Planet Mercury-The Messenger
Mercury rules our minds and mouths. It governs internal and external communications as well as our thought processes. So whenever Mercury goes into retrograde we are asked to be still and seek truth within. Mercury retrograde is a time to receive inspiration and hear the voice of spirit. It is a time for reflection, pondering and napping with a dream journal. And since it is winter (for us Northern Hemisphere folks) the advice of slow down and seek within is iterated and duly noted. This is the reason Mercury retrograde: be reminded that all truth resides within. External reality is only a mirror of what lies within. However this Mercury Retrograde feels extra powerful since it begins in Aquarius. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, a higher octave of Mercury. Where Mercury just governs your mouth and mind, Uranus transforms your mouth and mind at lightning fast speed. There is something powerful, transforming and timeless about Uranus. It has the ability to help you conform to your soul’s truth beyond time. (When you get right in this lifetime the benefits ripple simultaneously through other lifetimes.) The fact that these two planets even get to interact in this fashions screams: Rise—shake the dust from your being and rise into Divinity. So I would suggest using the Mercury Retrograde to be open to some revolutionary, evolutionary thoughts. Prepare to have your mind shifted from "me-me" Capricorn to ”us-us” Aquarius. Really the Age of Aquarius is dawning; here is a cosmic sticky-note to make sure we get it right. However I also caution you to not get overly logical, cold or harsh with yourself. Aquarius has wonderful intentions in wanting everyone to be taken care of but can be quite cold about it. So be sure not to beat yourself up with a logical barrage of why didn’t I... Be kind and know that everything and everyone has its own space in your Divine unfolding.
Also since Mercury will retrograde all the back way into Capricorn—take some time to explore how you allow societal perception and obligation to constrain you. If you are hip to the hip talk: examine how the man keeps you down. Nothing quite says “fight the power” like Mercury retrograde in Aquarius, especially when it’s joined by Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Aquarius!
If you didn’t know, Aquarius is the original rebel with a clue and a damned good cause. It will never give up being a rebel because part of its job is to keep us on our toes by showing us how to love each other no matter how different we all appear. Aquarius sets the stage for the cosmic orgy of mystic oneness that is Pisces. Aquarius is unique enough to perceive itself as a separate entity while still percieving the undercurrent of divinity unity. Since Mercury is retrograding in Aquarius all this knowledge is available to you – right now!