Planet Mercury is in retrograde
A Mercury retrograde is when, as seen from a particular vantage point from Earth, Mercury appears to be going in a backwards direction, but it’s not. In astrology, this effect is called retrograde.
Imagine you’re driving on the road and you’re passing another moving car. As you’re passing the car, you notice that the car seems to be going in a backward direction although you know it is still very much going forward on the road. This effect is similar to what happens with the planets Mercury and Earth.
To Astrologers, Mercury is the planet that rules communication, technology and many other things. Granted, when Mercury is in retrograde many unusual things happen, and expected things don’t happen as planned, but Mercury retrogrades have a positive side as well and today I want you to focus on that.
The positive side of Mercury Retrogrades
I want you to be excited and look forward to the time when a Mercury retrograde comes. I want you to see these times as your permission from the Universe to slow down and reflect on your life up until this point.
Makes sense to have these times of re-flexion imbedded in our cycles of nature, don’t you think? Times to slow down and look at ourselves, to look at our own lives and make sure we’re living the life our inner Self is guiding us to; a life of joy, peace and freedom.
To take advantage of this Mercury retrograde, here are a few questions you can ask yourself to begin evaluating the year that’s about to end. If you need to, feel free to add more questions to this list, just make sure to keep it manageable so you don’t get overwhelmed.
- What did I accomplish in 2016?
- Did I move forward in my personal path to success?
- What projects need to be completed?
- What projects need to be dropped?
- What needs to be changed, improved, replaced, removed?
Whether you believe in the idea of the Mercury retrogrades or not, I recommend you to take a few days every few months to review your life; who knows, maybe something good comes out of it.
There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.” — Alan Cohen
I wish you the best time as you reflect back on 2016 and I wish you an even better time as you prepare for the new year 2017. Hugs.
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