Mercury retrograde 2019

Making the Most of Every Mercury Retrograde Moment by Blesilda C. De La Rosa

Note: In 2019, Mercury goes retrograde during March 5-28, July 7-31, and October 31-November 20.

Why don’t we make a list of what you CAN do during the periods when Mercury is retrograde? The way some experts put it, with all those lists of “don’ts” – don’t buy electronics, don’t sign contracts, don’t start any important ventures, et cetera – you would think you’d have to bury your head in the sand! But since life goes on, Mercury retrograde or not, what can you do to make the most of every Mercury retrograde moment?

You know, it’s easy enough to remember these RE – words:

1. Reconsider your plans.
Since Mercury rules transportation, communication, electronics, and contracts, then maybe you should schedule your agenda during this period. This may mean anything from re-scheduling canceled appointments to postponing the purchase of electronic equipment like phones or computers. Use this time to reboot and refresh your projects.

2. Relax, reflect, and receive.
It’s not healthy to be on forward motion all the time. The universe gives you these 3-week periods three times a year so you can slow down, meditate, and learn more about yourself. If the rest of the year finds you on the giving end in terms of the actions you take, then a Mercury retrograde period puts you on the receiving end, for a change. Download all that insight and reflection so you can be a better person.

3. Remove the trash.
Clear out clutter and physical trash – but more importantly, cut out toxic habits, relationships, and ingrained tendencies toward worry and anxiety.

4. Remember your lessons in love, work, or money from the past. Repeat the steps that worked successfully and gently bid adieu to schemes that didn’t. Mercury retrograde periods are notorious for being the setting for returning karmic connections. If you have done your homework and taken out the trash, then you won’t be blindsided by nostalgia.

Remember your past triumphs so that going forward, you are ready to level up in applying the beneficial lessons in your brilliant life!

Your Horoscope for the week of Feb. 25-Mar. 3, 2015 (page B6 of the MANILA MAIL)


For the week of Feb. 25-Mar. 3, 2015

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19) As to the glass half-empty or half-full dilemma, here’s what you really think: thank God for the water and the glass to put it in! Weekly mantra: I am a positive thinker.
TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20) Resist the urge to tell other people what they should do. Let them make the decisions after you’ve made gentle suggestions. Weekly mantra: I am subtle.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Ask yourself what’s causing your anxiety. Once you’ve pinpointed the reasons, take active steps to calm and soothe your nerves. Weekly mantra: I am at peace.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) Permit yourself to let go of the past. A whole new vista of possibilities is opening up before you. Be present. Weekly mantra: I am counting my blessings.
LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Moments of joy could be so ephemeral yet still so fulfilling. Work at making these moments more consistent for your own good. Weekly mantra: I am full of joy!
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22) You’ve patiently waited for your turn. Now may I quote from a 1980s song: “The search is over/ Love was right before my eyes.” Weekly mantra: I am seizing the day.
LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22) How vulnerable is your heart? Have you given it willy-nilly? Re-evaluate if the person who has it now still deserves that singular honor. Weekly mantra: I am discerning.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21) Sure, you want to improve your lot in life. Worrying will get you nowhere. Do your daily work and watch the pieces fall into place. Weekly mantra: I am keeping the faith.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21) Beliefs and philosophies are good to some extent, but not if you’re just confusing yourself. Simplify. Pick and choose. Weekly mantra: I am methodical.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) If you find yourself being irritated by someone close to you, see if you can bear to overlook such a small infraction for the sake of the overall relationship. Weekly mantra: I am in command of my temper.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18) Yes, it is possible to work side by side with someone whose values are opposed to yours. It’s called mutual respect. Weekly mantra: I am reasonable.
PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20) Now that you find yourself in a possible romantic situation, just make sure that there’s a proper give-and-take of emotion and information. Weekly mantra: I am a gift.