What is Mercury Retrograde?
Three or four times a year, Mercury passes the Earth in its orbit. As it rounds the bend, Mercury slows down and appears to stop and spin backward (retrograde). Of course, it isn’t really moving backward, but can be compared to two trains or cars passing each other, this creates the optical illusion that one (Mercury, in this case) is going backward.
I know some of you could be reading this and could completely disregard astrology as a reasoning for the way our lives twist and turn, but hey, it’s something I believe very strongly in. So if you are one of those people who want to open their minds to this energy, then perhaps it can help you understand more about why you are the way you are.
During previous Mercury Retrogrades I have tried to push against the need to pause and instead keep myself going at the same pace. But inevitably, this works to no avail. I have learnt the hard way that during retrograde, pushing yourself physically and mentally harder will lead to only one thing…a burnout.
So in short, I have learnt to use retrograde as the time to reflect on past decisions and events and how they have shaped my life. What has it taught you?
As long as all you are doing is reflecting, you’ll be fine. But please refrain from making important decisions, signing contracts, buying technology and travelling abroad…oh and going there again with an ex, then it should all be pretty manageable.
Good luck and see you on the other side!