With Mercury’s recent arrival in Gemini, we are officially gearing down for its next retrograde phase – though the formal kickoff isn’t until the end of the month (May 29th, to be exact), we’re going to want to decelerate a bit and drop into a lower gear now to build some power in order to make it through with minimal disruption. This Rx is a bit of an agility course; only after we’ve spun around like this multiple times due its repeated contacts to disorienting Neptune:
Perhaps one of the bigger keynotes of this upcoming Mercury Retrograde is: Slow down and check your orientation/heading as a first order. Wind the gears in your brain DOWN and take a few deep, centering breaths before opening your mouth, answering that email/text, or posting on social media. Maybe say nothing at all. Consider taking a mini “communications sabbatical” if it’s not absolutely essential. I say this because there is a higher than usual likelihood that mindless engagement during this retrograde period can cause us to be the source of our own suffering. We may have a disorganized or disordered mentality about something and this is hardly the place to be making enlightened conversation from. “No comment at this time” is a perfectly acceptable response during this upcoming retro. Mindfulness gives us an edge; think twice. Mindlessness, however, presents a real problem – this is especially so if alcohol or other substances (natural or pharmaceutical) are allowed into the mix; do NOT drink and text/dial, kids! Checking our orientation/heading may also involve utilizing a combination of intuition and critical thinking to introspectively examine where we may have been misinformed about something; either via our own wishful thinking, being in a state of denial, or perhaps we’ve even been outwardly deceived by someone else. There’s much more to this Mercury Retrograde of course, but this is a good starting point for now.