Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Blame it on Mercury Retrograde
The Planet Mercury rules the energy of communication, clear thinking, truth, travel, computers and electronics. Mercury moves slower around the earth about three or four times a year creating an illusion that it’s moving in retrograde. Illusion or not most astrologers will tell you that the things that move under the influence of Mercury will have issues. “As above, so too below” is an ancient Egyptian saying.
We are currently in the last cycle of Mercury retrograde for 2016. It started on December 19th and will end on January 9th. During this time communication, travel, computers, electrical devices and clear thinking seem to not work well. It is believed that new contracts, relationships and businesses opportunities should not be pursued while Mercury is in retrograde.
With Mercury retrograde taking place during the holiday season, travel maybe more stressful than usual. It is wise to make sure you have a warranty on any electrical devise you purchase. If possible it might be a good idea to wait until after January 8th before entering in any type of contract or binding commitment.
Astrologers believe that no one is immune to the unsettling influence of Mercury Retrograde but individuals with a Gemini or Virgo Sun and those who have a Gemini, Moon or Ascendant, will feel the discomfort somewhat more than others. I happen to be a Gemini so I decided to schedule my dental and medical procedures to after January 8th. I find it best when you have the opportunity to err on the side of caution.
I know that there are many who have no faith in astrological predictions or advice. I also know that wars have been won and lost based on advice given by astrologers. Since its beginning in early Egypt, astrological readings and advice have influenced many of the great leaders of history. After conquering Egypt Alexander the Great used astrology to help guide his military campaigns.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin who were all freemasons studied early Egyptian wisdom they also studied astrology and used astrologers as advisors. Signs of the Zodiac can be found on the landscape and walls in many of the federal buildings in Washington D.C. During World War II the British hired astrologers to attempt to figure out what Hitler’s astrological advisors were telling him.
The great psychiatrist Carl Jung integrated astrology into his practice when questioned about this Jung gave a very simple explanation “We are all born at a given moment, in a given place and like vintage wine, we have qualities of the year and season in which we were born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more”.
When you hear talk about Mercury being in retrograde it might not be a bad idea take notice of your actions and when possible err on the side of caution. There will be three more cycles of Mercury Retrograde in 2017 April 9th to May 3rd, August 12th to September 5th, December 2nd to the 22nd.
Astrological advise to take caution during Mercury Retrograde may seem nonsensical to some but great minds have used astrological advise for centuries and like many other hidden secrets the masses have been keep in the dark and encouraged to be non-believers of ancient wisdom.