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
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!!
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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