Everyone has times when they feel that they are having problems in communicating or getting their message across to another person. But sometimes it seems that no matter what we do, we are misunderstood. Even smaller attempts at communication such as sending mail have problems, as issue after issue comes up with the mailing. And when we try to “fix it,” we end up making things worse than if we had done nothing. This might simply indicate a “run of bad luck,” but it also could be the result of Mercury going retrograde.
On April 17 – May 11, 2010, Mercury, the planet of communication and conversation moves backward in the sky (i.e., goes retrograde). At this time, all the things in our life that “use” Mercury energy start to “go backward” as well. Messages take longer to get communicated, packages have to be resent, even technology can “break down” and have problems. And everything takes much longer to get done than it normally would.
While this can be frustrating, you can also prepare for this time and use it in your life. When Mercury moves backward in the sky, it indicates a need to rethink your approach to things in your life. At this time, it is better to rethink what you are planning to do rather than to rush off to get things done. The Mercury retrograde time is a time that slows us down and forces us to think and rethink what we are doing…and what we are going to do.
Tim Wilson is an astrologer who devotes his life to opening up as many people as possible to the wonders of astrology. You can begin your astrological journey at http://wilsontc.stormloader.com/#continue.