March is a busy month in the skies. Not only does it bring us a
Blue Moon and the start of the
astrological year, but Mercury also slips into retrograde on
Mercury retrograde happens every few months or so, and is a time
for all of us to slow down and think about how we are communicating
not only to others but also to ourselves.
Mercury is the messenger of the Gods and is always by the Suns
side taking notes, delivering messages, and communicating thoughts
and feelings. When in retrograde however, Mercury moves away from
the Sun and slips into the underworld. It is here that Mercury can
uncover hidden messages, and dig through the depths in order to
bring information to the light.
During Mercury Retrograde, it is common for old wounds,
thoughts, and feelings to arise to the surface in order to be
cleared. It is also a time to reflect on the past and to perhaps
reach out to people that you have unfinished business with.
Mercury Retrograde is not a time to forge forward with great
gusto, in fact under this energy it is much better to move slowly
and to think carefully before making new plans and starting new
While the planet of communication and messages is in the
underworld, having patience is important and time is needed for all
the facts to come to the surface.
The timing of Marchs retrograde is interesting as it occurs just
a few days after the start of the new astrological year or
Equinox, which falls on March 20-21st.
Traditionally, the astrological year is a time where we can
really leap forward and begin to put our plans into action. It is a
time where we can really blossom and put all of our ideas and
thoughts out into the world.
With Mercury going retrograde just a few days after the Equinox,
it seems that the Universe really wants us to slow down. It seems
that we are being called to really meditate and think things
through before taking action.
While we can definitely make plans and keep moving forward in
the direction that feels best, Mercury retrograde is just going to
be reminding us to move slowly, and to really think about what we
are doing and saying.
As the planet of communication, Mercury may also be reminding us
to align our words with our actions. Most of us say we want certain
things, or communicate certain things to others, but then fall
short when it comes to actually taking action.
This is similar to a study that was conducted that asked people
if they preferred meditating or watching TV. Even thou...