As you may know (and are probably experiencing right now) we are in a new Mercury Retrograde cycle.
What does that mean?
All the planets move around the sun, yeah? Each moves at a different rate. Retrograde motion, is a traditional term in astronomy meaning the apparent motion of a planet (in this case Mercury) in a direction opposite to that of other bodies within its system. Direct motion is motion in the same direction as other celestial bodies.
Periodically, Mercury appears to slow down, then stop, (stationary retrograde) and then move slowly backwards for several weeks (retrograde). Eventually, it appears to stop again and reverse direction (stationary direct) moving slowly forward once again (direct). Eventually Mercury appears to return to its normal orbital speed. Go Mercury!
And Again, What Does that Mean?
Well, each time we enter a Mercury retrograde things go a bit haywire on earth. Communication breaks down, electronics fail and appointments are missed. People often report dropping and breaking things, loosing items and forgetting appointments. Making this a time to cultivate patience, be diligent as you check and double check facts and learn to let a lot of the "small things" that might irritate you go. People are normally advised to hold off on signing contracts, starting school or other important projects.
For the next three weeks, we will be influenced deeply by this retro energy. But each retrograde cycle is influenced by other factors, so each is "flavored" differently. This particular cycle will have a focus on Ghost from the Past.
What to expect:
Bedside communication break downs and the need to adjust travel plans, you can expect messages out of the blue, surprise visits from people from your past and feelings you may have thought healed to resurface. Take this time to slow down and really be mindful.
What to do:
During this time expect forgotten feelings to arise from the past. You may be suddenly yearning to reach out and reconnect with old friends, college buddies or lovers. This is not a bad thing, but what is your true motivation? Are these sudden yearnings driven by your desire to heal and provide closure or continue playing out an internal script as a mind game? Check your motivation before you go any further.
And speaking of checking..Check and double check times, dates and appointments. Call before driving across town to meet people for lunch, visiting the dentist or cinema times. Make sure you have your Drivers License, important papers or files. Suddenly paperwork has a mind to walk off on its own.
Leave the iPad in the case and watch out for phone mishaps. Calls will drop, messages will be garbled and emails will be late in arriving. Resist the urge to juggle your new camera. Everyone seems to suddenly have butter fingers as electronics fall and break!
Be especially patience with Virgo's right now. They are feeling the blunt of this energy and may be overwhelmed. Don't over load them with tasks and let them have time for themselves.
Take care of you. This is a time to explore your self-care habits, look at your diet, dig deeper into the past and cultivate patience. If it doesn't "feel right" take a pass, now especially do not over commit yourself.
This is an excellent time to reorganize your life. Step up and take inventory. What can you release? Take a deep look at your old habits and delete that from the past, that no longer fits the new you.
If you are drawn to reconnect with your past ghosts, ask yourself what you hope to achieve and what the best outcome could be before you pick you the phone or friend them on FB. Exam lessons from the past and realize others are likely to be struggling with these issues too.
This can be a value time of self reflection and personal growth. Just be patience and show extra loving kindness to yourself and those around you (and don't juggle).
Love and Light-
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