Wednesday, February 04, 2009


I realize I haven't written on here in weeks. Don't blame me, blame Mercury Retrograde.

At the risk of sounding way "new-agey," I've really come to believe in Mercury Retrograde and its effects. Whenever I sense things are "off," aka, I'm mentally or energetically sluggish, overly introverted, communications are consistently getting crossed, things seem to be progressing slower than usual, I find out its Mercury Retrograde. And vice versa. Things get lost in the mail. Friends misunderstand each other. Cell phones and computers conk out. Things seem frustrating or uncertain.

Here's a lil' info:

Mercury goes retrograde three times a year for three weeks. During this time, one often feels mentally wobbly, forgetful, and introverted. This can be a great time for renewal and self-reflection.

Awareness can help reduce the frustrations and aggravations that are typically associated with the retrograde period. To keep from being knocked off center, it's important to be prepared in advance for the challenging aspects. Similarly, recognizing the potential of the retrograde helps us to take advantage of the aspect and accomplish more.

A planet is described as retrograde when it appears to be moving backward through the zodiac. Retrograde planets present us with a series of events over which we seem to have little or no control. Mercury turns retrograde three times a year as a rule, but the effects of each period differ, according to the sign in which it happens.

Be warned:

Mercury Retrograde Schedule 2009:
January 11th – February 1st,
May –May 31st ,
September 7th – September 29th,
December 26th –January 15th 2010

I've sorta come to dread the retrograde happenings. Its good to think there are positive things to it, like increased reflection, renewal, re-assessing. Just not blogging.