We all know what Mercury Retro is not so fab for but what is it GOOD for?
Obviously this varies depending on your chart but in general, it is great for reading and gathering info…Especially the variety that involves instinctively meandering through books from your past or to a section of the bookstore you can’t usually be bothered with.
If you are creatively blocked during this retro, take that as your celestial cue to go and re-infuse your brain with ideas…A leisurely bookshelf unclutter is the perfect activity for Mercury Retro. Of course, Mars-Pluto in Cap might have other ideas, none of which involve “leisure.”
Force yourself to see how productive it is and read something you would not normally read. Eg; if you’re normally doing fiction, do a biz guide. Or if you read loads of self-enrichment material, do a graphic novel. Or just re-read the book you loved most as a teenager. Biographies of insanely successful and fascinating people work well with Capricorn retrogrades…yes?
Or – my fave Mercury Retro activity: Chardonnay Mind Mapping. Ludicrously insightful and an excuse to buy glitter pens.
Think also: bibliomancy.