Monday, June 30, 2014

Mercury Retrograde



I've been getting a lot of questions about what is going on lately. Why can't we concentrate, why is Facebook not sending our messages and why do our phones keep losing service. WHAT'S HAPPENING!? It's called Mercury Retrograde.

What is Happening:  

The planet of communication is Mercury. Mercury is well on its way through the universe, until June 7th, when it stops dead in it's tracks at 3 degrees of Cancer. The planet then will turn backwards and go back in which the way it came until July 1st when it stops again and returns back on its original path. Mercury turns retrograde three times a year, spending a bit more than three weeks in "reverse" gear each time. The retrograde cycle is due to the fact that we are viewing the planets from a moving platform, the Earth. The planets, in fact, do not actually change direction, but appear to do so from our perspective. This geocentric, or earth-centered, point of view is the basis for astrological measurements. In a sense, what you see is what you get.

What will be Affected:  

Well of course Mercury related endeavors are going to be compromised, such as communication, travel, and attention to detail. Expect to feel more introverted and less social. Probably avoid new projects or signing any contracts during this time. Don't purchase any large items such as cars, houses, anything else. Glitches in technology are expected. (I have had numerous Facebook messages not send, and my cell phone carrier seems to not have service more often that it does have service)

How Long Will This Last:  

The actual Retrograde will last from the time Mercury stops on June 7th to the time it stops again on July 1st. However, there is a 'shadow' period that lasts roughly 2 weeks before and after the retrograde. The 'front end' will begin on May 23rd and ended on the first day of the Retrograde, June 7th. The 'back end' will begin when Mercury stops on July 1st and starts is journey back to 3 degrees of Cancer. It will end once it reaches its destination on July 16th. These 'shadows' will be less intense than the actual Retrograde.

We can use this time to tie up any lose ends that may be floating around. Be more aware of your perspective of life and communication. We will all feel this shift, some more than others. Ride it out and enjoy the ride.

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