If you’re a Spirited Woman who’s had difficulty over the past two and a half weeks with your computer, cell phone, television (or other technological/electronic equipment)—not to mention issues around travel delays, missing tickets, or scheduling snafus—rest assured that your troubles will soon abate.
I myself traveled cross-country last week and upon arrival at my destination (after six hours on an airplane), discovered my computer had crashed. You can’t get much more Mercury retrograde than that!
However, there is an end in sight…
On Monday, January 25, Mercury the messenger god will begin to appear to stop moving in the sky—this is called a “station”—and slowly appear to pick up speed once again over the next week or so.
Unreturned phone calls, unanswered emails, and Facebook messages that you’d begun to assume never reached their destination will slowly but surely be returned, answered, and received. In short, communication will resume its pre-Mercury retrograde pace.
Now that the first Mercury retrograde period of 2016 is almost over, it pays to take a look again at how during this time you may have experienced the subtle exchange of information between your conscious brain and subconscious.
As I mentioned last week, this current Mercury retrograde cycle is occurring in the sign of Capricorn--representative of the type of concrete tangible manifestation that’s connected with our ego’s definition of “success.”
You may want to look back at this period—when all is said and done—and conduct a Mercury retrograde review. In this way you may begin to attempt to discover where tangible concrete progress toward discerning whether your ego’s definition of “success” is in alignment with what your soul needs to be truly happy and fulfilled.
As our world begins to slowly return to normal, let us start to connect the dots of Mercury retrogrades’ true purpose: to allow the integration of our conscious thoughts and desires with that of our deeply rooted unconscious needs.
Your attitude toward your finances and material possessions may be ripe for scrutiny now. Any changes necessary to shore up your sense of security—be it financial or spiritual—should be contemplated during Mercury’s retrograde cycle through an earth sign.
Becoming aware of the connection between the deeper value of the Spirited Woman’s resources--in both their physical form of material goods and money, and in the more spiritual and esoteric guise of soul growth—is strongly recommended.
Mercury Retrogrades In 2016
For this entire year, Mercury will retrograde through earth signs. As the retrograde cycle in Capricorn comes to a close, we will begin to prepare for April 28’s next Mercury retrograde cycle, this time in Taurus.
Taurus—ruled by the planet Venus—is all about values. At this time you will be called to look into where your priorities lie in terms of your hierarchy of needs, including the needs of the physical body.
Taurus is an earth sign that rules the five senses, which provide us with the pleasures of life: touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. How do these five senses help us to define that which we truly need to be happy? What do they tell us about the care necessary to maintain our bodies and keep our senses alert and alive?
When Mercury retrogrades through Virgo beginning August 30, he will be finishing up this year’s emphasis on earth signs, and denote the spirited woman’s needs to continue to pay attention to health and physical well-being.
Earth signs in astrology correspond to earthy themes—business and success, the physical body, five senses, & material value, and health, work, and service. These Mercury retrograde periods remind us to take stock of what is our true definition of success, what it is that we truly value, and what we need in the way of satisfying work and service to maintain a physically healthy body & psyche.
At the end of the day, this earthy trio of considerations is what Mercury retrogrades remind the spirited woman to keep top of mind. In this way we become more conscious of how to keep ourselves happy and healthy--mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally!
Amazon #1 Bestseller & professional intuitive psychological/archetypal/evolutionary astrologer at Karmic Evolution Astrology, Sheri Horn Hasan analyzes natal horoscopes as the blueprint that can help one’s soul to recognize & reach its highest destiny in this lifetime. Her mission is to assist others to move from chaos to clarity and co-create their own future through astrology! Read Sheri’s story about her astrological awakening!