Namaste Well Wishers,
“Mercury is in Retrograde!” – you’ve probably heard someone mention this in a matter-of-fact or exasperated way before, but what does this actually mean? It’s a phenomenon that happens three times a year for stretches of three weeks at a time so it does affect us all more than we may be aware.
Retrograde is a term used when a planet “appears” to be moving backwards. While this is an optical illusion much like a moving train passing a slower train it only seems to be moving backwards, it does have distinct repercussions for us.
Mercury rules language and communication and when Mercury is in Retrograde all sorts of mix-ups can happen. It would be comical if it weren’t so frustrating! Ever since I was aware of these three week intervals of time I’ve observed that these mix-ups really do happen to a much greater extent than at other times.
Miscommunications easily take place, paperwork gets lost, electrical equipment fails, messages get lost or misunderstood, plans get changed or delayed, appointments are forgotten.
If you purchase electrical equipment or a car spur of the moment at this time you’ll likely be unhappy with it for some reason – it may need repairs, replacing, or you may just find that it’s not the right choice and want to return it, only to find out that you would have gotten a better price if you’d waited!
Taking your car in for repairs at this time often leads to more work being needed later on. Same thing could happen more easily at this time at Dentist, Doctor and Hospital appointments, you may have to go back for more work on your teeth, misunderstand information given by the Doctor, experience repercussions from surgery… it’s like you’re taking one step forward and ten backwards at this time.
If you can hold off on making important decisions in business, not sign important papers it could save you from finding out the papers you signed were unclear or decisions you’ve made are inadequate.
So what are we to do? A sense of humor comes in handy and here are some other recommendations to help us get through with less strife.
1. Back up your computers!
2. Double check details, reconfirm appointments.
3. Make sure you are speaking about the same thing with someone, don’t assume you are!
4. Expect delays and plans to change.
5. Use your time to research and review instead of pushing to close a deal.
6. Try not to sign any important papers at this time.
7. If possible schedule Dentist/Doctor/Hospital appointments outside of this time.
8. Good time to rewrite, edit, rework an old project.
9. Don’t buy cars or electrical equipment spur of the moment.
10. Keep your sense of humor and know that “this too, shall pass”.
With the above tips in mind, we can help ourselves and others get through this round of Mercury in Retrograde a little more gracefully. Let us know how it goes! I know I’m rescheduling a Dentist appointment!
Last post left off with an offer to find out when your special WISH period is in the calendar year. It’s a 3-5 week period of time that is extra potent for making wishes, and by wishes that means, 40 wishes!
By e-mailing these three details: Date of Birth (day, month, year), Place of Birth (city, country) and Time of Birth (essential) to firstname.lastname@example.org you will be e-mailed back as promptly as possible the timing for your own special WISH period.
So, what happens when your WISH period falls during Mercury in Retrograde? You are best avoiding writing down your wishes during this time. Since your WISH period is over 3-5 weeks there will most likely be a time when Mercury is not in Retrograde and you’d be advised to write them then.
As mentioned, Mercury is in Retrograde three times a year so let’s get some strategies in place with this one and we’ll be all set for the next round November 23rd – December 13th!
Best wishes always, all ways!