As of last week pop culture has been freaking out as Mercury entered retrograde on July 7th in fire-sign Leo and ends on July 31st in water-sign Cancer. Don’t fret, both good and bad opportunities are amongst us, mostly good if you are open to working with the energies of the planet.
What is Mercury Retrograde?
Well, Mercury is a messenger planet. It’s responsible for how we think, plan ahead, like to get from A to B, and the manner in which communicate or exchange information with others. During retrograde Mercury is traveling backwards thus bringing up unresolved issues. Btw, have you hear from your ex recently?
The Zodiac signs effected the most during retrograde are Gemini and Virgo which are ruled by planet mercury. These signs, also classified as mutable signs, Gem, Virgo, Sag & Pisces are all adaptable chameleons, flexible and thrive on change. Sarcastically speaking, we will be sure to fit right in no matter what retrograde throws at us.
Retrograde is associated with uncertainty, confusion, doubt and effects communication and decision-making skills. If you seem unable to think straight, mercury retrograde might be hitting you hard. As many know, superstitions surrounding the retrograde advise us not to sign contracts, not to buy huge pieces of technology, and not to plan huge trips.
However, mercury retrograde doesn’t have to be a bad thing as it is often misunderstood as some sort of bad omen against the world.
Remember, stuff goes wrong ALL THE TIME and daily life issues will still go on as mercury spins backwards causing us to want to link every mistake or failure to it. Remember, the retrograde has its effects but having a deeper understanding of it is beneficial to surviving it.
The Signs Mercury Retrograde Are Expected To Effect The Most & A Little Advice For Each Sign
Virgo: Try not to jump to conclusions and remember that communication from others may be misunderstood during this time.
Gemini: Think before you speak
Leo: Double check everything and get rest
Cancer: Create a sacred place you can go to experience your intense emotions. Rely on friends for support if necessary.
Advice For All
1. Check your paperwork
2. Double check plans with friends
3. Try not to make hasty decisions
4. Ensure important messages are carefully worded
If you feel extremely overwhelmed, slow down and try to ask for some outside perspective from a friend
If you find all your survival techniques are failing think the word “Maktub”, a word I learned from reading The Alchemist meaning “It is written”. In other words: You Got This, What’s Meant To Be Will Be.