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Mercury the Messenger is here this Spring!
Mercury retrogrades create the opportunity to relax and renew. It’s a great time to take a break and do something fun and get away. Just make sure to double check those reservations and have your car checked out before you hit the road and the rest should be smooth sailing.
“Awake, thou wintry earth –
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!”
This March, a Mercury Retrograde is occuring during the time of the Spring Equinox, which begins on March 20, 2012 at 1:14am EDT.
This creates a unique and powerful energy to combine Spring Cleaning while reviewing what is working and not working in your life. It also is the most influential time of year for new beginnings and symbolicaly to be reborn with new ideas and a great time to set intentions for what you would like to see “spring forward” for you this year. Use this time to make plans and review and revise what you’d like to create this year. Then once the retrograde has lifted in April, it’s time to take action of these plans and connect with the natural abundant power of Spring to activate your hopes and dreams.
~*~ Mercury Retrograde ~*~*
Right now we’re in the midst of a Mercury Retrograde and while many people have been taught to fear the retrograde, I’ve always found it to be an empowering time.
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, friends, 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.
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.
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.
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.