A friend of mine updated his facebook status to: “Mercury retrograde is over thank god!!! Brighter days!!!”
I’m not particularly sure what he was saying so I googled it and found out that this cycle happens three to four times a year. It’s a time when the planet Mercury seems to move in a different direction while affecting all the zodiac signs.
I have learned that Mercury governs the aspect of communication and transportation. And since it’s in retrograde, we will notice a lot of goofy things affecting us.
I wasn’t aware of this, but now that I look back from September 7 to September 29, 2009… there has been an awful lot of weird things that had happened. My car got serviced twice, one to repair my tire and the other time to replace the transmission fluid because it was super dirty. My bank didn’t accept an offer purchase for a buyer of my house. My friend’s garbage disposal stopped working. I had a couple of misunderstandings here and there. And there was just a lot of mental chaos and uncertainty.
So why are we having this? As astrologyzone.com put it:
“Because to move forward it is sometimes necessary to backtrack and reconfigure our paths in life. It is important to reconsider, repair, reflect, and reconnect. Mercury forces us to slow down and fix what’s broken, and in so doing, rethink things. It also gives us time to get to projects we have put on the back-burner.”
It totally made sense because September, for me, was a time for reflection. I started blogging again. I downloaded and listened to meditative music. I reached out to old friends who I’ve lost contact with (Thanks to facebook). And that feeling of reconnecting came back to me.
While I’m glad that it’s over. It’s only for now. There’s another mercury retrograde coming this December. Let’s all be aware of this and understand that some things just need to happen and is out of our control.