My Libra side has been kicking up a fuss lately reminding me there are always two sides to every story and therefore it follows Mercury retrograde offers as many benefits as it does drawbacks. I realize this runs contrary to the prevailing opinion but what the heck, I’m going to throw my thoughts out there anyway!
On an average Mercury spends approximately three weeks moving in reverse, three times a year with a week or so on either side of the dates it stations retrograde and direct when the small planet is moving very slowly. It makes absolutely no sense AT ALL to spend a third of every year being afraid to do anything out of fear things may go wrong, now does it? Besides, there are millions of people who know nothing about Mercury retrogrades and who manage just fine.
We live in an extremely fast paced world, especially those who live in urban areas with their latest and greatest bit of communication technology within arm’s reach at all times, day and night. Please believe me when I say one can lead a very good life without access to those devices . . . I do it every day. Obviously I have internet access but I don’t have a cell phone, just an old land-line phone that even works when the power is out and doesn’t require batteries.
Part of the creative process is coming up with new ideas or new variations of existing concepts and most creative types acknowledge the need for peace and quiet to do that. Mercury retrogrades are perfect opportunities to take time for reflection and contemplation. If we are constantly engaged externally, how can we turn inwards?
It is convenient to blame Mercury Retch for holiday travel glitches, packages not getting to their destinations on time or mis-communications with friends and family but keep in mind those things happen every single year whether Mercury is retrograde or not. It’s not Mercury’s fault people try to cram too many tasks into too little time during the holidays, is it?
I’m beginning to suspect most of difficulties attached to Mercury retrograde are anecdotal rather than fact. We tend to pay more attention to Mercury related matters when Mercury is retrograde that’s all. Mercury was running along just fine a month ago when one of six books I ordered from Amazon.com got lost and had to be re-ordered, and since Mercury went retrograde this time I finally managed to figure out how to get an email account for Libra Seeking Balance set up and functioning!
If you are feeling anxious and nervous now, it probably has more to do with Uranus being squared first by the Sun, then Mercury over the next few days. Jupiter sitting right next to Uranus is doing his bit to blow things out of proportion too. The best thing we can do is slow down, take plenty of time outs and practice our favorite method of relaxation. Chances are the sky is not going to fall if we don’t get Aunt Alice’s package sent in time for Christmas delivery or those cookies decorated for the office party. Relax!!!
I would love to hear others thoughts on this . . .