Okay, so you may be dreading this upcoming Mercury Retrograde on February 6, and you have all reasons to, if – you are not ready, and if you don’t get your mind right. You may already have it in your head that it’s going to be rough, but no worries. You may already be feeling the shift coming as well, but hey… We’ve got this.
For those of you who are not familiar with Mercury Retrograde, let’s just give a short synopsis – Mercury is the messenger, and sometimes, when it moves seemingly backward, or slows down, it causes all kinds of disruptions. It can cause havoc with travel, communications, technology and the timing of anything you may be involved with. During a retrograde period it is in your best interest to double-check the fine print, postpone major purchases or signing important documents, regularly back up your electronic files and double-check travel arrangements, or for that matter, any arrangements.
This year all the retrogrades happen to being in water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces), and end in air signs (Libra, Aquarius and Gemini).
As retrograde moves into the water signs, it is a good time of think back on some emotional memories, get to the crux of them, and find their true meaning. Once you dig in and meditate upon this, you will heal these past issues. You may re-unite with long lost friends, or you may remember lost ideas and motivations. At any rate, this is a time for healing, getting quiet and reflecting within. By the time it passes into the air signs, you will have your answers.
Make sure you give yourself plenty of time when leaving for appointments or work. Take your time and look out for the other guy. It wreaks havoc on those who do not understand, and traffic can seem more hectic. There is a lot of miscommunication as well, so please listen, and be still before you speak.
This isn’t the best time to begin a new venture, sign a new contract for a home, or any other major purchases either. They can wait until later this month.
Be extra loving and patient in all relationships as well. Listen closely to your children, your other half and your friends. This isn’t a good time to overlook anything that might be said. It’s important to review it all, and speak softly.
At times of Mercury retrograde, I like to meditate a lot, stay around the house as much as possible, and love people more than usual. Now that you may better understand, you can begin to prepare. Take a deep breath and smile. It’s just a planet moving, and now you know how to handle it. We’ve got this!
Mercury retrograde for 2014:
February 6th – February 28th, Pisces to Aquarius – June 7th to July 2nd, Cancer to Gemini – October 4th to 25th, Scorpio to Libra