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Don’t Shoot The Messenger! | Mercury Retrograde Horoscope

Have you ever heard the words ‘Mercury Retrograde’ and felt like you wanted to go into hiding?

Mercury, also known as the messenger of the Gods, ruler of communication, master of the mind and other grandiose titles, has a bad reputation when he goes retrograde.

When the smallest planet in our solar system appears to be moving backwards, the world (and the internet) goes into a frenzy!

And when the two little words ‘Mercury Retrograde’ are whispered, I often see eyes widened accompanied by faint gasps of fear.

However, this is the biggest misunderstanding of Mercury Retrograde.

Which is ironic because from May 29th to June 22nd, it will be all about feeling confused and then finding clarity.

Nothing more. Nothing less.

So let’s break it down to facts. Mercury loves facts.

And by the end of this article, you will see why Mercury Retrograde is a blessing in your life from up above!

Lost In Translation

First off, Mercury appears (doesn’t actually) to move backwards three times a year. When this happens, you have an opportunity to surrender to unpredictability and allow your thoughts to be nonlinear. 

You see, Mercury Retrogrades are a time to kick back.

To reflect and process information and understand it from a higher vibration.

At points the messages received can be a little cloudy because you will receive them differently than what you are used to. Your thought process may shift, and misunderstandings in communication are abundant, along with the occasional odd technology glitch.

This is why astrologers recommend not making big decisions until Mercury returns to the degree it was before it went retrograde. For this retrograde, that day comes on July 7th.

With this being said, if you have pre-existing plans or feel absolutely certain that the decision is right. Then it is!

Don’t let Mercury Retrograde cloud your judgement!

How Mercury Retrograde Can Help You

This Mercury Retrograde will be in its home sign of Gemini, allowing new information about past situations to unfold and blossom with truth and poise.

If you are open, you can understand the situation from a higher perspective.

It’s a great time for inner cleaning, to analyse important information, and then let it go.

As this retrograde is accompanied by two other retrograde planets, you’ll have an increased opportunity to revisit the past and give yourself closure.

Great ways to do this?

Get creative! Mercury loves words! Spending time writing poetry, or revisiting an old writing project that got swept under the carpet.

In fact, it’s a great time to refresh any project that you got too busy to finish! 

Day courses, side projects and spending time socialising go well during this time.

Mercury Retrograde Affirmations:

“I trust the universe is conspiring in my favour”.

“I surrender to the flow of divine timing”.

“I allow the universe to heal the past”.

“I accept the lessons of the past and now I let them go”.

“I invite abundance, love and gratitude into my life”.

“I have learnt from my pain and now I let it go”.

“I trust my inner guidance”.

“I surrender to the flow of the universe”.

Mercury Retrograde Do’s And Don’ts


  •        Carry a journal with you. Whenever a past situation arises in your mind, write down how it makes you feel then thank the universe for the lessons and say you are ready to let the energy go.
  •       Research different avenues of interest.
  •       Looking to pursue a new interest? Before committing to a course take part in taster activities.
  •       If you must to commit to a contract, read the small print. TWICE.
  •       Trust your intuition, even if it seems illogical.
  •       Be patient; the expression ‘good things come to those who wait’ rings true!
  •       Gather facts and information regarding your next steps.
  •       Communication is key, let people know your intentions, wants or desires.
  •       Do a cord cutting ritual, especially beneficial if an old unwelcome flame appears.
  •       Flirt, play and be creative in all areas of life.
  •       Write or say affirmations.
  •       Declutter your home, desk, mind.
  •       Aaaaand on that note… meditate.


  •       Sign a new contract or lease that you are unsure about. If it’s something that you’ve already been working on, that’s ok.
  •       Sign up to a long course – day courses are encouraged, especially if you’re debating between doing a few things!
  •       Make life changing decisions.
  •       Get frustrated at things not happening quickly.
  •       Get married, engaged, or start a new relationship.

If You Could Turn Back Time…

There is a little cosmic irony in this Mercury Retrograde, as it just happens to fall days after the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius.

Lunar eclipses are a karmic time for us to release the past, they are often dubbed ‘game changers’ because they highlight where changes need to be made in our lives.

They often occur at a pivotal moment, when we decide (sometimes impulsively) to go down a completely different road. They are a breaking point.

If you have made big decisions the last week, use this Mercury Retrograde as a time to research and expand your horizon in the possibilities of what you can do next.

You are a boundless limitless person, and now is the time to reinvent your dreams!

Over the coming weeks, reflect on the reasons why you have decided on the change, and before you begin again, ask yourself what you can do differently. 

The next few months will take you through a cycle of learning and growing, it’s a period to close chapters and allow new energy in.

Change Is Here

If you are feeling the itchiness to begin fresh; to make drastic changes that alter your life and the way you do things…

If you feel a sense of urgency rumbling, and the sweet echoes of change humming in the distance….

Then pay attention and stay patient.

You may feel the changes are on the horizon, yet haven’t had time to materialise yet.

The timing is slightly off.

It’s like hearing the ice-cream van in the distance, and rushing outside with a fistful of change, only to find it’s still a few blocks away.

The question is, what do you do in that time while you wait? 

Do you let frustration build inside you, infuriated at the time you could be spending being productive? 

Or do you slow down and pay attention to the sun hitting your face? The blossom in your garden? The birds chirping?

Chances are… if you choose the former you will not be in an energetic space to enjoy your ice-cream when it does arrive. 

Whereas if you choose the latter, your senses will be heightened, and you will enjoy your ice cream with presence and perhaps even more gratification than if it came immediately.

Just Go With The Flow

Allowing yourself to surrender to the flow of the retrograde, trusting that divine timing is real and allowing your intuition to be your guide can help make your direction clearer.

Granting you the opportunity to feel more connected to the universe and in flow with planetary movement. Not against it.

Mercury retrograde is like a good wave, you just need to learn to surf it! 

If something feels right, chances are, it is right. Even if it is not the usual way that you do things.

The changes you make in your approach during this time can be a stepping stone to greater things.

They say, ‘the bigger the shadow, the stronger the light’. Trust if you are going through a tough time, it will get better and brighter! 

I hope you all have a wonderfully healing time this Mercury Retrograde.

With Love,


P.S. What kind of changes are in the air for you this Mercury Retrograde? Is there a big decision on your mind that has you wondering which way to go? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S.S. If you would like to know how you can make the most of this Mercury retrograde, you can book a reading with me here.

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    Posted at 12:42h, 30 May Reply

    W czwartek podjelam decyzje rezygnacji z aktualnej pracy jutro zamierzam złożyć wypowiedzenie, pracuje na produkcji, pan z kontroli jakości od początku tylko wytyka błędy i nie udziela wskazówek co do mojej pracy. W zeszłym tygodniu nie wiem ile razy “popełniłam” błąd bo wszystko co było nie prawidłowo z góry założono wyszło ode mnie. Nie widzę sensu wychodzic przed szereg ze swoją prawdą na faceta z rodziny firmowej, wolę zadbać o poczucie własnej wartości. Intuicja też mi podpowiada że na dłuższą metę może się okazać że od pracodawcy dostane wypowiedzenie. Serce ma się ku słuszności mojego wyboru, a Ty coś podpowiesz?

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      Posted at 04:43h, 01 June Reply

      Przepraszam, jeśli tłumaczenie nie jest dobre, używam google. Z tego, co powiedziałeś, sądzę, że twoja intuicja pomogła ci podjąć tę decyzję i że podążyłeś za głosem serca. Chociaż może się to wydawać trudną decyzją, naprawdę wierzę, że jeśli będziemy postępować zgodnie z naszą intuicją, to się uda. Życzę wszystkiego najlepszego w następnej pracy!

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    Josee binch
    Posted at 14:13h, 29 May Reply

    Thank you we are selling are house . Hope that it will sell in the nexts couples
    Of weeks .

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      Posted at 13:53h, 01 June Reply

      Wishing you all the best in selling your house Josee

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    Evelyn mwansa Malanda
    Posted at 11:51h, 29 May Reply

    Thank you so much Nicky, recently am feeling pain in my heart and I don’t know why , I can’t point the fingers on it . I had suffered a lot from past life karmic relationship and even the things I don’t even know about it , I have done everything in my power to meditate , healings and cleansings but still I feel pain on my throat . But now am going to use this affirmation you sent to the cleaning , I had let go all the past ,I don’t know if there is anything else I did not let go . I don’t know about that thing if you can help let me know thanks .

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      Posted at 04:38h, 01 June Reply

      Hi Evelyn, I hope the affirmations and meditations help. I am Sending you well wishes during this time. I truly believe the more we work to clear the better the energy may be, you may have already cleared a lot more than you’ve realised. All the best!

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    Ran Marom
    Posted at 03:32h, 29 May Reply

    Hello Dear,
    Should I wait and Not divorce, because my twin soul is known and waiting to divorce too.
    My wife had lymphoma on April 2019.

    Thanks so much.


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      Posted at 04:36h, 01 June Reply

      Hi Ran, thank you for your message. I hope this Retrograde helps yo give you clarity on your decisions. All the best.

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    Shayne GM
    Posted at 01:20h, 29 May Reply

    Thank you for this wonderful information, I have family marriage arrangement , and I’m still unsure who’s I’m going to choose. So… delay it until mercury turn direct.

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      Posted at 03:30h, 29 May Reply

      With a big decision like this, if you have the option to wait till it’s over than take advantage of it! If not, taking time in meditation can help with your decision. I wish you all the best in your future!

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    Donna Marie Marcello
    Posted at 22:54h, 28 May Reply

    I am contemplating telling my brother that I am upset with his decisions and I don’t want to put more stress on his his health. Do I let it go and accept, or do I pursue my feelings?

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      Posted at 04:34h, 01 June Reply

      Hi Donna, I’m sending you well wishes with this difficult decision. I hope it all works out well and your anxieties go quickly.

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    Noreen Senczakiewicz
    Posted at 22:50h, 28 May Reply

    Thank you for the beautiful and comforting way you explain things.

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      Posted at 03:25h, 29 May Reply

      Thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful thoughtful message. It means a lot to me that my words bring you comfort! All the best!

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    Jessica appleton
    Posted at 21:17h, 28 May Reply

    I am anxious to know my future

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      Posted at 03:24h, 29 May Reply

      I understand that anxiety Jessica, when our lives are changing we can feel apprehensive of the future. In these instances I like to make sure I am happy with the decisions i make through the day and trust the universe will work out the rest for me. I hope your anxieties goes quickly.

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