TUNE IN to the gifts of reflection and insight that this period of Mercury Retrograde can bring.
We can’t go go go all the time. We need the pause… to consider, to be still, to listen, to dicern, to contemplate, to let it IN…
Here are the MYSTIC MAMMA Astral Insights from our beloved readers of the planetary bodies. First from the wonderful DIPALI DESAI and her Celestial Space Astrology:
“Mercury the planet that symbolizes communication and the linear mind moves into the futuristic sign of Aquarius on January 5th, 2016.
“The focus will be on being progressive and having innovative ideas as well as evolving perceptions…”
“Planets do not cause anything in Astrology. They symbolize themes within Consciousness. By changing your use of the language around Mercury retrograde, you bring clarity and empowerment of your experience before, during and after a Mercury retrograde phase…”
“Majority of this particular Mercury retrograde is in the down to earth sign of Capricorn. Mercury in Capricorn suggests perceptions and thought processes become more structured and ideas need to be concrete…”
“From about January 18th through January 30th, 2016 Mercury in Capricorn continually makes an aspect to Uranus/Pluto transit.
“It’s wise to slow down while driving, pay attention to surroundings, be patient in communicating and with sudden changes or upsets. There is potential for a dynamic spark or ignition of something during that time period.
“The grace that counter-balances things during this time period is Mercury in Capricorn will also continually make a ‘Trine’ Aspect to Jupiter in Virgo retrograde. This can bring a enormous wave of positive or helpful communication, information and new possibilities…”
“By the end of the month, as Mercury in Capricorn at 15 degrees shifts into Direct motion on January 25th, 2016, it does so with an intense symbolic burst stimulating the already raw and creatively potent Uranus in Aries ‘square’ Pluto in Capricorn.
“Expect the unexpected. Be prepared to alter plans and make sudden changes. There is rich potential for major breakthroughs, realizations and revelations now. Use this symbolic nudge towards venturing into the unknown adventure and to broaden horizons.
“Interesting revelations may unfold through unusual sources or situations. Remain flexible and move with the changes rather than resisting them. 
“It’s wise to watch your tone in communication during this time. Pent up frustration may either feel like a sharp jab or controlling. Choose to communicate with integrity and patience.”
© Copyright 2016 ~DIPALI DESAI. All Rights Reserved
From ROBERT WILKINSON from his Aquarius Papers:
“The coming retrograde will show us a new look at recent signals and information that we sent or received, and get clear about what roles we’re playing and not playing…”
“As with all Mercury retrograde periods, things from the past will be reevaluated, re-examined, or understood differently.
“We can get a new look at ideas, ways we’re communicating and understanding what others are communicating to us, and get new insights into all things ruled by Aquarius and Capricorn, such as larger goals and aims, friendships, and our sense of responsibility and duty…”
“For example, we may get new insights or understanding about someone who used to be a friend, or someone who was a group colleague, or something related to our honor, public standing, or profession.
“Some will remember old goals and ambitions, or even why an interaction had the effect of showing us something that had to be re-examined in light of our goals at the time.
“It’ll be a good time to shift gears around old obligations, duties, and structures, and get free of those which have kept us in adverse conditions.
“And of course, it should be a good time to see how our life structures hold up or not when confronted with a challenge, and quicken as things come to a head.
“Some will figure out a different emphasis in what they believe would fulfill them, and those who can be creative in seizing opportunity can shape the process to a desired end…”
“This Mercury retrograde will offer us opportunities to look back and distill a different sense of vision, and for some how they can contribute to a better world through some sort of idealistic yet practical service.
“Others may get a new sense of group work, or a different overview of how past friends either helped us fulfill our goals or frustrated them.
“All of us will get glimpses of how our past experiences and choices resulting from the last Mercury retrograde have led us to a new view of possibilities.
“Consider the next 3 weeks as an opening of liberating conditions that will sometimes abruptly move us into new directions and new work. Some will get new insights into old friends and public work done with others, and perspective about what happened in a prior time of life.
“This time will bring interesting insights through looking back or within about prior interactions, misunderstandings, or miscommunications, and why certain things came down the way they did in relationships and public situations in our past…”
“This one allows us to take a look back at how we’re using Aquarius and Capricorn energy in our lives, see who our friends truly are, review and renew goals and ambitions, and see a new way to be effective within a group context…”
“For all of us, during the next several weeks the future that’s already rolling forward will slow a little so we can get a new look at crucial elements of the process we cannot afford to ignore.
“All of us will have a new understanding of multiple elements of our lives by late January, and will begin a process of purifying everything in our public self-expression, moving into a more caring role or sprouting seeds of power…”
“It will help us rehearse or do the research we need to get ready to spring forward in mid-February, clear about what we know, what we need to know, and what must happen if we are to move forward in our lives.”
© Copyright 2016 ~ROBERT WILKINSON All Rights Reserved
From MOLLY HALL from
“Mercury Retrogrades in 2016 ALL feature the earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo).  That makes it a year of refining how we go about turning dreams into concrete, lived day-to-day reality.  
“Here are the dates:    
  • January 5 – January 25, 2016  First in air Aquarius, then in earth sign Capricorn
  • April 28 – May 22, 2016 in earth sign Taurus
  • August 30 – September 22, 2016 in earth sign Virgo
  • December 19 2016 – January 8, 2017 in earth Capricorn, back into fire sign Sagittarius
“The earth element is a stabilizing one, that can root us in a rhythm of purpose…Mercury symbolizes how we make sense of reality — it’s the way we shape perception, and visualize the steps to making things happen.  
“And after the surreal year of 2015, when reality itself seemed fluid, an earthy Mercury retro series inspires a more practical mindset.  It’s a year to bring an idea — or dream — into form, or find new ways to use your natural gifts.
“Mercury retrogrades in earth signs show us where we’re somehow divorced from physical reality, or where we skipped foundational steps…”
“Completion is a big word in Capricorn’s vocabulary.  And this retro time gets you thinking about how to achieve your loftiest aspirations.  You might recommit to a goal, and possibly retraining or recertification.
“If there’s a secret dream of mastery in your mind and heart, it resurfaces now.  You can break down the steps to achieving, and be slow to act, but realistic. “

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