Many astrology fans are worried about this upcoming part of the year. It might be the season to be jolly, but with Mercury retrograde, you may not be exactly in high spirits. For those who do not follow those things, Mercury became retrograde on December 3rd, and will exit this phase on December 22. For 19 days, which are right in the middle of the holiday season, we might be in for some astrological chaos. And with most people going home for Christmas, they cannot help but wonder how will Mercury retrograde affect their family relationships.
We all want to avoid family drama, especially during the holiday season, but sometimes, it’s beyond us. In astrology, when a planet is in retrograde it means that all the things it governs have a tendency of going crazy. When it comes to Mercury, it rules most of the things that keep our lives in place. Among those are transportation, technology and communication. Imagine them going haywire. Or don’t imagine anything.
Mercury retrograde and its effect on us
One of the first things that will surely happen, and we are not sure if it’s because Mercury is retrograde, is delayed traffic. Many people don’t work on Christmas, which means that you should prepare for long queues and a lot of nerves. This doesn’t mean that those things do not happen every year for Christmas. However, because of the retrograde thing, it may be worse this year.
Also, the atmosphere in the family might become tense due to some unexpected changes or delays. Moreover, miscommunications will happen everywhere with everyone. So, don’t panic if someone close might interpret something you said in the wrong way. It’s not you, it’s Mercury. The key during the holidays is to take deep breaths and calm down. It will all pass eventually and why not enjoy time with the family instead of focusing on an astrological event?
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