So how is your Mercury Retrograde going? For those of you who don’t know, ’Mercury Retrograde’ is happening now and it is a time when communications, travel and electrical equipment may go awry and there may be all kinds of delays.
So far I’ve had to postpone a meeting, messages I sent my sister on Facebook were all mixed up, and several bank transfers I made online to pay off my credit card were posted to somebody else’s account! Sigh!
Why is this happening? Well, Mercury is a planet which is believed to govern transportation and communication. A few times each year, it appears to turn backwards in the sky for a few weeks, and it is thought that creates all the problems.
This current Mercury Retrograde is set to last until July 20th, but its effects could be felt until the end of July. So what are we supposed to do during this time, and why exactly does the Universe do this to us?
I believe that Mercury Retrograde can be a very positive time. Perhaps you’re just not meant to be flying all over the place or starting a new project right now. Sometimes in life, you need to pause and reconfigure before you can move forward.
Yes, it’s time for a ‘Do Over’!
‘Do Over’ is the cutest expression. I love the way it sounds, so fresh. It means to do something again from the beginning because you did it badly the first time. Everything has gone so wrong that all you can do is laugh, but you also get a second chance.
Mercury Retrograde is the perfect time for a Do Over. Sometimes even the best laid plans go awry. Mercury forces you to slow down and fix what’s broken, and in so doing, rethink. It gives you time to review, reflect, see what is working and what isn’t.
Mercury is not an emotional planet, but rather a highly objective, truth-seeking one. If you reflect during Mercury Retrograde, you will gain perspective and find the most logical and effective way forward, most likely in the form of creative new ideas and many little flashes of inspiration.
How can you use this Mercury Retrograde for good? Maybe you have a stressful and unruly ‘to do’ list that needs to be magicked into some achievable goals. Maybe you could benefit from reflecting on how you’ve been doing at work or in a relationship? Or maybe you just need to reorganise your closets. Who knows what gems from the past might show up?
I would love to hear from you. How is your Mercury Retrograde going? Any funny stories? How do you plan to make the most of it?
In love and gratitude, Caroline Anna
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