Mercury’s Retrograde Cycle during the Holiday Season of 2012
By: Brad Kronen
Happy Collar Days!
What? I so did not say “Collar”?! I said ” Holly”-days, as in the happiest time of the year for everyone to be misunderstood and have their Holiday hopes dashed to bits if they aren’t aware of the pitfalls which the current astrological climate brings…..
Did you get some of that extra fluffy Turkey stuffing lodged in your ear canal or something? Jeez!
During practically the entire month of November, from the 7th to the 27th, the closest planet to the Sun named after the god of Communication and Rationality, Mercury, shall yet again be going backwards in its orbital path as it does 3x every year for 3 ½ weeks. Even though the Speedy Gonzalez of the Solar System is only appearing to move in planetary reverse from our Earth bound perspective, the astrological principles associated with a Mercury Retrograde Cycle still very much apply to we Earth Folk during this period of potential communication calamity and confusion, just the same.
Whenever any planet of the Solar Systems goes into a Retrograde Cycle, the emphasis focuses on energies moving BACK and WITHIN, versus the standard planetary dynamic of Forward and Outward. When applied to Mercury’s realm, the focus is primarily on our words and communications, but what many forget is the Messenger of the Gods also deals with 2 other areas of Life which are very integral to our modern lives – Motion and Commerce.
Generally, we need to watch what we say during a Mercury Retrograde. Most of us will have to repeat or re-explain our communications multiple times to either clarify the final details, or just clear the whole verbal mess up which was said at an earlier time due to the originally relayed information being completely misconstrued. For example, if you are giving directions or being told of a set time for an appointment – double, even triple check the information you are giving and/or being given.
Unfortunately, quite often the various modes which relay our communications will force us to repeat our words, such as cell phones going out of service, access to the internet going offline, or emails and texts never reaching their proper destinations.
For those of you scheduled to celebrate this Thanksgiving at a location you have not previously been to, Brad recommends printing out online directions from at least THREE sources if driving there with no GPS! Assuming that Google maps alone will do the trick is tantamount to finding your holiday destination – right when the turkey left overs are being tucked away in the fridge.
From the perspective of motion, make sure your modes of motion, namely your cars, bikes, and hover craft for the privileged few, have had their tune ups and are up to par for getting you out and about. If anything, make sure that spare tire is still in-tact and within reach, and for those drivers with enough vehicular foresight, verify that AAA membership is updated and fully paid.
In regards to commerce, if anything, please have this Mercury Retrograde Theorem seared in your long term memory:
“DURING A MERCURY RETROGRADE CYCLE, ANYTHING THAT IS PURCHASED BRAND NEW WILL MORE THAN LIKELY BE A LEMON, MALFUNCTIONING, OR OF SUCH POOR QUALITY, IT WILL NEED TO BE RETURNED – THIS IS ESPECIALLY THE CASE REGARDING ANYTHING ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL OR TECHNOLOGICAL.”
I cannot emphasize the aforementioned Mercurial buyer beware caviat enough! Hold off on buying that new laptop, car, or refridgerator until Mercury’s backwards tailspin has passed! Early Christmas shoppers, this SO means you!
Three ½ weeks is a chunk of time, to be sure, but not nearly as inconveniencing as the time you’ll be spending going back and forth to the car dealership or on the phone with tech support due to buying a new product during Mercury Retro, it breaking down upon its arrival, buying an immediate replacement while the Retrograde is still happening, the replacement then breaking down, and so on….
Lastly, just as critically important it is to be wary of buying anything new during a Mercury Retrograde, the same applies to signing any kind of legal documentation during the smallest and fastest planetary drive in reverse. Legally signing your name during a Mercury Retrograde is equivalent to whatever you are signing being turned away and against you.
The first half of the 3rd Mercury Retrograde of 2012 will be taking place in the sign of multi-tasking, high minded action, Sagittarius, and the latter half in the sign of hardcore intensity, Scorpio.
The even splitting between Mercury’s backwards spin in those 2 signs roughly translates to: Watch out what you say during the first half because you may just be called out on it during the 2nd.
The details on how each sign should best approach this upcoming 3 ½ week Mercurial period of communicative confusion await below with each sign’s individualized horoscope.
After reading your sign’s horoscope for November, let a few days pass and read the whole thing over again in its entirety, so that it fully sinks in.
The planet of communication says so, and both Brad and Mercury think it best.