It’s that time again Indigo Children. Mercury is about to turn retrograde. In other words, your life is about to get hard. Yep, this is the time of year Indigo Children and everyone else inevitably lose or break our cell phones, have car problems, get punched in the face by a crazy homeless girl, miss our flights, accept a job that we end up hating, and inevitably get in fight and break up with Bae.
But knowledge is power when it comes to Mercury! You don’t have to be a victim. Understanding how Mercury works can give you the ability to take those hits in stride and keep on moving. Here are five keys to surviving Mercury Retrograde with Bae and be ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day when it’s over.
Give Bae a Heads Up
A week or two before Mercury turns retrograde is a great time to chat with Bae about what this means for the two of you. Set expectations early and make a plan. Mark your calendars and go in there prepared.
Agree Not to Fight
Mercury is all about communication, or rather- miscommunication. Give each other some slack for the next three weeks and blame it all on Mercury rather than fighting with each other. Team up on your mutual frustration with Mercury and make it a bonding experience instead of the fight that ends your coupledom.
Don’t Make Plans
Don’t do it. Mercury will mess it up. That’s just how it works. Instead, be spontaneous and creative. When you head to the movies only to arrive and learn they are closed due to a freak projector malfunction… look around and go exploring. Keep your expectations low and you’ll be in for a great time.
It’s not the time for that romantic getaway to Palm Springs. Mercury is notorious for causing issues for travelers. If you must travel be sure to arrive early, have a backup plan and be prepared for the worst. When you’re prepared you can easily take it all in stride. However, stay home if you can and avoid the trouble. Netflix is the better option during Mercury Retrograde. (Unless your Internet goes down or your iPad breaks.)
Slow Down and Follow Through
This is a great time to slow things down and take a look back. Tie up lose ends while you’re at it. Have you been promising Bae you’ll fix that squeaky door or you’ll cook Bae’s favorite meal? This is a great time to slow down and do those little things you’ve been meaning to get to. Bae will love you for it.
If you are single... get ready for some action! You always hear from your ex when Mercury goes retrograde.
Mercury Retrograde dates for 2015:
January 21 – February 11
May 19 – June 11
September 17 – October 9