Mercury retrograde ends


Mercury retrograde ends on Thursday, February 3, at 11:12 P.M.

As the planet of communication stands still in the sky, there can be intensified delays and hold-ups. Before it moves forward again, it pauses.


The vibe will be easy today, sweet Ram, though it could put you in a sleepy or lofty mood. Your daydreams could easily tempt you away from your work as your subconscious searches for an escape from everyday life. Do your best to stay grounded, but give yourself room for creativity. Pay attention to your thoughts later this afternoon when the moon cozies up to dreamy Neptune, unlocking your hidden desires. As the day comes to a close, try to get some journaling in when Luna blows a kiss to Mercury, bringing a rush of creative intellect your way.


If you’ve been wanting to embrace creative collaboration, you should consider calling a meeting with your partner today as the moon continues its journey through inspirational Pisces. These vibes are perfect for sharing ideas with people riding the same wavelength as you, especially if you hope to work together as a team. The energy will become especially imaginative this afternoon when Luna cozies up to dreamy Neptune. Use this cosmic climate to brainstorm ideas while painting a picture for the future, but don’t completely disregard logistics or practicality, or your fantasies may never materialize into the reality you seek.


Your professional fantasies can become a reality today, as the Pisces moon shines a light on the sector of your chart that governs career matters. However, you’ll need to be proactive about going after the work you want. The temptation to blend in and wait for an opportunity to strike could get real, so you’ll need to be mindful about maintaining visibility with your superiors. Later this evening, Luna connects with your ruling planet, Mercury, asking you to go deep within your conversations. Feel free to share your deepest desires with the people you feel closest with, as they may have insight on how you can achieve them.


Take a moment to try and recall your dreams last night, dear Crab, as the Pisces moon could be carrying with it messages from beyond the veil. Try to note any symbolism, numbers, or colors that strongly impact you within both the dream and waking worlds, as there could be hidden meaning in even the most mundane of circumstances. A connection between Luna and Jupiter later this afternoon will blast open your third eye, making it the perfect time for you to get a meditation session in or pull a few tarot cards to gain clarity on your path ahead.


Today could be emotional for you, little Lion, as the Pisces moon encourages you to purge any feelings or baggage that no longer serves you. The temptation to put on a brave face and push through the day will be real, but try not to run away from what’s going on in your heart and mind. A helpful connection between the moon and Neptune will bring major healing your way later in the afternoon, so be sure to light some candles, take a deep breath, and allow these vibes to wash over you. As the day comes to a close, try to get a cleansing bath in to round out the day’s cosmic theme.


The temptation to get swept away in romantic notions will be real right now, but try not to let your fantasies detract from your productivity, dear Virgo. While it’s totally okay to live in your head now and then, your daydreams could begin to take over this afternoon when the moon cozies up to hazy Neptune. If you’re able to skip out on work for the rest of the day, this would be the ideal time to escape into a creative project or hike. Later this evening, Luna blows a kiss to your ruling planet, Mercury, boosting your confidence and sense of self.


Everyone knows that relaxation is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind, and for you, sweet Libra, no statement could be truer. As the moon continues to journey through tranquil Pisces, it’ll be important that you’re taking time out to recharge your batteries. Give yourself permission to go slow right now, especially this afternoon when the moon cozies up to therapeutic Neptune. Embracing ways to heal with water will also be quite affecting in your journey to wellness, inspiring you to indulge in herbal teas, aromatherapy diffusers, and perhaps even a Himalayan salt bath complete with your favorite essential oils.


You’ll find a perfect balance between ego and grace today, dear Scorpio, as the Pisces moon boosts your confidence while strengthening your compassion for others. Your shining aura will act as a beacon of light and inspiration right now, especially if you lead with a kind and open disposition. You may become something of an enigma to your friends as you float through the day with poise and warmth. Use this afternoon to reconnect with any creative projects you’ve been working on when the moon joins hands with inspired Neptune. As the day comes to a close, be sure to curl up with a good book, as your mind will require stimulation.


Getting out of bed could feel like a struggle today, dear Archer, as the Pisces will certainly have ushered sweet dreams into your psyche. While the temptation to lay around your house all day will be real, you’ll gain much satisfaction from the work that you do complete. Though, if you’re in a position to take the day off in favor of relaxation, go for it! This afternoon will bring you to an emotionally sensitive yet imaginative headspace when Luna cozies up to dreamy Neptune. As the day comes to a close, try to touch base with any motherly figures in your life, as they’re likely curious to know how you’re doing.


Your worlds will come out like poetry today, dear Sea-Goat, as the Pisces moon brings luminance to the sector of your chart that governs communication. These vibes are perfect for getting your point across without alienating others, making it the ideal time to make your case on any issues that have been causing you grief lately. Try to get some journaling in later this afternoon when Luna and dreamy Neptune form a cosmic alliance. Your mind can take you to some truly extraordinary places right now, but if you don’t take notes on your thoughts. You could very easily forget them before evening rolls in.


Debbie Harry once said, “dreaming is free,” dear Aquarius, but today it’s okay to invest a bit of cash into your fantasies. With the Pisces moon active in your second house, now is the perfect time to materialize the things you wish for. If your plans for the future are a little too large to actualize at the moment, take some time to lay out a financial plan for yourself so that you can finally harvest on your hard work. A connection between Luna and Neptune this evening will cause your surroundings to feel more beautiful than usual, making it the perfect time to tap into your gratitude.


The moon continues its journey through your sign today, little Fish, boosting your popularity as the universe puts you at the center of attention. While you’re not always the first person to jump into the spotlight, you should allow yourself to enjoy the extra affection being directed your way. Take some time to reconnect with your dreams later in the afternoon, when Luna cozies up to your modern ruler, Neptune. These vibes will be particularly empowering when it comes to actualizing your fantasies, so be sure to tell the universe where you could use some help with your manifestation game.

Published in Volume 76, Number 16 of The Uniter (February 3, 2022)