Mercury will Retrograde in Aquarius, the sign of technology, freedom and revolution from January 30 until February 21.2021.
Mercury is the planet of communication: listening, writing, reading, speaking, as well as activities closely related to negotiations and contracts. It also governs travel, transportation, short distance traveling, shipping and mail. When Mercury retrograde, we need to remain flexible, patient, and understanding, to allow extra time for travel, and avoid signing any new contracts. Double check our emails and reservations before we take a trip. Better wait until Mercury goes direct to make any final decisions. We can’t stop our life, but we have to plan ahead, have back-up plans and be prepared with plan B. It is best to use the time to sit back and review where we assert our energy, to finish old project and prepare to act, as soon as Mercury start direct motion.
What to expect when Mercury travel in Aquarius?
Mercury will be retrograde in Aquarius, the sign that governs relationships, friendships, social interaction, humanity, technology, electricity, groups and organization, innovative ideas and new humanitarian project. We have to be prepared for misunderstandings and miscommunications in these areas of our lives. We need to define who our friends are, to back up our computer and don’t start a new project at this time.
With stellium of planets in the Aquarius, including Saturn, Jupiter, the Sun and Mercury, all in Aquarius during the first Mercury retro cycle from January 30 to February 21st, it will pivotal to be ready and adapt to a new reality. We need to be ready to adjust, as chocking changes are expected at this time, including massive modifications and unpredictability in social system that will come from both Saturn and Jupiter, these that make foundation of a new cycle, since they both square Uranus in the stubborn sign of Taurus who rules money and finances. It is a natural phase of dissolution, purification, and renewal that is essential to the function of Mercury. Part of Mercury’s role is to disrupt the dynamics in order to undo Saturn control and bring about a turning point in story and new meaning. While retrograde, Mercury transitions from being visible into an invisible phase during which it comes closest to earth in orbit, Mercury will intensify the impact on our lives. Mercury call for introspective thinking, looking outside the box, cleansing and releasing what is not working anymore.
Since Aquarius is an air element, Mercury here encourages accelerates movement, the collective activities need be accepted, to adjust and comprehend.
What we have to do is to apply critical thinking skills toward the information we receive in order to be able to realize what needs to change in our thinking, to see other people points of view and find creative solution to solve the problem that we are facing.
We are in the beginning of a new era, of Aquarius and Mercury will play major role in the way of our communication and transformation.
Mercury will retrograde three times in 2021, all three times in air signs. The first time in Aquarius, in June -in Gemini and again in September and October in the sign of Libra.
As Saturn in Aquarius will square Uranus in Taurus three times this year, this aspect can lead to upheaval in societal structures, which is due to the old era passing away, sweeping the old structures, rules and regulations, opening a new door for freedom, social reforms, discovery and radical movements.
We will witness the building a new, stabilizing forms as the world around us goes through fundamental change.
The consequence of these aspects, squares and retrograde movements that take place in Aquarius will be essential and teach us how to learn to reorient our perception and thinking, how to align with the fundamental changes in the world that take place in 2021.
The air signs will be the first and easy to adjust to the changes, as they bring opportunities for making major innovations in their creative expression and finding new outlets for their unique communication, human and technical skills.
It will be difficult to adaption for the earth signs as Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn as they are prone to routines, these will require to make changes in their work schedule and their finances.
Fire signs are friends of air signs and they are inspired by them, for this reason, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius will be comfortable and exited to help and participate in these philanthropic movement that will result in sweeping changes through civilization.
The water signs are emotional, as well as intuitive, often feel and sense what is going on in the air, they imagine the changes before they come. Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are open to new ideas and they may be more receptive than the earth sign. Even though, it will take time to adjust and release the stress, as they are emotional and very expressive, they need to find healthy outlet of their expression, feeling and emotions. Friends of water sign have to play important role and to encourage them to be active and participate in decision making, as water signs have tendency to think too much or be passive.