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Great Tips For Dealing With Mercury in Retrograde

Kim Mcginnis
 


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Mercury goes retrograde 3 times a year, and it just started again. This time it started on January 28 and it will last until February 19. As usual it is about a 3-week period. What does this mean?

As the name (Mercury Retrograde) implies - it has to do with the planet Mercury. A common misconception is that the planet, Mercury, actually moves backward. In fact it just appears to do so. When we humans observe the planets around this time of year, what we are seeing is Earth and Mercury moving in combination around the Sun.

Even though there is no actual backwards movement, this period warrants our consideration. Nature is giving us clues, and if we implement the appropriate action, our lives can be so much easier.

Mercury is known for representing communication and all processes involved with the mind's participation - studying, signing of contracts, legal matters, business transactions, etc.

The retrograde part is a blockage, if you will - in other words, anything associated with the actions in the previous paragraph will not run smoothly. Your efforts will be thwarted-people will change their minds, cars will break down, and static will replace clarity.

So, during this time you may feel that the Universe is against you. Actions may be put off due to indecision, and your cautious nature will be heightened. For many this can be a frustrating time. Tasks that you may be anxious to complete are taking longer, and obstacles seem to stunt forward movement for no discernible reason.

Fortunately, in this increasingly enlightening world we live in, more and more people are becoming aware of the part the Universe (Nature) plays in our lives. People are realizing that when they work with these unseen forces (rather than fight against them) their lives run a whole lot smother. In fact, they are leaps and bounds more productive, and more fulfilling.

Even during a seemingly unproductive time as Mercury in retrograde, much important work can be done. First one needs to alter their idea of what real work is.

Imagine that you have a deadline to finish an important project, and you are faced hard-on by all the obstacles that come with this frustrating time. The more you try to contact people, and do research, the more frustrated you become. Your efforts are invariably stopped from every direction.

Step back. Breathe. The Universe is trying to tell you something. The only way that you will know what the intelligent energy is trying to convey to you is if you stop all this “work" you are doing. Switch from projecting from your outside activities to going inside.

You need to pull away from the desk, walk out of the office, and take a walk around the block. You may be in situation that you simply have to go back to work. That's okay, but just go back in with the attitude of patience and compassion, rather than the hit-em-hard state of mind you may have started with.

Ideally this is a good time to have scheduled a vacation. The beauty of being armed with this type of information is that you can plan accordingly. Even if you just hang out at home, it's a great time to read some novels you've been meaning to read. Go on a nature walk, find a bench to sit, and reflect.

It is easy to push ourselves to the brink of melt down. Many times we do not follow actions that are healthy for our spirit. Perhaps that is why the Universal Intelligence has stepped in to nudge us to slow down. Here are just a smidge of things you can do. . .

* raise your head with your eyes closed and feel the sun

* lay down flat on your floor and let go

* take a blanket and a jug of water and sit on a shoreline

* rent Gandhi (skip the mood-altering substances)

* eat a piece of fresh fruit

* meditate

* write down all the things you are grateful for

* Stop and smell the roses

* pick up a leaf

* look at the tree from which it fell

* Touch the bark of the trunk

* allow yourself to feel grounded and strong like creative material you are touching

Are you getting the idea? here's one more. . .
Mercury goes retrograde 3 times a year, and it just started again. This time it started on January 28 and it will last until February 19. As usual it is about a 3-week period. What does this mean?

As the name (Mercury Retrograde) implies - it has to do with the planet Mercury. A common misconception is that the planet, Mercury, actually moves backward. In fact it just appears to do so. When we humans observe the planets around this time of year, what we are seeing is Earth and Mercury moving in combination around the Sun.

Even though there is no actual backwards movement, this period warrants our consideration. Nature is giving us clues, and if we implement the appropriate action, our lives can be so much easier.

Mercury is known for representing communication and all processes involved with the mind's participation - studying, signing of contracts, legal matters, business transactions, etc.

The retrograde part is a blockage, if you will - in other words, anything associated with the actions in the previous paragraph will not run smoothly. Your efforts will be thwarted-people will change their minds, cars will break down, and static will replace clarity.

So, during this time you may feel that the Universe is against you. Actions may be put off due to indecision, and your cautious nature will be heightened. For many this can be a frustrating time. Tasks that you may be anxious to complete are taking longer, and obstacles seem to stunt forward movement for no discernible reason.

Fortunately, in this increasingly enlightening world we live in, more and more people are becoming aware of the part the Universe (Nature) plays in our lives. People are realizing that when they work with these unseen forces (rather than fight against them) their lives run a whole lot smother. In fact, they are leaps and bounds more productive, and more fulfilling.

Even during a seemingly unproductive time as Mercury in retrograde, much important work can be done. First one needs to alter their idea of what real work is.

Imagine that you have a deadline to finish an important project, and you are faced hard-on by all the obstacles that come with this frustrating time. The more you try to contact people, and do research, the more frustrated you become. Your efforts are invariably stopped from every direction.

Step back. Breathe. The Universe is trying to tell you something. The only way that you will know what the intelligent energy is trying to convey to you is if you stop all this “work" you are doing. Switch from projecting from your outside activities to going inside.

You need to pull away from the desk, walk out of the office, and take a walk around the block. You may be in situation that you simply have to go back to work. That's okay, but just go back in with the attitude of patience and compassion, rather than the hit-em-hard state of mind you may have started with.

Ideally this is a good time to have scheduled a vacation. The beauty of being armed with this type of information is that you can plan accordingly. Even if you just hang out at home, it's a great time to read some novels you've been meaning to read. Go on a nature walk, find a bench to sit, and reflect.

It is easy to push ourselves to the brink of melt down. Many times we do not follow actions that are healthy for our spirit. Perhaps that is why the Universal Intelligence has stepped in to nudge us to slow down. Here are just a smidge of things you can do. . .

* raise your head with your eyes closed and feel the sun

* lay down flat on your floor and let go

* take a blanket and a jug of water and sit on a shoreline

* rent Gandhi (skip the mood-altering substances)

* eat a piece of fresh fruit

* meditate

* write down all the things you are grateful for

* Stop and smell the roses

* pick up a leaf

* look at the tree from which it fell

* Touch the bark of the trunk

* allow yourself to feel grounded and strong like creative material you are touching

Are you getting the idea? Here's one more. . .

Be like Nature

It works every time. Whichever activity you participate in, enjoy this contemplative period - it is truly a gift for the Universe.

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Kim McGinnis is a freelance writer and entrepreneur. Visit her at her most recent blog, Be Like Nature: http://www.belikenature.com

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