You know what I am sick of? Mercury Retrograde getting a bad wrap. I’m sure you have all read the warnings on different blogs and facebook pages of “BEWARE! Delays, computer glitches, car break-downs, communication going haywire, don’t sign paperwork or contracts, etc“. Please don’t get sucked into the drama or victim mentality of all that. A mercury retrograde transit isn’t a curse, it is actually a blessing. The planetary energies are part of nature, and all of nature serves specific purpose and importance. The energy will bring you a beautiful gift, if you allow yourself to receive it, rather than fear, resent or resist it.
What is a “mercury retrograde” transit?
It is a planetary cycle that happens 3 – 4 times a year, where it appears from earth that mercury goes backwards. This effect lasts for approx three weeks each transit. Mercury is the planet that rules communication, travel, transportation and the intellect.
When Mercury goes retrograde it is encouraging us all to move our awareness from the external world and look within. It’s a chance to SLOW DOWN, take a deep breath and re-evaluate where we are at in our lives. Think of all of the “RE” words….
What are the benefits of the energy?
It slows down the fast-paced nature of western life. Its a brilliant time for clearing out clutter and releasing anything that no longer serves you. Go through your wardrobe, clear out the cupboards, wash and vacuum your car. It’s also an awesome time for tying up loose ends, finishing off projects you have been procrastinating on, catching up with friends and family you haven’t seen in ages and gives an opportunity for reflection, making sure where you are heading in life, is where you actually WANT to go. Often you can gain deep insights and truth about your life and the people in it, as energetically it helps us see things that may have previously been hidden. Due to its “rewind” and “repair” focus often you can reunite with old friends, lovers and family, so it can be deeply healing.
So do delays and hiccups happen?
Yes, they might – but only as a WAKE UP call if you aren’t already paying attention, being mindful and present. Look for the hidden gift within whatever delay or hiccup happens. Often a delay occurs to protect us, or realigns us to where we really should be going. Sometimes we send an email or text to the wrong person to allow the real truth to surface. Other times if our computer or phones stop working it gives us a break to live without them, or if we lose work or data, it’s a chance to start again.
So my advice?
Use the Mercury Retrograde as an opportunity to SLOW DOWN, CATCH UP AND BE PRESENT. Mercury Retrograde is a brilliant time to get healing session, as energetically it helps us see things that may have been previously hidden. As you slow down and review your life you are able to really see what is working, and what needs shifting. If you would like some support and guidance why not see me for a 1:1 Soul Medicine healing session? If you are drawn to work with me you can read a bit about how I work here. I see clients locally in Kensington, Melbourne and also worldwide via distant transmission.