Mercury turns retrograde today (February 23) and it’s time to go over the things we’ve done in the past in order to help perfect our future. Mercury is in Pisces now where it tends to be more adaptable and flexible and doesn’t mind reversing itself in order to improve the flow of our lives so this retrograde period may not be as difficult as some others.
Mercury turns retrograde for three weeks four times a year, so it is not a rare event. I like to think of retrograde periods as being similar to ocean waves on a beach. The ocean comes towards the shore, and then it retreats so that it can come once more – the ebb and flow of life. We progress forwards in our life, marching towards the end of time, and then periodically we retreat, take a break, and re-evaluate that progress. We correct the things that aren’t working, and improve the things that are.
While it’s true that Mercury retrograde periods are not great times to plan a vacation or make a major purchase, I confess I do these things all the time. In my real estate business I can’t take off three weeks four times a year when Mercury turns retrograde, but if I have to sign a contract during that time I know to be prepared for renegotiations and reversals.
But Mercury retrograde is not the only news – we also have a Full Moon on February 25th in Virgo, the sign of practical reality and the body/mind/spirit system. I personally believe that Chiron is the modern ruler of Virgo because both share an attention to the balance between mental and spiritual health to the physical body. This […]