Good morning Starshines!
I am guessing you all know that Mercury is retrograde and he will be retrograde from oct 31 (at 11:41am et) – nov 20, 2019 (2:12pm et)…now 2 wks before and 2 wks after it is considered Mercury’s shadow time. Mercury retrograde (Rx) has become quite the buzz, but many do not really understand what it is about. They only understand the “miscommunication” or the concept of whatever can go wrong will. I want us to see it in a different light because retrogrades are actually a gift to us. You see the planets are not “out to get us”, they are completely neutral and do not cause things to happen to us – they simply explain the underlying energy that we might be feeling at a certain time. Retrogrades are completely normal, and actually, give us a time to go inward and pull our energy back to us a bit. So I want to explain this a bit so you don’t feel panicked or anxious about this time. Remember you are in charge of yourself, and I want to help you make the most of these energies.
Mercury went retrograde on October 31, 2019 in Scorpio (24 degrees) and will travel backwards in Scorpio (to 12 degrees), then on November 20th he will station and proceed . Now there are many blessings of retrogrades; is it helps us see what we have missed, helps us get clarity on those things we need clarity on, helps us see where we need to slow down, and helps us declutter our lives a bit. When life gets busy and hectic, there are things we miss, maybe we have been focusing too much on the little things instead of looking at the bigger picture. Mercury is the fastest moving planet and it associated with our mind and traveling. Retrogrades simply help us slow down for a minute. Now sure other planets go retrograde as well. In fact, planets go retrograde for nearly a ⅓ of the year, Mercury goes retrograde 3-4 times per calendar year. When a planet is retrograde, it is the closest to the Earth. So with the outer planets their energy is more subtle, but the energy is long term being felt for many years in our future. So when Mercury goes retrograde, since it is closer to the Earth, it’s energy is really felt. It is like going 60 mph down the road and slamming on the breaks, the popping the gear in reverse and going backwards. So yes, it can be unsettling.
Mercury is our logic, it is how we send and receive messages as well as our money. The words mercantile/merchant come from the word Mercury. This tells us to slow down our thinking, and get out of our head so much. Mercury, can be a trickster, so with all documents and business deals you might be signing or putting together, make sure you are reading all the fine print and make sure you are covering yourself. This is a time to watch your money, where is it going? Are you investing in the things that are the most beneficial for you?
Yes, retrogrades do bring us to the RE’s; reorganizing, reprioritizing, reviewing, it is time to back up your computer, make sure you car is serviced, care for all electrical devices, people (ex’s) from your past coming back into your life, reconsider things, reconnect with loved ones, renegotiate, to finish up on things you have been working on, it is a great time for creativity (writing, drawing, dancing, painting) excellent time to begin reading that book you’ve been wanting to read for months, slowing down and meditation and journaling…just think of the RE’s.
It will allow you the time to review things in your life, gaining a deeper understanding. These 3 weeks will be a blessing as it will give us a moment to be out of our head, so we can truly have a deep reflection on your life and all that has happened this past year. it’s time to reassess your life and call back your energy where it is no longer needed. I will say you might have to watch how you communicate with others. As at this time you may want to go inward and be away from the world, you still need to be conscious that somethings need to be said and some maybe not.