This week Mercury has gone Retrograde in the sign of Gemini until the 3rd of June 2022. With this, I thought this week I’d share with you my top tips for processing challenges and emotions during this time. Remember Mercury is here to show us what we need to shine light upon in our life, so although it can feel disruptive at times it’s certainly not out to get you as some memes on social media would suggest!
Mercury Retrograde happens when the planet goes stationary and then appears to be moving backward. It happens three times a year and lasts 3 weeks at a time. During this time technology, travel, communication and plans can go haywire and this is what causes frustrations to happen. Today as I’m writing this Mercury has gone retrograde (10th May) and oh boy have I felt it already, from frustration that I haven’t got all of my to-do list complete today to technology and data going missing it’s safe to say Mercury has made itself known to me today. Although this has been challenging and frustrating for me I want to share with you why these things happen and how you can peacefully navigate the next three weeks.
Mercury Is Not Out To Get You
First of all, it’s important to remember that Mercury is not out to get you. On social media, it’s a popular opinion and classic meme content for Mercury to be a hindrance and some problematic force coming to rain on your parade. This is definitely how I used to see Mercury Retrograde too until I read Yasmin Boland’s ‘The Mercury Retrograde Book’. When I realised that actually, Mercury was slowing me down to help me realign, pivot, reassess and reenergise the game changed forever. All my perceived annoyances and delays were actually giving me an opportunity to slow down and shine the light on what needed my attention and what I’d been too busy ignoring. See that’s what Mercury Retrograde really is about – how can it stop us humans in our tracks? Well, by delaying travel and stopping us from communicating and being on our technology! No matter what happens over the next three weeks remember until Monday (16th) we’re also in Eclipse season which brings its own potent energy in the emotional sign of Scorpio.
“All my perceived annoyances and delays were actually giving me an opportunity to slow down and shine the light on what needed my attention and what I’d been too busy ignoring. See that’s what Mercury Retrograde really is about – how can it stop us humans in our tracks? Well, by delaying travel and stopping us from communicating and being on our technology!”
What Is The Opportunity?
A great way to challenge yourself when frustrating situations arise is by asking yourself ‘What is the opportunity in this?’ It may be hard to spot it right away but embrace the slowing down process, rest and allow yourself to the time and space to process. Even if it takes a few weeks or even the whole three weeks to see the opportunity, if you can challenge yourself to create a miracle mindset and see the opportunity in every situation you allow yourself to create shifts and manifest creative solutions. Look back after the 3 weeks and see what positive’s happened because of this delay and maybe even why you feel it needed to happen.
Pause & Realign
In the heat of the moment, it can be hard to just switch off your emotions and not react to the frustrating situation in front of you. But challenge yourself this Mercury Retrograde to slow down, pause and realign. Don’t react and be gentle with yourself. Allow yourself the time to process and do something loving for yourself whether that’s finishing work early and treating yourself to something or spending some quality time with yourself. Shine light on the area of your life that’s being brought to the forefront during this time and allow yourself to pause and take the time you need to process and work through it. There is no rush with any of this and by doing this by the end of Mercury Retrograde you will feel like a whole new person – rested, rejuvenated and ready to move forwards with new clarity and direction. All Mercury is doing is slowing us down to give us the opportunity to realign and clear out anything that not serving us to move closer to our desires moving forwards.
I hope this blog post has really served you and given you some great tips and tools on how you can work with and process challenges over the next few weeks. Don’t forget my brand NEW manifestation course ‘Attract, Alignment, Abundance’ starts on the 6th June 2022! Do you want to come into true alignment with yourself, your desires and manifest your wildest dreams? Then join my brand new Law of Attraction mini-course designed to help you to create HUGE shifts and alignment in your life this June! Click this link here if you’d like to find out more information and say YASS to alignment today. As always please do let me know your thoughts on this blog post in the comments section down below. I hope you have a positive and abundant week whatever you’re up to. I’m sending you all lots of love xx