Okay, so if you do not believe in astrology, then you can skip this part. But, I do, and I have been studying it as a hobby for more than twenty years. I take it seriously, especially after starting a garden and realizing the obvious; there is a time for everything, especially growing things. If you start a summer plant in early spring, not much is going to happen. The same is true with how the planets affect the themes in our lives.
Mercury, the planet of communication went retrograde from January 30th until February 21st. So, if you have a bit of knowledge it does not have to be all doom and gloom. You can use it to your advantage.
With any retrograde, it is time to review, and hopefully, make things better. It can also be a time of misunderstandings. technical failures and breakdowns, and missed appointments. But if you want to use the energy to your advantage, now until the 21st is a great time to re-work projects that have been on the backburner. Not happy with your current branding and website? Now is the time to take a look and make some changes.
For me, I bought a space heater for my office that did not work. I was annoyed but it was not a big deal to take it back and get something that does. I missed one appointment for potential work because the calendar notification was buried under other emails and I did not see it. Luckily, the potential client understood. I am also thinking about redoing some pages on my website to make it easier for people to find out more and purchase (hopefully). I started reading a new internet marketing book on how to launch a product. The author can be a bit sales pitchy, but I have gotten a few good ideas I would like to use on the pages I want to RE-DO. Mercury Retrograde all about reviewing and redoing.