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April 26, 2016
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Did you guys hear we’re headed into Mercury retrograde tomorrow? While I’m actually the biggest closet hippie you’ll likely find (I travel with crystals, if that’s any indication) and have to admit that I have been feeling kind of funny (happy but kind of scatterbrained, if that makes any sense), I just don’t know that I believe that for a nearly monthlong period you’re not supposed to do, well, much of anything. Don’t know much about Mercury Retrograde? Well, I’m here today to give you the lowdown on it!
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So basically, we’re supposed to enter Mercury retrograde beginning tomorrow to May 22. This website does a really great job of explaining what this weird phenomenon is.
 
My big gripe with this whole period is that according to most astrologists, you’re not really allowed to do a whole lot. Don’t sign contracts (impossible for freelancers such as myself!), communication in all areas of life will be affected, big purchases might be thwarted with issues, etc. It’s just not a reality for most of us out there, and I kind of doubt if it’s altogether true.
 
What I do like about this period though is that the advice for coping with Mercury in retrograde is really sound advice for just about any time of the year, and I actually could kind of use it this week because I have been feeling like I’ve been racing through life this past week.
 
Typically, you’re supposed to take time to reassess, reflect and relax during these periods. Really focus on communicating clearly and slowly, respecting others’ objectives/desires as this is often a period where crossed wires happens a lot. Spend more time on your hobbies, take time to do some housecleaning and tidying, go on a leisurely trip but make it an easy and relaxed one, take some time to look at your business/job and see where you can make some admin improvements, etc. Basically, it’s just a good time to slow down and reflect on what’s been working and what hasn’t been, to do a bit of cleaning house as far as the past goes but to also start making some thoughtful plans for the future.
 
It’s kind of that whole there’s a time to reap and a time to sow approach—I feel like 2016 has in large part been a time of “reaping” as far as feeling like days are packed and busy. Lots of go-go-go but not as much time as I’d like to slow down and strategize, which incidentally I tried to clear April out mostly to focus on. I’m actually excited to continue to take some time to be a bit more gentle and slow with life, especially because I have a feeling this summer will be pretty packed!
 
What about you guys? Do you believe in the whole Mercury retrograde thing? Tell me in the comments below!
 
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Indigo bag, Celine sunglasses, Daniel Wellington watch

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11 Comments

  • Reply Girl & Closet May 3, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Alex, congrats on the site! It looks absolutely gorgeous + feel better soon!! xo

  • Reply Jane Says May 3, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Question. What size shirt is that in these photos. I love it and want to order it but I thought I would ask how it fits. True to size, runs large or runs small.

  • Reply Sabrina Fenster May 3, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Haha…my mother is a huge believer in this. It feels like every time I’m about to make a huge decision, she tells me mercury is going into retrograde and I simply cannot. I prefer your take on it 🙂

  • Reply Natali May 3, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Slowing down and reassessing is something which I’m going to do as well… I feel that this year has been flying by and I don’t have a good plan enough on how to do everything I was intending for this year. I feel like my work and daily life aren\x26#39;t in the best balance and now would be the perfect time to take a step back and do something about it.

  • Reply Annie Gilson May 3, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Excellent post! The points about the topic is very well written and updated according to need.

  • Reply Beauty Follower May 3, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Classy top!

  • Reply Liesa H May 3, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Great look! Love the top!

  • Reply Kate May 3, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    This top is gorgeous! I love it with your new shorter hair, too! So pretty! I don’t know much about mercury in retrograde, other than I feel like facebook and twitter explode with people talking about it when it happens. Personally, I’ve never noticed any effects!

  • Reply Helena Oops May 3, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Beautiful look and shoots! Thanks for this lovely post!

  • Reply Nicole May 3, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I actually never heard of mercury retrograde?! But I love that shirt on you!

  • Reply Thiscrund Gayle May 4, 2016 at 3:13 am

    This is just stunning, such a pretty dress and the colour is perfection. xx

    http://www.pickweddingdresses.com/plus-size-wedding-dresses-c_8/

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