The formal retrograde period begins on January 30, 2021, and finishes on February 21, 2021, and it is expected to be filled with frustrating and chaotic times. For a few weeks, your mind will feel as though it isn't working as well as it normally does. You'll make mistakes at work and during personal affairs. In general, you should expect the year to be full of surprises and misunderstandings.
During the first week of February, the retrograde movement will bring about changes at home. Your wife or husband will be feeling ignored even though you're both working hard. Don't worry; these things happen even during retrogrades.
In terms of finances, the beginning of February will see a rise in costs for most products and services. This is because many businesses adjust their prices during retrogrades. If you've been ignoring this message then you should know that you will be charged more for what you need during this time.
Retrogrades are considered negative aspects of the solar system and often lead to problems with communication at home and at work. If you have an important meeting or interview scheduled then consider postponing it until after the lunar cycle has reversed itself.
If you are having issues communicating with someone special then this month-long retrograde period is not going to help matters. During those weeks, you should expect arguments and misunderstandings.
In 2021, Mercury will be retrograde three times. All three are air signs: Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra. The first retrograde of 2021 occurs in Aquarius from January 30 to February 20. The third and final retrograde of 2021 occurs in Libra from September 27 to October 18. During each of these periods, accessing hidden truths or secrets, receiving information about relationships from beyond the physical world, and understanding social norms and customs will be difficult. When Mercury is retrograde, reading between lines and interpreting subtle clues is necessary to understand what someone is thinking or feeling.
The years 2020, 2019, and 2018 were all bissextile years, which means that once every two years an extra day is added to or subtracted from the calendar date. In 2020, an extra day was added to February 29 when Daylight Saving Time began. In 2024, an extra day will be taken off August 31 at midnight when Standard Time returns to the United States.
Bissextiles occur because each year has exactly 365 days and 6 hours (24 hours per day x 2 days). At some point during every year, one or more days are skipped when setting the calendar date. For example, 2020 was a bissextile year because another day was added to or removed from February 29.
The final Mercury retrograde of 2020 happens in the sign of Scorpio from Tuesday, October 13 to Tuesday, November 3. Yes, Election Day falls on the last day of Mercury retrograde, and yes, Scorpio is a fiery sign, but this retrograde isn't all drama. There are some helpful hints during this period for those who need to communicate more clearly or solve problems collaboratively.
Scorpios tend to keep their emotions close to the surface, so during this time they may find it difficult to tell what kind of mood they're in. If you have them as a client, be sure to ask how they're doing really specifically. Maybe they just want to know if you're free for lunch tomorrow? No matter what it is they need help with, they'll get to it in their own time.
With Venus moving into Capricorn today, things will become more serious and practical starting on Wednesday. This placement also brings an increase in ambition and desire for success. Whether you've been thinking about changing careers or not, now is a good time to start planning and taking action. Make a list of everything you want to do and don't forget to include little steps toward your goals throughout the week.
Venus enters Capricorn on the 4th, so by the end of the month you should feel more focused and determined than ever before.
We're in Jupiter Retrograde, which lasts from June 20 to October 18 in 2021. When a planet seems to rotate backwards, it is said to be in retrograde. It's an optical illusion, but it has an effect, namely, it reverses the planet's influence. During a retrograde period, a planet will appear to move east to west across the sky as it orbits the Sun. The reason for this reversal of direction is that when Jupiter is in retrograde, it is on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth.
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and by far the most important one too. It is also the fastest rotating planet (once every 10 days) and therefore has the greatest tendency to act as a barrier between planets and their stars. This giant ball of gas plays an important role in determining the nature of other worlds that lie in its orbit. Jupiter is a great source of inspiration because it shows how powerful gravity is: not only does it have an enormous impact on Earth and the other planets, but it also affects smaller objects such as moons and asteroids.
Currently, there are five known Jupiters in the galaxy. The most common type of Jupiter is called "hot Jupiter", which means that most of the time it is very hot because it is so close to the sun. However, every 11 years or so it enters a phase where it moves away from the sun and becomes cold.
Mercury retrograde in January 2021 will either steal your normal zest and leave you feeling sluggish, or it will fill you with chaotic, dispersed energy that will leave you feeling restless, distracted, and nervous. The way you channel that energy during Mercury retrograde, according to astrologer Helen Frost, is critical. If you let negative thoughts creep in, you'll feel worse when Mercury goes backward.
Here's how Mercury retrograde affects those you love: Your relationships will be put under a microscope when Mercury goes retrograde, so if anything feels off, talk about it early on before things get too far along. You'll know how others are feeling by their reactions to events during this time. If someone seems down or angry without explaining themselves fully, take notice.
Love ones who come into your life at the right time will bring out the best in you during these days. Those who aren't quite right now may cause you to see yourself through different eyes, which can only be good for your heart. Don't forget about yourself during this period; take time to relax and have fun as well!