mercury retrograde

Mercury Retrograde Tarot and Tapping

mercury retrograde april 2023

Mercury is about to go retrograde on the day after the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aries. The New Moon happens on the 20th here in the UK and Mercury stations retrograde on the 21st. Depending on if you follow Western or Vedic Astrology, the Mercury Retrograde is in Taurus or Aries respectively. So let’s break this down and look at what this Mercury Retrograde means. And let’s look at how we can make the most of it with EFT Tapping and Tarot!

CLICK HERE for the Mercury Retrograce Tarot Spread and HERE for a Mercury Retrograde 5-card Spread!

Mercury rules the mind and intellect, no matter which system of Astrology you follow. In his retrograde aspect, he takes on more of the role of the psychopomp, the mediator between realms. In this role, we can more easily gain access to both our Higher Self and the subconscious realm. It also helps us tap into the collective unconscious and enables us to detect patterns that help us discern the bigger picture.

Mercury Retrograde in Aries is more about our self-image and purpose/motivation in life. Mercury Retrograde in Taurus concerns our values and belongings more.

Assistance During Mercury Retrograde

Mercury needs a bit of help to function optimally during its retrograde phase. Most people neglect this and therefore get to experience the shadow side of Mercury Rx instead. So instead of increased insights from the subtle realms, their monkey mind dominates completely. They become even more unconscious and unaware and are at risk of making poor decisions.

So how can you avoid becoming more confused and steer clear of poor decision-making during Mercury Retrograde? There are three simple ways to achieve this and to use this energy for spiritual development.

  • Slow down. This is not the time to forget ahead with great speed, make life-changing decisions or start big new projects. You’re better off spending some time reviewing the past and consolidating what you already have/know.
  • Go within. Mercury Rx loves to go deeper. The best way to do this is to have a regular meditation practice in place. That way you can stay connected with your inner guidance and won’t fall for the tricks of the monkey mind. If you are blocked, your mind is racing and you find it difficult to focus during meditation, you might find it helpful to do a few rounds of tapping first. More on that below.
  • Work with Archangel Raphael. Archangel Raphael is the Planetary ruler of Mercury. Like Mercury, Archangel Raphael corresponds with The Magician card in the Tarot. Keeping a firm focus on the ‘As within, so without’ axiom of The Magician during Mercury Rx will be beneficial and Archangel Raphael can help with this.

EFT Tapping for Mercury Retrograde

Tapping is an excellent tool for clearing any mental or emotional blockages. If you are new to tapping, check out this guide for beginners first (includes a FREE Download).

Before you start tapping, ask Archangel Raphael to help you through the process. Though EFT works perfectly fine on its own, it works even better with a bit of help from the Angelic Realm.

Tapping for Clear Inner Guidance Script

Setup Statement: Even though I struggle with doubt/uncertainty/confusion/indecision (choose the best wording for you) at times, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.


Setup Statement: Even though my monkey mind seems to get the best of me most days, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Complete at least three negative tapping rounds. In the final round, you can add some questioning to the reminder statements. Something like, ‘But is this really true?’ and ‘What if I can choose to go within for clarity whenever I wish?’ and ‘What if the Angels are just waiting for me to ask for help with clarity?’

Then take a deep breath and check how much tension you have released before tapping in the positive.

Example Positive Reminder Statements

  • I get to choose
  • I choose mental clarity
  • Going within for clarity is natural
  • It’s only a breath away
  • The angels love to help with clarity
  • Archangel Raphael loves to help me find clarity
  • My soul is in charge of the monkey mind
  • My Higher Self aligns my mind with my heart
  • I choose peace of mind
  • Solutions come to me quickly and easily
  • I gain a deeper understanding of the true nature of reality every single day

Do at least three rounds of tapping in the positive and then check your SUDS (Subjective Units of Distress Scale) score one final time.

Tarot for Mental Clarity During Mercury Retrograde

If you are looking for a Tarot spread to help with mental clarity during Mercury Retrograde, I have the perfect spread for you. Check out the Archangel Raphael Tarot Spread for Mental Focus. And you will find a Healing with Archangel Raphael Tarot Spread HERE.

Mental Clarity when Suffering from a Physical Illness

Sometimes, when we suffer physically, it is really difficult to find clarity about anything in our lives. That is why healing always comes first. Raphael is the Archangel to reach out to and ask for help in both instances.

If a physical illness is blocking mental clarity, you may wish to try this version of the negative EFT tapping setup statement:

Even though I sometimes doubt that I will ever feel completely well again and even though these doubts make it difficult for me to find any kind of clarity about my direction and purpose in life, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Remember, ‘As within, so without. As above, so below.’ Archangel Raphael reminds us that we are our own Inner Magician/Christed Being and we do have the power to heal ourselves. Yeshua said,Your faith has healed you.’ Christ within is the Source of all healing and the Angels assist but ultimately, each of us has to do the work. That’s what Earth School is all about.

May you be blessed with wholeness and clarity this Mercury Retrograde Season!


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