Mercury goes Retrograde on March 5, 2019 at 29 degrees of Pisces and will turn direct once again on March 28, with the post-shadow period ending on April 16. We entered the pre-shadow period on February 19th. It is during the pre-shadow time that we often see the conditions set up for the retrograde phase that follows, where we may have skipped important details, made false assumptions or made errors in our communication. It also sometimes shows trouble with traveling and transportation.
During the retrograde phase, we see the consequences of our inattention to detail and our desire to take the easy way out. Any wrong assumptions we have made are also revealed as well as errors in communication and transportation may come up for some. This is the crucial time to pay attention, practice due diligence and to check and recheck the details of important matters. I always advise making backup plans.
Mercury Retrograde has gotten a bad reputation over the years, although it doesn't really deserve it. The retrograde cycle, while sometimes inconvenient and annoying, is actually a time for us to discover what is not working properly in our lives. It is a good time for revealing the real issues in our lives that need our attention in order to resolve them. It is also a good time for attending to those things you have put on the back burner, a time for reflective thought, inner work, spiritual work and finding yourself.
On the mundane level, Mercury retrograde can add to the confusion, delays, errors in communication and transportation we see all around us and there isn't much we can do about that. But we can prepare for any bumps by taking the time to double check things and to plan ahead.
On the personal level, we can manage the retrograde period by being centered; conscious and aware of what is going on around us. Most importantly, we can manage this time best when we are acting from the heart.
If we instead react from our needs, our hurts, our fears or our personal triggers, then we are acting from our shadow self. But this is what Mercury retrograde is all about. It is a time to clear your tendencies to react to life from the shadow self and the shadows of others. It is a time to re-group, review, rejuvenate and to renew. And most importantly, it is a time to realign yourself to your Spirit.
Depending on your chart, this Mercury retrograde will effect you differently. Look for 29 degrees of Pisces in your chart to know which house it is happening in for you. If you need help discovering this information, contact me with your birth day, year, time and place and I will run a quick chart for you and let you know where this is occurring in your personal chart.
Remember to practice patience during this period and be sure to be prepared with backup plans. For some extra tips, here is my quick survival guide!
February 3, 2019
Tomorrow, February 4th, 2019 at 1:04 pm PST, the New Moon is happening at 15 degrees Aquarius. Today, tomorrow and the next day is your window for setting New Moon intentions!
What this Aquarius Sun/Moon energy signifies in general is a time for shaking things up! If you’ve got anything holding you back from being your true self or if you have an unhealthy habit that you need to break, now is the time to release those things without emotional attachment, embrace the changes and move forward in the spirit of re-inventing yourself!
This is also a wonderful time for doing something to help your fellow humans such as volunteering or donating to a cause. It is also an excellent time for hanging out with your tribe. Remember, Aquarius is actually an air sign, despite its name as the water bearer, which means it likes social engagement! This energy likes to think, talk, share ideas, and invent new ways to solve the world’s problems.
What it could mean for you personally all depends on your birth chart, which is unique to you. If you would like some help on that, contact me for a reading. I’ll need your accurate birth time to cast your chart. I’m happy to help you understand your own personal chart and how to use this knowledge for you to live a more fulfilling and heartfelt life. After all, that is what makes life worth living!
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