Mercury is currently in retrograde for the first of 3 for 2011. We are just a few days into the 3 week duration of this one. Typically, I don't look forward to the unpredictability of these retrograde stretches. Things don't really go as planned, and walking on eggshells is always necessary. One of the usual recommendations is to not start anything new until it's passed. No projects, nothing that deals with finances...ya know, "Life". One can't very well put their life completely on hold for 3 weeks. (Think I just heard the crunch of more shells...)
This Mercury retrograde is in the Zodiacal sign of Aries. Confidence and enthusiasm are strong with Aries. The ram likes to act and show initiative, so it's no surprise that Aries is all about moving forward and doesn't like looking back to past events and actions. I can be impatient on a good day, so I expect to feel a considerable amount of it over the next few weeks. This retrograde period started on March 30th and will run through April 23rd. Buckle up and hang on...be prepared for anything.
It is said that retrogrades are a time for "do-overs". Okay, so maybe it's not all problematic. There's just so much uncertainty and chaos that usually bubbles up around me during these times. I know I'm not alone in that. So...3 weeks for reconsideration and re-evaluation with the potential for communication malfunctions? Sounds about par for the course.
One thing to clarify...there's nothing that says that a good thing can't happen. This is just a time for personal transformation. It's just not an ideal time for starting anything new. Focus on things you might be able to put right. Most importantly, be prepared for communication malfunctions because they will happen.
Our universe is geared towards the Sun. Mercury upon occasion jumps ahead a bit and throws the timing off. The retrograde periods are when Mercury gets back in step with the universal timing. Mercury gets reined in, which signifies the period of reflection and re-evaluation. This year's 3 are all about fire signs:
- March/April ~ Aries
- August ~ Leo (I am a Leo...not sure what that means yet in relation to the retrograde...)
- December ~ Sagittarius
So...if between now and April 23rd you feel frustrated, or experience some 'static' in communications, just remember...Mercury is retrograde, and this too shall pass.