Mercury retrograde in Aquarius,January 30th until February 20th 2021 at 26 degrees. It’s an internal revolution.
Over the next three weeks, just two days after the Full Moon in Leo, Mercury retrograde slows the active, externalised energy down and turns it inward, helping the free flow and downloading of the universe’s wisdom. Mercury in the intellectual and detached sign of Aquarius will give us an excellent opportunity to gain more clarity on every level of our lives during the retrograde period. Helping us to step outside of our situation gaining a new perspective, from a bird’s eye view and find new solutions to old problems.
Mercury in Aquarius enables our thought process to operate with greater non-judgemental detachment and clarity. Giving us a chance to step back as the observer to our otherwise more subjective ways of thinking. We can gain more awareness, consciousness and insight, especially on an emotional level, where we often find it difficult to combine the mind with the heart in perfect balance and harmony, which in turn helps us to make better decisions in our lives.
In order to optimise the Mercury retrograde time, take time out to reflect, meditate or write your thoughts and insights down. Solutions that you have been searching for can become apparent now.
We can learn more mindfulness and detachment, the necessary tools needed for true personal, spiritual growth, happiness and self-knowledge. Enabling us to consciously make decisions that co-create a better future based on our true desires and our higher path.
“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.”―Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth.
With Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius and a total of five planets in Aquarius in the month of February, there is a greater need for us to adapt to the progressive and revolutionary energies of Aquarius that will be a dominant astrological influence until 2044. This retrograde period can help us to become more open-minded, think out of the box, less fixed on certain ideas of how things have to be, so that we can take full advantage of the opportunities that the new Aquarian age can offer us, especially when we allow ourselves greater flexibility, open-mindedness and we lose our fear of change.
We will be able to have a broader view of our situation combined with listening to our intuition giving us an uncanny sense of what the future will bring.
During this three week period, we could meet and reconnect with people and friends from the past, helping us in some way, to materialise our potential future, by offering us opportunities and helpful insights.
The Aquarian is unique, a revolutionary and a humanitarian. They are free-thinkers, independent, open-minded and tolerant. Always open to learning something new, listening to the perspective of others, without too much attachment to his own fixed ideas of how things should be. He understands that by doing so, we leave no room for growth and change. And without change, there can be no progress, no moving forward and personal growth/evolution.
In the Aquarian spirit, we all have a chance now to review, revalue and revolutionise our perspective and the way we think. We are being challenged to let go of all to fixed ideas and opinions about ourselves and others.
How open-minded and tolerant are you towards others who have different ideas and opinions other than your own? We need to let go of judgemental thinking and even if we don’t agree with someones else’s view, at least try and understand why they think differently to us from their perspective.
Do you have space in your life to receive information from your own inner wisdom and to cultivate cosmic consciousness? Do your thoughts inspire feelings of faith, optimism and freedom? Are you overly attached to your version of “truth,” or overly adaptable to others’ ideas and opinions?
We can gain deep insights into the root cause of any feelings of stagnation and frustration, as Mercury in Aquarius will help to transform our way of thinking and perspective on things, to help find new solutions for old problems. Ultimately helping us to lighten any unnecessary emotional baggage.
We awaken to the parts of ourselves that have been defined by society and the expectations of others and learn to recognise what no longer aligns to our true heart’s desire.
Aquarius teaches us about the important balance of attachment and non-attachment. We find inner freedom by letting go of our fixed expectations as to how we think people, life and the outcome SHOULD be. Only then can we let go of unhealthy attachment and dependencies. We find freedom and happiness by letting go of expectations and by accepting what is, while at the same time working in the here and now to create a better future.
We are being offered a vantage point that allows us to see both where we are headed and where we came from simultaneously. We can become so much clearer now about the path we are on and where corrections need to be made. To fulfill our heart’s desire and highest potential.
As the energies of Aquarius become internalised, we will become acutely aware of whether or not we are being true to ourselves and how much we are living out our own special uniqueness, putting emphasis on our need to be true to our own unique self. There could be a need for greater freedom, even a need to break away from whatever we feel is limiting in our lives from within and without. And it’s also a great time to break away from self-destructive habits in all forms.
We’re feeling the freedom-loving and rebellious energies of Aquarius particularly strongly now.
Its time to celebrate our own uniqueness, our individuality. To live out our own special kind of crazy. We need to live out our individuality and do it our way, without worrying what others may think.
“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”- Robin Williams
The Mercury retrograde in Aquarius period can help us to discover our own unique specialness and dare to express it. The power of self-expression has the effect of helping to attract like-minded people into our lives and gives them the courage to do the same. Something magical happens when we do this and people with common goals and dreams come together. This is when we begin to change our world and the world of others for the better.
Moments of genius are possible and you may suddenly see a solution for a problem that you’ve waited for so long. It will be much easier to think out of the box and review your life from a fresh new perspective and angle, giving us fresh, new inspiring ideas about how to do things differently in the areas of our lives that have become stuck and stagnant.
Its time to get inventive and innovative.
We can now free our minds from self-defeating thought patterns; rebooting and updating our mental and emotional bodies; adapting our everyday life to align with our deepest wisdom and highest vision. Prepare to download a new vision for your future and to move ahead with greater freedom and authenticity.
We will emerge wiser, stronger and with much more clarity, after this three-week period, with even more confidence and optimism about the path we are on, having harvested the gifts and offerings of the universe that are available to us now.
“If we fully realised the power of our thoughts it would make us take every thought captive – it is with our thoughts that we create. We are ‘Creators’ with unlimited power, hindered only by our limited beliefs fostered onto us as children. Our natural state of being is one of unlimited potential… Remember how as a child you felt you had the power to make the sun shine?”.-The Law of Manifestation and Creating our own Realities.
Vivienne Micallef-Browne. Photo Empowerastrology.