What are the lost or buried hopes, dreams and wishes that are rising to the surface in your heart and life at this time? These are the ones to pursue in the next few weeks to come. Who are the friends, allies, or spirit guides that you yearn to reconnect with? It is likely that several of them will reappear throughout January and February of 2015.
Although we have already entered the pre-shadow of Mercury Retrograde as of January 5th, Mercury officially turns Retrograde at 17 degrees of the sign of Aquarius on January 21st until February 11th, stationing at 1 degree of Aquarius. Beware of miscommunications and focus on reviews and repairs rather than launching new projects which are best saved for the stirrings of Spring. Highlights in Aquarius are friendships, goals, groups, intuition, and wishes. Mercury exits the post-shadow phase on March 3rd.
Because Mercury rules communication and Aquarius is an air sign ruled by both Saturn and Uranus, the typical breakdown of electronic appliances and other gadgets are to be expected during this Retrograde transit. The emphasis in air makes it less emotional and physical overall (but there are exceptions to every rule) and indicates that we are dealing more within the mental realm, where a great deal of recalibration and release is taking place. The location of Aquarius in a birth chart is the area where a person is likely to be undergoing great changes.