Mercury Retrograde and the Writer

Jen McConnel

Over the years, I’ve noticed a distinct change in my behavior during times of Mercury Retrograde. Put simply, this is when the planet Mercury “reverses” and appears to go “backwards”. Mercury rules communication and travel, and tends to go retrograde three times a year.

In the past, I have usually found out that my bad mood coincided with Mercury Retrograde after the fact. But now that we’re approaching the first retrograde of the new year, I’ve reminded myself to consciously embrace this astrological imbalance. (Maybe it was today’s new moon that got me back on this topic; between the moon and the retrograde, now is a perfect time to step back, reassess, and be gentle with yourself.

At first, when I would realize that I was in the midst of Mercury Retrograde, I used that knowledge as permission to be lazy. Oops, I can’t work on my book, it’s Mercury…

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~ by Sable Aradia on January 20, 2015.

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