Mercury retrograde periods can really be exhausting.
Everything can wear us out. Chores that should take minutes take hours instead. Communications that should be easy turn into convoluted exercises in phone tag, misunderstandings, and hard feelings. Ordinary everyday travel gets tangled up in delays, missed directions, and traffic jams.
Since each Mercury retrograde period lasts about three weeks, the extra effort involved can take an enormous toll. It’s easy to get bone-tired, stressed out, and completely fatigued mentally, emotionally, and physically.
If we aren’t careful, we can get sick, or even worse, we can become accident-prone and suffer debilitating injuries.
But even if we don’t suffer physically, we still confront a major problem– we just don’t have the energy we need to get everything accomplished. We don’t even have the will to try.
Vince Lombardi understood this when he said “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.”
That’s why it’s so important to have a proactive strategy of re-energizing whenever Mercury is retrograde. We can do all the things that help us keep our energy and attentiveness high– giving ourselves time for recreational activities that reduce our stress levels, giving ourselves the right diet and exercise, making sure that our schedules include time for naps and meditation, and taking breaks whenever the circumstances get too overwhelming.
This is especially vital if we’re involved in managing a business, if our livelihood depends on making clear and resourceful decisions, or if we’re involved in astro-trading or other investment or trading activities.
Best of all, we can use the re-energizing strategy ahead of time.
After all, if we do our astrological homework we can identify and anticipate the times that Mercury will be going retrograde.
Since we know about Mercury retrograde periods in advance, we can take extra steps to build up our energy reserves before Mercury reverses its direction.
We can get some extra rest, make sure we’re in tip-top physical shape, and organize our schedules to accommodate the additional stress we’re likely to encounter.
When we use our astrological knowledge intelligently in this way, we can avoid becoming victims of Mercury Retrograde.
Instead, we can use Mercury retrograde periods to get more accomplished than we ever imagined possible!