In fact, since the end of last year Mercury has been in shadow and goes station retrograde today, January 14 at 10 degrees Aquarius.
He conjoins with the Sun on the 23rd of January, backtracking into the Goat on the 25th. He then turns station direct on February 3 at 24 degrees of the Goat, before finally leaving shadow on the 23rd.
Moving backward through the first decanate of the Watercarrier, we can expect frustration and delays in communication and travel, particularly in regard to joint ventures, social arrangements and group interests.
As Aquarius is also linked to government legislatures, such as the House of Commons, the US Senate and similar institutions around the world, we can also expect delays and even more obfuscation and shenanigans from these areas, at least until the 25th when Mercury enters Capricorn, when the emphasis will be on business and economic issues.
When Mercury turns direct in Capricorn on February 3, we might begin to see more political, business and economic clarity, and particularly from the 23rd once out of shadow. Considering the political and cultural context we are in, supposedly at the end of a pandemic, we should really begin to see things change and revealed from the middle of February onwards most particularly.
Copyright Francis 2022