Mercury is retrograde

Mercury is Retrograde!

Have you had any challenging communications in the past week or two? Any confrontations or frustrations in making decisions or working things out with others? I have been talking with friends and family and colleagues and there is a lot of wacky stuff going on out there these days!


So far this week I personally know of an assault on a hospice facility security guard by an irate family member, a major theft from a family member’s bank account, a friend who couldn’t take it anymore and suddenly quit her job, and a friend who after being super CDC careful for the past 18 months was diagnosed with Covid19 and is now in bed sick and frustrated.


Can you relate?


We bought a new vehicle this week. For months, Steve had searched high and low to find the perfect truck to replace the one we’ve had for 18 years. We spent 3 frustrating hours with the slick salesman and finally signed the deal. We got our new truck, drove it for 2 days and now the electronics have stopped working and it’s in the shop.


What the heck?!


Then I realized, Mercury retrograde is back! In astrology, Mercury is the planet that majorly rules communication, and it went into retrograde on September 27, 2021, and will continue till October 18, 2021. During Mercury retrograde, the planet appears to move in a backward direction from west to east


One of the nation's leading Vedic astrologers James Kelleher said “Between October 1st and October 18th, while Mercury is retrograding there is a greater tendency towards disagreement and disharmony. During this period, you might want to table your impulses to discuss religion, politics, the pandemic, vaccinations, or any other topics that tend to set people off.”


So, take a deep breath, pause for a moment, and remember “this too shall pass”. Be kind to yourself and others. When you are faced with an outrageous situation, pause, table the urge to jump in, and walk away. On November 1st, Mercury enters Libra again and we will reenter the land of polite, diplomatic, and pleasant conversation.


Whether you believe in astrology or not, remember, everyone has a story and stuff to deal with, sometimes we just need to step back, let it go, and breathe!

Love and Light,


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