I'll let you all in on a little secret, I'm a real sucker for astrology...
I know a lot of people think it's just for entertainment and find it fun to read about their sign, but I just found out that the past few weeks Mercury was retrograde.
If this sounds like Chinese to you then you have to stick around and find out what it means, it may clarify some things that have been going on in your life the past couple of weeks.
Mercury is a small planet that is the nearest one to the sun.
He is a little bugger because he is the one that goes retrograde 3 or 4 times a year and always for a period from approximately 3 weeks.
Going retrograde means that it looks like the planet makes a stop and goes backwards, back to where he came from.
It's just an illusion of course, planets don't go back, they only move forward, but look at it as if you are in a train.
And another train leaves at the same time but yours is moving faster.
It will look like the other train is going backwards, the same illusion works for the planets.
Now, what so wrong about our little Mercury?
You know those days when everything seems to go wrong?
People misinterpret what you are saying, messages get lost, long waiting times, your computer breaks down or your credit card gets lost.
You've guessed it, that's our tiny planet going backwards.
Nobody knows why this happens but, despite of all the little aggravations that we experience when this happens, there is an upside.
It's like a little pause in your life, a break from the rat race, a time to over think everything.
If you want as much advantage as possible out of this period, keep these things in mind:
- sign a contract
- accept a new job
- start a new relationship
- buy a car, house or boat
- start an important project
- expect everything to go smoothly
- reexamen the facts
- rewrite (retrograde Mercury is indispensable for writers)
- change your opinion
- relive the past
- confirm reservations
- repair things
- do the jobs that you had put on hold
- correct mistakes
- catch up with your correspondence
- always carry a book or magazine with you (Mercury going backwards causes long waiting times and your cell might go dead on you, so, just to keep you busy and entertained)
Sometimes you barely notice Mercury going retrograde, other times he causes a stream of detours and roadblocks, what's the difference?
The difference is in where he stands, is it in your own sign?
Then you'll be bothered by it...
But as said in the beginning, his retrograde time just ended, we can all breathe again and carry on, with fresh hope and new perspectives.