Mercury Retrograde -- How does It Impact You?
What does it mean and how does it impact you?
The purpose of Mercury retrograde is to review and revise our life and our connection with reality. The timing of this universe is geared toward the Sun as it moves through the zodiac. Mercury has an orbit that at times gets ahead of the Sun allowing us to look into the future toward new and innovative ideas. However, we cannot continue in that vein until we come back to the present designated by the Sun and put our new ideas into manifestation. During the time that Mercury jumps ahead, we ultimately have to bring the ideas back into the present to test and evaluate to see how they fit into our life. As Mercury retrogrades back into the present, the connection with the Sun happens as we test drive our ideas and re-align with reality and the natural timing of the universe.
The adjustments of Mercury retrograde typically occur three times a year, giving 2011 a dynamic start with the first Mercury retrograde in Aries. The Mercury retrogrades become similar to a course correction during the flight from one destination to another. The adjustments that occur during Mercury retrograde typically have a theme that occurs all year long, shown by the elements of the signs affected. In 2011 the adjustments that are slated to occur during the retrogrades are in fire signs, with the Mercury retrograde in March/April being the powerful transition and course correction that shifts everything and everybody. The Mercury retrograde in August is in the sign of Leo, yet another fire sign. Thus the fiery Mercury retrogrades shift the energy and steps up the pace. Aspects of consideration prompt us to make new decisions from an action-orients place. The Mercury retrograde in December will prompt a different purpose to the Sagittaraius fire signs being impacted. The December Mercury retrograde will take our ideas, decisions and attitudes about specific events and utilize the information to put ignite new ideas into place, emphasizing more of the fiery energy, and to jump into action.
The Mercury retrogrades that occur in 2011 provide the opportunities for us to make adjustments in the practical aspects of our life from the information brought to us through the Mercury retrograde in fire signs; Aries, Leo and Sagittarius (occurring in that order). Decisions about our goals and aspirations will be the focus during the December 2011 retrograde, assisting the transitions of career through the changing goals that will be evolving at that time. Because we are making decisions to bring forward the visionary awareness into our new journey, new endeavors, new goals, the events during the Mercury retrograde time frames help us to veer away from the past and take bold steps into our new future. These adjustments will be very necessary as they allow us to make major changes, emphasizing our bold and innovative choices.
"Happiness can only come from inside of you and is the result of your love. When you are aware that no one else can make you happy, and that happiness is the result of your love, this becomes the greatest mastery of the Toltecs: the Mastery of Love." ~~don Miguel Ruiz~~