As a Gemini ruled by Mercury, I admit that I really dislike Mercury retrogrades. There are three a year and the one that begins today is in Pisces. It’s a fairly long retro, too. It doesn’t end until March 28.
The rules for navigating these periods are simple:
Don’t start anything new. Review, revise, reconsider.
If you can avoid traveling, by all means do so. Otherwise, your travel plans are likely to change – i.e. delays and inconveniences of one kind or another.
Double check all appointments.
Communicate as clearly as possible. Even when you do, there may be understandings.
Don’t submit manuscripts, screenplays, or any other creative product.
Don’t sign contracts unless you don’t mind revisiting the terms at a later date.
Don’t buy electronics or cars or, as I discovered during the lat retro, desks that you have to assemble. I’m still missing the middle drawer of my desk. In fact, try not to buy anything you have to assemble.
Now what’s really interesting about this retro is that it overshadows 2 other astrological events that occur on March 6- the transit of Uranus into Taurus and a new moon in Pisces. I’ve written about the Uranus transit before, and it’s worth noting that Michael Cohen, trump’s former attorney and fixer, will be testifying again on that day. We can expect surprises and revelations to come out of that, and they probably will be unexpected.
I’ve already gotten inklngs of what this retro may be like for me. I’ve had some computer glitches. I discovered that a publisher had no record that rights had been reverted for an astrology book I wrote on creativity and I couldn’t find the email that stated the rights had been reverted. Minutia. Merc retro is a mischievous devil that messes with the smallest details and expands to the bigger stuff.
The power of the new moon in Pisces will be subdued, and some of us may be revisiting issues, ideas, and relationships that we thought were history but which are still alive and noisy inside of us. The Merc retro taints most of the month, with things moving much more slowly that we’d like. But the effects can be mitigated by going with the proverbial flow, remaining positive and focused.
Someone a few years back asked if Mercury retrogrades and the accompanying snafus were worse for me because I expected them to be worse. There may be some truth to that. If we live in a universe governed by the law of attraction – and Carl Jung believed that we did – then it’s possible that at some level, I’m attracting these snafus.
So my challenge to myself and everyone else: if it’s possible that we’re attracting this energy, then how can it be mitigated or eliminated?
However, there’s also a lovely new moon today in Pisces. And tomorrow, Uranus enters Taurus. That write up will appear on the 7th.