NOTE: Today’s article is provided by my dear friend and fellow intuitive, Alissa Smith.
What Is Mercury Retrograde?
by Alissa Smith
Three or four times every year for approximately 3-4 weeks, the planet Mercury slows down, appears to stop, and then move backward. (It doesn’t actually move backward, but it appears to from Earth.) In astrology, this is called a “Mercury retrograde” period. In 2015, Mercury retrograde will happen three times: January 21– February 11; May 18– June 11, and again from September 17– October 9.
You might be wondering: OK, so what does this mean for me?
The planet Mercury is known as the “messenger of the gods.” It is the planet ruling all forms of communication, transportation, commerce, and electronics. The apparent ‘backward’ motion of retrograde has an overall energetic effect, which increases misunderstandings, miscommunications, confusion, delayed messages/responses, and things not being expressed or understood as they were meant to be. Oh, and all kinds of issues with technology and electronics!
There can also be car and travel disruptions, as well as unexpected delays. In fact, many of the things we do every day, things we take for granted, are affected during the retrograde period. All of us are subject to it, and many things around us just seem to go off track during these periods.
Now you may be thinking, OMG, what can I do about this?
Great question! And YES there is a solution! There are options that don’t involve just hunkering down, hibernating, and trying to survive a retrograde. Mercury retrograde actually offers us an amazing opportunity. Simply being aware of what is going on, slowing down and grounding will do a lot.
However, there is a way to harness the benefits of the retrograde energy! Every time this planet retrogrades, we are being offered the gift of spiritual renewal. The planetary energy is lining up to allow us space to re-flect, re-lease, re-charge and re-boot. While Mercury is retro, it has the effect of slowing down things in our outer world, allowing delays, forcing us be more mindful. Going deep within ourselves, clearing and releasing blocks is fully energetically supported during Mercury retrograde. If we know how, we can collaborate with Mercury, for amazing results with our personal clearing work.
Now are you thinking: “Oooooooh, me, me! I want to harness this energy so I can be in the flow, and clear some big stuff. How do I do it?”
Excellent question! Luckily for you, Amy and I have put together an amazing course to teach you exactly how to harness the power of Mercury Retrograde for your own good and growth. It’s called Mercury Retro-tastic, and we’ve got a special introductory price for you if you grab it today.
Lastly, remember the goal here is to collaborate with this RetroTastic energy, not just survive it. We can use these times of retrograde to our advantage – the planets are literally lining up to allow us space to Re-flect, Re-lease, and Re-fill.
Let’s use this time effectively, shall we?