Why I love Mercury retrogrades. ?
Mercury is the ruler of the 3rd house in modern astrology and rules communication. More specifically, it rules communications from within. We use our own knowledge to talk, write, and think. We produce. On the opposite side of astrological wheel is the 9th house ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter rules knowledge from external teachers like traveling, higher learning, philosophy. In Jupiter’s case, the mind is being activated by being communicated to.
When Mercury is in retrograde its energy signature vibrating to the earth is different and it can be more intense if you don’t have Mercury retrograde in your natal or progressed chart.
This INTENSITY causes us to slow down and turn our minds inward so we communicate to ourselves with our mind. I love this! TAKE TIME TO THINK.
The pace of life has quickened so much that we rarely just sit and think.
That is what Mercury wants.
Image credit: Woman by the Window, Picasso, 1936