I thought Mercury Retrograde was over!

It’s true. Mercury turned direct in the wee hours of the morning on December 30, 2010 (at 19 Sagittarius 38) — so why does it still feel like the Trickster is still trying to get me to slow down?

If the New Years/New start energy has got you amped up, you might be bumping into this energy, too. After all, Mercury is still moving forward pretty slowly, and is retracing ground already covered.

So, if your computer is being wonky, and your schedule is in a bit of chaos, and you are alternating between feeling deeply introspective and superficially scattered, or wildly optimistic and cautiously guarded, the best thing to do is slow down. Take a breath. Listen to what “the Guide of Souls” (that’s Mercury, too) is whispering in your ear, in this moment. Tune in to this one thing. Take this one action. Stop, breathe, repeat — knowing the whisper of the next moment may be wildly different. It’s ok.