First, what is this thing called Mercury Retrograde? Why do so many people talk about it?
I am glad this question was asked. Here is the skinny, unless you are living under a rock or maybe you are joking, but I am pretty sure someone has mentioned it in passing before. FB, Instagram, even major companies poke fun at the Mercury Retrograde. Maybe you do not have any WOO friends that discuss this thing called Mercury Retrograde. Or you might just be curious to know what all the hype is about. Let’s have a soul chat!
Before I dive in let’s talk some general facts about the Planet Mercury. Mercury is the planet that rules communication including how we talk to others, listen, engage in conversation, learn, read, study, negotiate, email, text, private message and commerce. It also rules formal contracts and agreements, term papers, important business documents, agreements between people. For all my entrepreneurs who like simple systems this planet also affects computer codes, webinars, automation, and travel alignment so when it goes retrograde and we can’t convey a clear message ish hits the fan. It makes perfect sense this question was asked.
But, how do we avoid the breakdown if we can’t chat effectively?
A Little secret: SHHH I LOVE MERCURY RETROGRADE, whew I said it out loud. I get super excited to teach others the simple principles to avoid complications. Secret number 2, in the years of studying the Mercury RX, the root core to having ish hit the fan is FEAR. Yup, 95% of the time things go awry is because subconsciously or consciously fear creeps in.
Mercury Retrograde is an amazing time and without this planet taking a break could you even imagine what life would look like?
Just close your eyes for one moment and breathe in love and exhale gratitude. Together let’s take a moment to clear all judgments and attachments to what we quite possible think happens during this time and be open to receive new insight. No flipping out, just peace and love y’all.
A quick soul chat before we talk some smack on this astrological event. Don’t be hating yet, unless you truly know what is up. And let me help you solve this problem with my fear busting hacks for success.
I want you to think about your life if:
What if you never took a break?
What if you did not rest or take some time for self care? What if your kids never napped? Or you had to work 80+ hours a week every week for years on end. I pray this last statement is not your reality.
You would get pretty grumpy, miserable and irritable, right?
I know I am a beast when I am “hangry” or I need to take it down a notch and rest my soul. I am not rainbows, unicorns a fairy-like when this feeling occurs. No one wants to see me like this, ya feel me?
Well my friends this is what happens when the planet Mercury goes retrograde, it is taking a mini vacation to RECHARGE its lunar soul. I think knowing this we can have some more compassion for the Retrograde right?!?
I have been obsessed with the Mercury Rx for quite some time and consider myself a trained by life experience expert on this topic and I say that with confidence because every time you want to say. “Yeah, I got your number this time retrograde, oh it ends up being a sh** storm.”
Trust me on this, you do not want to play Russian roulette with the universe. I choose to co-create with the universe especially during this time and after years of coaching people specifically on this exact topic, well my clients end up falling in love with this period, too. Jessica says, “I have struggled with not feeling good enough or worthy for as long as I can remember. When I took Maureen Saladino’s Mercury Retrograde Program, my whole life changed. read more here.
We fall in love with the Retrograde to avoid having a meltdown.
The smack down talk! Some classic examples of a temper tantrum an adult could experience during this time:
- Complete technology failure, lost emails, unsent emails when you push send, people telling you they never got your email.
- System errors, pages not loading
- Contracts falling through, or deals not being handled the right way especially if it is a huge ticket item
- Cell phone goes on the fritz, oh no not the cell phone! Pictures literally erase and vanish, memories lost, etc….
- If you are an entrepreneur you will feel this one deep: you lose all your data for your next launch, tech issues on a webinar, your drop box decides that there is no documents there, clients stop paying for services
Just to name a few things that could happen during the Mercury Retrograde if you are not prepared for it.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail~Ben Franklin
Let’s avoid this shall we. Be compassionate with the RX, like we would console a scared kid. Mercury is a little slow because the planet is recharging. The reason technology and communication gets wonky is because when the planet retrogrades imagine it coming closer to our communication towers. Mercury is the closest to the sun, therefore its orbit is a shorter path than Earth so during this time its called retrograde. Keeping it simple here, since we rely so heavily on technology to communicate it affects us as humans.
What does this tell you? As above also below and go with the flow and more importantly roll with the universe’s energy frequencies. Another visual is imagine a train going 90 m.p.h. and you are on a train going 55 m.p.h. it almost seems for that moment in time you are moving backwards too. And it is as simple as that.
How not to have a nervous breakdown during the Mercury Retrograde!
Be gentle with yourself and pick a RE-word to focus on. Some examples include, recharge, reinvigorate, renew, restore, revive, redecorate, redefine, reinvent yourself. Have fun with this assignment.
Great reflection questions. What area in your life do you want to improve that you have avoided? What is something from your past that it is time to heal? Who do I need to forgive and it might be yourself? What fear do I need to work on to become UNSTOPPABLE?
Now go ahead and pick a Re word that helps answer your question.
A good rule of thumb to avoid any and all issues during the retrograde is RENEW+ REVIEW+ REANALYZE + REPEAT=formula for success.
Renew yourself, renew contracts but review them triple check for minor details, reanalyze and repeat to make sure all is well. If you are a control freak kinda person back up yo stuff. Computer, phone and all that jazz and go old school as a true backup and write things down. The good ole pencil and paper calendar system and means of communication. The best thing you can do is truly honor and respect yourself. Be gentle with your fellow brothers and sisters as they are experiencing soul shifts too. May the odds ever be in your favor for this Mercury Retrograde.
And if you would like to join my signature group coaching program we start December 4th. Join a sisterhood of amazing woman on the same journey as you, while I navigate, hold space and clear your energy during this time.
Love, Light & Angel Blessings,