Hey, hey, it’s the first Mercury retrograde of the year! This particular Mercury Retrograde begins March 5, 2019, with the planet of communication going direct on March 28, 2019. Even though those dates are the official starting and ending dates you may feel the effects from to a few weeks before to a few weeks after.
Mercury in Retrograde has gotten a bad rap. It’s amusing to see how many people go into fear and shut down mode with the mere mention of a retrograde cycle. Although we have to pay extra attention to details during this time there is nothing to fear. In fact, during a Mercury Rx, you may not only be more productive but it’s possible to find potential errors or glitches you may not have otherwise noticed during your normal day-to-day busy-ness.
Yes, there are the typical delays, technology malfunctions, communication challenges and feeling a bit off kilter BUT there’s no better time to do a deep dive into the details. The name of the game is AWARENESS and even a little more awareness goes a long way during a retrograde cycle.
Some people blame Mercury retrograde for “bad” things that happen in their lives. Instead, take this time to sit back and review where you put your energy in your life. For example, if family and faith are important to you, are you putting your energies there or just overextended in other areas? Take a moment to reflect. Mercury retrograde can be an excellent time to take a step back and reanalyze who you are and what you are doing—Old Farmers Almanac
“I’m reviewing, the situation…”
Plan for and embrace the Mercury Retrograde cycle! Use it as a time for resynchronization, review, reflection, reconnection, reassessing, revising AND with great amusement, expect the unexpected. On the other side of the dichotomy use it to refresh, renew, replenish, reawaken, recharge, regroup, reorganize and otherwise fill up with any energy and attention you’ve given away or scattered about.
As you can see there’s nothing in that list that warrants fear. Personally, I relish Mercury Rx cycles. I tend to write more contracts (in my Real Estate biz), reconnect with clients I haven’t heard from in a while and always seem to find something I missed. Just yesterday I was going over some reports and discovered I hadn’t charged a client who “reserved” a (clairvoyant reading) appointment back in November 2018. After contacting the client for permission I completed the charge. There is no coincidence I discovered this during Mercury Rx. I like “found money”!
I enjoy when old friends turn up out of the blue and believe it or not, this is a good time for clearing up old hurts caused by lack of awareness or miscommunications in the past. About five years ago during Mercury Retrograde, an ex-boyfriend called me to apologize for, and I quote, “everything he ever did wrong” in our 3 .5 year relationship. I hadn’t heard from or spoken to him in over 14 years!
Although I thought I’d moved beyond that relationship, my emotional reaction to his apology told me that at some level we still needed to clear the Karma. And so we did. Yes, Mercury Retrograde offers us a plethora of opportunities to heal old wounds and to address and gently forgive ourselves for things we said or did in the past that were seemingly unforgivable.
what does it mean that Mercury retrograde is in Pisces
How we experience a Mercury Retrograde overall depends on which of the 12 Zodiac signs the Earth is in during the retrograde cycle. In this case, it falls in Pisces. While there are many more influences at hand, I want to keep this very simple.
With Mercury Retrograde in Pisces be aware of old emotions and energies you haven’t released. This will truly be a blessing in the form of deep healing but you will need to have compassion and forgiveness for your self and others. We are being asked during this cycle to review things we’ve “pushed away” or haven’t addressed in the past. The best thing to do is to go with it.
As part of the “plan for” there will be a tendency towards muddled thinking or confusion. Mercury is the planet that governs logic and Pisces is all about illusion. Stay awake, be amused, aware and grounded when the brain fog hits.
“Mercury retrograde in Pisces is calling you to focus on your imagination, emotional connections, and how you communicate your feelings to others. Pisces is an infinitely emotional and compassionate sign and Mercury here wants to inspire creativity and love”Cosmopolitan
The planet Mercury governs all forms of communication. Intuition is high and you may also experience increased awareness. When we talk about communication we’re also talking about your communication with yourself. Listen to what your intuition is telling you. Take advantage of the messages from your inner voice. (As an aside, If you are super sensitive or an empath, pay extra attention to discern if the messages are yours or coming from someone else. It’s sometimes hard to tell.)
Since this cycle is in Pisces, we are also being asked to inspire and be inspired. Start a creative project or finish one you started but never completed. Any creative project will do. Imagine yourself singing, dancing, writing or doing something that brings joy to your heart. After all, we are reconnecting with our highest creative energy as well!
Yes, cross your “t”s, dot your “i”s and, while it’s best not to purchase technology or schedule flights etc, life does not stop. Pay extra attention to detail. Move WITH the flow of Mercury Retrograde not against it.
Take extra time in meditation. If you don’t have a ‘formal’ meditation practice, spend quiet time reflecting while focusing on your breath. Allow your mind to wander (and it will) then gently and effortlessly bring your attention back to your breath. (CLICK HERE for a free stress-reducing meditation.)
Have no fear of this, or any other, Mercury Retrograde. Think of it as a gift from the Cosmos and use the time to your advantage. Do so and shine even brighter in the days to come!~Shine Your Light Debbie
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Debra Taitel is a gifted Clairvoyant, Energy Healer, Spiritual Teacher and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her readings, healing work and consulting Debra also offers one-to-one mentoring sessions to guide people to their own truth, vision and spiritual gifts. For more information, please visit her website. To schedule a session: Click Here