Is Mercury Retrograde Helping You

Mercury Retrograde Spiritual Meanings
Are you feeling like your life suddenly slowed down? Do you find yourself experiencing misunderstandings or having issues with electronics? When these types of things show up, it may indicate that Mercury has entered into retrograde. While it may not appear that the universe is supporting you, is Mercury retrograde actually trying to help you?

The universe has a way of challenging you to look deeper within yourself. One such time is when Mercury is retrograde.

In this post, explore the spiritual meanings of Mercury retrograde and how to navigate through this phase so you benefit from it. 

What is Mercury Retrograde

Mercury retrograde occurs when the planet appears to move backward in its orbit around the sun, as viewed from Earth.

This period often creates a sense of turmoil. The reason why is because Mercury is the ruler of communication, expression, and technology.

While this can be a challenging time, it also presents a unique opportunity. It is best for reflection, pausing, and connecting with your spirituality.

Mercury retrograde occurs three to four times every year. And lasts for three to four weeks each time it occurs.

With this much time of your life being occupied by Mercury retrograde every year, it is beneficial to know what to do. And what to avoid when this planet’s energies are flooding Earth. 

How is Mercury Retrograde Helpful for Your Spiritual Journey?

You can benefit from Mercury retrograde when you know what the universe wants you to focus on.

There are several spiritual meanings of Mercury retrograde. However, the overall meanings are to rest, review, and release the old.

Mercury retrograde is a time for letting go of old patterns, habits, and beliefs that no longer serve you. It is a time to release anything that is holding you back from becoming your best self.

By recognizing and understanding what you need to let go of, you create space for new growth and opportunities to enter into your life.

The releasing process can be challenging, but it is necessary for your spiritual development. And overall, it helps you to ascend higher. 

What to Avoid During Mercury Retrograde

  • Miscommunications
  • Misunderstandings
  • Avoid signing contracts
  • Do not make any important decisions
  • Be extra careful to avoid accidents
  • Avoid arguments related to things that happened in the past
  • Mistakes are more likely to be made
  • Avoid starting anything new journey 
  • Be careful to avoid losing emails, messages, or other forms of communication
  • Watch for malfunctions with devices or appliances
  • Do not start new projects or launch new ideas

What to Focus on During Mercury Retrograde

Think about words that start with the letters ‘re’ when thinking about what to do during Mercury retrograde.
  • Review your life
  • Reflection
  • Renewal
  • Release the old and heal from the past
  • Realign your mind, body, and spirit
  • Rest and take care of yourself
  • Reevaluate goals to see if anything needs to be adjusted
  • Rewrite and edit
  • Reset your thoughts by focusing only in the present moment
  • Recenter in love and light
  • Redo projects
  • Reassess your routine
  • Relearn things you forgot
  • Rethink the direction your life is headed in
  • React toward others only in neutral or loving ways
Also backup important files before Mercury retrograde begins, and daily throughout the retrograde.

Slow Down and Rest More

Take advantage of this slower time to reflect and pause your activities. The universe is providing you with this rest phase to slow down, reflect where you have been, and review where you are going.

Notice what is working in your life and where improvements would be beneficial to make.

Doing this will help you gain clarity about your goals and priorities. And reveal where adjustments are needed to set you on a more fulfilling path.

Find Balance Throughout Mercury Retrograde

Mercury retrograde can be a period of chaos and confusion. But it is also an opportunity to find balance amidst the upheaval.

Finding balance is easier when you remain grounded to the center of the Earth, and centered in your heart.

By staying grounded and centered, you can navigate this transition period with grace and ease.

Continue practicing mindfulness on a daily basis. Cleanse and protect your energy daily. And keep up with your self care. These spiritual activities will help you stay connected to your true self and remain focused on what is important.

Deepen Your Connection with The Universe

One of the key benefits of Mercury retrograde is that it invites you to deepen your connection with the universe and the angels.

Expand your consciousness and tune into the wisdom within your soul. Do this by accessing your soul through your heart. And through intuitively noticing the guidance and insight available to you from both your soul and the angels.

Taking time to connect with your higher self can also help you cultivate a sense of peace and calm amidst the chaos.

Strategies for Dealing with Communication and Technology Breakdowns

Mercury retrograde is notorious for causing communication and technology issues. But there are strategies you can use to minimize the impact.

For example, be more mindful of your words and how you express yourself by pausing for a moment before responding to others. Speak from your heart and avoid reacting based on your ego or intense emotions.

Be more patient and understanding with others. It helps to remember that they may be struggling with similar challenges.

Be extra careful when you are driving. Along with being careful when you are engaging in any activity such as participating in sports.

Also be alert of the possibility that devices and appliances may not operate properly. Or they might malfunction or quit working.

Always remember to backup all files on your computer before and during Mercury retrograde. 

Rejuvenate and Realign Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Mercury retrograde can be a challenging time. However, it is also an opportunity to deepen your spiritual connection.

When you are struggling, there is extra powerful help available from the angels. Ask Archangel Michael for assistance. And consider receiving energy healing to refresh your mind, body, and spirit. In addition to removing outdated patterns and heavy emotions. 

As always, the angels and I send you love and sparkly light. 

About the author
Brenda Lott
Brenda is a certified channeler of angelic healing energies and angel messages. She is also founder of Her strong connection with the angelic realm allows her open heart to act as a bridge for the angels to flow healing energies to any person, pet, or physical location that is in needed of cleansing, healing, and rejuvenation. 

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