Today begins the day that Mercury is in retrograde and the more well-known tips are “Don’t travel, Don’t sign contracts. Don’t marry. Don’t touch electrics!” However, its actually a very magical and intuitive time so I wanted to deep dive more to its meaning and how to handle. Since FYI, it actually lasts for 8 weeks, and sometimes happens even four times in a year.
The below are tips + tricks from DarkAstrology.com I came across and I thought they were super helpful to make the most of what is generally known as a very hey-wire time in our year:
Mercury generally zips between two worlds, or rather, the two hemispheres of our brain.
So during the retrograde period it feels like Mercury has gone down into the Underworld. In this realm closer to spirit we become more right-brain orientated. It is dark, so other senses are heightened. We will feel extra sensitive here, psychic even. Everything will seem hyper-real… you will notice things you had overlooked before. This will prompt you to re-evaluate, renovate, re-form, and re-invent. It’s true you might have to redo things, because Mercury will hit the same degree three times, but what this transit won’t let you do is to go into autopilot.
There are danger spots though. When Mercury is stationing retrograde we are at its wobbly stage where we are likely to slip-up, make mistakes, and misread anothers communications. But once we are over the threshold and into the Underworld, we can safely go about our business knowing we are in another realm. The same goes for when Mercury is stationing direct, just make sure you give your brain a few days to adjust back to solar thinking.
The house in your natal chart that Mercury retrogrades in, will be your Underworld zone. There you will question everything. It will make you jittery about signing contracts, because you will be constantly thinking, “Is this what I really want?”. Before the retrograde, is a good time to finish off those Solar left-brain projects and gather information to bring down into your cave at its retrograde point. Then you can slow things down, let yourself be taken into other dimensions, try on different filters, experiment, shine a light on your demons, then recharge and reboot.
Hope this helps! I love any chance to “re-evaluate, renovate, re-form, and re-invent”.
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