28 May 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.
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.