Mercury Turns Retrograde May 29 at 3:33 pm PDT/6:33 pm EDT 11:33 pm GMT at 24 Gemini. And it will make your life a living hell for a few weeks. Especially in Gemini.
Do not fear or dread Mercury Retrograde. I was just kidding. This popular nonsense about Mercury Retrograde being hellish, horrible and time to lock yourself away until it’s all over is all misguided and overwrought. It would be good to do a social media break though.
Mercury is also known as Hermes the Olympian messenger god of commerce, thieves, travelers, sports, athletes, and border crossings, fish, wits, gamblers, and guide to the Underworld. He is the only God who is allowed to travel into the Upper Worlds of Heaven and the Lower Worlds of Hades or Hell. He is also a hermaphrodite, a dual sexed symbol of our brain itself which has a right and left hemisphere. Mercury is considered to be The TRICKSTER, a shape-shifter, and shaman. Mercury is based on the ancient Egyptian God Anubis who also carries a serpent wand. Mercury is THOTH the scribe.
Think of Mercury Retrogrades as beauty naps for the brain.
MERCURY in the TAROT is the #1 Card of The Magician
This is a good time to meditate and detach from the mental chatter and learn to watch the mind endlessly create its stories.
You know what to do, back up computers, cell phone etc. Don’t start new projects but do review go over old communications, conversations, etc.
Mercury conjuncts Fixed Stars Alnilam: 23°49 Gemini, brief fame, quick temper, scandal. Fortunate; Jupiter/Saturn, and Al Hecka, 24°42 Gemini, honours, wealth, power, greed, aggression. Fortunate; Mars type
Mercury enters retrograde zone/shadow on May 14, 2021, at 16° Gemini 08′
Mercury stations and turns retrograde on May 29, 2021, at 24° Gemini 43′ Rx
Mercury stations and turns direct on June 22, 2021, at 16° Gemini 08′
Mercury leaves retrograde zone/shadow on July 7, 2021, at 24° Gemini 43′
TODAY MAY 29
family tension levels will be high May 29 with a scrappy Capricorn Moon opposing Mars in Cancer. Your tummy will be topsy-turvy from stress, don’t eat to soothe it, remember to breathe. Mercury turns Retrograde today you may have to eat whatever words you spit out in anger.
The Main thing to do when Mercury is Retrograde is RELAX.
Yes, the rule is not to start anything new because we time and communication are in a regressive moving backwards, review phase. Everyone needs time to pause, reset, renew, review, repair, rewind, rescind, regard, regress, relent, etc. etc.
Just chill. Expect that communications will go awry and redouble your efforts to manage this. Yes, even Amazon packages may get lost. Many things will get lost in translation. Expect communications snafus and you won’t be disappointed. But it’s not the end of the world. Do take this Mercury Retrograde as a chance to give your overwrought mind a rest. It desperately needs it.
Mercury moves Retrograde on average about 1/3 of the year. We need to sleep 8 hours a day which is also 1/3 of our entire lives. Nature always does everything in balance. Even though Mercury Retrograde is an apparent illusion, it appears real and the planets are also symbolic indicators for us to take our cues from. Mercury Retrograde is a natural time to rest whenever it occurs. All you drilled in non-stop worker drones need to chill.
Make Mercury Retrograde work for you by playing by the rules of doing everything that has the prefix Re. Mercury Retrograde’s symbol is Rx it is good medicine.
GEMINI and VIRGO HEADS UP. Your ruling planet is about to nap. We can make mental leaps and bounds during this time too.
ALL AIR SIGNS GEMINI LIBRA AQUARIUS
You get the easier supportive trine this time.
ALL FIRE SIGNS ARIES LEO SAGITTARIUS
Aries and Leo gets a sextile a nice easy aspect to work with.
SAGITTARIUS gets the opposition you may feel pulled in two directions but if you work with it you can get good results. Really dig in and get a lot of writing accomplished which will last in the long run.
WATER SIGNS CANCER SCOROIO PISCES
Cancer is untouched. Just swim, watch your dreams.
Scorpio gets inconjunct which can make things a bit knotty, Try to let go of the conversation which you didn’t get to finish now. You don’t need to keep carrying around that baggage anymore.
Pisces is squared by GEMINI. This puts pressure on you to get your words and communications refined. Early PISCES is swimming with Jupiter, late Pisces are experiencing the Retrograde more directly. Your Mental health issues need to faced and dealt with. This is a great time to seek help. Listen to your dreams and do a lot of reflecting on them. There is a wealth of material to work with. Manage your stress by mindfull breathing
EARTH SIGNS TAURUS VIRGO CAPRICORN
Taurus is untouched. Just chill, Go over old books, reflect on beauty in your life.
Virgo is squared and affected more because Mercury is your ruling planet too. DO inventory rewrite, reflect, reread things. Change up your diet too.
Capricorn is in the quincunx with Mercury and it affects PLUTO. This can be a heavy mental time for you, shadow material can well up and make you feel rather infuriated.
My Old Interview with Vice Magazine about Mercury retrograde https://www.vice.com/sv/article/8gvbdv/is-mercury-retrograde-to-blame-for-everything-bad-thats-happening-right-now
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