By Anntionet: Since January 14th and until February 3, 2022, Mercury has been in retrograde. In short, when a planet goes into retrograde it means that there is an illusion of the planet moving backwards. It isn’t moving backwards; it is just moving in a direction that is opposite other celestial bodies.
Mercury is the planet which rules communication, thoughts, reason, transportation and a few other energies that we interact with daily. When this planet is in retrograde, disruptions to these elements of our life can and usually will happen. Phone calls drop, thinking patterns become distracted or may seem irrational, messages become lost in translation, traffic and accidents increase, vehicle issues arise and technology goes haywire. These types of chaotic energies can obviously be extremely frustrating when it creates such interruptions in our lives.
We may begin to feel attacked by the universe, impatient with our environment and irritable with those around us. Having these emotions is natural in response to such inconveniences, yet it helps to calm these negative energies when we begin to understand that the interruptions are happening to allow us the opportunity to address situations which are not serving our higher good or may be unnecessary. For instance, if there are multiple appliances in a home that are not being used, one or more of the appliances may break to encourage its removal from the space it is using in your life because it is not necessary and that space will be needed soon. Or, an important appliance may break which is frustrating at the moment, but then once it is fixed it may not break again for many years. The Mercury retrograde energy finds the weak part brings it to your attention so that it can be addressed at a more opportune time.
So, although this time brings much chaos to our planet it also brings opportunities for us to address situations which need our attention for improvement. It is up to us whether to, and how to give our attention to these suggestions. Go ahead and get frustrated. Then after your initial frustration, consider taking the opportunity to reflect on what the situation is bringing into or out of your life and why. What are you being made aware of? Where is your attention being directed? Are you stuck in a traffic jam? Then perhaps the universe is communicating to you that you have recently been moving too fast. This does not necessarily mean that you have been driving too fast, but instead would you benefit from slowing down in another area of your life? Has your phone battery been depleting faster than usual? In addition to addressing the physical reasons that the phone battery may be depleting, perhaps it is time for you to recharge yourself in some way. It may be a good time to take a day to yourself and spend some time outside while giving your phone a break from use. Or maybe you are due for a relaxing spa day.
I strongly suggest having patience with yourself and those around you during this time, as we are all trying our best to deal with this disruptive energy that is in fact here to help us strengthen the structure of our lives. It is understandably difficult to recognize the help we are receiving in the moments of interruption, but I encourage you to take some time to reflect on how Mercury retrograde is affecting you, and how you can use its energy to redirect your attention to matters that are showing you they need it the most right now. And trust that these things are happening to help you move towards improvement.
Love and Light,