Pay Attention- Mercury Retrograde of August 2016

Happy Mercury Retrograde day y’all. Yup, it’s happening again. The planet of communication and the lower mind and short travel appears to turn backwards today. I have of course seen folks already doing their part to spread panic. It’s a given that it will happen during a Mercury retrograde that people will tell you to not do anything and to basically hide. Essentially they trick you into fearing the natural cycle of the trickster planet. Well played humans

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As always I don’t suggest running around like a chicken with your head cut off or doing nothing at all. There is something of a middle ground here. As Mercury begins its “chaos causing” retreat at 29° Virgo at 12:30pm ET on August 30th, be prepared to move to slow. Virgo gets caught up in details so the details can trip you up more than usual this go round, if you let them. Mercury is also conjunct Jupiter in Virgo as this begins and the orb gets tighter as the days go on. Breathe because Jupiter can expand the positive and negative aspects of the other planets it connects with.

A Mercury retrograde in Virgo already seems like a setup neurotic wailing but if unchecked, it could get real ugly. It really doesn’t have to though. Understand that a retrograde happens for a reason. A slightly different outlook on it is that Mercury is only ever 28° degrees away from the sun. As it nears that farthest point and almost gets away from us here on earth, it appears to slow down and do a clumsy backwards dance. That dance is a planet that is used to bridging gaps between thought and matter, connecting present and future, trying it’s hand at waiting for us to catch up to its brilliant connections. Sometimes we miss stuff so before it gets to ahead of us and we mere mortals complain more than we already do, it does the electric slide on back and points at the stuff we might have missed.

Pay attention. It really is that simple. Pay attention to details. Take your time to learn the dance steps. Recognize that you may imagesstumble as you learn. Virgo has a way of imparting lessons of accepting and giving grace along with whatever the particular planet is trying to help us learn. Review your options with grace. Revise your work environment with grace. Realign your self care regimen with grace.

 

If you have any planets at or within a few degrees of 29° Virgo, you may feel this just as much as those who have Mercury as a ruling planet or Ruler of their sun. If you are not sure you can send me a line and I’ll help you

 

 

Happy Mercury Is Out Of Retrograde Day- October 2015

Hey there! Put the hammer down. Mercury is out of retrograde so now you have to blame your issues on something else lol.

This morning, Mercury turned direct at Libra. Along with some of the usual tech troubles people complain about, this retrograde very well could have highlighted some issues we may have had with how we make and handle relationship connections. Balancing our needs with our need to connect to others in all types of pairings could have been a repetitive theme. Just how much is too much…or too little.

Now is the time to apply those lessons that we hopefully should have learned about what we need to do to best connect to others. We are currently in the second shadow phase, the time when a planet moves forward thru the space that it just “traveled backwards” thru. So those relationship issues, hiccups, or musings that we dealt with before the retrograde and probably saw amplified during it, now is the time to be mindful of how to fix/implement them. Now is some action time.

Get to work folks. Cause the next Mercury retrograde happens in just less than three months in Aquarius.

That book won't help but this site could

That book won’t help but this site could

Back to Basics and Social Graces- Mercury Retrograde September 2015

Mercury will go retrograde tomorrow in the sign of Libra. Time to get back to basics of social graces, especially considering that a lunar eclipse in Aries will be happening soon. Don’t cry and scream bloody murder. Just take your time and allow for flubs and delays.

Mercury– lower consciousness, how we filter information, how we process the world around us into usable pieces

Libra– cardinal air, enterprising, forward thinking, leader and connector, fresh ideas with a concentration on relationship/partnership

Mercury retrograde in Libra– time to reassess and reevaluate relationships/partnerships and their quality, time to see just how shallow we may have been and what we have overlooked  in a quest to connect, time to explore and explain how we desire to connect and share our creative endeavors

** Not necessarily a good time to start a new partnership or relationship. Best to figure out what isn’t working within what you already have or get clear on the qualities you want to seek out**

Mercury Retrograde October 2014

Welcome to the last Mercury Retrograde of the year! I know most folks aren’t likely to find this to be an awesome time but I am one of few who appreciates what it can bring without having mercury retrograde in my own birth chart.

Today, October 4th, the retrograde period actually begins. The planet of the lower mind, communication, language, short travels, transportation, siblings, and logic appears to backtrack through the sky and cause chaos on earth. Computers will crash. Planes will fall out of the sky. The world will devolve into a lawless place where logic and reason are no more!!!

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Not really. Yes, there is potential for screw ups but that is mainly because we go completely against the grain of what the planet is showing us. If the planet of communication slowed down and revisited where it has traveled over the last 2 weeks then we should too. Retrograde periods are made for reviewing, refining, and reevaluating. Take a page from the planet and do the same. Of course the sign that Mercury is traveling through means something as well and this period will see it through the beginning of Scorpio and almost halfway in Libra.

Mercury in Scorpio is inquisitive but in an intense way. It tends to just know things but this is the result of a keen instinct and detailed observation. Scorpio confers a bluntness and directness of speech to Mercury along with a passion that can be off putting or inspiring depending on the audience. When mercury is in Scorpio, as a whole, we tend to look to the occult and the darker things in life. We begin to plan our strategies for next year and look to the resources that we have at our disposal.

Mercury in Libra wants to speak fairly and diplomatically but has a tendency to do so from a cold distance. There is a instinct to measure and compare in order to find the value or logic in things and that can cause indecision if there is a lot of data to use. Not one to try to ruffle feathers, mercury in Libra will communicate in a tactful manner until it sees no other choice. As a whole, when mercury is in Libra we tend to evaluate ourselves in relation to the world around us. We think about what types of relationships and partnerships would add to our cache and seek them out. We charm and quietly dazzle to make the connections we want so that we can continue on in our all around fulfilment.

When Mercury back tracks through Scorpio, it’s time to review the observations that we have made recently, especially in our intimate partnerships.
     ~Did we focus too much on the bad or skipped it all together?
     ~Did our emotional quest to get to the bottom of things cause us to manipulate the people we care about?

When Mercury returns to Libra, revisiting where we may have caused imbalance in our lives can be crucial.
     ~Did we give up too much to others in order to receive validation in a relationship?
     ~Did we overlook where we could have asked for more in order to not rock the boat?

All of this is great information to start off with, along with the usual tips- try not to sign new contracts or make big purchases, reread everything before you send it out, back up all electronics, and make back up plans for delays in travel. Where these problems could affect you mostly depends on what planets Mercury touches and which houses it traverses all in your birth chart. Pull up your chart if you have it and if it looks like scribbles and swirls, then schedule a consultation with me and I’ll help you decipher it.

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Don't just stare at NGT. Schedule your consultation already

The important thing is to do what you can to go back mentally before moving forward. Mercury retrograde doesn’t have to be chaos and craziness. It can be a useful time to figure things out as well.