Well, it’s that time again: Mercury in Retrograde. From March 30 – April 23, 2011 we once again deal with the Trickster in the sky going retrograde. The last time I wrote about this, we experienced Mercury in Retrograde in Virgo. Clearly – we survived it!
This time, Mercury is retrograde in Aries. Aries is a fire-sign. A “go-getter”, rarely stop to rest kind of sign. I often call Aries people the young souls of the Zodiac – eager to go out and experience life as intensely as possible. Aries detests being held back, so we can anticipate that Mercury being retrograde in this sign means it can be brash, pushy, insensitive, impatient, and bossy. Basically, it’ll “act” like a toddler Aries who doesn’t get his or her way.
One of my best friends is an Aries and she started feeling the effects of this retrograde period days before it even started. Communication problems, technology not cooperating, work computer on the fritz. She tried sending me a picture via text message three times yesterday and I have yet to receive it. We have Mercury to thank for that! Other Cardinal signs in the Zodiac (Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) will likely feel the effects of this retrograde more than other signs.
This year, we will see Mercury in retrograde 3 times – and each time it will be in a fire sign (Aries, Leo & Sagittarius). That’s enough to make this Cancer sun/Virgo moon want to run and hide. Which I guess is fitting for retrograde periods when we’re supposed to:
When you look at those words, you realize that Mercury in retrograde isn’t all that bad or scary. In fact, the retrograde periods help us to move away from the past and plan the bold, brave steps we will take into our future. Retrograde down time allows us to mull over major changes before we make them. Mercury’s transit in Aries should be your time to consider what initiatives you are going to take to change your life for the better. Patience and planning are key. Really plan out your course of action after reflecting on the past, rethinking what you know and recharging your ‘batteries’. And then go get ‘er done.
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