What is the influence of the planets on us? I can see that all of the cosmos has a vibrational effect on us. But which direction does this go? If we are creating with how we are being then aren't we drawing to ourselves the effects we are experiencing? Aren't we collectively creating the cosmos as they are - or at least holding in place the structure of the cosmos by our mass agreement to see it a particular way? It seems it's all a mirror anyway...not a cause of what I am feeling, but a reflection of what is already inside of me.
I hear from some people around me that pay attention to the shifting of the planets and what phase they are in etc to help them understand influences and to guide actions in life. In particular they will mention often to not start anything when Mercury is retrograde because it will just create a "do over". The first thing that comes to mind for me is that life in general is a "do over" unless you are completely self-realized - free from all karma, aren't you essentially doing over what you didn't "get" before - or weren't able to self-realize through before?
It seems to me this avoiding action during mercury retrograde is a control mechanism to avoid discomfort and has the potential to dissolve the impulse of the soul.
Any clarity that you could offer on this one? =)