Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - NATURAL SOLUTIONS -

Another Mer­cury ret­ro­grade cy­cle starts this week. When the planet as­so­ci­ated with com­mu­ni­ca­tion and trans­port goes back­wards, as it does about four times a year, many peo­ple know not to book a hol­i­day or buy a new phone.

Dur­ing th­ese times, it’s said we’re best off not buy­ing any­thing linked to trans­port or com­mu­ni­ca­tion such as cars, hol­i­days, com­put­ers or phones; elec­tron­ics should be backed up and any trips should be avoided if pos­si­ble.

But Mer­cury ret­ro­grade isn’t bad luck. If any­thing, it’s linked to bad plan­ning, leap­ing be­fore you look and run­ning the risk of hav­ing to redo, re­think and re­visit.

Bear that in mind in the com­ing weeks and don’t rush into any­thing to do with com­mu­ni­ca­tions, elec­tron­ics and hol­i­days. For ex­am­ple, I re­cently wanted to book a trip away but Mer­cury was ret­ro­grade, so I de­cided to wait and crossed my fin­gers the prices wouldn’t rocket.

By the end of the re­verse cy­cle, we learnt that friends would be in a sim­i­lar part of the world, so we tweaked our trip to join them. Mean­while, a fam­ily we’d planned to stay with else­where on our jour­ney an­nounced they had to be out of town and asked if we could come a week or so later.

Since I hadn’t booked the ticket due to the Mer­cury ret­ro­grade, we were able to plan a much bet­ter trip!


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