• Burcu Kilic


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After a joyful last week, we start this week with the effects of Mercury! Mercury, the planet of Communication and the Mind, travels into Pisces and goes into retrograde between the 17th of February and the 10th of March, 2020. ICBRKRs with a sign in Pisces will be especially affected during this retrograde.

Let’s talk about retrogrades. Retrograde movements of planets symbolize a “hold-on period.” Since the speed of the planet decreases, the properties of the planets in question work negatively.

Imagine a fallow period that makes time freeze. You need to stop in this period. This period is not recommended for new beginnings, new agreements, new shopping of electronic goods, or new relations.

Mercure retrogrades will cause communication problems and trigger forgetfulness. Be careful on trips; make sure to double and triple check your tickets and passes. Keep tabs on your wallets and credit cards.

Mercury retrogrades are the perfect time to accomplish incomplete to-do’s. I personally love them, as it is a time to breathe and analyze what I am doing. If you had ignored or rejected any facts, this retrograde period will force you to deal with them. Do not avoid reckoning of any open issues. The universe helps us complete gaps in retrograde times. It is a perfect time to end up problematic relationships, or leave a job which makes you sick.

Because Mercury is in Pisces, which is a detrimental position that creates another retrograde, this retrograde will have double the affect. Be prepared: try to note down every detail, check your emails regularly, make a backup of your computers. Ex-lovers will try to reach out to you, and you will be very sentimental, acting illogically and making decisions on emotion. It will be hard to focus on a subject; we will dream more, sleep more, drink more alcohol, and replay old memories. Keep in mind that your feelings will change after the retrograde! Do not make promises during this period!

To get through it, make time for meditation, enjoy being alone, read more, and feed your soul with soothing music. Maybe start painting, or dancing. If you need to tap into your creative side, use this period to do so. I plan to use this time to read books I've been meaning to read, watching movies I've made note of, and prepare for the next 6 months of trips, seminars and workshops. After the 10th of March, I will push the start button.

Enjoy the retrograde, follow your dreams and discover your subconscious. Try to accept your faults, miss your ex-partners, let it out and cry. Once the retrograde is over, we will be more powerful and integrated with our inner side.

What an introspective time! Thank you, planets...

Burcu Kilic is the magic behind Sound of Planets. She specializes in energy, karma & horary astrology using both symbolism and mathematics in her readings. For a deeper understanding on how this week's alignments affect your particular chart, connect with her on ICBRKR or Instagram to schedule a reading.

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Every Breath You Take — by The Police


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