Surviving Mercury Retrograde

Hi darling!

Have things been totally weird this week? Electronics breaking, things misplaced, your BFF isn't making any freaking sense, and shit has well, basically hit the fan? 

Thank you, Mercury! 

Until June 11th things might seem a bit more chaotic than usual. Mercury Retrograde is in full swing and we earthlings are feeling the effects!

For any new star girls out there (and anyone that has no clue what I’m talking about), a few times a year Mercury goes into retrograde. To us, this looks like Mercury is moving backwards, but it’s actually just rotating at a slower pace than usual giving it the illusion that it's moving in reverse. All planets go retrograde, but Mercury’s journey seems to impact people much more than any other. 

Mercury rules technology, communication, clear thinking, truth and travel, so when Mercury moves backwards, so does our tech, our convos, our thoughts and our travel plans! You might find yourself getting into arguments about nothing, seemingly normal conversations moving in somewhat strange directions, unable to upload a blog post (seriously this is the 3rd time), experiencing travel delays, or if we’re neighbors, without internet, phone and cable due to damaged wires (yes, this really happened). 

Three weeks of technology and communication breakdowns. Double check everything (especially contracts and travel plans). Backup all your files and don’t take anything personally (people are often totally irrational right now).

This year Mercury is in retrograde from: 
January 21st to February 11th (we survived)
May 19th to June 11th (current forecast)
September 17th to October 9th (mark your calendars!)

Despite the chaos and confusion Mercury Retrograde brings, it also provides a beautiful opportunity for reflection and most importantly, “allows us get clear about what we know, what we need to know, and what must happen if we are to move forward in our lives.” 

Mercury retrograde wants us to take a step back, so tune inwards. This period will bring forth new insights, new understandings, and fresh perspectives on things from our past (relationships, situations, and all things ruled by Gemini, such as siblings, and our environment). 

Now, more than ever, is the time to reflect and tie up any loose ends.

Look back to look forward. 

“Renewals, returns, reconnections, reunions, and rebeginnings are promised by this retrograde.”
Robert Wilkinson of Aquarius Papers via Mystic Mamma 

Endless love,
Erika & Jess

Anyone else experiencing Mercury's effects? Let us know! Share your stories in the comments below! We’ve been experiencing major tech issues (our internet, phone & cable was down for a good 72 hours) and god bless my laptop, which has been operating at turtle speed. 

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