A Mercury retrograde is an astrological phenomenon that happens about three times per year, during which travel, technology, and communications become far more difficult than they have any right to be. Just consider the air traffic being brought to a complete halt all over Europe due to a vulcanic ash cloud earlier this month. Copiers refuse to work, mail gets lost, the computer crashes, not to mention misunderstandings and failed connections between people. This is the last of three periods of Mercury retrograde in 2010:
Mercury turns retrograde December 10 at 5 Capricorn Mercury turns direct December 30 at 19 Sagittarius
The purpose of Mercury retrograde is to review and revise our life and our connection with reality. Mercury has an orbit that at times gets ahead of the Sun allowing us to look into the future toward new and innovative ideas. As Mercury retrogrades we ultimately have to bring the ideas back into the present to test and evaluate to see how they fit into our life, as we test drive our ideas and re-align with reality and the natural timing of the universe.
The Mercury retrogrades that occur in 2010 provide the opportunities for us to make adjustments in the practical aspects of our life from the information brought to us through the Mercury retrograde in earthy signs; Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo (occurring in that order). Decisions about our goals and aspirations will be the focus during the December 2010 retrograde, assisting the transitions of career through the changing goals that will be evolving at that time. Because we are making decisions to bring forward the visionary awareness into our new journey, new endeavors, new goals, the events during the Mercury retrograde time frames help us to veer away from the past and take bold steps into our new future. These adjustments will be necessary as they allow us to make major changes, emphasizing our bold and innovative choices. (*)
Pujas harmonize astrological influences or better harmonize us to them, such that we do not battle the current vibratory frequency. If you would like me to do a puja to facilitate this process and mitigate it’s more disrupting effects, the cost is $30 and I can do it at any time once the retrograde has begun. (Of course, Pujas are also available as part and within the format of an individual session.) Thank you!
Pujas are also excellent to remove any obstacles and smooth the path before starting any new venture, project or travel. They also work to manifest prosperity and harmonize relationships with your partner, family or colleagues. Click here for more information and ideas on Pujas.
(*abridged excerpt from http://www.alphalifetrends.com/mercuryretrograde.html; see for full article.)