So, first things first…what exactly is Mercury Retrograde?
The planet Mercury is thee fastest-moving planet in the solar system, and it completes one orbit of the Sun every 88 Earth days, or up to four times a year, so when Mercury goes retrograde, it is passing the Earth on its journey around the Sun. From our vantage point, Mercury appears to be moving in a different direction in the sky (i.e., retrograde). It is important to note that the planet Mercury isn’t actually moving backward during its retrograde. It just appears that way from our perspective.
The planet Mercury is the ruler of all forms of communication such as, writing, speaking, listening, reading, and editing, as well as, it rules over technology and all our information systems. So, during Mercury retrograde, this is where you might notice that your emails are not received, or you experience computer issues, travel plans get delayed or they don’t go as planned, or simply miscommunication or misunderstandings with other people.
The good news is…we have some amazing Archangels that we can call on to help guide and support us while Mercury is in Retrograde.
The first Archangel you can call on is “Archangel Gabriel” whose name means “Strength of God” and is also referred to as the Angel of Communication.
This is the perfect Archangel to call on for support during Mercury Retrograde. Archangel Gabriel can help us find the perfect words both written and spoken, especially during challenging times, so that your message will be well received. She is the Archangel for positive follow-through of events, as well as, one of the Archangels that watches over business deals, relationships with new people, and anything that involves conversation.
So, if you are wanting to get a message out clearly, honestly and with compassion, then Archangel Gabriel can help you…all you have to do is ask!
Now when it comes to technical issues with electronics or internet related devices, appliances that have stopped working, or mechanical issues with your car, the Archangel I call upon is Archangel Michael. He is an amazing Archangel to help you troubleshoot and help solve the issue, or he can help you find the proper support or help if you are not able to fix the problem on your own.
Archangel Michael can also be helpful to call upon when it comes to communications, as he is the Archangel that resonates with the throat chakra and can be helpful in clearing misunderstandings, improving communication skills and speaking your truth in any situation, again, all you need to do is ask!
It is also important to note, that not everything about Mercury Retrogrades is negative, there are some very positive things that can be done during this period.
Consider the prefix re-, which means “to go backward.” This is the perfect time to work with words that contain “re” and use this time to make “re-visions” to things going on in your life. Here is a small list of how you too could apply the “re” in your life.
- Recharge your batteries
- Recite positive affirmations
- Reduce stress
- Remind yourself to have fun
- Release your past or anything that no longer serves you
- Reclaim your power
- Reflect on all the good things in your life
- Reconnect with friends and family
- Re-prioritize your goals
- Rearrange your furniture
- Redecorate your home
- Refocus your intentions
- Re-evaluate your daily routines (are they still working for you?) and
- Remember to breathe!! Breathwork is the tool that we can use to connect to our energy and our Angels!!
In our busy lives, we rarely slow down and correct course. Think of Mercury retrograde as a quarterly review period, and use it to pause and reassess, research and revise. Then, when Mercury turns “direct” (forward), you can move ahead on a firmer foundation.
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