Today Mercury (in the Air sign of Aquarius) goes direct after being in retrograde for the past 3 weeks. Lots of people celebrate the ending of Mercury retrograde because it’s known to cause difficulties in communication. It’s recommended to not begin anything new, like a project or relationship and to not sign contracts. Think of it as a pause button! Despite the challenges it might bring, there is a silver lining. It’s a great time to do research, be more internal, strengthen your foundation and cleanse + clear. If you take advantage of this opportunity to slow down, by February 12th you’ll be ready to step into your life with more clarity!
MysticMamma described it like this:
“This will be another important retrograde, where the past will be reviewed to see what we can and cannot bring with us into the future in mid-February…By learning how to use Mercury retrograde periods wisely and consciously, even if our affairs are momentarily diverted in strange directions, coordinated in some unusual ways, or take some peculiar twists and turns, they often turn out for the best over the long run, whether we knew that or not during the retrograde period.”
There were some twists and turns for me. I had plans to go out of town for work, but they were interrupted when I got sick with a cold and cough. Despite not feeling well, I was still considering going, even though I didn’t honestly feel like it was the best idea. After struggling with making a decision whether to go or not to go, I stopped to really think about what I was doing. I knew and was disappointed that I was taking part in a continuous cycle of mine where I don’t trust my body or my intuition and try to “power” through. I don’t want to live that way any longer, so I made the decision to honor my body and stay home to get some rest. And I’m so glad I did because I was in bed all day yesterday! I’m not saying I blame Mercury retrograde for why I got sick, as cold and flu season is in full swing. But, I do believe that my body needed to learn to take advantage of this time to rest, reflect and reenergize. I also learned what I don’t want to bring with me into the future: not trusting the intelligence of my body and not practicing self-love and self-care. There will be more to come on that next week… Something beautiful + meaningful — Satya Jewelry’s Retrograde Style collection of pretty, delicate pieces that “project positivity and protection”, like (image above) the stackable Gunmetal & Gold Moon ring, $49.
I’d love to know — Did you realize what you can and cannot bring with you into the future?