I have more than just a passing interest in astrology and in another life I might have actually been an astrologer. In this life, however, I can't seem to wrap my brain around all the nuances that astrology has to offer. It's not just about reading your horoscope in the LA Times. There's a lot more to it, including math...I find it hard to interpret... and oy vey...I've never been very good with math.
So, I admire astrology from afar. I read the reports of several highly respected astrologers, and more often than not, the things I read are accurate. I don't live my life by these astrological summaries, but I will admit that I sometimes find them reassuring. They seem to validate what I already know about myself and my life.
ANYWAY...it's Mercury Retrograde time. I've written about this before because I definitely feel affected by this period of time. If you don't know what this is, I will try to succinctly explain it here. Again, I will remind you that I am not an astrologer, and you will probably find a better explanation if you google it.
About 3 or 4 times per year, the planet Mercury, ruler of Communication slows down and actually travels backwards. The result is a slowing down in our lives, breakdown in communication, electronics go haywire, tires go flat, air travel is affected, and there is a general feeling of malaise that seems to take over our everyday lives. Once again, I encourage you to find a more specific explanation for Mercury Retrograde, but this should give you a general idea. This time, the retrograde occurs during August 20th through September 12th...a three week period. We will have the final retrograde of 2010 starting December 10th and going through until December 30th.
Astrologers say this doesn't have to be a negative period. Actually, it can be quite productive if you know what to expect. But as of right now, I'm already feeling a bit sluggish. These feelings have a lot to do with what is going on in my life right now, but I'm sure they are exacerbated by the retrograde which will be directly upon us next Friday.
In any event, I need to push through it and get things done. I have much to do and am allowing it to overwhelm me. Writing about it makes me feel better...as many of you know, I advocate writing to help you deal with your stuff! So here I am...writing to deal with my lethargy and attempting to compartmentalize what I have to do rather than allowing it to overwhelm me. HA! Easier said than done, right? Well...we do what we can.
So if you are feeling a little fuzzy in the head in these last days of summer, chalk it up to Mercury going retrograde. Or take an inventory and see if you have too much going on in your life. I say...SLOW DOWN! Take the time to stop and smell the roses. Trust me, your life will still be there when you get back!