Mercury Retrograde


Mercury Retrograde is something that affect’s many people but especially those of us who are sensitive to energies. It usually happens 3 or 4 times a year and at the time of writing this post we are going through the August 30 – September 22 2016 Mercury Retrograde (MR) period. However, this blog post will apply to any MR period in any year!

Mercury is the planet that controls communication, technology and travel and when it is retrograde it means that it “appears” to be travelling backwards. Hence it interferes with communication (notice the conversations/arguments/disagreements you have with people at the time), technology (does your printer, lap-top, dishwasher, washing machine or other devise want to give up? ~ check if Mercury is retrograde!) and travel (flights, trains, buses in fact any travel arrangements are subject to cancellation, change or delay during this period of time).

Think of a stream wanting to flow backwards up a mountain from it’s source ~ it will never happen. The same is true of Mercury Retrograde; if we try to fight against it then things will only go from bad to worse. Better to be prepared and expectant of the challenges that you may face during this time and if possible slow down, breath and work through it. Knowledge is power and I always find that when I am aware of the Mercury Retrograde period then I can step into that flow and allow things to happen as and when. If I’m not aware and suddenly find myself struggling then usually a check of the calendar to reveal the MR period and I can allow myself to get back on track.

However, it’s not all bad when it comes to the MR period as I have found over the years it’s a wonderful time to move at a slower pace and embrace the “re” aspects of life ~ re-new, re-flect, re-consider, re-create, re-organise, re-connect, re-energise, re-evaluate or re-affirm (to name a few). It’s a wonderful time to get back in touch with your creative side (even if you don’t think you are creative ~ we are all creative beings) and therefore a really good time to plan to spend some time alone in nature or in meditation. I personally find I get a greater sense of “connectedness” during my meditation sessions when Mercury is Retrograde, but the same may not be true for you.

Mercury Retrograde is most definitely a time to slow down and you will find if you do then you will sail through it with ease. It took me a long time to navigate how to work through MR period’s but once I started to slow down I felt much more “in the flow” ~ try it for yourself and I hope you too will find the MR period one to flow with, rather than against.

As always I’d love to hear about how you navigate the Mercury Retrograde periods of your

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