Starting June 7 (and lasting until July 2), the planet Mercury went retrograde, causing our lives to go haywire. Mercury Retrograde happens several times each year, but somehow, it never gets any easier to cope with. Mercury is thought to rule communication, transportation and deep thoughts, which skews all these things off-balance when retrograde begins.
Mercury retrograde often inspires people to get themselves into grand predicaments or make rash decisions they later regret. Life feels dreamlike and hazy, emotions are running high, and trains and planes are delayed. It’s almost as if life is moving in slow motion and takes extra effort. People you usually communicate with perfectly suddenly misunderstand your intentions. During this time, our subconscious thoughts come to the surface and rule our minds more than our more logical sides.
I’d be content to hide at home in a body mitten until Mercury is back on track, but life can’t stay at a total standstill until July 2. Even if you don’t believe in astrology, enough people do and are acting wonky because of it that you’ll be impacted by the planetary hoopla either way. Here are some ways to survive Mercury retrograde in the meantime (and in October when it happens again!): Keep reading »