January 7

Mercury square Neptune

Is Mercury retrograde again? No. But it will sure feel that way while it’s squaring Neptune from January 8th thru 15th. Neptune is the planet of altered states in Astrology so it can really mess with your mental circuitry. It’s why you want to be sure to put the decimal point in the right place when writing out checks, to turn off the stove before leaving the house for the day, and to double-check that your keys are securely in hand before locking up the car. You might also want to take it easy with the recreationals during this period of time because you’ll be having enough trouble focusing as is. Signs most affected: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces