Celeb Astrologer Says The First 2022 Venus+Mercury Rx Will Be A Good Thing!

Lisa Stardust
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Celeb Astrologer, Lisa Stardust brings you the Mercury Retrograde TEA!

The first Venus + Mercury Retrograde of 2022 is here! Women.com spoke with celeb astrologer & author, Lisa Stardust to share the juicy tea. With over 15 years of experience in Tarot reading, Lisa Stardust has been featured on Oprah Dailey, Refinery29, Teen Vogue and The Today Show.

Lisa recently released a book called, "The Astrology Deck,". It is a 70-card deck designed to help beginners discover how retrogrades, sun signs, and moon phases impact love, friendship, career and personality. She is also the author of the bestselling, Saturn Return Survival Guide: Navigating this cosmic rite of passage.

"January 14 starts the first out of four mercury retrogrades in 2022. This retrograde will be in the signs of Aquarius and Capricorn. What is weird about this retrograde is that it will commence at the same time that Venus is retrograde. Therefore, we can expect to hear a lot of news about the exes, or be the ones lurking their accounts. Also, we can experience confusion and ambiguity in our careers which may baffle us over the next few weeks." -Lisa Stardust

Keep scrolling to learn why Lisa believes the Mercury Retrograde is a good thing! She will reveal why the Mercury retrograde can be a beneficial time for everyone.

When does the first mercury retrograde of 2022 begin?

January 14th

What are some positive things we should expect to see during this mercury retrograde?

It’s a time of reflection. Look to the past to embrace the present and future.

What are some negative things we should expect to see during this mercury retrograde?

Old arguments may come back, causing issues with those you haven’t spoken to in a while.

Do you have any recommendations on how our viewers can survive the Venus and Mercury rx while they happen simultaneously?

Embrace self-care. Take a healing bath with rose quartz and Epsom salt to melt away stresses, take time away from the computer when not working, and create boundaries.

Is there anything people should avoid doing during this mercury retrograde?

I am a firm believer that life has to go on even if we are dealing with mercury retrograde. Therefore, it’s the time in which you should proceed with caution rather than stop dealing with your life.

Can you define your term, “mercury retroshade”?

The two week period before any retrograde and the two week period after the retrograde is called Retroshade because we are still dealing with the degrees of planets are traveling through. At this time, some of the funkiest things can happen as we trot through them for a third time and have another chance to deal with the circumstances.

How should our viewers deal with exes who may plan to return during this time?

I always suggest saying hi. If you feel like connecting with someone from the past, don’t hesitate in doing so. It could be a very healing time if you let it.

Are there any new trends that we should know about during the mercury rx?

Not so much new trends, but embracing the old and vintage looks.

Can you please give us an overall scope of all 4 mercury retrogrades this year?

Mercury Rx 1:

Mercury enters the pre-retrograde shadow on December 29, 2021 in the hours of 1:29 AM PST, at 24° Capricorn 23′. Mercury turns retrograde on January 14, 2022, at 3:37 AM PST, in the degrees of 10°20′. Mercury turns direct on February 3, 2022 at 8:07 PM PST, at 24° Capricorn 23′. Mercury leaves the post-retrograde shadow on February 23, 2022, at 10 PM PST 10° Aquarius 20′.

Mercury Rx 2:

Mercury enters the pre-retrograde shadow on April 25, 2022 at 10:47 PM PST at 26° Taurus 05′. Mercury turns retrograde on May 10, 2022 at 3:42 AM PST, at 4° Gemini 52′. Mercury turns direct on June 2, 2022 at 11:56 PM PST, at 26° Taurus 05’. Mercury leaves the post-retrograde shadow on June 18, 2022 at 2:46 PM PST, at 4°52′.

Mercury Rx 3:

On August 20, 2022, at 1:09 PM PST Mercury enters the pre-retrograde shadow at 24° Virgo 12′. On September 9, 2022 at 7:32 PM PST, Mercury turns retrograde at 8°55′. On October 2, 2022 at 12:58 AM PST, Mercury turns direct at 24°12′. On October 16, 2022 at 8:40 PM PST, Mercury leaves the Retrograde Zone at 8°55′

Mercury Rx 4:

On December 12, 2022 at 3:26 AM PDT, Mercury enters the pre-retrograde shadow at 8° Capricorn 08′. On December 29, 2022 at 1:25 AM PDT, Mercury turns retrograde at 24° Capricorn 21′. On January 18, 2023 at 5:08 AM PDT, turns direct at 8° Capricorn 08’. On February 6, 2023 at 9:29 PM PDT, Mercury leaves the post-retrograde zone at 24° Capricorn 21′.

Mercury retrograde in 2022 is going to affect everyone. No one is immune from the planetary moonwalks that are occurring in 2022. The signs that will feel it the most will be the earth and air signs — which means it will be tough for Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, and Aquarius. Water and fire signs will feel the cosmic punch as well, but not on such a hard level — that makes Aries, Pisces, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, and Sagittarius are more in the clear than the other signs even though it’ll create havoc in their lives too but not on a grand scale.

Do you have any final thoughts you would like to share about the mercury retrograde?

Relax and take care of yourself. Give yourself time to chill and decompress. Sleep is a good thing at this time.