Head's up: life's about to enroll everyone in this year's session of How To Slow Down 101 (And Thrive).
It's "Double M" mayhem time, with both Mercury (twice!) and Mars (for 2.5 months!) going retrograde during this last part of 2022.
Here's the rundown of retro motions you need to know:
All the Mercury and Gemini/Virgo emphasis involved in these retrogrades will affect all things tech and communication. The slowdowns also will affect travel, gadgets, machinery (anything with moving parts), and thought.
Every retrograde involving one of the inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars) offers a chance to slow down. This year, that goes double because of the Mars-Mercury retrogrades.
Look at your calendar now. Plan to use October 4 - 28 to complete important tasks or initiate anything you must start in 2022.
With a bit more planning, you can figure out how to thrive even during the end of the year slowdown.
Complete holiday shopping in October if possible; otherwise, stay away from retrograde start and end dates and be sure to save receipts and document transactions.
Plan for being more inward focused. Retrogrades are a great time for self-reflection and improvement. Give yourself extra rest and plenty of time to meditate and complete important tasks.
Retrogrades also are your perfect time to go back over projects, review relationships, and study contracts. With Mars retrograde, that's your cue to look at what drives you and how you focus your time, energy, and assets. Everything you learn will help you take excellent steps to a better life as of mid-January 2023.
Once you get used to it (and we'll have plenty of time for that!), you can begin to see the great value in retrograde times and practice enough to manage them well with help from the Mercury retrograde dates and guidance section on my website!
So welcome to Slowdown 101. Class is in session, and let's all make sure we get straight As.
Good luck, and wishing you "great timing" in all you do (or don't do) for the rest of this calendar year.