Life happens in Cycles. We are in the midst of another cycle with Mercury Retrograde (July 7th to August 2nd), so expect this next month to be an interesting one. Don’t groan, learn to love mercury!
I love Mercury Retros. I know that puts me in a minority, but I hope you will come join me on this side of the field. It happens at least 3 times a year anyway, so you might as well get on board and learn how to make the best of it. Begin to see these skills as ones that help you make a better life during the times when things aren’t working well.
I am not an Astrologer. I know my own chart and what it means to me. I do encourage people to explore and know their own charts and placement and what it means to them. I have a few astrologers I like to follow because I like how they encourage us to use it to enhance our lives. I don’t follow fear mongers, or sensationalists, or ones filled with drama, must do’s or don’ts. A great site to learn about where your planets are if you haven’t had your chart done is at Astrolabe https://alabe.com/freechart/default.asp.
One of the great things I have noticed over the past decade is that Mercury Retro is known by people who don’t follow astrology. I have been whispering “Mercury’ for a long a time – just ask my family. When Marty Deeks shared mercury’s influence on NCIS LA I had to laugh. I seriously felt like they were watching me and added it to the show. I loved that it went mainstream. My computer tech guy follows the dates of mercury because his calls triple. He told me he didn’t know what it meant, expect he was so much busier.
REmember your RE’s. I know to slow down and RElax and it shows me what isn’t working out and needs to be REvised or REvisited or REleased in my projects. Spend time going through your things. If you don’t absolutely love it, REcycle it or REgift it. Don’t let it rule your life and stop making decisions. REmember to slow down and RElax. If you don’t, you just get more familiar with the REdos lol.
I also really liked this article by one of my fellow beliefnet writers What is Mercury Retrograde and How Can I profit from it?
Here is a blurb from my Sharon’s Take for the Summer about navigating this Mercury Retro
“The next Mercury Retro is coming up – I actually felt this one coming so I am getting ready for it now so I won’t be left disappointed. If you need to make some summer plans, start right now. As long as you have already started planning them, you should be good. Do expect the unexpected too though and remember to take your time.
Mercury starts it’s retro in Leo then goes into Cancer, this should make the voice of the people stronger against governments…if you find yourself in an election, know that your voice will make a difference. Could make for some interesting times politically speaking, in the news, and around the coffee table. The main dates for this one are July 7th to 31st.
The best advice we can give you is to not get caught up in gossip and dramas going on around you as well as checking yourself – in other words, think before you speak, especially with the important stuff. Read your emails and text before you send them and be sure they are going to the right person. Because it is mercury, also re-read your words. You might find this one is a bit of an emotionally roller coaster, filled with highs and lows.
Double check your stuff and make sure you get some rest. During this one you might notice you are tired or even exhausted if you don’t. You also may find you are more forgetful than normal and some of you will find this a bit disturbing. The best you can do is try not to jump to conclusions (we just wrote an article reminding Assumptions – Don’t Make Them!).
Remember, no one is communicating at their best during these phases, so also don’t take things personally and try to just do your best!”
Love and blessings, Sharon and the Angels