First Mercury Retrograde in 2020

Mercury Retrograde began February 17 at 12 degrees Pisces and continues until March 10 when it will be at 28 degrees Aquarius. It enters Aquarius on March 5.

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Mercury, which rules our thought processes and communications, is weak in the watery dreamy sign of Pisces. As a result, things may seem especially vague and confusing and you may have a hard time getting a clear handle on matters.

However, as Pisces rules intuition, it is important to listen to and trust your inner guidance now rather than depending on your rational thought processes.

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Once Mercury moves into Aquarius, things will be clearer and you should be able to see things from a levelheaded and higher perspective. You may have some important insights at that time.  

Mercury is the messenger of the gods and rules communication, it can also be the trickster. When it is retrograde you may accidentally email the wrong person or stumble over your words and say something you didn’t intend to say. So expect some issues around communication, travel delays and details that might go awry. Mercury Retrograde is also famous for bringing people from the past back into your life.

Mercury Retrograde is a time for reflection and review, a time for planning rather than initiating. Use the retrograde period to relax, meditate and get in touch with your Divine guidance.

Mighty Mercury – What is your Soul’s Message?

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Learning

Mercury, which rules the mind and communication of all kinds, is in the middle of a three step journey to help us understand and gain mastery over our lives. This began on September 7 with the Sun conjunct Mercury in Virgo, launching the learning and releasing process. From September to November, you may gather knowledge so you can tune in to what your Soul is calling you to do. In January, this will all come together and you will have the power to initiate new endeavors.

Reviewing and Releasing

Mercury is currently retrograde in Scorpio (October 31 – November 20). This is the time to review, reconsider and reconnect with your past experiences and choices. Scorpio provides the cleansing power to dredge up and release deep seated issues, karma and pain associated with relationships, the power of others and with the past.

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Transmuting

On November 11 Mercury will be conjunct the Sun in Scorpio. This will give you the power to see clearly what you have not seen before. You will be able to release and transmute what has been holding you back from mastering your life purpose.

Mercury transits the Sun only 13 to 14 times in a century creating an eclipse like energetic impact. Mercury passes directly in front of the Sun on November 11, the first transit since 2016. The Mercury Sun conjunctions in September, November and finally on January 11, give tremendous energy to this introspective and soul searching time.  

Initiating New Endeavors

Look back to 2007 to see what was happening in your life at that time. You may feel as though your plans and ideas were thwarted. It is possible a similar cycle is occurring now and you will be able to recognize and move past a recurring theme so that you are able to express yourself more fully and authentically.