RUN, HIDE, EVERY (WO)MAN for themselves! Mercury is in retrograde from Aug 30-Sept 22!
although at times it may feel like a getaway to another dimension would be better, there are ways to make the retrograde work WITH you, and not against you.
Much to my surprise, more and more people are familiarizing themselves with the cosmic and planetary forces and how it affects us in our daily life.
For those of you wondering what in the Ghandi Mercury retrograde means, i've decided to dedicate this post to explaining it.
Each of the 9 planets have their own influences, meanings and purposes in our astrological charts. There are 12 Houses (I'll get into details on a later blog) that the planetary alignment fall into each month. Depending on what planets fall where, can give you insight on how that sector of your life will be affected.
For example: If Neptune- the planet of deception and illusion falls into your 5th house of love, pleasure and creativity- it would be wise to pay special attention to anyone you're giving your energy to. It would suggest that there could be some additional clarity needed this month to ensure that you and your boo are on the same page, honest, and upfront with each other!
Mercury is the planet of communications, mental clarity, technology and travel. When a planet goes retrograde, it means that in the sky it looks like the planet is spinning backwards. Which reverses the positive influence it would normally have. Fights and arguments are more likely to happen, technology is likely to break down, expect delays or cancellations during travel time, emotions are at an all time high as irrational confusion comes into the mix, etc.
Generally speaking, it is considered an inauspicious time to start new projects, buy new tech products, launch companies, sign contracts, make big purchases, make or break up etc.. Whether you're aware of the MR timing or not, many people feel the desire to hermit at home and hide from the world. It is suggested that we take this time to RE: REVIEW, RE ORGANIZE, REFLECT, REVAMP, RE DECORATE, RE-READ, REVISIT and RECYCLE. It's not a time to start anything new, but rather to go back and finish whatever business is left to be taken care of FIRST!
Personally, I do my astrological planning each month and as much as I despise Mercury Retrogrades, I do like the idea of having some time set aside to catch up on and finish past projects and tasks before taking on anything new.
Some MR tips to surviving this time are:
*Think before you speak. As the planet of communication, it can be easy to misinterpret words.
*Plan reunions with old friends and family.
*WATCH OUT FOR EX'S! During Mercury Retrograde it is almost certain an old flame will re appear and attempt communication. Do not fall into the trap.
*Practice forgiveness. Letting go of the OLD will serve you once the planet goes direct again.
*Back up all technology and data.
To sum up Mercury retrograde- it can slap you in the face if you're unaware or unprepared. It can feel like you're about to have a mental breakdown.. and turn out to be the influence of a backward spinning planet! Think of it as a quarter yearly chance to pause, review and reflect on your life.
Additionally, any work or projects that you're focusing on during this time will come into fruition with extra abundance once the planet goes direct again. USE THIS TIME WISELY, DO NOT LET IT CONSUME YOU!