"You have a superpower at your disposal. Call it a Spidey sense or heightened intuition...you've got access to an ability to feel your way through the fog that borders on sonar.
Fog Advisory: All Month Long
Talk & Travel Weirdness: Jan. 5-25
Big Girl Panties On: Jan. 8
Light Bulbs Pop: Jan. 20, 31
She’s Gotta Have It: Jan. 18, 23-31
This month will have you wondering if your brain got thrown out with the holiday wrapping. No such luck. Hormones aren’t to blame, either. (Much.) The skies are sending out a double-whammy that guarantees spaciness, confusion and reasons to question sanity. Whammy the first: the cosmic fog machine, on high 24/7, with the off switch disabled until summer. Whammy the second: the fun and games known as Mercury retrograde, from Jan. 5 – 25, when gab, gadgets and getting around replace their usual rules of operation with something closer to roulette. (More about this at the bottom.)
The good news? (Hear me out.) You’ve got company aplenty. No one is immune to this brain fog, not no one, not no how. It’s not necessarily unpleasant, either. At times it may be a hoot, even, with the goofy buzz that usually comes from really good painkillers. Plus, you have a superpower at your disposal. Call it a Spidey sense or heightened intuition or paranoia that turns out to be on to something major; you’ve got access to an ability to feel your way through the fog that borders on sonar. Use that and the whereabouts of your mind won’t matter so much. It can’t really help much with the fog, anyway.
On those occasions when your brain does surface, occupy it with pre-spring cleaning (think: tidying up before the housekeeper arrives.) Review, rethink and reorganize any systems that go haywire now, not to mention the small stuff that’s always tripping you up. Don’t tempt fate, though. Hold off introducing new elements until the end of the month, when only one whammy is in effect.
All the confusion and disorientation have a surprising kicker. You’re making progress with long-term value, just without the usual fuss and bother — or, at times, any earthly idea where you’re heading. Your heart and inner GPS have a clue, though. Your mind gets a glimmer of it around the 20th. It’s crystal clear by month’s end. Good timing, too. A path is opening for a dream to come down into reality. You wouldn’t want your mind to get in the way.
Talk and Travel Weirdness Advisory: The year’s first communication-caution time (aka the dreaded Mercury retrograde). runs January 5 -25, but the advisory holds until the planet starts moving noticeably on the 28th. Demons possess technology; messages get garbled; traffic snarls; misunderstandings abound — and the fog will make it harder than usual to wise up to them. No freak-outs, please. Be proactive and prepared. Double-check information. Make notes and lists like crazy. Follow up if calls, texts or email go unanswered. Allow scads of time for getting around. Look for opportunities to back track, pick up dropped information and clean up some old business. And give slack generously. Everyone’s mind’s a bit off right now.
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