Just In Time For The Holidays
This final Mercury Retrograde of 2016 will bring a very intense three-week period starting December 19th. Be cautious as communication may be filled with lies, deceit and manipulation, designed to control and sway you. Act calmly and rationally, and respond rather than react by verifying sources and acting on information, not by the MR heightened, seat of your pants emotions. Power struggles that may occur, in a variety of different arenas and situations, will only end in bitter arguments, threats, and perhaps even violence.
Generally, Mercury Retrograde is associated with communication and technology breakdowns, nervous anxiety, travel delays and lost items.
Mercury rules over communication, commerce, and logistics: speaking, negotiating, buying and selling, listening, formal contracts, documents, travel, mail, shipping, etc. All of these areas of life are affected in some way and to some extent when Mercury is in retrograde (backwards, reversed) three times a year. Prepare by giving yourself extra time, backing up all data you don’t want to say goodbye to, and generally calming down when things go wrong. Decision-making is compromised during Mercury retrograde, so try not to sign any contracts, engage in important decision-making, or launch something new, like a business or even relationship. Delays and challenges are highly probable when Mercury is in retrograde, so have extra patience and know that this too shall (eventually) pass.
Mercury Retrograde is an excellent time to revisit and retrench. No need to suspend anything, just don’t START something. If you do start something new, chances are it will require ‘fixing,’ repair or revisiting at some point in the not too distant future, or again in three months time at the next Mercury Retrograde.
With this heady combination of the Holidays and Mercury Retrograde, emotions will be particularly high, so be aware that the usual Holiday nostalgia is augmented, giving us an even more emotional experience -Walking Yuletide Krakatoas, ready to blow at any minute.