January 14 is the day we’ve all been dreading. Today, Mercury starts to appear to move in a backward motion, wreaking havoc on our horoscope as a collective. However, it’s not all bad and you can easily navigate the challenges if you know what to expect. Express.co.uk reveals your horoscope. star sign reading, astrology, and zodiac forecast for January 14.
Mercury retrograde starts with a bang today, so expect communication and technology breakdowns, nervous anxiety, travel delays, and lost items.
These are the themes that Mercury rules over and when the planet appears to be moving backward in orbit, they tend to get muddled up.
Astrology King added: “You can also expect to dwell on things, reminisce about the past, or unexpectedly meet up with people from your past.
“Business negotiations will be in a state of flux so avoid signing contracts.”
As long as you’re aware of potential mishaps, you can preempt solutions and glide through the difficult transit.
Astrology.com said: “There will be some technical mishaps affecting the greater community, like social media platforms shutting down or a widely broadcasted mistake.
“It may not be an ideal time to launch any online plans, such as a business or investing in cryptocurrency.
“Mercury retrograde could put a pause on friendships and dreams, reflecting on whether or not these aspects meet our standards.”
The entire transit won’t be too negative, but the days around the start and end will be pretty challenging.
Cafe Astrology explained: “The more difficult times are the periods of the shifts themselves (the days surrounding the stations — today and February 3), after which we grow more and more accustomed to the motion.
“Especially with Venus also retrograde until the 29th, we should observe and review rather than make critical decisions with today’s shift.
“The Moon spends the day in Mercury-ruled Gemini, and we’re more emotionally invested in our communications.
“It can be challenging to remain objective with the Moon’s square to Neptune and opposition to Mars later today.”
To overcome any grey areas, miscommunications or travel mishaps, you should tread extra carefully during Mercury retrograde.
Astrology.com warned: “It is imperative to triple-check correspondences and plans. It may also be wise to hold off from starting any new ventures if possible!
“As this begins in Aquarius, it will colour the Mercury retrograde with the desire to redefine innovation and ingenuity.
“Mercury retrograde may heavily reconsider our unique mindset, especially how we think and view our worlds.”
Aside from this, the 11th house themes of the greater community, friendships, dreams, and technology come into play, Astrology.com said.