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Hi, Angels! We are officially in the Mercury Rx now. Here’s how it’s going to impact us energetically over the next few weeks.

The Mercury Rx (Rx is Retrograde, abbreviated) is officially from December 19th, 2016 until January 8th, 2017. We just slipped into the full-on RX yesterday, though there is what is called the “shadow period,” that occurs two weeks before the start date and two weeks after the end date.

The pre-shadow helps us prepare for the Rx. You may have been feeling more sluggish than normal, words may not be coming out right, getting tongue-tied, and even dealing the “spiritual flu.” This is an energetic bodily response to let our consciousness know it’s time to begin to slow down and to reserve our energies.

To fully understand Mercury Rx, we need to first look at the planet Mercury. Mercury is the Roman equivalent of the Greek God, Hermes. Hermes is quick and cunning god of transitions and boundaries, moving freely between the world of man and the world of the Gods.

His special duty is as emissary and messenger of the Gods. He delivers the Gods’ commands but also takes on the role of ambassador.

In some myths, he is a trickster and outwits other gods and mortals. His attributes and symbols include the herma, the rooster, the tortoise, satchel or pouch, winged sandals, and winged cap. His main symbol is the caduceus, which appears in a form of two snakes wrapped around a winged staff.

Examples of Mercury’s pranks:

  • You might take the wrong turn or forget where your friend’s house is that you’ve been going to for years
  • Communications such as text messages, snail mail, package deliveries may get lost or take the scenic route before they get to you

Since the Rx is in Capricorn, the areas of structure and authority are going to be immediately affected. We may find it difficult to execute the most well thought out and prepared plans — the proverbial “monkey wrench.”

It may be difficult to discipline ourselves to accomplish our goals and plans; we will have to really dig deep for inspiration and motivation. As the Rx moves through to Sagittarius, the areas of expansion and study will be mostly affected. Towards the end of the Rx, our philosophy and inner Truth may become muddled or confusing. This would not be the time to question your morals or ethics as we will be receiving mixed signals and ideas.

At the end of the Mercury Rx, we will pass through the post-shadow. The post-shadow is a time for recovery from the whirlwind of the Rx. We will slowly regain our health and the picture will become more focused.

You may have heard, “Don’t make any business decisions! Don’t invest any money! Don’t make any big purchases!”

It’s okay to make business decisions. It’s good to invest. The distinction lies herein; start a business or invest in what you already have supplies and skills in. For example, if you want to start a business doing Tarot readings and you’ve got cards and have done readings before, now is a good time. If you wake up and decide you want to run a cupcake business and have no tools or supplies or training in making cupcakes, Mercury Rx is NOT the time to start that type of business.

  • Read the fine print
  • Don’t make any spontaneous decisions; think about what you want to do for a while before doing it
  • Utilize what you already have. Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle.

Basically; during Mercury Rx, stick with what you know. Stay in your known territory. It’s easy to get lost.

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