Mercury Retrograde has gotten a bad rap lately. The truth, however, is that there are good things that come out of Mercury retrograde if you know how slow your vibration and go with the flow while paying attention to the fine details of all that is around you. During the week before the start of this mercury retrograde (July 7th), I could feel the slowing down of energies. When I went into the office I could feel I was out of sync, I felt like my energy was faster than the world around me as if I was tripping over my toes, almost like trying to go faster than the treadmill I was on. Once I noticed this, I realized we were heading into a retrograde. Having been aware of the retrogrades of the last few years, I know the downside of a retrograde pretty well.
The need to pay attention to fine details, communication issues with people as well as anything to deal with electronics, phone messages, emails, etc. However, as with anything in life, there is a yin to the yang, a polar opposite that shows its attributes and can have its benefits. During Mercury retrograde, it is a good time to find lost things. I lost my engagement ring, and I guess it is time to get my pendulum or dowsing rods out. It is also a time for finishing old projects. I find this a big help during mercury retrograde as I have more focus on these unfinished projects and get them off of my “to-do list.” Finishing old projects also help when the energies start going forward again so that these projects do not hold you back in the forward-moving energy of mercury once it goes direct. It is also a good time to rest and let your body repair.
If you have been planning a vacation before mercury retrograde, but are scheduling your trip during the time the planet appears to be going backward, make sure it is a resting one or one that takes you back to your roots. Mercury retrograde is also good for reconnecting with old friends and family you have not seen in a while. In business, it is also good for connecting with previous clients or coworkers. When you are with x or current coworkers or friend’s problem solving and brainstorming on projects or problems can be very effective. It will wonder, “why didn’t I think of these things before?” In the energy of Mercury retrograde, it allows for these solutions and ideas to flow more easily when dealing with previous situations or projects.
Mercury retrograde is also a time where the truth comes out. If you are wondering about someone’s intention and if there are issues with integrity or honesty in a relationship of any type, this is the time where it will come to light easily. Like the truth, mistakes may also be brought to light during this time, which can keep you on your toes but also allows you the right time to find the solutions for these mistakes. As you can see thought the downside of Mercury retrograde is well known you can now see it does have its positive side as well. Take the chance to slow down and take advantage of this time, and you will see that when Mercury goes direct your life will feel like it is taking off.