By DK Brainard
After two years of lockdowns, relentless barrages of fear porn, and social isolation, you’re probably eager to “emancipate yourself from mental slavery” and feel like you’re moving forward in life with purpose. While the double retrograde of Mercury and Venus through the end of the month doesn’t translate as a “full speed ahead” signal, this period can help us make radical, positive changes internally that will translate into progress and success once the retrogrades end.
Mercury (mind, thoughts, communication, technology) stationed retrograde on January 14, joining Venus (creativity, beauty, love, and sensuality) in retrograde motion. Venus will be retrograde through Jan. 29 and Mercury will be retrograde through Feb. 3. So, there’s a lot of backward/inward energy currents happening at the start of the year.
In Episode 28 of the Cosmic Fire Podcast, Tatiana and I talk about this energy cycle as a good time to cultivate and practice rituals of waiting rather than allowing ourselves to get frustrated and jump into actions (or relationships) that won’t end up serving our highest good. We also look at the retrogrades and talk about why it's important to remember that we are living in one of the biggest opportunity periods in human history!
Check it out! And if you want to know more about the Mercury retrograde chart and how you can work with this signature, you can read all about it on my Substack: Sudden insights surrounded by void: Hidden opportunities in the Mercury Rx chart.
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