Dec - 19 Jan
To have Mercury leave your income sector after just over three weeks here is not that unusual, though the fact that this is longer than the typical 14 to 15 day visit means he is already drawing this out. What is not the norm is for Mercury to leave through the backdoor. By retrograding back out this means that when he turns direct he will return for a double dip visit. For now, Mercury leaves you with a smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight.
When Mercury retrograded back out of your income sector yesterday, as well as leaving you with a smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight, this released the brakes. With Mercury no longer in retrograde motion here and holding things back, Mars finally has a chance to drive income matters and opportunities forward. This changes everything.
In his last full day in your income sector before retrograding back out tomorrow, Mercury is calling for a wait and see approach. Mercury's departure tomorrow will allow income matters to shoot forward, just as the tide is turning on the job front. With Mercury returning for a do over next month there is nothing to lose and everything to gain by giving yourself time to think.