Mercury in Retrograde occurs when Mercury seems to defy its usual forward orbit, appearing to move in reverse. This celestial has a relatively uniform influence on all. Observing and noting these occurrences, which happen about three to four times annually, can optimize productivity and mitigate potential tensions.
Mercury is the governing planet of communication in all its forms—writing, reading, speaking, listening, contracts, plans, understanding, and even technological communication like shipping, computer codes, and travel—is subject to unpredictability and chaos during retrograde. The absence of Mercury's oversight during this phase often results in disruptions and irregularities.
What to avoid during Mercury in Retrograde
It is advisable to defer crucial plans and decisions until the conclusion of Mercury retrograde, as choices made during this period are prone to alteration when Mercury resumes its direct course. Expect miscommunications and heightened tensions; maintain composure and articulate your thoughts with clarity. Ideally, postpone significant conversations until Mercury is no longer in retrograde.
Avoid high-value financial transactions, such as buying or selling expensive items, and refrain from signing contracts, as outcomes may deviate from expectations. Unnecessary travel is best avoided unless necessary. Alternatively, you consider this period as an opportunity for a serene vacation while your office is feeling the chaotic effects of Mercury retrograde.
Mercury retrograde is known for rekindling connections with ex-partners or individuals from the past. Simultaneously, it might prompt the removal of people from your life. Acknowledge that this celestial event serves to clear out things that no longer contribute positively to your life; so resist the urge to compel their presence.
What can I do to protect myself from Mercury in Retrograde?
While there's no set-in-stone way to protect yourself, you can definitely take precautions. One way to do this is by using Sage and Palo Santo to cleanse yourself and your spaces. You can also use our Fiery Wall Of Protection Oil and have one of your intentions as being protected from the effects of Mercury in Retrograde. Last but not least, you can also pick up one of our Evil Eye Pendants to ward off any negativity that may be lurking around you.
What do I have to know about Mercury in retrograde’s shadow period?
The 2 to 3 weeks before Mercury retrograde commences and the 2 to 3 weeks after its conclusion constitute the shadow period. Prior disruptions may start to surface as the universe readies for retrograde, but the full impact manifests during the retrograde itself. Post-retrograde, while residual chaos may persist for a brief period, energies gradually stabilize, returning life to a semblance of normalcy.
Is Mercury retrograde all that bad?
Not entirely—Mercury retrograde presents an opportune interval for self-reflection. Delve into aspects of your life, discerning what propels you forward and identifying obstacles. Shed impediments and nurture elements conducive to your well-being. Pause, observe, and recalibrate, encapsulated in the three Rs: reorganize, repair, and revisit, during this transformative period.
Best wishes for navigating this Mercury retrograde!