'Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.'
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
In a few hours Mercury goes Stationary Retrograde - yet again! This time in Earthy Taurus! On April 20th he goes all the way back into Fiery Aries and finally goes Stationary Direct on May 3rd!
With Saturn already Retrograde since April 5th and Venus remaining Retrograde until April 15th, not to mention Jupiter Retrograde until June 9th - there isn't a lot of Direct energy in the sky right now! With Retrograde energy there is a pull towards the past, rather than moving on into the future! It's an ideal time to re-visit, re-view, re-evaluate...and in the case of Mercury Retrograde - re-think!
One of the the minus sides of Mercury Retrograde in relationships is that communication can become more challenging with a greater risk of misunderstandings! Text messages and emails may not get through or end up in someone's spam or to the wrong address! The internet may crash just at a crucial moment in a Skype conversation, a text sent in the midst of a busy schedule may be totally misinterpreted... The plus side - yes there is one (honestly) - is that the general feeling of confusion may lead us to make a greater effort to be clear in our communication!
It's also an ideal time to re-evaluate if our usual communication skills are as effective as we think they are! Do we really speak our truth with loved ones? What tone do we most frequently use to express ourselves? Do we listen? Are we interested in what others have to say? Is our communication style emphatic? Do we check with the other person if we have expressed ourselves clearly? Do we use words to keep loved ones at bay or to get closer?
Notice where this Mercury Rx lands in your birth chart and in your composite chart as this will describe the areas of life where the Retrograde is most likely to impact you most as an individual and as a pair - couple, parent/child, friend/friend...
- Margaret April 2017