Here we go again! The last of four Mercury Retrograde phases in 2016 begins on December 19th and lasts until next year (January 8th, to be precise). It starts in the sign of Capricorn, and ends in Sagittarius. What does this mean for you? Since my astrology skills are still rusty, I turned to other places on the interwebz for answers.
First up, a snippet from a great article called, “Mercury Retrograde Horoscopes: What will happen as we start the New Year under Mercury’s backward influence?” by Maria DeSimone
Mercury, the planet that rules communication, perception, and thought, will turn retrograde on December 19 at 15 degrees Capricorn, and will remain in backward motion until January 8, 2017, where he’ll turn direct at 29 degrees Sagittarius. With Mercury moving retrograde, reflecting on the past in a certain area of your life will be completely necessary before you can move forward into the New Year. Take the time to reassess what you need to in a strategic manner, because with Mercury in Capricorn, there’s no other way to approach things. Be responsible as you realize what needs to change, and make a commitment to stand by any sober realizations this Mercury Retrograde period offers you.
Be sure to check out the rest of the article (click HERE) to see how your sun sign will fare through this spinny period.
Mercury Retrograde Dec. 19 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017
Begins in earth sign Capricorn at 15 degrees, and ends in the fire sign of Sagittarius at 28 degrees.
The holiday season this year is right in the middle of a Mercury Retrograde. Do you have a budget or will you go over the top and blow it? Starting in practical Capricorn, then rolling back to enthusiastic Sagittarius, this is a reminder of all the ways we go overboard, then find a strategies for more efficiency. Get your holiday shopping done early, or be open to extraneous and spontaneous spending on special gifts at year’s end
Supportive suggestions for Mercury Retrograde
- Mistakes may happen. Create extra time in your schedule for spontaneity
- Double check details.
- Be kind with your self if you have to redo or repeat something.
- Remember: back up computers, take care of car maintenance and review receipts.
- If possible, avoid major purchases, creating contracts, or serious surgery during this time.
- Don’t push the river, go with the flow
Finally, here’s the graphic I created for the occasion, using a photograph kindly provided by NASA (see the original here) –