Hermes (Greek name for Mercury) is the god of the unexpected, of luck, of
coincidence, of 'synchronicity.'…Whenever things seem fixed, rigid, 'stuck,'
Hermes introduces fluidity, motion, new beginnings - as well as the confusion
which inevitably precedes new beginnings.
Arianna Stassinopoulos, The Gods of Greece
Sunday, January 25, 2009
The planets say that this year's New Years RE-Solution deadline should be extended to February 5th!
Many people debunk the effects of the alignment of the stars and planets on our daily lives, but even with many “grains of salt”, over the years I have found a lot of truth in this aspect: January 11, 2009 - February 3, 2009 is a period in which the planet Mercury appears to move backwards…and it is called “Mercury Retrograde”. This occurs 3-4 times a year and lasts about 3 weeks. There are benefits and challenges associated with this time.
Communications related activities can be disrupted during his time including travel, electronics and agreements between people (not a good time to sign contracts). It has been described as “holding back forward action” which delivers one of the benefits: time for personal accounting and reflection before proceeding with next steps. It is a good time to do all of those “RE” things like RE-view RE-consider RE-present RE-invent before you RE-solve. it is like a course correction during the flight from one destination to another.
The events during the Mercury retrograde time frame help us to veer away from the past and take bold steps into our new future. This information was paraphrased from this site where you can go to read more about Mercury Retrograde. Take heart…