February 21, 2020-
It is said that, at certain times of the year, the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards, or is in retrograde. This is, of course, poppycock, but the illusion does have an effect on people, in the areas of relationships, transportation and finance. People will use this illusion as an excuse to take negative actions, or to not take any action at all. Sometimes, the latter is actually advisable, especially if life seems to be moving at too fast a pace.
I find winter, in general, as a good time to slow the pace a bit. For me, that generally means staying, for the most part, within the bounds of my county of residence. A couple of trips out of the area, last weekend to Yuma and tomorrow to Indio, to take in a Sheryl Crow concert, are exceptions to that, these past two months. Energy has taken a back seat and my concentration has been mostly on boosting my immune system.
The retrograde gets credence from all the illness that has circled around our community-and many other parts of the country and the world. I would make a humble suggestion, though: Let us use the time to quietly connect and do manageable projects, both individually and in groups. There will be time enough for the grand and far-reaching, in the fullness of spring and summer.