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The Value of Mercury Retrograde Periods
Monday, January 26th: The Moon in Aries shifts into sensual and stubborn Taurus at 11:38 a.m. EST. You prefer the tried, true and predictable under this influence. Some tension may be found in social, personal and familiar relationships while Venus is in semi-square to Pluto. The fear of losing something or someone is at the core of of this connection as you are encouraged to avoid ultimatums and manipulations. The shift from outer to inner is engaged as Mercury in retrograde returns to old ground and situations to understand more deeply, think through and ponder upon the Aquarian focus of freedom, authentic communication, technology processes, friendships and the future.
On TUESDAY Venus ingress Pisces at 10:00 a.m. EST where she will transit through February 20th. The Goddess of Love and Beauty conjuncts the energy of Nessus. An opportunity may be present to look into the shadow side of love and money regarding relating patterns of betrayal or abuse. Compassion expands as your heart connects to the intrapersonal concept of love for humanity, the underdog and those in need of support and encouragement. The love function loses it's boundaries as you desire a merging and boundlessness in your relationships and connections with others. Self sacrifice, "lack" of healthy personal boundaries, nebulousness, soul awareness and victimization tendency's may expand. Creative and artistic vision is enhanced as is a desire for peace and acceptance. The Moon in Taurus goes VOID at 9:19 p.m. EST and lasts through most of Wednesday until 5:37 p.m. EST. Get important initiatives and meetings scheduled today as you emotionally and "simply" handle what is already on your plate tomorrow - tend to routine tasks.