The First Mercury Retrograde Of 2022 Will Shake Things Up For Everyone

Communicating may be more difficult than usual.

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On Jan. 14, Mercury will station retrograde in Aquarius until Feb. 3, which could present a lot of challenges, especially in regards to communication. Here’s how Mercury retrograde winter 2022 will affect your sign:

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You’ll likely be challenged by your social groups during this time, so be sure to remain flexible. A difference in opinions doesn’t have to mark the end of a friendship.


While you may have some unique ideas you’re eager to share and implement, it may be worth ironing out more of the details before making any changes within your professional life.


This is a period where you’ll be reevaluating what you know. Do you feel equipped with enough information to share and teach others? If not, this is a great time to brush up on those topics.

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You’re giving more advice than usual, but it’s worth reconsidering how available you’re allowing yourself to be. Boundaries are important, and it’s OK to not always be available to offer a listening ear for other people.

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Communication is likely to be more challenging between you and others right now, but don’t let that discourage you. You won’t always see eye to eye with your loved ones, but it doesn’t mean your relationships aren’t worth a shot.


Don’t be alarmed if you’re feeling out of sorts. This Mercury retrograde marks a time to catch up on any duties that may have fallen by the wayside during the holidays, including your personal wellness.

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You may experience some difficulty communicating your desires in your intimate relationships. While this may be a time when you may not feel on the same page as your new flame, it’s the perfect opportunity to assess if communication will be an issue in the long run.

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Discussing possible grievances is far more likely now, but don’t worry if you can’t find a way to say exactly what you mean. By Feb. 3, these potential issues will subside, and it’ll be much easier to speak your mind.

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Draw your energy inward. What is it that you really want to share with others? Now is the time to review what you know, and how you want to go about sharing it.

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From now until Feb. 3, it’s a good idea to assess and review your money. How stable are your resources right now? It may be time to make some adjustments. It’s a new year, after all.


You may feel incredibly misunderstood, even more than usual. You may also be prompted to reflect on how your words affect others. It may be a bit of a challenge, but by the end of this retrograde, you’ll have a much better understanding of your own communicative style.

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It’s time to do a deep dive inward. How are your thoughts subconsciously manifesting your reality? You’re a pretty intuitive being, so what you focus on will inevitably grow.

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