Mercury began its Retrograde cycle yesterday in the sign of Libra through October 9th. Libra represents fairness and justice. The date 9/17/2015 has an 8-8-7 vibration in the date and double 8’s increases and amplifies the aggressive side of Libra. which is often referred to as the “iron hand in the velvet glove” because it’s aggressiveness is not usually obvious because of opposing Yin and Yang polarities. However, during the MRx cycle you can basically expect the unexpected and this ups the ante for drama and the unforeseen, so be on your toes during the next three weeks.
From a scientific point of view, retrograde cycles create illusions from our perspective as earthly beings due to the fact that the earth is orbiting the sun at a different speed than the other planets. When a planet retrogrades, it shifts all the energy affecting us in opposite ways and can breed confusion and chaos in how we receive, interpret and then relay the original information we received.
From a human perspective, when a planet is in a slow and lethargic state, it affects all zones associated with speaking, listening and the negotiation process. Therefore Mercury Retrograde is about adjusting your actions and resetting your reactions.
The areas that could potentially affect someone during a Mercury Retrograde cycle would be when buying, selling, traveling or signing contracts for example.
The prudent thing to do is think things through before engaging in a conversation or anything to do with money, travel or signing any legal agreement / contract.
What to do during Mercury Retrograde
- Review the information
- Revise your perceptions
- Rework your interpretation
- Rewind yourself
- Relax and breathe into it
- Rebalance your mind, body, spirit
- Refocus your energies
- Rethink your words
- Reconsider possibilities
- Recalibrate your attitude
Sending love and blessings during these turbulent times…