Well friends, we’ve approached that time of year when confusion + mishaps are the name of the game — Mercury went retrograde last week. Forgotten appointments, inevitable delays and computer shake-ups are all par for the course as the planet of communication moves backwards.
I try to make the most of this time by following all the dos and don’ts to a tee. Like waiting to do an IOS update. Or dragging out a negotiation so contract signing doesn’t end up within the period. But life happens, and with Mercury retrograding 3 or 4 times a year, it’s likely we’ll have to do some of the don’ts whether we like it or not. The key is to keep your cool, and go with the flow.
Here’s how to stay aligned with Mercury retrograde.
Reconnect with old friends
You know that expression blast from the past? Now is the time to live it. Seek out old friends to reignite the relationship. It’ll be much easier to connect with them both literally and figuratively. Also don’t be surprised if your college roommate reaches out to you first…it’s in the air!
Refresh your space
If you haven’t switched over your closet from winter to spring, then do it now! You’ll probably rediscover a longtime fave that’s ready to return to the rotation.
Revisit prior projects that keep getting put off
This includes clearing out your computer, going through outdated photos and recycling dusty books. If you do end up dealing with your computer, don’t forget to back up!
Re-check all your appointments, and itineraries
It’s all about delays during Mercury retrograde. While most are out of our control, we can confirm our schedule to make sure there are no misunderstandings.
Basically, if you put the prefix *Re* in front of anything you do, you’re ensured to stay on track.
Try to wait on the following (Mercury goes direct on May 22nd):
Buying electronics or any big ticket item…you’ll REgret it.
Initiating any project or idea — this includes your launch. Remember, the focus isn’t on moving forward — it’s about reexamining and refining.
Signing contracts…details of the agreement often shift making it so you’re not signing up for what you originally intended.
If you have to do any of the above then make sure to read the fine print to avoid any surprises. Also, this is a great time to manage frustrations. Notice your reaction when things don’t go as planned, and see if you can put that in check — bounce back when things go wrong and keep at it when delays try to throw you off track.
What are your sure-fire tricks to getting through these three weeks without constant irritation?