The first retrograde of 2020 is here, Mercury will be moving through Pisces. People hear the words “Mercury in Retrograde” and they seem to either panic or they get excited that they have something to blame their issues/troubles on for the next few weeks. I try not to look at this period in time as something negative in our lives. Just as the seasons change every year the planets also go into retrograde. It is a natural occurrence in the universe!
I look at Mercury Retrograde as a time to look within, receive our lessons, and to slow down to receive the signs the universe is providing for us! The planet Mercury rules thinking, timing, communication, technology, and travel. The astrological event, Mercury in retrograde, affects our energy and communication as the planet slows down in speed making it look as it is moving backwards.
This retrograde will last approximately three weeks, February 17-March 10th. During this time, you will notice intuition and psychic senses being heightened and or brought to a new level. Our compassionate, creative, and spiritual sides will be calling for attention and focus. This is a time to go inward, work on our self-love, find direction, focus on the details, concentrate, and manifest what we want our future self to look like. We will be feeling a lot this retrograde. We will tend to just speak from the heart rather than logically think about the words that come out of our mouth before we say them. Again, this is a time to pause and look within before we act.
Take this time to reflect and make the choices that will pave the path to become a bigger and better you with the universes helping hand. It is always here to lend you that hand, but it is up to us to accept the help.
There are a few things to be aware of to help us work through this time and use it to the best of our ability.
Back up all electronic equipment of importance as mercury in retrograde tends to interfere with electronics.
Use caution before signing new documents and don’t sign papers you don’t clearly understand.
Slow down your actions and make sure you are truly hearing/ understanding any information being presented to you.
This is not a good time to start new projects, instead focus on fine tuning details.
Take time for self-love and reflection to ensure signs/ messages from the universe are not missed.
If we are aware of the retrograde conditions and their possible influences, the more we can navigate through our life experiences with greater control and understanding. Embrace this time in the universe and use its energy to the best of its ability during this time.