March is a busy month in the skies. Not just does it bring us a Blue Moon and the start of the astrological year, but also the planet Mercury goes retrograde on the 5th of March.
Mercury retrograde occurs on every few months or so, and it is a time for all of us to slow down, as well as think about how we are communicating not just to others, but to ourselves too.
The Messenger of Gods
The planet Mercury is the messenger of the Gods, and it is always on the side of the Sun taking notes, delivering messages, and communicating thoughts and feelings. However, when in retrograde, Mercury moves away from the Sun and also slips into the underworld. The planet Mercury can also uncover some hidden messages, as well as dig through the depths in order to bring some information to the light.
During Mercury Retrograde, it is common for old wounds, thoughts, and feelings to rise to the surface in order to be cleared. It is also a time for reflecting on the past and to maybe reach out to people who you have incomplete business with.
Mercury Retrograde is not a period to forge forward with some great enthusiasm, in fact, it is much better to move slowly under this energy, as well as to think carefully before making new plans and starting new ventures.
While the planet of communication and messages in the underworld, having patience is significant and time is also needed for all the facts to come to the surface.
Is Universe Slowing Down?
The timing of the retrograde of March is interesting as it happens only a few days after the beginning of the new astrological year of Equinox.
Traditionally, the astrological year is also a time where we can leap forward and begin to put our plans into action. It is a time where we can blossom and put all of our ideas, as well as our thoughts out into the world.
Mercury is going retrograde, just a few weeks before the Equinox. It appears that the Universe craves us to slow down. It appears that we are being called to meditate, as well think things through before taking action.
While we can make some plans, as well as keep moving forward in the direction that feels best, Mercury retrograde is just going to be reminding us to move slowly and to think about what we are doing, as well as what we are saying.
Words and Actions
As the planet of communication, Mercury may also be reminding us to align our words with our actions. Most of us also say that we want specific things, or to communicate several things to others, but then come short when it comes to taking some action.
This is similar to a study which was conducted that asked people if they preferred meditating or watching TV. Although the majority of the participants said that they preferred to meditate, most of them spent less time meditating and more time watching TV.
Although there are some things which we say we would like to do, when it comes down to taking some action on it, the results can be quite different.
Maybe this Mercury retrograde is the perfect period for taking inventory and to see how your actions are aligning with your words.
Are you dedicating your time to some things which you would like to do, or are you getting hooked up with distractions, as well as some old habits?
The Mercury retrograde will also be a great time to journal, as well as reflect on the months that have gone by. If any old wounds have come to the surface, permit yourself time to process and release any pent-up emotions of frustrations which may be lingering.
If there is a certain problem in your life which is unfinished, or if you are looking for closing, you may have to wait until after the planet Mercury turns direct on the 28th of March in order to gain all the information and insights you are looking for.
At this period when Mercury emerges from the underworld, it is likely that any messages you have to hear or listen to would have been delivered and you are going to have the capacity to move forward with more knowledge and more understanding.
Mercury retrograde is a powerful period, so if delays and miscommunications come up, you just have to be aware that there is a message or something for you to pay attention to.
More often than not, the Mercury retrograde just wants us to slow down. It connects us with how we are feeling, and what we are communicating.
With just a little conscious awareness in this direction, as well as by spending the time to reflect and tune in with yourself, this cosmic energy can be a very powerful time of guidance and restoration.
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