It's easy to forget that we are all perfect in our own design. Sometimes we muck it up with habits and choices that do not serve us.
By now, you have probably heard someone say … “Oh, It’s Mercury retrograde”. When Mercury Retrograde is about to begin many people begin to “feel” the energy shifts – possibly without even knowing it – as it moves in. Now, I’m not an expert in Mercury Retrograde … nor am I an astrologer. I’m a psychic medium and someone who is sensitive to energy … just like you. I notice when the energy shifts … especially the strong shifts. When I feel things are off a bit, I tune into the energy (and look at the calendar), and I usually discover that Mercury is retrograde … then I take a breath, look up how long it will be in retrograde … and then plan to move forward at a slower pace – knowing that it always has something to teach me. Not that I always love this … but I can either hit my head against the wall, pushing and forcing OR go with the flow of Mercury in retrograde … and embrace its teachings. Which do you choose?
So, what is Mercury Retrograde?
Usually, three – sometimes four – times a year, the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards in the sky for a period of approximately 3 weeks. Technically, planets don’t actually move backwards … they don’t even slow down. But as Mercury passes the earth in its orbit, it appears to slow down, stop (station) and spin backward (retrograde). Of course, it really isn’t moving backward … it’s an optical illusion. Since there is forward movement, just like when speeding by a slow-moving train … as it recedes, it appears to go backward.
In astrology, Mercury rules communication, travel, and technology—so all of these areas can feel out of control during these three weeks.
Mercury Retrograde time is constantly changing. Go here to see the next upcoming dates: https://www.almanac.com/content/mercury-retrograde-dates
Mercury Retro is a time to FOCUS on what you can gain out of this. It truly is a great opportunity to reassess and release behaviors and patterns that no longer serve you! It is time to look within and look at the whys … within you 🙂
You can’t hold your breath until Mercury goes direct … Not gonna happen! So … here are some reminders and suggestions to walk through Mercury Retrograde with grace and ease;)
As with anything, I think it is important not to get into fear, but to just have awareness. Pure and simple. Just like when you know you are going to have a serious conversation. Don’t plan on it being confrontational … it’s just conversation until you put your own fears into it. Fear of the conversation oftentimes creates THE confrontation. A retro time can be a time of great insight, often helping us to tune into the energy of things left undone, unseen or areas of unawareness.
Mercury Retrograde gives us the chance to do things a second time … successfully and in a good way. It allows us to stop, look, listen, and redirect our energies more productively. Mercury also helps us find closure to certain situations. But, we have to be willing to see it this way … as an opportunity, instead of a punishment or something to fear.
So, when you are feeling off, check on Mercury – it could have something to do with it. It isn’t something to blame … I repeat … NOT something to blame. Mercury could be inspiring you to slow down, look deeper and be present in the moment. Get it?? Having been aware of Mercury retro for many many years, and doing my best to maintain my energy, focus and senses during this time, here are a few tips that might help you too:)
Sunny’s tips to move through Mercury Retrograde with Awareness, Grace, and Ease:
How does Mercury Retrograde affect you? – SDJ♥
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