Remember McSteamy in the first episodes of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy? For those of you who do not, McSteamy, a frankly beautiful man, steps out of a shower of steam, giving us the illusion of unequivocal ecstasy! This week’s Mercury retrograde at 3° Pisces 15′ closely conjoining Neptune at 4° Pisces, the ultimate steam machine combo, may throw us off balance with illusions of what might be rather than what really is.
Easing yourself into the energy of this week, resting as much as possible, emptying your mind of all the massive batches of data, is probably the right way to cope with the Mercury retrograde at the end of the week. Illusion incorporated into vision is a good thing if you can capture it on a mind map, a drawing, a mental picture and affixing that in your mind, particularly over the course of the next few weeks as Mercury works its way back to Aquarius, going direct at the end of February.
With Jupiter (good luck, knowledge, vision) sending off a brilliant line of energy to Chiron on Wednesday February 5, signing up or researching classes or workshops that enhance ideas, possibilities, and careers is suggested. This is supported by the First Quarter Moon on Friday February 6, the same day that Mercury goes retrograde at about 1:43 PM Pacific Time. If you aren’t sure about the contract, if something doesn’t ‘feel’ right, don’t do it.