What comes to your mind when you hear the words “Mercury retrograde”? Do you think about communication problems and disorganization? Do you think about the appointments you are late for or the homework you forgot to submit? While Mercury retrograde is certainly troublesome (and at times downright stressful), it’s still survivable.
However, if you are one of the zodiac signs with the best Mercury retrograde in the winter of 2021, then you are in luck. At worst, you might feel a little confused, and at best, you might even find that you like it. If your Sun or rising sign is in Aries, Gemini, Libra, or Sagittarius, be attentive, because I’m talking about you.
Mercury retrograde is a cosmic event that occurs three or four times a year when Mercury, the planet of communication and information, begins to move backward in its orbit. Of course, Mercury does not literally move backward, which is why the technical term for this phenomenon would be “apparent retrograde motion”.
Mercury only seems to be moving backward from our perspective here on Earth. However, this retrograde is important in astrology as it tends to lead to awkward social exchanges, mistakes that could have been avoided, and even drop-ins from the people of your past.
The next Mercury retrograde begins at 26 degrees Aquarius on January 30th and ends at 11 degrees Aquarius on February 20th. Aquarius is a fixed air sign that governs the community, social circles, innovative ideas, and humanitarian causes. You can expect to feel challenged in these areas of your life. However, if you are one of the following zodiac signs, it’s not that bad.
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You might feel the need to reconnect with people you’ve lost touch with, and if not, the universe might just orchestrate a chance encounter in which you bump into them.
However, you might also feel disconnected from your current social group and perhaps even isolated. This Mercury retrograde encourages you to rethink who you spend your time with and who you associate with.
You know this better than anyone because Mercury is your governing planet and Mercury retrograde always has a major impact on you.
However, this time around, it could take you to some fascinating places (even if you feel lost while spending time there). Leave behind your need for a solid route and accept that Mercury retrograde is your guide. Where will it take you? Who knows.
You develop a better relationship with your creativity. At first, this Mercury retrograde might make you feel like you’ve lost your creative spark. All the usual things that bring you a sense of joy and romance can make it seem like they don’t work as well as they did before.
Fortunately, this is only Mercury retrograde at work and it points you in a new direction. Accept that Mercury retrograde encourages you to try new things and rethink your perspective of joy, creativity, and artistic freedom.
You can even walk away from the experience with a new hobby.
You learn to say the right words. While this Mercury retrograde might make you feel like you just can’t catch up on your texts and can’t be on time for a meeting to save your life, it all happens for a reason.
In fact, this retrograde Mercury generates fascinating ideas and interesting conversations that may never have happened if you had followed your usual routine and communication style.
Let your thoughts drift on new paths and discover new ideas.