Mercury is both a Magician and a Trickster.
There's magic if we listen carefully.
And opposite - it is like slipping on a banana peel if we not listen and rebel against the flow.
This happens three to four times per year, when the planet Mercury slows down, and appears to stop (station) and move backward (retrograde).
It's an optical illusion, since there is forward movement, like speeding by a slow-moving train -- as it recedes, it appears to go backward.
Mercury is the planet of communication, and more broadly, it rules connections of all kinds.
Under any ‘Retrograde Phase’ it is wise to get more rest, sleep and rejuvenate.
This is truly a time to slow down.
In this case it is the ‘Mental Energy’ and mind that requires rest.
If you rebel against it, it is possible to become more irritable, impatient and create more confusion.
This is also a time of feeling a lot, and very deeply. Allow your feelings and review of emotional experiences and growth to lead you to decisions and actions that result in a review of what we know or how we perceive things.
Don't assume that the other person is "on the same page" that you are.
Miscommunications are very common, and what you think was communicated may not be what was actually heard.
Double check everything, and be prepared for surprises and delays.
Stay flexible as much as possible.
Give your brain a holiday by spending some time in your Right-Brain :)
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