Hello friends, family and cosmic beings! We arrive again at the doorsteps to another Mercury Retrograde!
As you probably already know, these Retrogrades happen when a planet appears to go backwards in its orbit, as viewed from earth. Mercury tends to become retrograde three to four times a calendar year, for about three weeks at a time. Other planets have less frequent, longer lasting periods of retrograde, but for today’s post, let’s focus on our fellow inner planet, Mercury.
Mercury symbolizes communication, transportation, travel… and when this planet retrogrades, instead of the usual positive flow of the above attributions, things tend to go south. Systems crash, texts get sent to the “wrong person”, friendships tend to break apart, vacations go awry, etc. This Retrograde will also begin within the sign of Libra, which means there will be some shakeups finding the mental balance of relationships with others and our personal aspirations. Take this time to weigh up any decisions well, think everything through, then make time to talk. Spend an extra bit of time practicing mindfulness, gratitude, and some healthier lifestyle choices during this time (anytime is a good time, but dig deeper during periods like this).
Find a good time for silence, reflection, and enjoyment. Some people find doing this first thing in the morning suits them well, others find that the evening time before bed gives them a better view after the day is done. With harvest season up and running, take time to get locally grown foods, the closer to the source, the better the results and nutrition! With the seasons changing, there’s never been a better time to focus in on your inner and outer life and to work with the energies around you to accomplish what you desire.
I hope this finds you in good health, I hope you give yourself some grace during these times, and I will see you all next time!