Top Ten Tips for Navigating Mercury Retrograde

Mercury is retrograde!  In case you don't know what that means, here's what you NEED to know.

Beginning September 9th through October 2nd, for about 3 weeks, Mercury, the winged messenger of the Gods, will be retrograde.  It doesn't actually move backward but 'appears' to due our perspective and it's location on the ecliptic.

Here are my top tips for navigating your life when Mercury is Retrograde - which happens about three times each year.

1.  Double and triple confirm all appointments, meetings, and times to meet up with friends.  Miscommunication and misunderstandings are the soup de jour during a Mercury Rx.

2.  This is the IDEAL time to review, revise, renew, reassess, reflect...anything with a 're' in front of it. It's an opportunity for you to literally change how you fell about past hurts and experiences. Mercury retrograde is the perfect time to let it all go and realize the wisdom of any past experience.

3.  This is also a GREAT time to start something up again from your PAST or something you've been planning to do for a while now. If you are in sales or work with clients, Mercury retrograde is a great time to get in touch and see if they're ready to move forward. You'll be surprised at the results.

IF you decide to start something ALL NEW during a Mercury Rx you will have to REDO it after Mercury goes direct. The reason for this is that you will not have all of the information and something you missed or didn't know will come to light after Mercury goes direct on October 2 and within the next week or so as it moves out of what's called Mercury's shadow phase.

Way back in the early '80's I made this mistake and started a new job and moved to a new home under a Mercury Rx period.  Six weeks later, I lost that job and nearly lost my new home!

Since that time, I gained a quick and healthy respect for these short periods of time when Mercury is holding back on all the details. Now I use these periods to re-examine what I've got working on the drawing board.

So see every Mercury Retrograde period as the PERFECT time to get all those duckies lining up before you make your grand debut or launch your new plans. 

5.  It's also an IDEAL time to get in touch with people from your past. Don't be surprised if you hear from an old friend, boss or co-worker.  Ex-boyfriends can pop back into your life as well. Now that you know, you won't be surprised!

6.  If you own a business it's also a perfect time to follow up on deals that never panned out - this could be the time that they fall into place!

7.  If you've had a falling-out with a friend or family member, now is the perfect time to have a conversation and clear up the misunderstanding or hurt feelings.  You can really have a major shift in how you see things while Mercury is retrograde.  It can be an opportunity to (almost literally) changing the past based on how you view it. Don't be shy and make the most of the opportunities open to you now.

8.  Unless you absolutely have to, try your best not to purchase a new computer.  Again and unless you've been planning it prior to Mercury going retrograde - I would say by at least a week to be safe. Mercury rules contracts and communications so you may not be happy with your purchase later. 

9.  Mercury also rules all forms of travel.  Again, and unless you have to buy a new car or go on a last minute trip, it's best to wait. Definitely don't spontaneously decide to go out and buy a new car or book a vacation last minute.  You'll miss the fine print, or end up disappointed in the end.

10.  Unless you've been in contract negotiations at a minimum of ten days prior to Mercury going retrograde, wait until after October 2nd to sign any new agreements, contracts or legally-binding documents.  To be safe, give it a good week after Mercury goes 'direct' before signing.

Stay open and reflect on where you want to take your dreams. Review, reflect, re-analyze, re-strategize - anything with an 're' before it falls under the domain of any Mercury Retrograde period. Take your time and you'll see things from a new view and feel even more confident about where you're headed after October 2nd!  Happy Mercury Retrograde!

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