Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mercury in Retrograde--Again? Already??

Yes, already. It's "re"-trograde, which means you "re-think", "re-vamp" and "re-do". 

Mercury is a personal planet in astrology. It's close to us and affects our day to day lives. Mercury rules communication matters and anything involving a computer; you would be hard-pressed today to find many areas of our lives that are NOT ruled by computers. As such, Mercury retrograde has a tendency to throw things out of whack. 

What am I talking about specifically? Here are a few examples of things that can happen more frequently during Mercury retrograde:

Missed emails, text messages, or voicemails
Miscommunication of all kinds between people
Problems with paperwork--lost, misplaced, re-routed, etc. 
Unexpected delays or cancellations of meetings or get-togethers
Computer problems of any and all stripes but usually minor ones

Mercury must slow down before it changes direction and the deceleration is called the "storm". Problems seem to occur more frequently during this time, which happens before the planet turns retrograde and the moment it starts turning back to its normal direction after this period is over.

Anyway, the storm begins tomorrow, March 7, and goes through Monday, March 12, when the retrograde begins. It will slow down again on April 4 when it enters its storm again. We should be right as rain by April 11, just in time to file your taxes
How do you deal with Mercury in retrograde? Very carefully. Here are some tips:

DO NOT upgrade computers or install any software or hardware unless absolutely necessary

Back up all computer data 
Check all travel plans--hotels, airlines, car rentals, etc.--before you leave
Confirm that meetings are taking place 
Read the fine print on every document you sign and try NOT to sign anything during this period if you can help it
Ensure your messages are being sent and received
Don't start new projects; "new" things that are started now usually have to be re-done
Finish up old projects and tie up loose ends
Be understanding of others' problems communicating or showing up late or not at all; likely it is not their fault
Speak carefully

Good luck, everyone. 

1 comment:

  1. I was going to leave a comment, but my comment keeps getting lost in the ether.... hmmm....
    ; )

    *ahem* Back to being serious...

    Johnnie is the most low key astrologer/seer-type I know, so when he gives a clear recommendation, I pay attention. Forewarned = Fore-armed, and all that.