Mercury Retrograde

Mercury retrograde, we all love to hate the Mercury Retrograde. Some of us go “oh noooo Mercury retrograde help!” because Mercury is the planet of communication, so when it’s in retrograde, things can go a little haywire and seems as though we have gremlins everywhere even getting into our electronic communications so double check you are sending those naughty texts to the right person. With the Mercury retrograde this can be an opportunity stepping back in time to voice unsaid words, rework a task or revisit a situation.

In astrological terms, Mercury retrograde is when the planet Mercury appears to stop and move backwards from its orbit – really, it’s just an optical illusion, but it can cause mayhem for those of us on Earth all the same.

My tips for Mercury retrograde:

  • Make space and time for plans to be disrupted, you may have to take a few steps backwards to go forwards and let go of what you can’t control
  • Allow for misdirection and try to release the idea that everything must go perfectly, the more flexible you can be the better
  • Sleep on any negative situations, thoughts or feelings or bite your tongue when it comes to a blazing showdown, words once said can’t be taken back, especially once that email has been sent

But you know I am a believer that in the Mercury retrograde period it isn’t all doom and gloom. For example, if you’ve had a project on hold, or you have a problem that just doesn’t seem to go away, I believe Mercury retrograde can reverse that, after all, Mercury retrograde is all about changing direction. So, think about the upside to Mercury retrograde and how it could help you.

There’s a great Tarot spread for this period of time that can help you to prepare and arm you for the Mercury retrograde. It’s like gearing up, being in charge and knowing how to deal with the retrograde to make the best of it and here it is.


This is a temporary service only for when the Mercury retrograde period occurs