Mercury has gone retrograde in Libra. This is the third and final Mercury Retrograde of the year; all three have been in an air sign. Air is most often associated with the mental body. Mercury is a mental planet. So this retrograde may be a little extra. Also, we kick off in the same degree of Libra that the final Mercury Retrograde of 2020 ended, on 11/3, so there may be some themes that echo the energies of election day last year.
People always seem to focus on how Mercury gets in their way, and less on actually getting what they want from Mercury Retrograde. You know how you’re always hoping the Universe will give you just a little bit of a break, some breathing room, from the running-hustle-bustle of your life? Well, 3 or 4 times a year, that wish is granted in the form of Mercury Retrograde. Everything s-l-o-w-s down and moves like molasses. The difficulty comes when you want things to keep moving at that other pace. Just breathe, accept that this is your chance to think (and rethink) before you act or speak, and that the world is just not going to move at its usual speed.
This is a great time to re-do things, re-formulate things, re-examine things. Want to improve your process? Want to change your world view? You’re in the right place! Take a moment to see how you got here, and tie up any loose ends; future you will thank you.
When the energy slows down this much, it thickens. Thick energy means it’s much easier to manifest. That means you need to pay attention to what you are feeding through attention. Are you letting your head be filled with worries and fears, or are you focusing on those things you want to bring forth? What you focus on, you feed. Mind where you allow your attention to linger.
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