This year requires adaptability – not your favorite thing! You will also likely experience some discomfort, as you let go of old habits and find yourself in territory that feels very unfamiliar.

Therefore, during the Mercury retrograde cycles of 2014, your best bet is to plan some time for yourself. Take a break from others – savor the sensual activities that bring you pleasure and soothe your soul. Write in your journal, and be open to fresh ideas of how to create more comfort in your life. Reflect on the needs and motivations of those who are close. This can help you become more aware of how an insistence on staying in your own comfort zone affects current relationships.