MERCURY has gone RETRO– Uh oh… as of October 13th!

The planet Mercury– which rules the mind, communication, business, & transportation– has gone on another vacation and this one started 7:05 pm MST, October 13th, and we have this energy to contend with to November 3rd.

It is time to slip into plod mode and stay that way. It takes perseverance but you can do it! We can do it!! We can get through this again!

Actually Mercury Retrograde is a good opportunity to slow down a little and be centered in the peace and love of the Divine. Celebrate rest, seeing established friends and family and let’s enjoy anyway! Meditate! Pray! This can be a time for working on stalled projects which can suddenly flip forward. Not the best time for new projects or new beginnings as things can be sluggish and confused. Can be beneficial for planning.

Of course each one of us responds to the Celestial influences differently—and since I am a Libran, and very airy & mental, I am more strongly impacted than some other signs. Al Manning—a self-proclaimed triple Gemini and Founder of the world famous ESP LAB had this to say: “Mercury Retrograde tears the hell out of communications in general and presents a bad time to start new projects. But it is a good time for cleaning out your closets and finishing off old or stalled projects. By staying carefully and deliberately positive, we can handle it all and go forward together. Let’s do it!”

Think of a Mercury Retro survival plan. I post mine on the refrigerator for the period to remind me. Here is mine: 1) don’t panic. 2) say less not more. 3) stay in your spiritual center. 4) be patient with all communications. 5) prune all unnecessary activity – especially travel plans and new projects. 6) avoid new purchases – especially computers, automobiles, and electronic devices. 7) know that this aspect has a beginning, a middle, and an end… keep plodding through it. 8) don’t quit your job, change your friends, or your location – save this for better times. 9) emphasize the “better” aspect of Mercury retro: see old friends, work on stalled projects, clean out closets, emphasize spirituality. 10) Use the ORANGE LIGHT to help promote mental clarity. Follow these 10 steps with a good attitude and your experience of Mercury Retro can be more positive.

Let’s enjoy as we go about Spirits’ business of growing, unfolding as we live life fully and celebrate its goodness!

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