Now this Retrograde has came in full force! I mean with no mercy in site. The more I learn about astrology and the planets the more I begin to see the patterns in my life. I now know this season I will have some real issues that normally are not my own or something that resurfaces because of those triggers. Either way I know everyone will not be around and certain things are going to drastically change.
Mercury Retrograde Meaning
Mercury retrograde typically slows and complicates your thinking, communications and travel. You may get confused and nervous, make errors of judgment, have trouble remembering things or lose things. There may be unwelcome news, bad advice, technology breakdowns, travel delays, disagreement or arguments. Business negotiations may be in a state of flux. Some crucial details may not yet be available, and others may be unreliable or dishonest. During this time, extra care should be taken with important decisions and negotiations, and the signing of contracts. But these should be avoided altogether during the riskiest few days when Mercury stations retrograde and direct. Mercury retrograde is not all bad news, though. You may experience déjà vu, reminisce about happy times, unexpectedly meet up with an old friend or lover, or recover suppressed memories or skills from your childhood or past lives.
But the karmic nature of retrogrades means you may also experience guilt or payback for past mistakes. This could involve criticism, teasing, bullying, defamation, slander, broken promises, verbal or psychological abuse, fraud, stealing or lies. You will likely form tighter emotional bonds with people and form closer emotional attachments to ideas or even possessions. But be aware that these emotional connections can cloud your judgment and affect your intuition. Mood swings are possible, especially if you come under pressure.
This alignment does encourage socializing. It helps you share your feelings through written or spoken words. Your openness and understanding promote genuine friendship. You can get things off your chest, especially relationship issues. Conversations and reminiscing will be emotionally nourishing, particularly with women and family.
Pluto Retrograde Meaning
Pluto retrograde is a time of reflection about power and control issues in your life. If people have controlled or manipulated you, then now is the time to let them go. It is time to let go if you have been too controlling of others or situations. This is not a time for power-tripping but a time for elimination. Fated events and repeating themes will reinforce which of your controlling habits, compulsions, addictions, or prejudices must be eliminated.
You may be forced to let go if you have been too smothering and controlling in a relationship or holding on too tight. If obsessive or compulsive behavior involving food or drugs has taken hold of your life, then events may cause a turnaround. The more intense your destructive behavior, the more extreme the detoxification or withdrawal stage, such as going cold turkey.
Depending on past life conditions, you may fear death, poverty, manipulation, torture, imprisonment, being committed to a mental institution, exile, or betrayal. Power and control issues may involve psychic realms, sex, and inheritance.
For such reasons, you can be very intense on the inside, secretive, or a control freak. Past life conditioning can repeat, in the form of compulsions, phobias, isolation, or mistrust of family. You may develop strong psychic power due to internalizing your powerful drives and wish for power and success. Hiding your genuine desire for power and influence can lead to suspicion.
So be easy in this time! A lot of things are going to show up and show out.