“What? You’re kidding? What’s so fun about the iPhone in the toilet and a mad mess of missed appointments?” Well, yes, we can fall prey to Mercury’s mischief during the messenger’s retrograde romps if we insist on galloping forward toward the culturally created goals of efficiency and accomplishment – the “get it done, cross it off the list” mindset that’s the daily M.O. for many of us. This linear, one-track mode comes at a huge creative cost: like a racehorse wearing blinders so the only direction visible is AHEAD, we miss out on brilliant possibilities popping up beside us, around us, behind us. Lucky for us there’s a cosmically created respite, a built-in “reset and restore” mechanism in the form of the tri-annual Mercury retrograde!
With Mercury traversing his home terrain of cosmically curious Gemini this time, we’re invited to jump through the rabbit-hole of “reality” into a magical maze of possibilities. Mars, the passionate planet of action joins the adventure as well, adding extra excitement and energy into the mix.
Hold on to your hats, “Category 5 Brainstorms” can brew up at a moment’s notice! Neptune in mystical Pisces squares Mercury and Mars during most of this retrograde, insisting we integrate the “bigger picture” perspective into our mental landscape, even though we may not have the faintest idea what that’s supposed to look like:) Both Mercury and Neptune are whispering in their very different voices: “Wait, there’s more… how do you know if you never explore!”
I’d like to share with you some fun ideas and tools to play with, so you can truly ENJOY these quirky three weeks and return from this adventure with a rich harvest of creative insights and a sparkling smile on your face:
- Embrace DISTRACTION as a Divine Interruption and a Creative Redirection! Yes, extremely heretical… but, with manic Mars and mischievous Mercury both running around in Gemini, most of us contract temporary ADHD. Might as well not fight it:) What if the sudden call from a long-lost friend that derailed your train of thought gives you precisely the clue you need for your next step? Openness and flexibility are genuine gifts of Gemini! (by the way, I’ve gotten distracted a million times already while writing this article…YouTube, Harry Potter books, etc, etc:)
- Get CURIOUS about everything that lights you up. Allow yourself to follow the shiny sparks that call you in a new direction. And, please, don’t force your mental meanders into the narrow tracks of “is this useful?” (wait till Mercury enters meticulous Virgo in August to sort that out:)
- Click here to read the rest of the fun tips – the link takes you to the where this article originally appeared: on my friend Dina’s online magazine BeLightLiving. Enjoy the remaining 2 weeks of this quirky and creative Cosmic Wave! I’m curious how it’s going for you, and would love to read about your retrograde revelations in the comments!