It’s back…..Mercury Retrograde

It’s Mercury Retrograde time again!  Ugh. And just in time for the holiday!   I wrote about Mercury Retrograde in August, but it’s back!

Thursday, November 24th, 2011, Mercury the wise communicator—and universal trickster—turns retrograde, sending communications, travel, appointments, mail and the internet into a mess.  The retro period begins some days before the actual turning point (now) and lasts for three weeks or so, until December 14, 2011.

For those of you who do not know what it means when a planet is retrograde, it is when the planet appears to be moving backwards through the Zodiac.  I think of it as when you see a car moving quickly, and the wheels appear as if they are rotating backwards.

Well, the Mercury Retrograde sciency stuff is not what I am talking about.  You can Google Mercury Retrograde if you want to learn more about that.  I’m talking about how it effects us.  Mercury Retrograde tends to disrupt communication and transportation, among other things.

It is a time period that is hard for writers (sigh), and those who work through negotiating and communicating.  It is a difficult time for traveling (delays).  It is a good time to make sure that your computer is backed up, since it does effect computers, phones, cars, buses and trains.

I find all of this fascinating.  I love to read about how our solar system has a hand in our day to day lives.  We have all heard stories about a full moon.  Pay attention.  Watch to make sure you are not misunderstood.  Slow down.  Take your time.  I hope you do learn more about Mercury Retrograde.  It is interesting stuff.

The holiday season can be stressful enough.  Don’t over react to your life.  Listen twice as much as you speak.  My mom used to say, “That is why God gave you two ears and only one mouth.”  And, don’t forget those hard drives.



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  1. Stacy S Says:

    Nooooo – no no no no no. THANK YOU for your words of wisdom and reminding us ( ME ) to be careful with communications & slow down and, I love it, not over react to my life ! ! ! ! Now I just have to re-read this every day! : )