Mercury Retrograde Dec. 19, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017



Several times a year, for a period of three and a half weeks, it appears as if Mercury is going backwards. We call this illusion retrograde motion...or Mercury Retrograde.

Mercury turns retrograde today and will remain retrograde until January 8th.

This retrograde begins in the sign of Capricorn and falls in Sagittarius on January 4th for the remainder of this retrograde period. Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn focuses on career, reputation and achievement. Mercury, when in Sagittarius, focuses on hopes, education and inspiration.

Do not allow yourself to be stressed every time Mercury is in retrograde! After all, it happens 3 times a year and lasts for 3 1/2 weeks at a time. Instead, learn how to use this time to your benefit rather than allowing it to limit you.

Yes it is true... misunderstandings may happen because we all may be having trouble expressing ourselves...some more so than others, as it affects everyone differently. To counter this, be understanding and practice active listening. Pay close attention to what others are saying, rather than rushing to make your point and make sure you choose your words carefully.

Also... Mercury Retrograde is not considered an ideal time to make any major purchases or decisions. It is not the best time to travel, to have surgery, to break up, start a relationship or get married, but, with that being said, sometimes we just cannot put our lives on hold. So, if you find yourself having to do one or more of those very things, it's fine, it's not destined to fail, just be sure to do your due diligence. Research, read the fine print and do everything within your power make sure that all is on track and stays that way. Do be prepared in case you get derailed or delayed somewhere along the way....leave your frustration at home and bring your sense of humor with you...and a book, just in case there are delays!

By being aware of both the the positive aspects and the negative possibilities of this time we can make the best of this Mercury Retrograde period... flow with it's energy and use it to your advantage.

Life is lived in cycles of work and rest. Mercury’s direct periods are best used for forward motion and starting new projects, whereas...

Mercury’s retrograde periods are best used for rest, contemplation, research and finishing up old projects.

When Mercury goes retrograde, it is a time of heightened inner awareness and intuition, perfect for meditation and introspective reflection. Use this time to clear both your mind and your space... You might be surprised what you find and surprised at just how much peace of mind results from the order you create.

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