I’m no astrologer, but I do want to share what I’ve learned about the different phases of the moon and how it effects our daily life! There’s so much to discuss, about calendars being based on the moon etc., but today I just want to introduce the idea of Mercury Retrograde. Three times this year Mercury will go retrograde for three weeks. It will appear as though Mercury is rotating backwards. What does that mean for us? It’s a challenging period for everyone! Instead of the masculine energy we normally radiate (Go! Go! Go! Progress! Progress! Progress!) it’s a time of reflection, to go inward, to be still. It is a very feminine energy, and that makes a lot of us uncomfortable! We don’t regularly look in, or feel, or contemplate. Everyone goes, Ahh! Blah. Meh! We would rather achieve, succeed, go public with our lives! Many times we experience this breakdown with different electronics or machines (i.e. computers, cell phones, for me and my fiancé our water pump!) Miscommunication is high. It’s not a time you want make big decisions with others. People feel hesitant or on a different page so to speak. It’s during this retrograde that our mantra should be: “When Life is overwhelming, And I don’t know what to do, I need to slow down and contemplate, Not bite more than I can chew.” So from now until February 11th, keep Mercury Retrograde in mind when you get into a tiff with your significant other. Don’t feel pressure to achieve so much. Don’t push yourself when it just doesn’t feel right. Listen to your body. Spend time going inward. And be patient with yourself! I promise, it’s not JUST YOU!