We are currently under the planetary influence of a Mercury Retrograde, which is in the sign of Virgo and goes into effect on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 and ends on Friday, August 26, 2011.
Astrologists alert us to the dangers and mishaps that occur when Mercury goes retrograde including problems with electronics and communications in all forms. They warn us not to purchase computers, cars or washing machines during this period and to delay signing contracts or forming new partnerships. Mishaps attributed to Mercury going retrograde include: bad haircuts, botched plastic surgeries, an increase in arguments with loved ones and co-workers due to misunderstanding what others are saying, computer hard drives and other electronics and machines breaking down or dying completely, travel delays and lost reservations. According to western astrologists, during a retrograde any type of communication is challenged and machines tend to break down more often than any other time of the year.
I’m not doubting this information, I’ve seen it occur first hand and lost count of how many times I’ve watched businesses attempt upgrades and buy equipment during retrograde periods where I thought to myself, if only they had consulted an astrologer, how much easier this might have gone for them. It’s also not surprising to see the heightened conflict and communication issues between President Obama and the GOP during this retrograde.
What I am saying though, is while good old Merc causes his share of trouble when he goes retro, he also brings a wealth of opportunities. If you understand how the retrograde works, you can use this information to your advantage.
When a retrograde occurs, the effects begin a week before the actual date, so in this case, you’ve already been affected by this astrological cycle since Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Retrogrades bring opportunities to reconnect, revisit, revise, review, reveal, and renew. If there’s someone you’ve been trying to connect with and have been unable to do so, you may find that they appear in your life at this time. If you have an unresolved issue, it may come to an end during this period or the missing information needed to bring closure to this matter reappears. It’s a powerful time to review your life and reconsider some of the decisions you’ve made in the past and resolve to change your life in the future. Just wait until the retrograde is over to take action and make clear decisions and for heaven’s sake, (astrologically speaking) don’t sign any contracts. For now, it’s time to reflect upon your life in a creative, free-flowing, brain storming type of direction.
Mercury retrogrades create the opportunity to relax and renew. It’s a great time to take a break this coming weekend and do something fun and get away. Just make sure to double check those reservations and have your car checked before you hit the road and the rest should be smooth sailing.
So the next time you hear about a mercury retrograde coming, there are usually three each year, mark your calendar so you avoid buying electronics during that period and double check your communications, including taking a deep breath and thinking twice before you blurt your feelings out loud and say something you might regret later. Use this time wisely to relax, unwind and enjoy some quiet time to review the path you’re on and where you’re heading next.
About Kala Ambrose…
Noted wisdom teacher, author, intuitive, inspirational speaker, and host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, Kala Ambrose’s teachings are described as discerning, empowering and inspiring. Whether she’s speaking with world-renowned experts on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, writing about empowering lifestyle choices, reporting on new discoveries in the scientific and spiritual arenas or teaching to groups around the country, fans around the world tune in daily for her inspirational musings and lively thought-provoking conversations.
Kala is the author of three books including the award-winning 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled, Ghosthunting North Carolina and The Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body . A highly interactive teacher on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire, Kala presents workshops nationally on the Mind/Body/Spirit connection including Auras and Energy Fields, Developing Business Intuition, and Wisdom Teachings at the Omega Institute, the Learning Annex, LilyDale Assembly, and online in Webinar presentations including John Edward’s InfiniteQuest and Daily Om.