3 to 4 times a year we are given an opportunity…
Mercury is the planet of communication. Mercury is Retrograde when its appearance of moving backwards and this happens 3-4x a year. Fun. Keep in mind some may feel the effects of Mercury Retrograde three days prior and three days after is actual time frame. Technically, we’re in the shadow of Mercury Retrograde for a full two weeks before and after it goes direct. Many folks perceive this astrological event as negative, however, it has many positive aspects. And for me, often, it’s a very productive period of time. I prefer to experience Mercury Retrograde as a time to move inward. A time to rest, regenerate, re-evaluate and be still with your heartfelt desires. Mercury Retro will gift you insight on how to proceed forward!
Astrologically, it tends to affect Virgo’s and Gemini’s more or folks that have this strongly in their astrology chart somewhere. However, it does tend to just simply affect us all. The purpose is to realign our reality with the natural timing of the Universe.
Things that tend to go haywire sometimes during Mercury Retrograde are all things electronic (computers, appliances, etc.), car issues, etc. Mercury focuses on our physical manifestations, material possessions and technology. It also plays a huge part in communication and during retrograde all communications tend to go a little or a lot haywire (phones, internet, interactions with people, etc.).
Time to focus on the ‘Re’s’. When Mercury is retrograde it’s the perfect time to release, re-evaluate and re-review our life, our goals and our more recent life experiences. We can take this time to renew, redo, revise, realign and refresh lists, plans and what we really want to accomplish now and in our lives in the future. To get back on the path by re-releasing the past, the old ways of doing things and things that no longer serve us.
The Do’s and Don’t’s. It’s not a good time for contracts or making big purchases. Communication will be wonky and once Mercury goes direct, mistakes and issues are usually found with these types of things. Watch what you do and say. Before reacting, it’s best to take the witness state. Step back. Be in “non-reaction” mode. Really assess and re-assess what you would like to do or say regarding most things, especially big things and slowly when truly guided from an internal place, a guided place from God/Higher Self/Angels/Guides, etc. are also truly wise ways to be during this timeframe.
Best said from this website, “Treat the time period as a time of gathering information, yet because the information will be in constant change it would be like trying to comb your hair in a wind storm. Best to wait until the changes stop before attempting to make things orderly. Therefore, just let the winds of situations blow around you without reacting. Once Mercury turns direct, take a look at the information that is still around at that time and go about putting everything in order, while maintaining the fine art of flexibility.”
Make a plan for putting things in order, but don’t go ALL out till Mercury goes direct again. Just allow the snow-globe affect to happen. Wait for the dust to fall as you go deeper ‘inside’. Surrender to the upheaval of things. Then you’ll see things come into place as it goes direct. Currently, for this Mercury Retrograde, we are direct on the 28th of February.
Sometimes when things go haywire during retrograde periods we can get stressed out and filled with anxiety. For this reason, it’s crucial to focus on our very own power to release stress with our Breath; our prana life force energy. It’s free and easy. To do that, check out these Breathing Techniques.
Whether it’s Mercury Retrograde or direct, know that this too shall pass and we can always find the place of peace and stillness within. It’s always here, totally untouched. Remember to follow your bliss, it’s your spiritual compass.