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Inspiration + Elevation = Mercury goes Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde at 10 degrees Aquarius to 24 degrees Capricorn: January 14 – February 3, 2022

Mercury enters into the first of four retrograde journeys in 2022. This is the transition year from the AIR to EARTH elements. The AIR element governs your mental body, relationships, and envisioning the future with others. The EARTH element governs your physical body, overall well-being, and how your gifts, skills, and talents leave a mark in the world. Read more about Mercury Retrogrades here.

Mercury experiences the transition from Aquarius to Capricorn with the help of Saturn and Pluto. Saturn activates your inner mastery and Pluto activates your Soul power. This first retrograde is not messing around. The Lords of Karma act as bookends for Mercury to recalibrate your ability to take charge of your future.

Mercury RX Journey: The Full Spectrum

The retrograde journey includes the time spent in retrograde and the dates that Mercury crossed the degrees. The pre-shadow zone begins when Mercury crossed the ending degree of this retrograde journey. The post-shadow zone ends when Mercury crosses the beginning degree when the retrograde starts. Here are the dates:

  • Pre-Shadow Zone Begins: December 29, 2021
  • Retrograde Begins: January 14, 2022
  • Retrograde Ends: February 3, 2022
  • Post-Shadow Zone Ends: February 25, 2022

Sabian Symbols: Keys to Unlock the Puzzle

Mercury begins his journey with Saturn by his side. The Sabian Symbol is: “During a silent hour, a person receives a new inspiration which can change his/her life.” The meaning of this symbol is to take time out to go into your inner quiet. The gods are directing you to quiet the noise of the outer world. In these quiet moments, the gods will gift you the inspiration that will shift your life.

Saturn is your Master Guide and appears as “A train entering a tunnel”. These two images create a very interesting story. Saturn is the energy that enters into the unknown, a dark tunnel. So it is with your inner mastery that you enter into the unknown element of this Mercury Retrograde. Go into your experience without any preconceived notions. Saturn reminds you to stay vigilant and not get distracted from your journey to remove obstacles in your present life. As you uncover the obstacles, do the work to remove them, you will shift what is possible in your future life.

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Check back for the follow-up post February 3, 2022!

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