February 23 – Mercury Retrograde in Pisces until March 18 – It is that time of year again when we are given the opportunity to slow down and play catch up. Since this Mercury retrograde cycle is in the sign of Pisces this is an excellent opportunity for us to rethink old habit patterns and emotional responses to life challenges. The desire to retreat can be strong during this cycle.
For those of you who are new to my newsletter, Mercury goes retrograde approximately three times a year. When Mercury is retrograde it means that it is moving in an apparent backward motion. This can affect all areas of communication and travel. Scheduling and rescheduling appointments, lost documents, faulty machinery, broken promises and misleading information could be an issue during this retrograde cycle. This would not be a good time to negotiate or sign new contracts. But if you must however, make certain that you have read and re-read the contract. Do not leave anything to chance. Telephones, computers and other related sources of communication could become troublesome.
This is not a particularly good time to buy anything new, as you will probably not be satisfied with it later. This is especially not a favorable time to purchase a new car or computer. If either of these items have pending repairs this is when the need would become imminent.
This is an auspicious time to re-group, re-organize, re-read, re-think decisions, re-write and re-process information. Think of this time as a balsamic moon cycle that lasts for 21 days. The balsamic, or dark of the moon is the 24 hour time period prior to the new moon. The is when the moon has no light and it is not a particularly productive time for initiating new projects. It is a grat time for completion of that which you have already started..
Kelly Lowe, Astrological Counselor and Author of “An Astrologer’s Journey