Why I love Mercury Retrograde (yes, you read that right!)

Medicine Mercury Retrograde

Why I love Mercury Retrograde (yes, you read that right!)

How Does Mercury Retrograde Affect Us?

Mercury is the ruling planet of all communication. From cognition, to speech, to intake. Verbal, written, typed, texted, or recorded. Business partnerships, creative projects, friendships, romance. If you think about it, pretty much everything revolves around communication. So, does Mercury Retrograde mean communication is going to go backward?

Not exactly. It means things can go awry more easily than usual, but there are lessons to be learned during these phases. Astrologers recommend easing off certain pursuits, like starting new endeavors, signing contracts, completing tasks, and building new relationships. If traveling, it is even recommended that you allot extra time for mishaps. Generally, you should make space for heightened miscommunications among the people you interact with on a daily basis. Take this time to be mindful, stay calm, and reflect. Practice compassion with yourself and everyone else.

That way, when Mercury Retrograde comes to an end, you can get back on your path full speed ahead, with few casualties.

What to expect

Mercury is the planet that rules communication, so when it goes ‘retrograde’ or reverses its forward movement around the Sun, we feel it in the form of delays, hassles, misunderstandings. So many of my magical friends are sighing deeply this month: “UGH Mercury Retrograde again! Now I won’t get anything done!” While there will no doubt be delays and misgivings until Mercury turns direct, let me tell you about another side of this period that you may come to appreciate like I do.

Mercury Retrograde is a cosmic do-over. If you want to try again – at a relationship, a project, an idea, a conversation – you get a second chance with Mercury who stops, backs up, and gives you another shot. Mercury Retrograde also brings communication from old relationships so I am often revisited by people who have been out of my life for days, months, or even decades. I love seeing old faces again and hearing familiar voices that for now live only in my memory. So for me, the medicine of Mercury Retrograde is that we can always go home. We can always try again. We can always turn back time.

If you’ve been chasing the future in full-steam-ahead mode and stressing yourself out like crazy, Mercury Retrograde says Let Go and Let God. You don’t control everything. And isn’t that welcome news sometimes?

It is to me.

Just remember to smile, breathe, and go slowly. And never take anything personal during Mercury Retrograde! Explore the tools I offer to help you navigate this period with ease and grace.

Be well this month. Find peace in knowing that sometimes two steps back can actually propel you 10 steps forward.

12 thoughts on “Why I love Mercury Retrograde (yes, you read that right!)

    1. I daughter just started a new job and some people came in from Texas, looked at her and ask Nicole did you use to work in Elko? Like 15 year’s ago people showing up from the past rings true in her case. Wow

  1. I’m sorry that was so negative!! Lol My friend recommended this article as I’m going thru moving and finding a place to live hell. I always preach one of my song titles, ‘Blame It On Tha Retrograde,’ so it amazes me how much I still let it bother me. U are absolutely right however, they are definitely necessary parts of life. Xoxo

    1. Andru! Thank you for your authenticity. I am sorry to hear about your moving issues. Of course it’s an incredibly hard process BUT I am holding the intention that you will find a place you love and that your life will improve dramatically in the coming weeks. With loving kindness.

  2. A cosmic do-over! That goes perfectly with the Retrograde Re-Word philosophy… revisit, revise, remember, renew, reconnect, RE-DO!!! Love it :O)

  3. After two years of trying to make a home in another state work, we are returning to where we lived previously. Lots of deja vu stuff as we re-pack, look again for work etc… I feel we are in a circulatory cycle right now for sure. After Mercury is done with this – what happens later in the month? 🙂

  4. i love your point of view – positive no matter what. stepping back does help to have a better view on what may be wrong in your life, or just on something you are already working on but you struggle with. anything, what you want. personally so far, i feel this is going to be a great time for me to get better, in my soul and physically. re- trograde is re – newing what is old and needs to be more positive 🙂

  5. Wow, this is a great way to look at Mercury Retrograde. I have been struggling with retrograde right now, and I need to just let go, and embrace this cycle in life.

  6. I for once in several months feeling stronger, more intuitive,non-stressed,happy and ready to learn. Maybe as my words I say “BACK-ASS- JACKWARDS.! LOL????

  7. I seem to be having more emotional problems for some reason…my bipolar has kicked into full swing (since my doc n I are still working on a different med than what WAS working) but, the idea of just letting it be is something I never thought of. So thank you for the new perspective! I’m going to try this throught this retrograde now and see how my mood goes =^^=

  8. As we are about to enter Mercury Retrograde it timely that I came across Sage Goddess’s blog. So happy I did. This writing resonated with me and is much appreciated. Best to you.

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