On this blog I want to talk about mercury in retrograde. People talk a lot about these times of the year and blame problems on it as well. What is it and why does it affect us the way it does????
WHAT IS IT???
Three or four times a year Mercury passes the earth in its orbit. It appears to stop and spin backwards. This is where we get the retrograde. It doesn’t really move backwards but it’s like an optical illusion that’s moving backwards. In astrology Mercury rules communication, travel and technology so all of these areas can go haywire for about three weeks.
HOW DOES IT AFFECT ME???
This time can cause computers to have problems or crash. If you travel the chance of your flight being delayed or your luggage being lost is greater. Car travel can be affected too with mechanical problems and GPS problems etc. Communication misunderstandings are very common also. Someone might take what you say the wrong way thus causing drama and unnecessary fights. Try not to start anything new during this time if at all possible. Empaths feel more emotional and extra sensitive during this time and also very tired. It’s all energy shifts and our bodies are affected by it.
- Review all legal contracts and documents before signing.
- Pause and breathe before speaking
- Read all documents and emails before sending.
- Track important mail and packages. (Mercury rules the postal system)
- Keep your car tuned up and pack an emergency roadside kit.
- Leave early for any flights.
- Renew your commitments before making new ones.
- Focus on the prefix RE-which means to go backwards. (renew, revamp, redecorate)
- Expect to run into or hear from people from your past at the weirdest moments.
- Practice forgiveness.
- Back up your digital files
- Think of this as a quarterly review period. This is a chance to pause and finish what you’ve started.
- Take Epsom salt baths to keep you grounded and do extra meditation work
- Get extra sleep!!!
Keep a good attitude during this time and try not to take things personally. I hope this helps with understanding this astrological time. The good news is that this one ends July 31st! Just remember to breathe!!