Happy New Year!
We are about to welcome the first Mercury retrograde of 2016 on 5th January.
Timeline2nd January - Mercury enters Aquarius
5th January - Mercury goes retrograde at 00 degree 57 minutes
8-9th January - Mercury re-enters Capricorn
26th January - Mercury goes direct at 14 degrees 56 minutes
Check your birth chart to see which area of your life the messenger god is retrograding within.
We have a blend of energy to negotiate with this time:
Aquarius vs Capricorn / Air vs Earth / Fixed vs Cardinal / Saturn vs Uranus
Aquarius is future-oriented, being different, a revolutionist, versus the traditional and practical Capricorn. So how to deal with this pair of energy?
I encountered the following story which I thought aptly illustrates this blend........
A company once gave 200 interviewees the following question:
One stormy night, you drove past a bus stop where 3 people were waiting:
1. An old lady who will die if she doesn't get to the hospital in time
2. A friend who had saved your life in the past, this would be the perfect opportunity to repay him/her
3. Your Dream man/Dream gal, if you don't grab this chance, you'll never meet anyone as perfect as him/her.
You only have one place left in the car. Who would you choose to fill that space?
How would you choose?
Have a think before you read on........
The person who got hired gave the following answer:
'I would give my car key to the person who had saved me, and get him to take the old lady to the hospital. Then I would stay behind and wait at the bus stop with my dream gal.'
This candidate gave a practical (Capricorn) solution by thinking outside the box (Aquarius).
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