Perhaps it is because the new year is just days away that this particular retrograde period I’m focusing on rebirth and renewal. Mercury retrograde is synonymous in popular culture with a time of messy communications, lost items, frazzled travelers, and altogether, frustration. But while Mercury retrograde may provide us with an inconvenience or two, it also gives us a time to step back and re-evaluate our lives.
That’s right. However harried Mercury retrograde has the potential to make us, it provides us with a valuable time of “re.” Retribution, recall, rebirth, re-evaluation, renewal, reprise, reckoning. When we stop focusing on all the little things going wrong in our lives that we blame on Mercury retrograde, we may find new knowledge and perspective and perhaps even a bit of gratitude for other things in our lives that may be going well.
Mercury is only retrograde for 21 days every 88 days. Do we really need to fear the coming of three weeks three or four times a year? My opinion is no. That’s not to say that Mercury retrograde has always (or ever) been kind to me, but during this period of Mercury retrograde I intend to make some New Year’s resolutions (again with the “re” words) that focus on what is good in my life, and how I can make my life even better.