Mercury’s retrograde cycle is rarely regarded as a time of inner growth. But with several of the errors typical of this period forcing you to allow things to unfold in their own time, you’re exercising the virtue of patience. Ironically, the longer you wait, the better things will go.
Knowing where you stand, both in terms of ongoing obligations and future plans, is a relief. But during periods of growth, such as this is, it can mean you ignore ideas or offers that are well worth investigating. While, obviously, you can’t pursue everything, what you learn from what you don’t do will prove hugely helpful now and, even more as the month of May unfolds.
Since early in the year you’ve been wrestling with questions about your priorities and, in particular, what’s worth keeping in your life versus what should go. You’ve overcome your sentimental attachment to various arrangements and are now examining what’s practical or worth the effort. Obviously, you’re eager to settle into new arrangements. But during this period of exploration, be patient. The insights you gain from what doesn’t work will prove invaluable when you make those final decisions, in a few months’ time.
Year to come
Cancer June 21 – July 21
This is year of progress. During its first three months, however, you could easily mistake abrupt changes in existing arrangements or sudden developments as worrying when, in fact, they’re breakthroughs. These are altering the foundation of many existing plans and, importantly, encouraging you to question your priorities. This is preparation for the dynamic cycle that you experience while Mars is in Cancer, from early June to late July, but which is so inspiring, you’re soon merrily undertaking new plans and projects for the future. This isn’t about sticking with the familiar, it’s exploring absolutely every option, then gradually beginning a new chapter of your life.
Love and Relationships
Don’t allow concerns about changes in your life being unsettling or upsetting others overshadow your plans. Instead, talk things through. Not only will you be reassured by what’s said, you’ll realise those who seemed fretful in the past were merely showing how much they care.
Finances and Work
Often progress comes at the cost, which is disruption, if not a bit of chaos. Tempting as it is to slow the pace of change until finances catch up or you feel reassured all is well, if ever there was a time to have faith in the future, it’s 2017.
Health and Well Being
As is always the case, balancing obligations to others and tending to practical matters could easily undermine your own wellbeing routine. But rarely has it been so important. Still, you can have fun and get the exercise you need and, better yet, spend time with those you adore.