Mercury retrograde is a maintenance period, perfect for revisiting everything one has not gotten to in the last several months. The planet Mercury is associated with the god mercury/ Hermes who is the 'god of the unexpected' and divine coincidences.
This energy gives you the courage to think things through and it activates your ability for strategic problem-solving if/when necessary. You will access your authentic voice and likely find an outlet for sharing your thoughts.
This Full Moon in Leo may feel pretty intense. If you like intense, you may well enjoy its spark and energy, but if you’re already feeling somewhat jaded and in need of respite, it might be a good time to lay low and let the world pass you by rather than engaging too deeply with it!
February is a perfect time to reassess things and put in motion a makeover designed to lift your energies higher. This month’s energies, with the Mercury Retrograde and a host of other factors, support inner reflection and establishing new foundations for your life.
There’s always much talk (and a fair amount of hype!) when Mercury turns retrograde, most of it pretty negative and doom laden. Mention of travel disruption, communication breakdown & misunderstandings abound.
This final retrograde phase of Mercury in 2013 occurs in the sign of Scorpio. Here Mercury engages with secrets and lies, investigations and exposés. It wants to dig beneath the surface and get to the root of an issue.
Today Mercury stations retrograde in Cancer and Jupiter enters that same sign after a year in Gemini. But right now I want to give Jupiter the attention it deserves as it enters Cancer for a year long journey through the sign of the Crab.