Wow, it’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and school starts back in less than a month. Time really flies by unless you are feeling the effects of Mercury Retrograde… then it appears as if we are moving backward or you may be feeling stuck.
Mercury Retrograde happens three to four times per year, when the planet Mercury slows down, and appears to go backwards in the sky due to our earthly orbit operating in tandem with Mercury’s orbit around the Sun. It’s just an optical illusion, but energetically it can make you feel as if you are standing still or even going backward.
Has this ever happened to you? You know when you are sitting at a red light and the car beside you is moving forward slightly but it feels like you are the one moving backward – it really does play tricks with your mind. This is what Mercury Retrograde feels like – energetically speaking.
Mercury is the planet in the sky which to those in ASTROLOGY land represents communications and ideas. During retrograde it is a good time to reflect inwardly on how you are communicating, taking more time to listen instead of jumping in with solutions. Reflect on the life that you have and the things in it for which you are grateful. Finish projects that you may have started already. Clear out the clutter on your desk or in your house and refocus on the things you want in your life.
And since Mercury often represents in mythology the Trickster, expect what you did not think to happen to happen. AND that can be a good thing. So think outside the box, slow down, and recommunicate if you are not sure of what you are hearing or feeling.
The good news is we are almost out of retrograde so be ready for things to kick in high gear again. Enjoy the rest of your summer and remember…
There is always HOPE!
In love and service,