Skymates, let’s talk Mercury retrograde. Mercury retrogrades are for sorting out details, and this one has a particular influence on our social networks. Mercury is about to conjoin Venus tomorrow, so the messenger planet will likely inspire a loving download. It’s worth checking in with ourselves, as we’re up to the last chapter of this retrograde (before it goes direct on Feb 20th). Cancer, Mercury’s retrograde through Aquarius is taking place in your sector of transformation and deep emotional processing. In the last few weeks you may have been experiencing some intense emotions. With an active Mars and Jupiter, there’s the possibility that conflict has blown up. This retrograde invites you to use the Aquarian trait of emotionally detached objectivity. You might be starting to find yourself observing situations from more of a birds eye view, and rationalizing how you feel from a reserved vantage point. Cancer, lean into this new way of doing things… and see where it takes you.