Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What to do during Mercury Retrograde

My Meditation calendar marks today, June 26th, as the beginning of a period of Mecury Retrograde.  I understand that this is when the planet Mercury appears to move backwards until July 20th (although not really since this is an optical illusion) and people are cautious about making plans or signing contracts.

"Mercury is the messenger, and in this time, the delivery is warped or the message gets lost en route.  Some people find that their computers go on the fritz or phone lines go down.  If your're at all jittery about it go ahead and back up your important files."

Since apparently technology can be affected, my first suggestion of what to do during mercury Retrograde is spend time where technology isn't, and perhaps do something useful with your hands.

"There can be delays, so allow plenty of time to get places."

Since this Mercury Retrograde is in the water sign of Cancer, why not travel by water, if you can.  Riding a ferry will also do if you don't have an aluminum skiff for doing oyster work.

 "What happens in those down times?  Mercury retro is known to be a time of 'fated events--
who will you meet?  What will be revealed?

You can encourage interesting visitations during Mercury Retrograde by inviting other than human creatures to dine with you.  Organic breakfast cereal and sliced almonds put out--and the table is set!

"Some dreams and goals get lost in the hectic rushing around of daily life.  The Mercury Retrograde period can be a rich time of reflection on those longings.  This makes it a time for the soul to ponder its destiny.  You might look over old journals, review your creative work, muse on the serendipities of  the past that have pointed you toward your spirit's calling.  It can make the retrograde period a time of solidifying a sense of your personal story and where your're headed."

Even though my partner John is clearly enjoying himself on this day-off picnic, I am creating the best example of Mercury Retrograde gone warped in this blog for my Journey Oracle website.  All this wonky text is courtesy of Mercury beginning to go backwards today!  I think my time would be better spent going to meditate.