Mercury Retrograde is a phenomenon in astrology where the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards in its orbit. This occurrence influences various aspects of our lives. Let’s explore how to make the most of any Mercury Retrograde period with the Mercury Retrograde Tarot Spread below.
In general, during Mercury Retrograde, it is good to pay attention to communication and technology-related matters. This includes being cautious with electronic devices, double-checking emails and documents, and avoiding important contract signings or major decisions. Be prepared for delays and misunderstandings in these areas. However, it’s not all bad, as you will see below. In fact, Mercury Rx brings lots of opportunities for those who have eyes to see!
The Mercury Retrograde Tarot Spread
1. The area of your life most affected by this Mercury Retrograde
This card describes the area of your life that will be affected the most by Mercury Rx. It is likely an area of your life where communication is the key to continued growth, harmony, stability or expansion.
2. Reevaluate this
Mercury Retrograde can be seen as a time for reflection and introspection. It’s a chance to reassess different aspects of your life, such as relationships, career goals, and personal growth. Take this opportunity to reevaluate your choices, make adjustments, and align yourself with your true desires.
3. Redirect/reorganise this
When Mercury is in retrograde, it’s a favourable time to redirect your energy towards unfinished projects. Use this period to reorganise your thoughts, plans, and surroundings. Embrace the opportunity to restructure and reprioritise your goals, ensuring better outcomes once Mercury goes direct again.
4. Reemphasize this
During Mercury Retrograde, there might be a need to reemphasise certain areas of your life that you have neglected. This can involve reviewing and reinforcing your commitments, both personal and professional.
5. Regenerate this
Mercury Retrograde can offer a chance for renewal and growth. Take this time to regenerate your energy, rekindle old passions, and explore new perspectives. Use this period to focus on self-care, reflection, and finding innovative solutions to challenges you may face. In fact, if you need to reinvent and regenerate yourSELF completely, go for it!
Make Friends with Mercury Retrograde
On average, we experience about three to four Mercury Retrograde periods each year. These periods can vary in length, but they typically last for around three weeks, not including the shadow phase.
It’s important to note that while Mercury Retrograde is often associated with challenges and disruptions, it is also seen as a time for reflection, reevaluation, and growth. Being aware of the potential effects and learning to see Mercury Retrograde as an opportunity to reassess what is happening will have a positive impact on your life.
Always check where in your chart Mercury retrograde lands for more clues about the areas of your life that are most likely to be impacted! There are several sites, like astro.com, that provide free natal charts.
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