what is all this about Mercury retrograde?

I have been hearing all about this mercury retrograde thing and then about 10 days ago I was having a really tough weekend where I found myself just crying for no real reason. I was feeling like I was working so hard and yet making no progress, feeling like the weight of the world was on my shoulders and I was doing everything myself.  I was able to intellectually know this wasn’t the case, my husband was right there asking what he could do to help. Yet emotionally it was tough.  I usually take a nap or two a year and the last 2 weeks I’ve needed to take almost daily naps.  Just feeling exhausted.

I then started hearing information about not only about mercury retrograde but also the solar flares. I started hearing people talking about the same reactions.

I googled mercury retrograde and here is what I found:

MERCURY RETROGRADE: The purpose of Mercury retrograde is to review and revise our life and our connection with reality. The timing of this universe is geared toward the Sun as it moves through the zodiac. Mercury has an orbit that at times gets ahead of the Sun allowing us to look into the future toward new and innovative ideas. However, we cannot continue in that vein until we come back to the present designated by the Sun and put our new ideas into manifestation. During the time that Mercury jumps ahead, we ultimately have to bring the ideas back into the present to test and evaluate to see how they fit into our life. As Mercury retrogrades back into the present, the connection with the Sun happens as we test drive our ideas and re-align with reality and the natural timing of the universe.

Mercury itself rules how we think, we will be adjusting everything related to thoughts, concepts, ideas, and communication, especially how technology and material elements play a part in the physical manifestation of ideas. When Mercury retrogrades, we find that many parts of our life are being revised. Often these revisions can be a surprise or throw us back a step. However, these revisions which occur during a Mercury retrograde, are a “course correction” and provide a stop gap measure until we can review situations. During this time of revision, change is compounded and confusion is created by our reactions to the ever-changing situations. Thus anything started during this time will ultimately be taken back or even revised further, making for a high-frustration time. This will be especially true with changing our minds, reviewing new ideas and our communication being improved and honed so not to be mis-understood.

The best mode to be in during a Mercury retrograde is one of “non-reaction”, and with earth signs being impacted, physical environment will be changing continually during a Mercury retrograde. Treat the time period as a time of gathering information, yet because the information will be in constant change it would be like trying to comb your hair in a wind storm. Best to wait until the changes stop before attempting to make things orderly. Therefore, just let the winds of situations blow around you without reacting. Once Mercury turns direct, take a look at the information that is still around at that time and go about putting everything in order, while maintaining the fine art of flexibility.

I encourage you if you have a moment to watch this video also:

The amazing Illuminating Souls video on these changes lately.

You can also find the illuminating Souls here: https://www.facebook.com/IlluminatingSouls

So as we all just sorta wait this one out and keep plugging away, I’m wishing you all the best!  *N