Mercury retrograde on Jan. 21 shows a paramour pulling a disappearing act. After weeks of slowly moving closer to each other he may abruptly stop responding to your messages and texts. Survival instincts say leave well enough alone, but you should reach out to him anyway to see what’s up. It doesn’t have to be confrontational; just conversational. Chances are he’s feeling besieged by other pressing matters in his life. These are probably things that he doesn’t feel like discussing now; however, just knowing that you’re there to listen will encourage him to open up one day.