In January 2024, Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius on January 1, at 12:00 UT. The direct station of retrograde ends in Sagittarius on January 2, 2024, at 03:07 UT. This direct station of the retrograde had continued into January 2024 from December 15, 2023.
Mercury goes Retrograde in Sagittarius
Sagittarius is all about freedom, traveling, new ideas, and experiences. Sagittarians love breaking the boundaries and trying something new. They are intellectual beings. Sagittarius is the ruler of the ninth house, which governs education, traveling, and growth matters.
Mercury going retrograde in Sagittarius means that the education field would be disrupted and clogged with obstacles, especially higher education. The students who are planning to go abroad for purpose of higher education might face numerous obstacles.
Also, traveling would meet delays. Various cultures might come into conflict, ensuing widespread unrest. There would be international chaos amongst countries. Politics will be uncanny. Business deals might break off. Artists might not be able to express their freedom of thoughts and ideas.
Also, people who love and practice freedom might attract dangerous people who could stalk them and cause problems for them.
What to do?
The Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius will last for only one day in January 2024. Hence, for that one day, you shall take the following measures:
• Practice patience and reschedule your plans.
• The ones going for international education shall not worry. They will face delays, but their plans would not be canceled.
• Those who go out alone in third world countries shall avoid it for a day as they are at high risk of tragic happenings. Do not talk to a stranger on road!
• Artists and business people shall give themselves a day off and reside working from January 3, 2024, onwards.
January 2024 Mercury Retrograde Effects on the zodiac signs
Effects on Aries
Aries, this retrograde brings you the opportunity to do your thing. Don’t ask for the opinions of others. Just do what you want you had planned out and made it a reality. Asking for other’s opinions might erect hurdles and cloud your mind.
Effects on Taurus
Taurus, you shall wait for the retrograde to end before jumping into any new relationship. If you are already committed, get some time for yourself out of the relationship for a day. Or else it will be emotionally overwhelming for you to manage a relationship during this time.
Effects on Gemini
Gemini, this retrograde will erect relationship issues for you. Your exes might resurface in your life, causing problems in your current relationship. There is no way out of this situation except patience. You need to keep a calm attitude. Getting rash would only destroy your current bond.
Effects on Cancer
Dear crab, the month of January holds great potential for your new career prospects. However, do not embark upon a new job or any career during the direct retrograde time. It won’t be favorable.
Effects on Leo
Dear Leo, you need to work extra hard to be able to earn a good place in your career, which is very much available.
Effects on Virgo
Virgo, you will feel numerous traveling issues due to the retrograde. The public buses might be running late. Or maybe, your trips might be rescheduling, and flights might be delaying. Stay patient!
Effects on Libra
The Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius brings a good time for you Libra as the energies of Sagittarius are always on your side. Everything shall go beautiful in your relationship and work life. Consistency is the key.
Effects on Scorpio
Scorpio, the retrograde will push you into a self-reflection phase. You might have changing thoughts about yourself and others. Do not get a haircut as you might later regret it.
Effects on Sagittarius
Dear Sagittarius, Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius affects you the most. Stay away from gossip and drama, or else your secrets might spill. Also, stay conscious about your safety and security.
Effects on Capricorn
Capricorn, you won’t be able to give time to your loved ones. It will push your relationships into murky waters. You need to take some time out of your work duties for your dear ones.
Effects on Aquarius
Dear Aquarius, during the retrograde time, you shall not push anything. Instead, sit back and meet new people. Spread your social circle.
Effects on Pisces
The Mercury retrograde will bring chaos in your life, dear Pisces. You would fall into self-doubt. However, avoid putting any pressure on yourself.