Mercury will turn retrograde at 8 degrees Capricorn on December 13th. If at all possible, I’d get my holiday shopping done. This is not because the sky falls if you shop with Mercury retrograde. You’re just more likely to run into problems.
This will be particularly true as we get closer to Christmas. At that point, Mercury will retrograde back into Sagittarius, picking up square to Neptune. It sounds like lost luggage, lost packages and delays while someone tries to figure it out, to me.
The Mercury retrograde square Neptune issue will peak, the last week of December through the first week of January. We’re talking about shopping and travel, but the effects of this square have already proven to be significant, especially for people who have planets in Mutable signs, engaged. In this episode, we’re talking roughly, 17-28 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces, being most affected.
If you can get a handle on Saturn in Pisces, it can help you stay grounded in the fog and confusion. If not, this can be like tumbling around in a dryer – what’s happppennning??
Just think about that. What’s your direction, when you’re flipping around as you move in a circle? The trick here is to see the dryer and stay on the ground.