Mercury will be in Retrograde … again! Knowing this can assist you to understand how the energies of this shift might affect you—and prepare for it. This is one of those cycles where energy may feel confusing and ungrounded. During Mercury Retrograde, it’s common to feel emotional, dramatic, and reactive. As we approach another Mercury Retrograde cycle, it is important to understand the potential effects on our energy and communication. As the messenger of the zodiac, Mercury governs aspects such as thinking, speech, correspondence, technology, and transportation.
When Earth goes retrograde it appears to be moving backward. While it’s not actually moving backward, our PERCEPTION makes it seem so. This skewed perception disrupts the smooth flow of communication. During this retrograde period, the appearance of Earth moving backwards may disrupt the flow of communication and cause confusion. It is important to take proactive steps to prepare for this shift and navigate the potential challenges it may bring.
Anything that you can put a “re” in front of is a good way to keep your energy grounded during this time. So go with the flow in the following ways:
During Mercury Retrograde, it’s important to take a step back and re-evaluate things that may have been left unfinished or neglected. This is a good time to review projects that you haven’t finished or take another look at something that you’ve been putting off doing. It’s about reassessing, redoing, rearranging, realigning, revamping … This is a great time to review your plans, projects, and goals and see if they are still aligned with your current needs and aspirations. It’s also a good time to reassess your relationships, redo things that you may have done wrong in the past, rearrange your priorities, realign your values, and revamp your approach to things. By taking the time to re-view and re-evaluate, you’ll be able to navigate the confusing energies of Mercury Retrograde with more clarity and purpose.
When a planet goes retrograde it indicates that something from the past is to be revisited. Often, a person from the past will emerge. It’s a time to reflect on past relationships and see if there are unresolved issues that need to be addressed. This can be a powerful time for personal growth and self-discovery. Remember, the past is a part of who you are, and it’s important to understand it in order to fully embrace your present and future. The past is history—the past lives too. It’s a good opportunity to revisit old ideas and see if they can be improved upon or if they should be abandoned altogether. Embrace this opportunity to delve into your past, and use it as a tool for healing and moving forward in a more positive direction.
Pause, reflect, and take a mental break. Your soul will thank you for it. When Mercury is retrograde, the energy shifts so you may miss information, like the fine print. Reflect on your actions and decisions during this time, and avoid making hasty choices. Instead, take a step back and evaluate the situation from a different perspective. This can help you avoid potential mistakes and make more informed decisions. Whenever you’re feeling confused and overwhelmed, it’s good to just stop. Allow yourself a break! Shift into idle. Take time to journal your thoughts and feelings to gain clarity and understand what’s going on inside you. Remember, during this time it’s important to take care of yourself and give yourself the space and time you need to think things through.
Go within. Retreat and focus on self-care during this period. Mercury retrograde is often a time of heightened intuition. Remember, this is a time for introspection, so take a step back from the chaos and focus on your inner self. Engage in activities that bring you peace and tranquility such as yoga, journaling, or nature walks. This will help you to clear your mind and gain a better understanding of yourself and your needs. Use meditation or quiet time and reconnect with your higher self. Remember that the answers lie within you. By taking the time to retreat and reconnect with yourself, you’ll be better equipped to handle any challenges that may arise during the retrograde. The outcome: get a revived perspective so when Mercury goes direct you’ll be ready to take on the world with renewed self-awareness.
Rewind your actions, words, and thoughts during this time. Take a step back and think about how you’ve been communicating, using technology, and traveling. Are there any areas where you could have handled things differently? This is a great opportunity to learn from your past mistakes and make any necessary adjustments for the future.
Mercury Retrograde can be a challenging time for communication and decision making, but it also presents an opportunity for reflection and self-improvement. By embracing the “re” words – review, revisit, reflect, retreat, and rewind – you can navigate this period with ease and come out on the other side with renewed self-awareness and a clearer understanding of yourself and your surroundings. Remember to be patient and compassionate with yourself and others during this time as well, as we are all affected by this energy shift in some way.