What on earth does Mercury in Retrograde mean anyway?

Have you heard the term ‘Mercury in Retrograde’? It’s probably only about 6 months ago when I first saw the term being bounced around on Twitter. What does that mean I thought? I started looking into it. My favourite ‘moon’ lady author and astrologer, Yasmin Boland has just published a book with a fellow astrologer all about Mercury in Retrograde.  In the interests of my blog readers I bought it and now understand a bit better what it means. Before I share this with you, I just want to say how interesting I found it as it makes complete sense to how phases in our life work and how we can be sensitive to its energies.

Mercury goes Retrograde

On March 5th,Mercury went retrograde. This happens every 88 days for 21 days. Therefore we will be in this phase until March 28th.  Mercury going into retrograde happens four times a year. Basically, Mercury is going backwards. It affects everyone but if it is in your birth sign it can affect you more strongly than others.

What do I need to know when Mercury goes Retrograde?

This is a great time to deal with unfinished business. So finish those projects you have started. It’s not a great time to start new projects as these may need to be redone once the retrograde has finished. Communication is massive during this time. Don’t sign any documents without reading the small print. Don’t make any HUGE decisions. Back up your laptop and mobile phone. Check your car for oil and water before you travel, and petrol too! Expect delays when travelling so always leave extra time for journeys. Get together with old friends and don’t go on a first date.( Will take note of that!)

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My top tips for getting through this phase

This is a time for going back and reassessing any intuitive information that you have received.

  • Slow down
  • Sleep more and rest more
  • Spend time in silence. Daydream. Meditate
  • Focus on your breathing
  • Journal
  • Take a salt bath
  • Clear your clutter

When we are aware of how the planetary energies are affecting us it makes it much easier to go with the flow.

I’ve found this so interesting, how we tick and how the planets impact on our thoughts, our feelings and our work. I’d love to know if you use planetary influences in your lives, personal or work. Just comment below.

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