Three to four times every year we experience the illusion of the planet Mercury traveling backwards, which we refer to as Mercury Retrograde.
Mercury rules communication, travel, technology and the legal system. When Mercury is in retrograde, these areas of life are at their absolute weakest point.
It is the absence of Mercurial Energy that is the cause of these problems.
Everyone is impacted by Mercury Retrograde to varying degrees, all based on the position of Mercury in your natal chart at the moment you were born. Having a natal chart reading with an experienced astrologer will help you understand Mercury's importance in your life and how it will impact you during its retrograde.
For the majority of people (myself included), Mercury Retrograde is a very unpleasant time. Between constant technical difficulties, miscommunication and change of travel plans, these are the most unproductive stretches of time throughout the year.
What To Avoid During Mercury Retrograde:
- International travel, particularly to conflict-stricken countries. Now is not the time for extreme cultural contrast.
- Confrontations and difficult conversations. Keep the drama or special requests to a bare minimum.
- Do not ask for a raise, do not go to couples counseling and do not try to solve problems with family members. Communication will be at its weakest point until a week after Mercury Retrograde.
- Do not file important paperwork. Do not file your taxes (or even prepare paperwork), do not file divorce papers and do not sign important documents.
- Avoid large purchases, such as homes or cars. And if you must, please triple-check all contracts!
- Medical treatments are safe during this time, but be prepared for scheduling delays.
- Clerical errors are extremely common during this time, so verify (and re-verify) your prescriptions to make sure you were prescribed the correct product and dosage!
Not to worry! A little extra planning and a Mercury Retrograde Ritual can enhance the displaced Mercurial energies and allow you to thrive!
This special time can be miraculous for all creative work. Whether you've been meaning to work on your novel or are redecorating your home, this special time will allow you to think outside the box and finally channel your inner artist. New ideas, concepts and creative intentions will easily and effortlessly come to you. The only problem is getting your physical, mundane life in order before you can really let your creative juices flow.
For this reason, I would like to give you a free mini Mercury Retrograde Ritual Kit for you to perform on November 16th. Printed, easy to follow ritual instructions are included with the kit. See details below on how to claim your free mini ritual kit.
Love & Magick,