Mercury goes Retrograde about three times per year; basically, indicating Mercury will be going in reverse. Right before and during Mercury retrograde many people freak out and go into fear, believing the next few weeks will be hell….in communication, technology, and life in general. This does not have to be YOUR story, in fact, Mercury retrograde can be extremely beneficial and insightful if you are open and ready to work through the hidden layers of your soul’s personal journey. You can actually feel empowered during Mercury Retrograde!
Mercury does affect communication in all forms: technology, mail, human connection, misinformation, misunderstandings, and miscommunication can occur. It is helpful to back up electronics before the Mercury Retrograde pre-phase (see more below).
Yes, it is true, it is not ideal to push forward on any projects, start something new, or get involved in commitments, agreements, or contracts with lots of details. It is an excellent time to plan, prepare, and re-work things you had already in motion or were considering putting attention into. A great time for re-evaluating goals, plans, ideas, once Mercury goes direct, those plans and ideas can take greater form with more assistance instead of resistance, which really is just a lack of powerful influence from Mercury.
Do not give your power away to fear, flip it in your mind to this: Mercury retrograde can assist me to ensure my endeavors and plans can take off in divine timing with the assistance of the cosmos.
You have the ability to harness this time and benefit with miraculous results as you trust in the process as it reveals itself to you.
Mercury retrograde is not the best time to:
- Start new projects
- Sign contracts
- Buy a home (unless it is something that was already started and came back around)
- Get married (unless you have re-worked the relationship)
- Take action that involves tons of detail
- Make travel plans/arrangements
Mercury retrograde is a great time to:
- Sit tight and pause
- Try not to start something new, yet give previous items your attention to reconfigure
- Get crystal clear on old patterns through observation of your own behavior
- Slow down in decision making
- Pay very close attention to details
- Cleanse and clear your space
- Reflect on lessons and repeating patterns
Tools for Mercury Retrograde:
- Rest & Rejuvenate
- Take hot salt baths
- Practice restorative yoga
- Time in nature
Mercury Retrograde pre-phase (shadow period-prepare and clear)
This is the phase right before Mercury retrograde, a time when Mercury begins to lose its ability to influence, (one reason it is not good to put energy into momentum at this time). It is also known as a shadow period, the first shadow period is before Mercury goes retrograde and carries the energy of preparation and clearing. The post phase is the second shadow period and is centered around integration and process. The shadow phases both last roughly about two weeks before and after Mercury’s Retrograde cycle.
Mercury Retrograde Post-phase (second shadow period-reflect, integrate & process)- the second half of the shadow is when you can recognize and implement anything that has been brought to awareness for healing and insight. This is a great time to break old patterns, habits, and mindsets.
When Mercury begins to go direct, it will pick up momentum once again. It is not yet operating at maximum capacity, so it is beneficial for you to ease into your endeavors during this time, after the Retrograde Post-phase ends, about two weeks after.
Common Mercury retrograde Experiences:
People, situations, or experiences from the past resurfacing
Heightened emotional states
Keywords for Mercury retrograde:
During Mercury Retrograde I use a combination of tools to shift energy and realign with my intentions and desires. The first tool is called Yoga Nidra (deep meditative sleep) and I also use EFT Emotional Freedom Technique (aka tapping). My most popular bundle of these tools is the ENCHANTED BUNDLE.
This bundle is currently on sale during Mercury Retrograde. It includes:
An Introduction to EFT/Tapping with Melissa Kim Corter
An Introduction to Yoga Nidra + Hypnosis with Melissa Kim Corter
5 MP3 EFT tapping tracks:
- Recognize + Own Your Light
- Create a New Identity
- Get Unstuck
- Stress to Solution
- Trust the Divine path
5 MP3 Hypnosis (Yoga Nidra) tracks:
- Activate the Pineal Gland
- Align Vibrational Frequency
- Embodiment of Spirit
- Emergence of Joy
- Heaven + Earth Integration
You can find that bundle here: ENCHANTED BUNDLE.
*Artwork by Cher Lyn, a lovely sweet local Sedona artist whom we lost a few years ago~