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What Is Mercury Retrograde......

What does it actually mean when a planet goes retrograde?

Retrograde means the planet has slowed down its orbit, basically it's slowed right down and appears to be going backwards thus creating a different energetic vibration than usual. All planets go into retrograde and this particular month we have 6 in retro (Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune & Chiron)

Many people fear Mercury Retrograde, it does get a bad rap but to be honest with all planetary shifts its best to go with the flow and work with the energies rather than sliding into fear and remember the law of attraction is always at work so if you expect stuff to go wrong then you are going to attract that - stay positive and work with it rather than resisting.

A bit about Mercury....

Mercury is the planet of communication, intelligence and the mind

Ruler of Gemini & Virgo

He is known as the 'Messenger of the Gods'

Mercury rules the parts of the body that are integral to communication and self-expression, including the voice, the tongue, and the hands.

Mercury goes retro 3 or 4 times a year for 3 weeks at a time

What you might experience during Mercury Retrograde

Disrupted travel plans

Miscommunications and disagreements

Texts/emails being misinterpretated

Issues with technology

What to do during retro...


Staying present & grounded

Connecting & listening to your intuition

Slowing down


Re-charging & relaxing

Releasing old habits, patterns and behaviours

Being flexible to last minute change

Having a digital detox

Think twice before speaking, emailing & communicating

What not to do during retro.....

Try to control everything

Make rash decisions

Overload yourself with too many commitments

Start anything new (projects, relationships)

Make travel plans

Sign important documents

Make large purchases

Take things too personally

Allow toxic people from the past back in

Remember there is nothing to fear at all, a shift of energies is good, it helps to see and feel things from a different perspective.

This time is an opportunity for us to become better listeners, evolved communicators and to set better boundaries!

Go well my friends!!

Much Love

Helen x

Helen Pinkett is an Energy Healer, Intuitive Empath & Lightworker with a slight obsession with Astrology, Human Design and all things related to Spirituality, the Universe, Personal Growth & Mindset

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