Well folks its Mercury Retrograde time again, and just in time for the holidays! Is this going to be a gift to us and ‘blessing in disguise’ or a cruel joke on us all who are trying to celebrate?!?!
For some it could be both, for others a quiet time of contemplation and reviewing 2016 to get ready for 2017 or for many a time of stressful travel, being forgetful, failed communication when its most important and cranky kids due to broken devices or not getting the toys they wanted from Santa. Hang onto your hats, it could go either way the next few weeks!
This Mercury retrograde happens between December 19th 2016 to January 8 2017, starting in the sign of Capricorn and stationing in Sagittarius. This energy is asking us to go back to the blueprint of life and making some creative adjustments. Capricorn is a powerful sign that moves forward with amplitude and impressiveness which can take command of situations. And as Mercury moves backwards visiting Sagittarius, creative contemplation is brought to the surface. Sagittarius is a freedom seeking energy that longs to find truth, connect with nature and is quick to move away from captivity.
Mercury Retrograde Rule #1: add RE before everything you do. Remember that during any Mercury Retrograde cycle, if you’re doing something that begins with “re” such as reassess, revise, revisit, reconnect, redo, recall, resay, refresh, you’re right on track. If you’re not then stop immediately or else suffer the Mercury Retrograde migraine! This is where sitting in quiet contemplation with your spiced egg nog may come in handy, watching the world go by and the clock tick down on one of the 2 “eves” and taking it easy and slow, instead of running like a chicken with your head cut off getting no where but stressed out! We can welcome Mercury in this fashion and use it to our advantage especially during one of the busiest and most stressful time of the year.
As we wrap up 2016 and embark on the new year, take sometime to spend with yourself. Look deeply into the inner mirror and check in to see what you have signed yourself up for. Perhaps the Mercury retrograde can give you some soulful adjustments to help bring hope, honesty and curiosity into your life at this time, your existence. There can be more freedom if you choose to follow your own path. Take responsibility for your heart and find a creative way to bring a little more compassion forward as you move forward on this journey of yours.
The Tarot Card for this Mercury Retrograde period is the Hanged Man, 12th Major arcana. This Tarot Card complements the energy of Mercury retrograde in that The Hanged Man tarot card is one aspect of connecting to the process in which self-realization occurs. Openness to receptivity of feeling Spirit, Receiving the total experience though sacrificing ego, and self regeneration. Life is in transition and change is inevitable. Reversal of the mind and one’s way of life. The period of respite between significant events, sacrifice, repentance, readjustment. Seeking solutions to the problems. Regeneration, rebirth, improvement. Bring on 2017; let’s be ready for it! Be the Changes you want to see in the world! ~Gandhi ==> Find out how Mercury will affect your holiday this season and get a Tarot Reading to see the influences around this planetary event in connection with everything else going on in your life!