Yesterday I woke up with a horrible sore throat. I just woke up with an overall heaviness and almost instantly I knew. I searched up “Mercury Retrograde 2016.” and there it was. It started yesterday! (I am just a little psychic, sometimes. 😉)
Instead of me explaining this in full, I took a little blurb explaining it from Huffington Post:
The planet Mercury rules our intelligence, mind, memory and, all types of communication ranging from talking and texting to writing. It also affects our self-expression, and communication style. In a more public sense, it rules commerce, computers, telephones, transportation and air travel.
How Mercury functions in a person’s birth chart explains a great deal about how they formulate ideas and share them. It indicates how someone makes sense of the everyday world they live in. During these three weeks when Mercury is retrograde, one’s mental faculties are not functioning well; in fact they “go on vacation.”
When this unique event happens (3-4 times a year), communications of all types go “bonkers!” Suddenly, normal communication becomes unreliable, filled with misinformation where important data is missing or misunderstood. The passage of information from one person to the other seems to be unintentionally cloudy or confused in some way. After all, Mercury does rule the mind, mental clarity, talking, self-expression and overall communication. During the Retrograde period, a person’s intellectual, communication and mental processes are less acute. They become mistake-prone and forgetful.
These three weeks are meant to be a contemplative period where you review past ideas and insights you have had, activities you’ve been involved with, projects that you are working on, communications with others and all the decisions you plan to make. Take time to reflect on each of these areas. Ask yourself: “Have I missed something?” This is an excellent time to review, research, revise, reevaluate and reconsider all your plans so you can make more successful decisions when Mercury goes direct on January 25th.
7 Tips To Successfully Survive This Retrograde
1. Take special note of technology breakdowns, travel delays and lost items. (Things don’t work, poor planning creates long waits; and you’re likely to be more careless than usual.)
2. Watch your communications with others; take extra care with your words to avoid arguments and upsets. (You’re more likely to be impatient or to misspeak.)
3. Double-check the documents you write, your emails, even posts on Facebook and Twitter. (You’re mistake prone.)
4. People from your past pop up and re-enter your life. (Even though you’ve long-since forgotten, magically they appear months or years later.)
5. It’s a bad time to negotiate or commit to taking a new job. (You’re missing important details that may affect your decision. Or, you may find the information you’ve been given is not reliable; or that you haven’t been given the whole truth and “nothing but the truth.”)
6. Cars break down or the one you buy turns out to be a “lemon.” (Makes sure to get your car serviced before that long drive to your vacation destination; Don’t buy that car until after the retrograde ends when you’ll have all the facts to make the right decision.)
7. Avoid signing documents, or executing contracts, or making firm commitments of any kind. (There’s something you don’t know that you will when Mercury goes direct on January 25).
Crazy stuff right? Explains my throat hurting out of the blue. Mercury is the ruler of our throat chakra.
On to my date:
Well, Chris and I have had this date to the city planned since Christmas when he bought me Broadway tickets to see The School of Rock, (my favorite movie) and I started getting nervous that Mercury’s little trickiness was going to get in the way- it tried- but it didn’t completely! Our train to the city was canceled (Darn you Mercury!) so we had to wait for the next one, but we didn’t let that bring us down!
We got to the city around 2:30 and took the subway to Broadway where we walked around, got Starbucks, and started walking to the Rockefeller Ice Rink to go iceskating.
It was so chilly! On the way there we passed the MoMa museum and contemplating going there instead because it was so cold! We decided to just go iceskating since we can go to the MoMa anytime of the year.
When we got on the rink it took me a little bit of time to get used to, but I got it soon enough. This was neither of our first time iceskating- but it was our first time together! Chris is actually really good at iceskating because he used to play hockey! I was very impressed. 🙂
While we were iceskating, I started talking about how it would be cute if a man pretended to fall while iceskating with his girlfriend, and try to get up but kneel on one knee and propose to her- guess what happened a minute later… (told you guys I was psychic!)
A man proposed to his wife! Only a few skaters saw it and we were lucky enough to have seen it, AND caught it on video. We spoke to the couple after they were done happy-crying and laughing and sent them the video.
We skated from 3 to about 5:30 pm. Time flew, and it was super fun. Afterwards we went to eat some yummy baked ziti in Times Square. At 6:30 we sat down in the Broadway Theater and waited for the School Of Rock to begin!
The musical was amazing! All the kids were so talented. All the instruments were played live, too. It was so great, everybody should see it. I really absolutely loved it so much. It really topped my expectations. When the last scene came on and I knew it was ended- I felt my eyes getting watery because I really did not want it, or the night to end.
I had such a perfect day, and was so happy I got to see that play. Thank you, Chris for putting a smile on my face yesterday- and always trying to everyday. ❤