RUN ... HIDE ... MERCURY IS IN RETROGRADE!!
EVERYBODY RUN. GET BACK IN YOUR HOUSES. MERCURY IS IN RETROGRADE!
Calm. It. DOWN, people.
Are you one of those people who has everything go to crap when Mercury goes into Retrograde? Are you one of those people who fears Mercury going into Retrograde? Do you blame everything going wrong in your life while Mercury is in Retrograde ON Mercury being in Retrograde?
I used to be one of those people, too. But now that I’ve done my research and, of course, worked with Spirit on the matter – I’m no longer fearful nor does Mercury affect me negatively….and I’ll explain why.
I’m here to crack some myths for you and give you my input as to what I’ve learned about Mercury from my own experiences working with energy.
First and foremost, let’s discuss what Retrograde even means. “Retrograde” actually means a backward motion. When we refer to a planet in Retrograde, it’s because the planets appear to be moving backward. Under normal circumstances, planets shift east every evening. But every now and then, they shift directions and head toward the west. Then, they resume their natural course. They aren’t actually moving backward, however. It’s just an illusion.
OK cool – so Retrograde is “moving backward.”
Now – how about Mercury? Astrologically speaking, each planet brings a different type of energy to the Universe. Mercury, in particular, is the planet of communication and mental processing. When it moves into different zodiac signs, it’s energy will influence the Earth differently.
However – if you smush the two meanings together, Mercury in Retrograde means “moving backward in communication and mental processing.”
SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!??!
You may notice that when Mercury goes into Retrograde, that old “issues” start to stir up again. Health issues, feelings of dread, you hear from old boyfriends, you have an old fight bubble up with your girlfriends, the list goes on and on. But why is this happening? WHY WOULD MERCURY DO THIS TO US?
Mercury isn’t trying to kill you or ruin your life, friends! No, no, no! On the contrary! Mercury is here to HELP us!
(“HELP US?” they argue.)
Yes. Help us.
Because Mercury is here to point out those things that we have yet to heal in our lives; those things that we have yet to acknowledge that we have buried deep down inside of our solar plexus; those things that we don’t want to face yet. A little thing called reality.
Why am I hearing from my cheating, lying boyfriend this week? Well, have you released your anger toward him yet? Have you gotten over the pain he caused you? Are you still holding onto your feelings toward him?
Mercury’s calling: She says TIME TO HEAL THOSE WOUNDS GIRL.
Why does my acid reflux stir up only during Mercury in Retrograde?
Well, have you vocalized how you really feel about your relationships? Perhaps your getting taken advantage of at work and you just are too nervous to let your boss know how you really feel? Is mom driving you mad and you keep fighting with her but cant just tell her WHY you are really mad deep down?
Mercury says: START VOCALIZING, BABE.
WHY ON EARTH IS MERCURY MAKING ME CRASH MY CAR INTO A SNOW BANK? Why are you texting and driving? It’s only a scratch, does the car still work? DID YOU SURVIVE?
RING RING, HEY ITS MERCURY. Perhaps you should look at the fact that you lived. And you should be thankful for it. And on top of that, if the car still works, is the scratch THAT IMPORTANT TO FIX? Let go of your materialism.
And finally. WHY…WHY I ASK YOU WHY….does our technology go awry when freaking Mercury rolls into town?!
Were people’s faces glued to computers and iPhones and TVs sixty years ago? Were our lives consumed by technology and social media? Did we spend more time exercising our thumbs than our voices? Um, no.
Mercury is here, that little blasted preacher she is to say….LIFE IS WAITING FOR YOU TO LIVE. WHY ARE YOU HIDING BEHIND A SCREEN. GO TALK. GO PLAY. GO WALK. GO BE SOCIAL…AND NOT ON A STATUS…BUT TO ACTUAL HUMANS. GO TRAVEL. GO HAVE AN ADVENTURE.
Tweeting isn’t talking. Playing isn’t playing World of Warcraft. Hiking isn’t walking from your couch to the fridge. And bitching about life on a Facebook status isn’t resolving your problems.
So while you may think Mercury is here to destroy your life for two weeks, I must counter that belief. Mercury is here to remind you of the areas in your life you still aren’t healing. Mercury is here to remind you there is a life to live and you should be grateful for it, so take advantage of every moment you have rather than wasting it away doing things you don’t love and spending too much time on social media.
We “move backward” when Mercury stops in because there are still things keeping us form moving forward. So rather than fear Mercury, embrace her. Let her teach you things that you still need to learn. Let her redirect your life in a more positive direction. Let her help you heal, for Pete’s sake and stop fearing all the stuff she’s slapping you in the face with. It is, after all, a past YOU created.
So friends, I hope you have learned at least a little something about Mercury and all her wonderful gifts when she is in Retrograde. I have been fortunate enough to have my computer work still to type this because I learned the hard way that there’s more I should be focusing on than the internet.
Be well! And of course, if you need help healing those parts of you Mercury is just LIGHTING up these two weeks, I’m just a phone call away!