~Mercury Retrograde in Aries~
March 22nd-April 14th 2018
What is a Retrograde?
For every planet, at some point in it’s orbit, it appears to be either stationary, or moving backwards as it spins. Much as a forward spinning tire appears to be spinning backwards sometimes, so do our planets. When this happens, the planet casts an unusual affect upon us, as it’s power and meaning are either resistive or backwards. Retrogrades are the Universe’s way of ordering us to take a break and reassess our lives.
Blunt, impatient with communication, and wanting immediate gratification, Mercury Retrograde in Aries will likely keep you on your toes! You might assume that others will simply agree with your beliefs and be shocked when they don’t. You might become defensive when someone doesn’t immediately understand your viewpoint. You might graze over details or be annoyed when people are too lengthy in their explanations and behaviors. Be patient with “putsy”people, and drivers. It just might be a sign that you should slow down!
Native Mercury in Aries individuals don’t play head games, consider ulterior motives, and don’t bother lying. Aries in general are lousy liars making them authentic in their approach to emotions and communication style. During this retrograde, you just might find that others share their “real” thoughts and feelings with you, as you might do the same. Depending on which house Mercury is transiting right now for you personally, it may reveal exactly which life category that might be in.
This is a great time to consider starting new things-but not ACTUALLY starting them. Many ideas may come to you, all equally exciting as possibilities. Your enthusiasm and spirit will likely be contagious and you may equally be affected by others. Journal your ideas, and consider them. But truly put some time into these ideas before committing to anything until you are absolutely certain.
The Moon will be in Gemini at the start of this, so technology may be an issue. (I am currently writing this on my television set, as my laptop monitor has suddenly gone to “black screen.”)
Heads up with you phones, e-mails, and all electronics. Also, Mars rules accidents and the head. Be mindful of your body and your thoughts. Be aware of your surroundings. Assume that others are not, and all will be well. 🙂 You might just find yourself extremely entertained by other people’s driving habits during this time!
March 29th-31st there will be an opposing full moon in Libra. This may be the trickiest part of this aspect. That said, people around the world will continue to fall in love, get engaged, move into a new home, win the lottery, and so much more during this retrograde. Planetary retrogrades aren’t necessarily bad luck or challenging at all-just a serious pattern interrupt within certain aspects of your life. Namely, communication and assertiveness with emotions, thoughts and actions.
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Have a beautiful day and enjoy your life adventure-wherever it may take you!