Usually when I ask people what they know about astrology, 9 times out of 10, most will bring up mercury retrograde and how they know it's not a good time to start new endeavours. On the contrary I have come to look forward to these times, as I know I will encounter some fresh new ways of approaching things. Especially, in a way that is very thorough, when it comes to what interests me the most. I guess if we were all doing things that didn't really fascinate us, it would become tedious and boring. Since there does tend to be quite a lot of re-aligning and adjusting, I can see how that would become tiresome if you didn't actually like what you were doing.
If that is the case, I would take this as a signal to focus your energy more on something that does, or if that isn't possible at the moment. To try and give some thought to those things that might also give you some reprise and relief from the constant mental strain.
For example a hobby or activity that may interest you, I recommend signing up to Pinterest for more good ideas.
My personal hobby that I associate and is associated with this time frame ( since mercury rules communication ) is and always will be music. Every time this period comes around, I find and discover so many great and wonderful new artists and songs to add to my collection. I absolutely love it and I hope you do too.
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