One little ring rating for Mercury in Retrograde! There are many articles that explain this super annoying phenomenon (like the one I linked to above), but in short-> three times a year the planet Mercury appears to go in a backwards (or retrograde) motion, and when it does- all goes to hell in an handbag (and not a new Prada at that). Even as a very logical, Ivy League graduate, I can’t help but note that every time things go haywire it’s always when Mercury is in Retrograde. This phase is a time when you’ll get in a raging fight with a loved one over a poorly communicated text, or hurricanes will ravage the coast, or your electronics will break down, or whatever crappy thing that can happen, happens. Ugh. Thankfully, I recalled this phenomenon and looked up the retrograde motions for 2011 when I got married and dodged Hurricane Irene, bad travels, dust storms, and all sorts of other seemingly apocalyptic shenanigans. Fewf!
To avoid unnecessary stress and chaos on your special day, check out this link to see when Mercury goes into retrograde over the next few years.
To see how to best manage Mercury in Retrograde, read after the break to see tips from GalaDarling.com (not related to me Darling!)
A Quick and Dirty Guide to Surviving Mercury in Retrograde
Be sure not to take things too personally. People will often say offensive things they didn’t mean around this time, because their thinking is clouded & their communication skills are on pause! If your best friend suddenly became the most insensitive person in the world, give her the benefit of the doubt.
Back up your data!
Don’t purchase any big ticket items, because they will often have flaws or issues that you weren’t aware of! Of course, life doesn’t stop just because of wacky planetary movement, so if you absolutely have to get that car, computer or iPhone, TRIPLE-check all the paperwork, & make sure you have a warranty!
Take things with a grain of salt. Everyone is a bit confused, & people are much more inclined to change their mind once Mercury goes direct. Mercury can be a bit of a trickster — could it be that the next few weeks are a big karmic joke?!
Read the small print on any contracts. Ask lots of questions. Again, you can’t put your life on hold just because of some silly planet, but adapt your lifestyle a bit so that things run more smoothly. Communication can be a mess right now, but do your best to get as much information as you can.
Finish things you started a while ago. Home improvement projects? Wardrobe re-organisations? Short stories? Love affairs?! This is an excellent time to tie up loose ends & file things away forever.
Get together with old friends, reminisce & laugh!
Double-check any information you’re given, especially as relates to travel arrangements! During one particularly formidable Mercury retrograde, I actually caught a cab to the wrong airport! Check times, delays, baggage allowances, reservations… everything!
Allow Mercury to nudge you in unusual directions. If you seem to find yourself “back to the future”, don’t just try to wriggle out of it — look at what the universe is trying to show you. What can you learn from this situation? This is a fantastic time to re-examine, accept & move on.
Use the things you’ve discovered in the past to create a dazzling new vision so that you’re ready to blast ahead when Mercury goes direct!