Do you frequently make the incorrect statement at the worst possible time? The stars provide an explanation: Mercury retrograde is the name of the celestial occurrence that will affect us four (four!) times in 2022.
On Friday, January 14, the first Mercury retrograde of 2022 starts in Aquarius. Then, on January 25th, the planet enters Capricorn. We may anticipate irritating miscommunications, technology failures, and travel accidents as Mercury quickly travels backward. Although the actual start of the first Mercury retrograde of the year isn’t until Friday, January 14, its shadow phase started on December 29, 2021. We started to experience the impacts of retrograde at this period, albeit they were not as strong as when things were in full swing.
Venus is also remains retrograde at this moment, having done so since Sunday, December 19. Venus is the goddess of love, beauty, and wealth. When the planet of love goes retrograde, relationships can be more challenging to manage. It is not a good idea to have important relationship discussions at this time because Mercury will be retrograde for a large portion of it. Venus governs money, so this might not be the best time to conduct crucial business meetings or gather old bills. On Saturday, January 29, the lover planet becomes straight, which is fortunate. On Thursday, February 3, the first Mercury retrograde also comes to a conclusion. If you can, wait until Mercury and Venus have finished their backward dance before having any potentially delicate talks about money, sex, or love.
On this day, communication will be simpler, but the shadow period—yes, there is one on both ends—will last until February 23. During the shadow time, it should be OK to sign significant papers once again, but make sure to carefully review the small print. There are three other Mercury retrogrades in 2022 that you should write down on your calendar in addition to this one, so you’ll need to be aware of them in order to make the most of them.