Contrary to popular memes, and scare tactic news grabbing stories, Mercury Retrogrades are positive healing times to rest, renew and reflect. The signs of VIRGO and GEMINI, governed by Mercury feel the Retro energy the strongest, but we are all affected by the Retro dance of the planet. Remember to double and triple check all information, which will be moving slower during the Retrograde. All things pertaining to communications, which is basically everything, and our cell phones and computers will be off kilter somewhat, marching to a different drummer. Expect news, information and the flow to be slow and go with it. It wil be less frustrating that way.
Mercury will turn Retrograde April 9th @ 4+ degrees in Taurus until May 3rd where it turns Direct @ 24 degrees in Aries. This is a very powerful time as the planet changes direction. Mercury in Taurus is a very concrete, literal, hands-on thinking resourceful energy. Mercury is known as the planet governing communications, thinking and analysis, the mercantile business or merchants and also thieves and tricksters.
Mercury in symbolized by Tarot Card # 1the MAGICIAN
We are in a universal #1 Magician year
Mercury in Taurus is a very concrete, literal, hands-on thinking resourceful energy. Mercury is known as the planet governing communications, thinking and analysis, the mercantile business or merchants and also thieves and tricksters.
Mercury in Aries is the fastest thinking, talking, spontaneous, overly zealous communicator, and salesman there is. Mercury in ARIES is great for igniting new projects, ideas, self-image and energizing one’s brain.
On April 20th when Mercury re-enters ARIES you will feel that shift.
MERCURY will be trining the South Node in Virgo until April 20th. The Virgo South Node relates to health, our digestion, the food we eat, our jobs, order, discipline, natural herbs and healing, community, pets and being of service. This is the perfect time for letting go of past thought structures and belief systems that have been holding you back. It’s time to let go of mental patterns of being addicted to perfection, being overly controlling or O.C.D. and worrying excessively. It’s easier to let go when the planet is moving Retrograde.
During this Mercury Retrograde the questions to ponder are;
What mental pictures do I need to dissolve in order to create a new self-image? How can I be more assertive in my work? How can I infuse spirit, passion, and will into my self-concepts? A mental makeover is what’s needed.
Remember to really make the best use of this Mercury Retrogrades as a positive healing time to rest your weary mind, renew your brain, and reflect. Finishing up any old written works, a thesis, essays, or editing and re-working all communications. Back to the drawing board is what to do. Going on a silent retreat for even a day would be perfect as it exactly symbolizes the inwards motion of the Lord of speech’s energy.
Enjoy Mercury’s Retrograde and give yourself a mental break. You deserve it.
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