As most of our readers know, Mercury and Mars both go retrograde this month, just in time to mess with the winter holidays. Although Mercury doesn’t reverse motion until December 26, he’ll be in the pre-retrograde shadow period starting on December 10. Mars turns retrograde on December 20. This combination doesn’t bode well for a smooth holiday season, and we can expect long lines for gift return.
In this week’s poll, we’d like to know whether being aware of Mercury retrograde is changing your approach to the holidays.
This is one year it may be a very good idea to take care of Christmas preparations early. I still have a couple of things to get, cards to send out, baking to do, etc! OK – I’m going to be busy!! :-)
Ralfee Finn has an excellent description of the challenges of the next couple of weeks. I love what she says about the upcoming Mars & Mercury RX:
When the two planets that drive the mechanics of daily life are retrograde simultaneously, collective angst is palpable. Forewarned is better prepared, which means rather than ride a wave of resentment about the breakneck pace, be willing to surf the current and get done what needs to be done before “hurry up” turns into “hey-I-need-to-think-about-it-for-a-long-time-first.”
She also gives us much needed insights into handling the Saturn-Pluto square.
Please read her December 2 Weekly Frequency.