What is Mercury Rx (Retrograde)? On March 5, 2019 Mercury went Retrograde in Pisces, and will end on March 28th. Translation: Mercury started spinning backwards. Some folks use this time to blame all their troubles on Mercury Rx. Not only do old flames and friends slide back in the DMs, but things get weird with technology and our communication skills. I mean, why wouldn’t you blame bad times on that? If you’re not familiar with the Pisces zodiac, let me give you a brief scoop. Pisces is a compassionate and intuitive water sign. What did that mean for us over the last 3 weeks? That we’re more absent minded, emotional and moody than usual. LOL.
I had to add “again” in this title because I’ve learned these lessons before, but somehow put them on the back-burner while living this thing called life. Alexa, play Retrograde by James Blake.
What I Learned (Again) During Mercury Rx:
Sometimes it’s just a test, sis. Just because a person or pattern re-enters my life, it doesn’t mean they’re supposed to stay there.
Stepping out of my comfort zone can be an awkward, beautiful thing. The say the only thing constant is change. As a grounded, practical Capricorn — change freaks me out. I lacked stability growing up, so I cherish it these days. Ya can’t blame me for wanting to know how things are going to work out.
I need to protect my own energy before protecting someone else’s. It sounds selfish, but how can I help someone else if I don’t know how to help myself?
It’s okay to show my “other” side. For a long time, I only showed one side of myself–the happy side. I didn’t want to be the angry black girl, and I didn’t know what it meant to be vulnerable. This Mercury Rx, my emotional flag flew.
The kids in my life deserve more of my time. Current events involving bullying, abuse and our education system makes me want to hug my godson, nephews and nieces so tight. I may not being to financially support all 500 of them, but love and support is free. I need to make more of an effort to have real conversations and create more memories with them. P.S I don’t actually have 500 nieces and nephews, but it feels like it.
Jealousy never earned me anything except a high bar tab…and a hangover. Quite frankly, I don’t have the time or energy for either. “Girl, you don’t even have to do all that,” is what I actually said to myself out loud. Green is my favorite color, but envy doesn’t look good on me. It’s been the root of my broken relationships, and I just came to terms with that.
There were some challenges thrown my way, but this Mercury Rx was a good one. I’m VERY proud of myself for being direct with my emotions, coming to terms with the role I played in failed relationships and saying yes to things that benefited me and those around me.
What was your Mercury Rx like? Comment below, or let me know on Facebook!