I noticed yesterday that I just didn’t feel right. I was off. I felt kind of Bi-Polar, one minute I was fine and the next I was frazzled. My brain doesn’t seem to be firing on all cylinders. I am confused about so much, many of which I was perfectly clear about just the day before. My emotions are out of whack. And I have severe lower back pain, which is not something I normally have.
I thought maybe all the crazy, negative energy regarding the Presidential Election was just getting to me. I have always been pretty good at feeling energy. It has gotten stronger over the last few years, but I am thinking that after the Rebirth, things are flowing through me at such a speedy rate, maybe I am more sensitive to the energy around me and in this world.
I don’t know if any of the things I am feeling have anything to do with the energy but that was my assumption. I did email Giselle about it and she said Mercury was in Retrograde if that helps clarify things.
I honestly had no clue what that truly meant and it didn’t clarify anything for me, but it did peak my interest so I did a quick Google search and read a little about it. After reading a few articles about it, I have to say that just might be what is going on with me. At least it is as good of a reason as any. I am not very knowledgeable in Astrology but after this maybe I should do some more Google searching and learn more about the subject.
Astrologically, Mercury is a very important planet. It rules truth, clear thinking, and communication.
In essence the deal is 3 or 4 times a year (depending on what articles you read) Mercury seems to slow down and then move backwards. It really isn’t moving backwards. It is kind of like driving on the freeway with a car next to you and then either your speed up or they slow down and it makes it seem like the other car is going backwards.
Apparently this strange movement can cause all sorts of things to go wacky. One article I read stated that the best mode to be in during Mercury Retrograde is one of “non-reaction”.
Another article specifically about 2012 stated that because the retrograde is in a fire sign the chances skyrocket for outbursts of enthusiastic communication. It goes on to say that vitality returns to conversations and can lead to raw, heartfelt, emotional expression. I definitely had this one happen to me.
At any rate, it helped me to see that I am not alone in feeling out of whack at this moment in time. I will take Giselle’s advice and BREATHE, BREATHE, BREATHE and in the meantime here are a few links to the best articles I found about Mercury Retrograde during my search.