Mercury is retrograde on Wednesday December 13 at 8° Capricorn 29’. This is one of those great Mercury retrogrades where it moves all the way back to 22° Sagittarius and while retrograde sends a lovely aspect over to Jupiter in Taurus between the 17th and 23rd of December. Something is coming – it’s a good thing but you don’t know yet what it is. Once Mercury is direct on January 1 and gets back on track, it sends the same charming aspect to Jupiter (AGAIN) and for a final time between January 19 and 24th, just as Uranus goes direct. I suggest you mark these dates in a book, let it go, but have them there. Why?
Because where Mercury is retrograding in a chart is where there is a big re-think. Capricorn is about time and examines how much time you are spending or wasting. I have said this before and will say it again. The issue of time is that we cannot save it. We can’t budget it and we don’t get interest on it. Every moment is fleeting and precious and how you ‘spend’ that time and what you want to do to change is what Mercury’s laser beam eye is asking one to do. The retrograde buys you some ‘time’ to figure out how to make tine work best for you.
This will be important in the coming weeks as Chiron goes direct Dec. 26) , then Jupiter goes direct (Dec. 30) , then Mercury goes direct (January 1) – creating a cosmic domino download where many things are set into motion after all the incredible budgeting and planning and minimizing of lives everyone has experienced in 2023.