If you have been feeling a bit off this week chances are it’s because of the lunar eclipse setting in Virgo. It created a disturbance within our stability of body and soul. Companied with that Mercury began to retrograde causing even more inconveniences. Mercury’s retrograde began August, 30th and continues through September 22.
What Mercury Retrograde Means:
Mercury rules communication, technology, and travel. This means that when it goes into retrograde (backwards) expect the opposite of clear communication, properly working technology, and travel. These things get thrown into utter chaos. Mercury retrograde is that time where Flights may be canceled, traffic delays, your computer crashes, and you drop your cell phone in your coffee.
Surviving Mercury Retrograde
You will want to do everything possible to make sure that you are prepared for the days ahead.
Here are some suggestions to make sure you can do everything in your power to avoid major complications this retrograde. Think before you Ink! If you weren’t able to finish important negations before the cycle started and can’t push finalizing them until Mercury goes direct, then make sure to review all contracts and legal documents before signing them. Some details could have gone unnoticed or there could be a hole that you didn’t cover that could end up being a deal breaker. Keep this in mind with ANY contracts, including marriage contracts, during retrograde.
Unfortunately there isn’t much that can be done to avoid delays in public transit. However now is a good time to give your car a tune up and double check that your roadside kit is fully stocked and nothing is expired or broken. Confirm all dates, meetings, and appointments, also insure to leave early for them.
Miscommunications will surely rear their ugly heads. Do your best not to shoot the messenger, or fly off the handle and jump to conclusions. Pause and breathe before you speak, even if you have to repeat yourself once or twice. Reread all emails and correspondence before sending them. This is a perfect opportunity to work on your patients and forgiveness abilities.
It is possible to make the through Mercury’s retrograde unscathed if you are prepared. Just keep the “re” of retrograde in mind and focus on “re”newing, “re”viewing, and “re”vamping. Embrace the chaos and prepare for it rather than trying to avoid it.