The first phase of Mercury Retrograde (MR) this year starts on Monday 17th February (Aquarius), ending on 10th March (Pisces) 2020. This celestial phenomenon impacts us all and often in a uniformed way. The more prepared we are, the greater our levels of survival and success and key things to remember are: do not sign contracts, make big purchases or be unclear when communicating with others. People experience computers crashing, missing flights and unusual tension at work BUT do not let 'negative' events have a lasting impingement on your world. Things go an unexpected way to make us reassess and take a new, improved path! It is best to go through a planning period, preparing for new contracts, ideas, adventures and activate them after Mercury Retrograde.
Three or four times a year Mercury speeds past the Earth and this is when we go into the retrograde cycle. The turbulence it creates can affect what we feel in our daily lives up until it has passed. It is an energy shift, that affects the conveyance of information and communication; Mercury was the name of the Roman messenger responsible for communication. Mercury Retrograde periods include all types of communication, speaking, listening, reading, researching, negotiating, editing, selling and buying and rules formal contracts and agreements.
It is a great idea t stay aware of each phase; I have them written on my calendar, along with the Full & New Moon cycles, which I am also sensitive too. The remaining dates are:
June 19th, 2020 (Gemini) – July 11th, 2020 (Cancer) & October 16th, 2020 (Libra) – November 2nd, 2020 (Scorpio).
These chapters do not have to be negative, it is just about discovering a different way of working for a couple of weeks. There are just a few 'rules' to follow to maintain positivity throughout the cycle.
Be sure to finalise projects before the start of each retrograde / hold off until after it is over
Do not make important moves during this time
Ensure clear communication, be meticulous and correct any misunderstandings immediately, to avoid confusion. Double check any written work, social posts, emails, anything so that everything is described in a clear, concise way. Do not jump to conclusions & be sure to achieve clarity where there would appear to be confusion. Thinking clearly is challenging whilst we work through these times
Back up your work, be sure to save everything & back up computers, phones and important documents
To avoid important messages being lost, send them multiple times, in different formats and ask for receipt confirmations, to make sure they have been received
To prevent being taken by surprise be aware that miscommunications will happen and use tactics to recover. Breathe deeply & act calmly and concisely to achieve resolution. Meditation, Yoga & Reiki can all help restore balance & calm
Things happen fast, apply quick thinking and explore all possibilities, use reasoning and rationality to acquire answers on both physical & psychological levels
For projects that started pre Mercury Retrograde but are taking too long to complete, push them through & encourage their finalisation
Areas that can seem to spin out of control include computer coding, transportation, shipping & travel. Maintain control or ride the wave & ensure positive, determined results
When travelling whilst we are in Mercury Retrograde, double check routes, maps & transportation, label luggage clearly and triple check everything
Personal travel is recommended though, so you get away & relax
Be conscious of forgetfulness
Do not launch any websites, advertising campaigns or magazines or new endeavours
Do not sign any contracts or shake hands on new agreements, written & verbal alike
Do not buy anything expensive, houses, cars, computers and so on, as you can expect problems later
It is also recommended to postpone surgery, unless it is an emergency, then go right ahead!
It is a great time for reorganising wardrobes, files and drawers, anything feeling cluttered & in need of an overhaul. It is exciting what you can find that you thought had been lost forever or you had forgotten you had
It is an energising period that can see an increase in productivity, just be aware things will be changeable and go with the flow! Keep summarising what you are told, to be sure you have correctly understood. If retrograde occurs in your zodiac month, frustrations can be pronounced, as above, double check everything & assume nothing.
It is true to say nothing ever goes 'wrong', it is there to teach us a lesson, show us the next path to take & to enhance our existence. If you cannot put off decision then remember to be flexible & accommodating. Mercury retrograde is at its strongest on the first & last dates of each cycle so allow 2 days (minimum, 2 weeks is better!) after Mercury moves ahead before initiating changes, projects or purchases.
Have an amazing week,
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Updated Feb 2020