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´ By Elizabeth Jones ¨ ~ Mercury Retrograde Guide ~ How To Survive & Make

´ By Elizabeth Jones ¨ ~ Mercury Retrograde Guide ~

How To Survive & Make the Most of Mercury Retrograde

Welcome to your FREE Mercury Retrograde Guide where you'll learn what it is, ways to prepare for it, what to watch out for and more. This is a sampling of the kind of helpful information you'll find on

each month's AstroCurrents Monthly. NOTE: This information applies to everyone, regardless of your sign.

Listed in the box on the 2nd page are the four times Mercury is retrograde in 2016. The information given on this guide applies to all of them however each of the times that Mercury is retrograde has a certain "flavor" all its own. More information on the impact of each Mercury retrograde in 2016 plus other key astrological events is on each month's AstroCurrents Monthly (ACM).

You can learn more about ACM, plus get a special 75% off the 1st month discount code, at:

http://mcleanmasterworks.com/acm/

´In Light ~ Elizabeth Jones

P.S. I suggest you print this guide off so you'll have it to refer to in the coming months.

off so you'll have it to refer to in the coming months. . . . .

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´What's on The Mercury Retrograde Guide

 

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What is Mercury retrograde?

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What are the possible impacts of Mercury retrograde?

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Good things to do during Mercury retrograde

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Ways you can prepare (beforehand) for Mercury retrograde

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Spiritual focus during Mercury retrograde

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What to do after Mercury's retrograde & gone direct

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LIST (in box) shows times Mercury is retrograde in 2016 .

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´ #1: What is "Mercury retrograde"?

When Mercury goes retrograde it appears to be traveling across the sky backwards. Of course this is not actually happening but it looks like it is from the Earth's perspective. Mercury goes retrograde for 3 weeks, 3 times a year. However Mercury goes retrograde 4 times in 2016, which is most unusual. (All the planets go retrograde at some point during the year, though never more than once.) And we generally notice the impacts of Mercury retrograde the most. > Retrograde motion of a planet is an astronomical event that has astrological impacts.

´ #2: What are the possible impacts of Mercury retrograde?

Mercury rules several things that are "constants" in our everyday life, such as: All forms of communication, agreements (verbal and written), your interactions with others, electronic devices (computers, cell phones, tablets, etc.) and others. Whatever Mercury is doing astrologically also has a great influence on how we think, our thought process, attitudes and basic mindset.

AstroCurrents.com >Mercury Retrograde Guide<

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When Mercury is retrograde any of the following are more likely to occur:

Miscommunications & misunderstandings (listen carefully before assuming anything!)

Thinking clearly could be a challenge as can getting and staying focused. (The mind tends to

wander more when Mercury is retrograde.)

Making decisions can be tricky at best, as the ability to think clearly and sort things out is more of a challenge.

Electronic devices tend to be problematic, cells drop calls often, texts and emails never arrive,
Electronic devices tend to be problematic, cells drop calls
often, texts and emails never arrive, etc.
#7: List of when Mercury is
retrograde in 2016
Computer issues such as cyber attacks, viruses or losing data
happen more than at other times.
You're more absent-minded than usual, tend to forget where
you placed things, what you intended to do upon entering a
room or what you wanted at the store.
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SR=Stations Retrograde
SD=Stations Direct
SP=Returns to Shadow Point*
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You may forget important appointments, meetings, etc.
1st:
1/5:
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#3: Good things to do during Mercury retrograde
1/25:
Write ideas and insights down as they may be important
later. Seek out new perspectives and points of view.
2/14:
SR at 1˚ Aquarius
SD at 15˚ Capricorn
Returns to Shadow Point
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• Clean off your desk and/or your computer.
2nd:
• Research something you've been meaning to look into.
4/28:
Revisit your goals for the year, let go of those that are no
appropriate while recommitting to those that are.
5/22:
6/7:
SR at 24˚ Taurus
SD at 14˚ Taurus
Returns to Shadow Point
This is a good time for brain-storming and conceptualizing
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as you may think of things you might not at other times for
your mind is looking "behind the wall and around corners".
3rd:
8/30:
Daydream and give yourself to space out a bit here and
9/21:
there (not while driving, though :~)
10/6:
SR at 29˚ Virgo
SD at 15˚ Virgo
Returns to Shadow Point
Make extra effort to follow through on things. Email or call
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twice if you haven’t heard back from someone. Remember
that others are under this influence as well and most like don't
have all this information!
4th:
12/19:
1/8/17:
SR at 15˚ Capricorn
SD at 29˚ Sagittarius
Listen to others very carefully. Repeat back what you think
you heard. Check and recheck your plans with others.
1/27/17: Returns to Shadow Point
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* "Shadow Point" is the place
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Be extra careful what you say to others, especially about
someone else. Honor those things told to you in confidence!
where Mercury went retrograde.

Take time away from your routines; go on a mini-retreat.

• Step back from whatever issues you are dealing with and spend time re-envisioning and re- imagining what it is you want in whatever situation you are facing or dealing with.

>And my personal favorite: Apply the “RE-Rule" Mercury is going backwards, well in a way. So YOUR going back is kind of perfect now. Here are some ways to do that: Regroup, rethink, reconsider, redo, recheck, revise, revisit, retrace…get the drift? Also going back over previous decisions/plans can be most helpful and quite enlightening.

´ #4: Ways to prepare for Mercury retrograde

It's helpful prior to Mercury going retrograde to do a few things.

Here are some suggestions:

Back up your computers and electronic devices at least a few days prior.

Try to hold important meetings before it goes retrograde if possible.

• I get asked that all the time if it's ok to travel while Mercury is retrograde. Yes! But do try to make your travel plans beforehand. If you are traveling when Mercury is retrograde be sure to check and recheck your plans at least a couple times.

Make as many important arrangements, meetings and plans as you can a couple days prior to the actual day that Mercury goes retrograde (see side bar on page 2 for dates).

• Try to avoid making major purchases when Mercury is retrograde as those made often prove unsatisfactory in some way and/or need to be returned.

• And finally, check the facts and details

more

than once if necessary.

And here's a key to help you manage things while Mercury is retrograde:

Make a plan/list of tasks for what you really need to do while Mercury is retrograde beforehand as well as get appointments and meetings scheduled. This way you'll have something concrete to rely on when everything is wavering before you or changing around you.

´ #5: Spiritual focus during Mercury retrograde

Your mind is looking inwards more than outside allowing you to sense and see things you may not ordinarily such as higher truths, actual motivations, authenticity, values, etc.

Trust your intuition as it is likely to be operating better than usual. Follow your hunches and especially those things that appear or come to you out of nowhere.

Allow yourself to be inspired! Mercury the mystical messenger that he is may well be off visiting some higher place within your being, bringing you insights and ideas that are just what you need now—so pay attention to the message it is bringing you!

Our society always seems to be set in forward motion. And so Mercury offers us opportunities

these 3 (4 in 2016) times each year to stop…to rethink and reconsider the direction we are going in,

to revise plans and reconnect with people and spirit. Practice being detached.

Recommit to your spiritual practice. Unplug

• This is a magical time in a some ways

spend

time in silence or in nature. Breathe

chances

to turn the lower mind towards the higher mind

where you create and imagine your life. Use these opportunities to align your thoughts and attitudes with your higher mind while letting go of negativity, fear and anxiety.

´ #6: What to do/expect once Mercury's gone direct

• Your plans and ideas get revisited and perhaps revised based on the new insights you gained and the information your received while Mercury was retrograde.

• Certain dreams and schemes become more viable and the steps to take are more realistic. So it's a

chance to tighten up the plan so to speak

and

to catch things you may have left out.

• Do practical things like: Check any plans made in the last 3 weeks and review notes & projects

worked on during that time-you may have missed something of significance! .

. About Elizabeth & AstroCurrents Montlhy

•Elizabeth has been an Astrologer & Tarot reader for 4+ decades. She began her studies as a teen, mentored by her grandfather, Ralph Jones, an astrologer & student of metaphysics. • ACM is a monthly subscription giving the impacts for the key events, Full & New Moons, Mercury retrogrades, a meditation, 2 Tarot readings & more. It is available in audio (MP3s) & written (PDFs).

>>Learn more at: http://mcleanmasterworks.com/acm/

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