Well, we’re now into our first ‘Mercury retrograde’ of 2018!
And what is ‘Mercury retrograde’ you might ask? Well, seen from the Earth, the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards in its orbit suddenly. It isn’t really of course, it’s just perceived to be from where we are on our planet.
This can happen several times a year and astrologers down the ages have noticed that when Mercury does go retrograde like this, things associated with the planet Mercury (such as travel, communications and technology relating to such things) seem to go AWOL, get delayed or even stop working entirely.
In reality this doesn’t happen to everyone, everywhere, at the same time of course - otherwise the world and our moving around in it would come to a halt. However, it has been noticed that anyone who’s astrological Birth Chart shows sensitivity in the degree areas where Mercury is moving when retrograde, are strongly advised to... double-check travel times, read and re-read the fine print of important documents and generally make sure that the equipment they are using will not break down, or at least run out of ink or something!
The bottom line is that, symbolically, the planet of the ‘mind’, ‘communications’ and ‘written documents in general’ is reminding us to pay due diligence to such things - and that perhaps its simply time to slow down and smell the roses.
Hopefully this message will have gotten through to you today? :)
NOTE: The first Mercury retrograde in 2018 started on March 22nd and remains that way until April 15th!
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