Welcome to the Retrograde
The first Mercury Retrograde for 2016 happens on January 5 at 8:05 am EST and goes direct on January 25 at 4:50 pm EST.
Well this is a fine way to start the year. However, You can make it work for you. While we often think that this is the time where communication goes wrong (and sometimes it does), we can take this time to set a NEW habit for the rest of the year.
Whether he said it or not, these words ring very true: (thank you Tiny Buddha)
If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind ~ Buddha
Well is it? This is way to curb those knee jerk responses and make all your avenues of communication work for you. If you need a bit more? Here’s what I suggest:
- Get every “lucky” item you have and take them with you. Seriously. These will be what are called “Touch pieces.” I myself have several Mercury dimes all of them from leap years, which makes them hard to find and especially lucky. Why the leap year? For myself, I find the day lucky and, for the calendar’s sake, a way to use up all the extra “time” bits we lose in the earth’s orbit around the sun. It’s an excellent way to store up do overs!
- Another touch piece I have is a $2 bill from the US. Why? While they went out of circulation in 1966, they were reissued in 1976 – a leap year.
- Burn a reversal candle. My good friends at Kellys Kandles make GREAT ones! This is mine after SEVERAL retrogrades. As my patron god, Lugh, is a cognate of Mercury, I always include offerings 🙂
- Lastly, when you find that you’re in a really terrible place where nothing is going right? Stop. BREATHE. Go.