Mercury has already begun its apparent retrograde journey through the sign of Pisces. In Pisces Mercury has its fall, an unfavourable position; in its retrograde phase even more.
It’s the Chinese New Year 2020 and the Year of the Rat. In the late evening hours the moon completes its monthly cycle and the new moon occurs in the sign of Aquarius.
The sun moves into Sagittarius later in the afternoon. What a relief; after a period of Scorpio intensity and Mercury retrograde in Scorpio, a ray of light shines through our lives again.
Special Mercury transit, 16:11 (CET -1:00)
Mercury retrograde in Scorpio, 18°56′
Today marks a unique transit of Mercury directly in front of the Sun.
From an astrology perspective, Mercury retrograde makes an inferior conjunction, Mercury heralding its new cycle.
This particular daytime event won’t be seen again until 2032.