It’s not hard to seriously mind the slowing down action of Mercury Retrograde (August 20th) as it challenges our frenetic pace on the path of success or the life we think we want. I personally have a long ‘to do’ list but I am already making Mercury retrograde priorities, as things are starting to get misunderstood, confused etc. In a tic toc world of getting things done quickly, and packing more into a day than our grandparents did we are ruled by the clock more than ever and to push the envelope on accomplishment. This is not easy to do during Mercury retrograde.
However, if as energy beings, we connect to our true self, and our connection to nature we open the door for new levels of awareness and being in-tune to our own life. When we align with Mercury retrograde, we naturally and organically, take the time to slow down and do life a little differently incorporating all the Mercury Retrograde do’s and don’t’s. Doing so has many benefits such as seeing where things can improve. In my own case I am seeing that I need improvements to how information flows around my websites – I am looking at reorganizing a few things but taking the time to investigate further first.
One of the upsides to Mercury retrograde periods is that it may also dredge up areas that need to heal and can do so quickly and unexpectedly. For example, the trickster planet may just arrange for that the person with whom we have held a long standing grudge to show up in our life at a point of no escape. Instead of running in the opposite direction we might take it as a sign to initiate a conversation to bring closure. It is a good time to engage the healing process and reflect on events like these in our life and take action to stop them from festering. It is a good time to make a list of people we need to forgive and do some inner work to get the job done. The benefit is that we will release an unconscious weight that on the surface has contributed to our Mercury retrograde tribulations. What we are releasing is actually baggage we have been carrying for a long time and once released, we emerge from this period with more clarity, energy and enthusiasm for the next chapter of our lives.
Mercury is retrograde August 20th – how will you leverage this energy?
With love and light,