Whenever I inform someone that Mercury is going retrograde I am met with comments like “Mercury is always retrograde” or “oh no”.
It’s as if this witty gadget oriented mind centered planet of coordination is in a constant state of PMS or some sort of hormonal temporary yet ongoing state of derangement.
As it is often useful and practical to acknowledge the event so as to loosen up expectations and hopes that plans will go as planned.
Never lose hope because in actuality all is well and moving along, just not as you planned it.
However as we begin to let go of things moving along in a foreseen manner we become mindful of and observe that it is through the seemingly backward motion of Mercury we can observe the nuance and sensitivity to time and place that produces its unforeseen situations.
Do take heart for it is through the benefit of the retrograde that there is actually help and support that, unbeknownst to our minds we’ve been needing all along. For it is through the inconvenient rerouting of mundane situations that actually brings us back to opportunities that we might have missed. Opportunities such as possible job or work openings could reopen. In some cases otherwise missed relationship prospects might cosmically materialize right before you. Such necessary events have been known to come into fruition during the time of the retrograde of Mercury.
For this reason I encourage my clients to use the Mercury Rx as a good time to get out and meet people and go for job interviews. It’s seemingly backtrack motion could be returning you to some opportunities that might have been overlooked during its direct motion. I say that’s a good thing indeed.
However the thing to be most aware of and to watch out for is the way Mercury’s movement affects your awareness and perception of how you communicate as in giving communications or receiving communications. Mercury in astrology is symbolic of the mind. It is an important time to be mindful of yourself in relationship to time and space.
Mercury Rx this month is in Pisces, ruled by the planet Neptune. This combo can create beautiful music, rhymes and songs within a flow that stimulates depths of sensitivity devoid of any logical reason. On the surface not the best of bedfellows since Mercury the planet of the mind, the communicator, the information gatherer for whom along with the need to share info. just might feel a bit spacey, a wee bit weighted down by the Pisces need to transcend and surrender into the mystical realm of cosmic consciousness.
Mercury ruler of Gemini has duality etched into its DNA as does the sign Pisces whose symbol is of the two fishes swimming in opposite directions, however, Virgo also ruled by Mercury can come to the rescue during this time to create a logic to the chaos. This indicates to me that hazy, vague and nebulous as this Mercury Rx in Pisces can be within the inconvenience and unexpected surprises brought on by the Retrograde motion of Mercury, there is within this moment an opportunity to organize, re-evaluate, let go of past chaos, ideas and projects that are stagnant in order to breathe new life into them as we continue to move forward into Spring.
Mercury shall go direct on the 29th of March, moving forward from 16 degrees Pisces to be well on its way towards Aries, the sign of birth, vitality and daring do.
It is useful for you to know where Mercury is placed in your chart. The sign it’s in will indicate how your mind works. The house placement will indicate in what areas of your life your mental capacity and how you receive information or impart information is taking place. The aspects it forms to other planets and significant points in your chart indicates what challenges need to be overcome in order to be a good communicator among other things along with your resources and gifts.
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