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Now that Valentine’s day is over and done with Mercury is nearing its retrograde. For those who do not know, Mercury will go retrograde on the 16th.

This Mercury retrograde is going to be a very interesting one as we should all use it to not only reflect but to also break things down in a way we otherwise would never consider doing. This retrograde in itself is going to be full of challenges for each of us and if we allow it to get under our skin it will be quite the frustrating time for us all. Sure, it might not seem that intense right now but as this retrograde kicks off you’re going to be dealing with a lot of nervous tension and perhaps even more prone to losing things.

Astrology King has written as follows about this retrograde:

Mercury retrograde on February 16 at 12 ♓ 53 makes a significant and challenging aspect to the Moon. There are no major fixed stars conjunct Mercury but the Moon is on a powerful star in the Heart of the Scorpion.

Moon square Mercury creates a high degree of tension between your heart and mind, or an internal debate between your thoughts and feelings. Anything you feel strongly about or have an opinion on is subject to your questioning, indecisiveness, and variability of emotions or interest.

Mercury retrograde February 2020 will help you openly and honestly share your feelings but the message received can be less thoughtful and caring than intended. Moodiness and parochialism can lead to disagreements that harm your intimate relationships. You may not care too much what others think of you but your partner most likely will.

This will be an ongoing issue with Mercury stationing direct quincunx the Moon, and Mercury leaving the retrograde zone again square the Moon. Friends may come and go but family is forever. Your parochial views on family may reach beyond the clan and extend even to nationalism.

The best use of this tense energy is hard mental work. You can take a critical look at both sides as you perfect your ideas. The key to avoiding arguments and strained relationships during Mercury retrograde 2020 is to stay calm and think before speaking.

Until this planet goes direct we will all be on our toes and really trying to figure things out. Many of us will face communication issues and some of us will even find that we are nowhere near as stable or comfortable as we had thought we were. Do your best to say only things that you truly mean during this time because regret for many is a big issue during retrogrades of this nature. 

This cycle in itself is one that brings a lot of confusion to most people and the way you face that confusions could make or break you moving forward. While this retrograde won’t be over until about March 9th, things aren’t going to be as horrifying as you might be expecting. If you hold your own and work to ground yourself properly you will be just fine. 

For more information on this retrograde please check out the video below. Things are not always what they seem. Are you ready for what could be to come?