Wednesday – “Mercury Retrograde”
The planet Mercury comes to a halt today and starts its 3 week-long Retrograde phase, through February 11th. This one has been potent! This Retrograde cycle is in mentally strong Aquarius, along with the Sun, Moon and Venus and so far the shadow phase (the time prior to the actual Retrograde cycle) has caused quite a disturbance for many. But this “Mercury Retrograde” phase can teach us many things. Read on to learn more!
Mercury is the planet of communication, it rules our thoughts and how we express ourselves. It’s important to not stop our lives, just because “Mercury is in Retrograde,” out of the fear of what could or might happen…remember planets go Retrograde all the time and we have lived through many “Mercury Retrograde” cycles before.
This cycle gives us an opportunity to reflect on our past and search our own belief system. For the next three weeks we get the opportunity to connect strongly to our own feelings, while taking care of our personal needs. We can end up internalizing these feelings instead. But this helps us to begin creating our visions and dreams for our future… by learning how to understand who we are first! I invite you to talk to your version of divinity, the powers that be, the God of your understanding. Ask what you can do for you, and you can take better care of yourself?
What can we do with all this information? Here is some advice on how to survive a “Mercury in Retrograde” cycle.
First off, always read over any important documents and read them again and don’t sign any contracts or make any new commitments, if at all possible. If you decide to do business during this cycle, make sure to ask for a second opinion and pay attention to the details over the next three weeks. Make sure to check in with your own intuition or higher-self and stay open-minded as much as possible when making decisions. If you share any resources…like in a relationship or financially… this is a good time to go over the details!
Negotiations can go well if you make minor adjustments, but make no permanent commitments…not just yet! Going over details can benefit us, we must do anything it takes to keep from overlooking important details or miscommunication. I have seen first hand how “Mercury in Rx” cycles can cause misunderstandings. We can easily get frustrated with each other, without any real logic. Our perspective is way out there and things may not make sense! Just make sure you’re more tolerant to being asked questions over and over. Remain open to the fact that our perception has dipped down into a lower energy and can cause real confusion and simple misunderstandings and don’t get upset over it! Be a grown-up and practice patience… and tolerance.
This is a great time to re-evaluate and re-organize our life. While working on how we process information and how we make decisions. We can walk away from this cycle learning a very valuable tool… that helps us clearly see what isn’t working in our lives. This cycle provides time for us to do-over anything we want, we can retrace your steps and make things work now.
It’s my wish for you to be educated more so on the benefits of this transit versus the negativity that Retrograde planets seem to get. So instead of saying “wow what an awful week” or “why did that happen?” You can walk away using some good advice and make the most out of this energy. I know this particular “Mercury in Retrograde” has already proving to be beyond frustrating, but there’s so much to learn from it as well. When planets go Retrograde (Rx), the cosmos is giving us a second chance at something and a third even, because it allows us to retrace our steps three times over. Going back and re-doing things can help us tremendously and this can be a blessing.
Often during a “Mercury in Rx” cycle friends from the past, family members, and clients will pop back in our lives! Again this can be for a good reason and this doesn’t need to be negative. It can become a healing process. Mercury rules our minds and our day-to-day decisions, so when it comes to communication make sure that you extra close attention and read over anything again and again, especially if you don’t understand something. Ask lots of questions and if you heard right in the first place, also use spell check cuz you’re going to need it! ~Ruby