Mercury Retrograde: We’ve all heard about its effects. From communication mishaps to travel breakdowns, Mercury Retrograde wreaks utter havoc on our lives.
Over time I’ve come to hear the words, “it’s a moon phase”, from my dad. I never really understood what that meant other than life was about to get real. Every time I start to feel off and it’s not “that time of the month”, I have to research if there’s something going on with the planets, moon, sun, stars and all that jazz. Well, I’ve been feeling sort of testy these days and while things are going pretty similar to how they’ve been for months now, I still feel like something is off.
I was chatting with my teen the other night who informed me that Mercury is in retrograde. It dawned on me that may be why I’m feeling totally off center. It may explain why everything seems to make me question myself or my worth. I have this underlying sense of irritation, and while I figured it was just the cold ass weather, it may be something more than that.
I am convinced that everyone, whether they admit it or not does get affected by the moon phases as well as planetary alignment. I believe it with all of my soul. I have seen it, even in people who don’t believe in the power of the energy let out with these moon phases, as my dad has called them.
With that being said, I am all out of sorts. One second I feel angry for no reason, the next I want to cry, and then I’m happy dancing around. I do think the happy dancing around is more my exaggerated way to offset the negative energy that’s consuming me with the current Mercury Retrograde, though.
I’d rather pretend to dance around smiling and singing songs to be happy than allow the negative energy to pull me away from my good life. I don’t have anything going on in my life or anyone in my life that doesn’t belong. I belong in this chapter in my life, working towards a future goal of farming. This is an exciting time, so when a moon phase or Mercury Retrograde decides to screw with my energy, I just do my best to work harder at keeping a level head.
It’s not easy.
What are the dates for Mercury Retrograde 2019?
Mercury Retrograde in Pisces is occurring right now. Mercury Retrograde 2019 started March 5, 2019, and will end March 28, 2019. They say this is a time where communication will be difficult, more difficult than ever before and it’s best to keep your peace about you during this time. Don’t try to clarify any communication issues until March has passed or may you find yourself in an unnecessary argument about something that won’t matter once we’re done with Mercury Retrograde.
The major thing during Mercury Retrograde is to remember that you shouldn’t make any big decisions during this time. While some argue that this belief is false, there are many other people who firmly believe that this time is not a time to make any new beginnings or endings. It’s best to wait until after March 28, 2019, to see if things still feel the same way. Only then, after Mercury Retrograde has passed, should you make any major decisions.
Mercury Retrograde will happen two other times this year from July 7 through 31 and October 31 through November 29.
3 Tips to Survive Mercury Retrograde
Do Not Sign a Contract or Break up with Partner
During Mercury Retrograde you may have this strong urge to sign a huge new contract or leave a partner that you love dearly. The energy in the universe right now is making its push for you to make some big decisions, but during Mercury Retrograde you will want to pause and not make any big, life-altering decisions such as signing a new contract or leaving an otherwise healthy relationship.
Double Check Text Communication
It’s important that you double check any text messages, this includes email, between yourself and anyone else. There may be a lot of typos and misunderstood communications during Mercury Retrograde. It may be best to speak to others during this time, rather than text to communicate.
Be Extra Gentle and Patient
Remember that whether you believe it or not, everyone is feeling like a pressure cooker right now. Mercury Retrograde does, in fact, affect everyone, and the best way to describe the feeling right now is that everyone may feel like the pressure has built up. Practice being extra gentle and patient with people who matter to you during Mercury Retrograde.
While I will never completely understand how I’m so in tune with the moon phases and planetary alignments, I am thankful that I can admit that these things screw with me. I am glad to know that I can simply do what I did all those years ago when I trained my brain to be an optimistic thinker, redirect my negative energy towards positive and just keep swimming.