing retrograde we are at its wobbly stage where we are likely to slip-up, make mistakes, and misread anothers communications. But once we are over the threshold and into the Underworld, we can safely go about our business knowing we are in another realm. The same goes for when Mercury is stationing direct, just make sure you give your brain a few days to adjust back to solar thinking.

The house in your natal chart that Mercury retrogrades in, will be your Underworld zone. There you will question everything. It will make you jittery about signing contracts, because you will be constantly thinking, “Is this what I really want?”. Before the retrograde, is a good time to finish off those Solar left-brain projects and gather information to bring down into your cave at its retrograde point. Then you can slow things down, let yourself be taken into other dimensions, try on different filters, experiment, shine a light on your demons, then recharge and reboot.


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Author: Marina Macario

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  1. Almost exactly the same situation with me Jennifer! And January 21st is my birthday. Let’s hope we can get some clarity. Blessings ????

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  2. Is there another positive way to view these Mercury events? Maybe there is something in my birth chart that makes me and Mercury pals?
    February 11 (Mercury direct) was a really VERY wonderful day for me. Maybe the said volcanic eruption was a spewing forth of my soul’s greatness, as I did not “lay low”. I was literally behind the podium, shining. In fact, when Mercury is retrograde, I do notice – but it never feels as terrible and chaotic and many astrologers make it out to be.
    I am grateful I didn’t read this BEFORE the public lecture I gave on Feb 11 (from 10am-12pm EST!).

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    • Yes there will be other factors off course! You always need to look at your own transits. Some people are just immune others very sensitive. I have to cater for all here. Personally I don’t see Mercury retrograde as a negative at all. Did you read page one of this? I just warned against this particular day because the chart to me looked quite explosive. It’s also the day Mercury is DIRECT which most Astrologers regard as a “good thing”. Volcanic spewing out isn’t necessarily bad,(if you have some toxic food in your belly you need to get out for example.) Problem for us Astrologers is people want advice, and we have to play it safe sometimes. I have heard a lot of horror stories over this retrograde so just because you are fine doesn’t mean everyone else is!

      I have have always done all though things you shouldn’t during Merc Rx. I actually bought a new phone 3 days ago too. No problems at all.

  3. Marina –

    Thanks for your reply to my comment. I had not read page one, but just did. Aaaah. Much better. If I had read it beforehand…
    To clarify, I used my personal experience as an example of how the Mercury influence can be positive. Thankfully, I realise that the world does not revolve around me. (Although, I was born on the sunny Summer Solstice. winkwink, chucklechuckle)

    – Jenna

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  4. this has been a good Mercury Retrograde in my 6th house. Reinventing ourselves at work … health not so much so will have to pay better attention to that. I did feel really odd yesterday at the direct station. Kept feeling I was forgetting something. Knowing how Mercury Retrograde affects communication and travel, I just prepare for it by leaving earlier to reach my destination and by reviewing and editing my documents with several more passes than usual. I have found during this cycle more traffic and more misunderstandings in agreements, but so far so good, crises averted with careful review.

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