You may have heard the expression, “Oh, no – Mercury is about to go retrograde again!” You may have wondered what they were talking about. Of all planetary aspects, this one seems to garner the most attention from the public.
Mercury Retrograde is from January 5th till January 25th
When Mercury retrogrades, think of it as an instant signal that the wind is changing direction. Most people fear change and therefore this causes a lot of anxiety among those who follow astrology.
To break this down simply Mercury rules all types of communication, including listening, speaking, learning, reading, editing, researching, negotiating, selling, and buying. Mercury also rules all formal contracts and agreements, as well as important documents such as book manuscripts or term papers, agreements, deeds, contracts, leases, wills, and so forth.
Included under this planet’s domain are all types of code, including computer codes, as well as transportation, shipping, and travel. When this planet retrogrades, these areas tend to get a bit jumbled.
When a planet retrogrades it is in a resting or sleeping state. So many of the things that it governs goes without supervision.
The best thing for you to do first off is not be overly concerned. The earth will continue to go around and for a few weeks it is a time for you to contemplate anything that you have been thinking about doing and take a break from the pressures of life.
This can be a good time in your life. Life has to continue no matter what, this is an opportunity to think a little more carefully and slowly before you take action. Most things can wait a little bit and that’s the best way to approach a Mercury Retrograde. This dormant time gives you great opportunity to really evaluate things that you are considering doing. So this is one of the ways that this astrological time can help you.
It is also a good time to clean out file cabinets and closets. Release what is not needed in your life and make way for the new.