As we slept, Mercury went retrograde again. But don’t let the transit scare you — it just means that we need to be more mindful of our communication.
Later, the moon will form a square with Neptune, making us feel extra emotional. Thankfully, the day will end on a positive note as the moon forms a trine with Jupiter, bringing forth social success
Mercury Goes Retrograde at 1:05 AM
Early this morning, Mercury stations retrograde in the peaceful yet ambivalent sign of Libra. People talk a lot about Mercury retrograde, and probably blame it for more things than it deserves. It does introduce some complications into our lives though, so let’s talk about that.
Mercury goes retrograde approximately three to four times a year, for about 24 days at a time. While all planets go retrograde occasionally (we experienced seven at one time for a while in 2020), Mercury seemingly moves backwards far more than any of them — about 19% of the time.
This phase can bring in some nervous anxiety, tech and communication breakdowns, travel complications, and the strong possibility of losing items. We can find ourselves dwelling on the past more than normal, and there’s also a greater chance of meeting up with people who used to be in our lives but aren’t anymore.
It’s good to be especially careful with our communication at this time. Double-check electronic correspondence before hitting “send” or “post”. It’s also a known time of business complications, so negotiating and signing contracts should wait if at all possible.
The Moon Is Square Neptune at 4:08 PM
This afternoon, the moon in erratic Gemini squares off with Neptune in dreamy Pisces. This might have us feeling a bit raw and sensitive, even leading to us questioning reality. You’re incredibly susceptible to outside influences right now, and it can be hard to tell which opinions are yours and which you’ve picked up from others. The same thing goes for your emotions, and that can be downright exhausting.
Your imagination and psychic urges are heightened. There might even be a pull to deal your tarot deck or grab another divination tool. Just keep in mind that messages won’t be super clear right now, so write everything down to interpret later.
The Moon Is Sextile Jupiter at 7:29 PM
Later, the moon in Gemini forms a sextile with Jupiter in Aquarius. The energy of the day is shifting. This is a social aspect, and you may be longing for more fun and lighthearted interactions than have been available in the recent past. Luckily, all of that seems to be turning around as of late.
Today, you’ll have an urge to reconnect with old friends and family you’ve lost touch with. It’s a warm and welcoming transit for all relationships in our lives, but specifically those with women.
You’re feeling open, honest, and a bit vulnerable with your feelings. Making new connections will be easy. You’re feeling generous with your time, energy, and resources, and might look for group activities meant to help others.
All aspects mentioned here are calculated in Eastern Standard Time. For greater accuracy, convert to your own time zone.