I get that Mercury retrograde throws a wrench in Mercury-esque things (communication, travel, technology, and whatnot) up. But what is the POINT of it? What do we get out of it?
So, for example, these people we haven’t seen in a long time resurface. Is there a meaning to it? Is this a chance to heal some wrong or review a lesson we missed in the past? And what about network outages and planes that have to turn around because of glass from a broken window that got in the engine (this happened the other day to a flight in Texas) … is Mercury retrograde just a
time where gremlins get in the gears or is there some benefit?
I guess I’m just trying to understand what it’s time to celebrate and DO during Mercury retrograde, as opposed to focusing on fear of little annoyances and of being required to sign any contracts, etc.
Good question! The best ideas I have heard regarding Mercury retrograde have come from Pisces and go something like this:
Mercury is a fast planet. Imagine the slow of information speeding, zipping through the air and ’round the world… gaining speed.
It gains speed and then more speed and then more speed and if left unchecked might we all become harried? Who can keep up with this?
Gratefully, Mercury slows and goes retrograde now and then so we can all un-twist. Those who look at it this way (as a welcome respite and opportunity to slow down and relax) fare very well.
For example, after 30 years of astrology I have learned not to shop for clothing (or any other non-essential, really) with Mercury Rx because invariably I will want to return the thing. So I can look at this as a drat and a damned shame or I can look at is as a few weeks off from even having to think about shopping for clothing and you can see one of those options take you right to bliss.
In short, people and things are not meant to go and go and go and go. Sometimes your head has to slow so your ass can catch up and if you see it this way you will have few problems with Mercury Rx.