Retrograde occurs when the planet seems to be moving backwards into it’s shadow. When Mercury goes retrograde, communication, transportation, judgement and thinking becomes cloudy and challenged. You can take advantage of this by doing shadow work yourself. Take the time to look inside and see what is causing you to have issues with the problems and situations that pop up during a retrograde cycle. Use this energy to examine and clear your own tendencies that tend to get caught up in your own shadow and others.
So everyone, watch for the ways you set yourself up during this retrograde. Don’t become tunnel visioned when it comes to tasks, projects and relationships. When you become to absorbed in one thing, you will miss the other
solutions and choices that are being presented to you that will result in a missed opportunity. Also let go of the need to fix everything. Take your time with problems and issues, because it might be a wise choice to let things be or do research before diving in to fix a problem, especially if it’s not your problem to begin with. When it comes to communication, make sure you listen to the whole issue, and detach from the situation before making a decision. Also keep your heart open and don’t close up on others. Even if things go sideways, always accept things as they are and trust your gut feelings.
For me retrograde is an opportunity to move forwards quickly with personal growth. You can examine the challenges and issues that show their face at this time and look inside to see where you need to shift and change to be your best self. When you are open and honest with your shadow work and accept your pitfalls, it gives you the perfect opportunity for self acceptance and healing. So be kind to yourself, be aware of the lessons and messages, and take advantage of this time to gain inner knowledge, insight and strength.
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