Once again Mercury will travel retrograde for a period of almost 3 weeks. This retrograde period travels through the sign of Scorpio (a mute sign). This will be interesting as Mercury governs communication and trade/deal making. This is a critical time for UK – Brexit and US and China – trade talks. It certainly looks like a difficult time to conclude any long lasting deals. Mercury retrograde implies that the information on hand is not adequate or there are bits and pieces of information that may change or new information may come to the surface about a matter that has not yet been considered. It is a period of backwards and forwards as you try to understand the circumstances of the deal or transaction. Information is likely to change in this period – sometimes due to a misunderstanding or other times a mistake.
Astrologers would warn against signing an important document in this time. Expect delays – they may play in your favour. Make sure you press send! Perhaps the message never got from the sender to the receiver. Perhaps the words used in the communication were misinterpreted. Misunderstandings and miscommunication are common problems at this time. Perhaps in Scorpio we need to pay attention to what is not being said?
Anything related to technology may become temperamental during this period – phones, alarms, computers, cars. Dot i’s and cross t’s. Double check travel arrangements. But sometimes things may be beyond your control – cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.
Go back to things that are not complete. Use this time to look over things again and ask questions to make sure you understand the situation completely.
Back up your phone and computer before this period! Make sure you don’t loose things! Put things in their usual places otherwise you are likely to forget where you placed them!
The big focus for the year ahead is your relationship. There is tension. You seem to want or need more independence and this needs to be negotiated within your relationship. You seem prepared to take a risk and you are torn between wanting to look after yourself and then work with what’s best for your relationship. This is not going to be easy. It could very well relate to work opportunities. Perhaps your partner gets a work offer and this creates a new dynamic for your relationship? You will need to manage this tricky time. It seems like it is also difficult to talk about what is best for your you and ultimately your relationship. Is your partner able to verbalise what they want? Seem muted. It is a tricky time to work out what is best for you and your relationship. Compromises may be necessary. How to manage and navigate these dynamics is not straight forward. Work with tension and assert your own needs. This may very well upset the apple cart when it comes to relationship matters!
Roles are perhaps changing or reversing – how does this impact the work or daily routine? There may be conflict about issues to do with the children. You and your partner are not on the same page in terms of how to deal with these matters. You need to talk about these issues to resolve them but this may be tricky. Hear each other out and find some consensus so that you can move forward together. If you are pulling in different directions it is going to be difficult to get things done.
What is this desire to travel and or work abroad? Is it attainable? Seems like there may be some struggles. Conflict in workplace? Need to seek legal advice? Certain things are beyond your control.
This is a good time financially for your partnership. Be present emotionally for your family. The family benefits financially. Seems like it is important to take a long term view when it comes to your career and or direction in life.