Mercury Retrograde – Manifesting Mojo During The “Trickster” Transit
Mercury Retrograde - Manifesting Mojo During the "Trickster" Transit
Hello. I want to talk to you about Mercury retrograde because I love Mercury retrograde. I want you to be excited about it, and I want you to love Mercury retrograde as much as I do. Basically, Mercury retrograde is very overrated and underrated at the same time.
Mercury retrograde gets blamed for everything bad. It's like something bad happens, and it's like, "Ugh, it's Mercury retrograde. Blah, blah, blah." But here's the thing, Mercury retrograde can be your best friend if you know how to work with it. Because really, these planets and these planetary activities, it's like weather. Think of it as cosmic weather.
Mercury Retrograde - Manifesting Mojo During the "Trickster" Transit
Actually, if you know me, you know that I love to be outside. So I really wanted to do this little periscope outside, and so I went outside and it was raining. So I went inside to film it. This is like what Mercury retrograde's like. It's like don't go outside if it's raining and try to do an outdoorsy thing if you don't have the weather for it. So if you really understand this as like a cosmic weather, if you really understand what this energy is and how to harmonize yourself with it, you're going to love, love, love it.
Mercury is the fastest planet in our solar system. It's closest to the sun and zips around four times the speed that the earth does. Basically, Mercury is like a super fast energy, right? So it's like Quicksilver, right? It's known as Quicksilver. So your thoughts are associated with Mercury and how you communicate is associated with Mercury.
Here's the thing, in our society, we are zipping around super duper fast. And it seems like Mercury retrograde happens all the time, but it doesn't. And it seems like it's random. It's actually very predictable. It happens three or four times a year for three weeks. You'll notice the end of each Mercury retrograde in the beginning's three months apart. It's like clockwork. So it's a cyclical thing.
Natural Cycles during Mercury Retrograde
And here's the thing, us in Western society, we don't pay attention to nasty natural cycles. We like zip along going with our goals and get an idea in our head. And these ideas that you get in your head, they're associated with Mercury because Mercury is your thoughts and your idea.
So you get this idea in your head, and you get this goal. And it may be inspired to begin with. Because when you're relaxed, and when you get all these downloads, and you feel like really good about something, that's an idea. It comes into your head. It's inspired and then something that gets you motivated and moving.
But what happens is there's always these reevaluation points. There's ebbs and flows with everything. The moon ebbs and flows. Everything is cyclical. So even Mercury, which is this planet that zip, zip, zip, zips around, right? It's zips around our sun.
Even that has this period where from the Earth's perspective it appears to be moving backwards, because we're like catching up with it. It's kind of like when two cars are like zoom, zoom, right?
RE - Everything!
So in these moments, that's when we are meant to do all the things with the R-E words, like reevaluate, revisit, reassess, reanalyze, regroup, redo, repair. So when that happens, instead of moving forward, it's our time to catch up with our own intuitions and our own insights because you're picking up only a tiny piece of the information that's available to you and you're picking up a lot of intuitive information that you don't have a chance to process. So, it's a cyclical thing. It's a cyclical part of your manifesting, just like the moon ebbs and flows. It's a cyclical part of your manifesting that you have to regroup, reassess, revise.
If you understand that and if you understand that this is not a time to go ahead and make new plans, or start new projects, or do new things, but it is an amazing time to go back and tidy up loose ends. For instance, I have been loving this Mercury retrograde because I've had a lot of things on my website that I wanted to do to make like the fonts easier to read and certain graphics that I wanted redone, and all this stuff I'm doing now. Because even though I have a bazillion projects ahead of me, this is my base, right?
Looking Back During Mercury Retrograde
So I'm going back, and I'm fixing things, and I'm making things better to read. And I'm looking at all the ways that I wrote maybe product descriptions or things like that, and I'm revising them to make it easier for you to understand what the products are about because now I have a different perspective. Because when I first wrote them, I was in one phase, and now I have a different understanding of how they can help people so I can write that again or I could look at my website with that kind of perspective. So it's very much about going back.
Let's say you're writing a book, or a blog, or a project, or whatever. This isn't a time to make the new chapters, but this is a great time for you to edit and put things in a good order. I've been using this too to go through my home. And if there's clothes that are not fresh anymore, they don't represent me, or they don't make me feel good about myself, they're gone. But it's maybe not the best time to buy a new wardrobe, even though I'm sort of still doing some of that. I can't help myself. But it's maybe not the best time for that, but really it's about going through things, getting through those piles, and it's a great time because Mercury is associated with communication.
Let's say you have had this conversation that has been needing to happen between you and somebody or you and a lot of people. It's a great time to have that conversation. One of the things I've been doing, some of my friends that I haven't had a chance to talk with, instead of working, working, working.
Which just not a good idea anytime, right? But instead, if I have time to do something productive, that's what I want to do, is call some of my friends and catch up with them because this is very much about catching-up energy. So think of it as about like streams, right? So if you're trying to swim upstream when the stream is going a different direction, you're going to feel like what's going on?
The other thing is that things do break during Mercury retrograde. I really want to put this in perspective for you. Because here's the thing, let's say your refrigerator has had a hum for a while, right? It's just something that needed to be looked at and you just don't really pay attention or you don't notice it or whatever.
Then all of a sudden, one day during Mercury retrograde, just after you bought a whole bunch of shopping with perishables, it breaks, right? And you're like, "Damn you, Mercury retrograde. Curse the gods." But here's what happens, it's something that has been trying to get your attention, or maybe you didn't even pay attention, or maybe it was something that was under the surface that you couldn't see. So it was trying to get your attention this whole time, but then all of a sudden during Mercury retrograde it breaks.
Routine Maintenance During Mercury Retrograde
And here's the other thing, it doesn't just break randomly. It's always something that was not quite right to begin with. So during these Mercury retrograde cycles, things break down. Communication breaks down. Appliances break down. Computers break down. The systems break down. Because you'll maybe discover things that like, "Oh my gosh! I've been doing this wrong the whole entire time and I didn't even realize it." It's so frustrating at the time.
But if you think about it, this is helping you in the long run. Because imagine if you had something big wrong with your car, and you never addressed it, and you didn't know about it, and then one day you're driving and your tire just falls off. But that would be a worst thing, right? But let's say during Mercury retrograde, let's say your tire's loose and then you take it in for an oil change and they're like, "Hey, you need like $400 of repair." That's actually going to help you in the long run be safer, save time, and money.
The more you look at these things in that perspective, like, hey, the universe is doing me a solid, the universe is helping me out because these things needed looked at, and if I was too busy racing ahead doing all these things, the very foundations that make your life run wouldn't be functioning as well as if you took this time now and repair it. So please remember that when these frustrating things happen.
There's been a lot of things that I discover every Mercury retrograde just about the way I think in terms of my consciousness. And yes, it is about hitting the reset buttons, all things with the R-E word, reset, reboot, reinvent, relax, rejuvenate. Here's the thing, it's called the trickster, and there's some mischief involved.
This is with everything, and this is one of the things my spirit guides are very persistent about. They're constantly joking. Spirit is light, and they're trying to get you to lighten up. So shiz happens, and it goes down, and it's crazy, but it's to help you reevaluate your own self-worth. That's about what reevaluate is about.
I'll give you an example. Because this is Mercury retrograde, and I am very attuned to the cycles of planets and the universe, and I really pay attention to the cosmic weather, so I'm using this time to go through things.
One of the things that I did this month is I ... There's something you can do with your newsletter list. You can see if people haven't opened your newsletters in a long time and they maybe just signed up for like my free numerology book, which is awesome. And if you don't have it, get it. Or something like that. Or they signed up for something and then they ... You know how it is with newsletters and emails. It can be overwhelming.
I never want to spam anybody. I always want people on my list and in my life to be a really good vibrational match. People we really like and want to be with each other. So, I had my tech person see who hasn't been on my list for a while, who hasn't opened emails in like X amount of months. Then I sent them a newsletter saying, "Hey, if you want to be with me, great. Here's a little something. If you don't want to be with me, no problem. Just opt out."
Well as it turned out, I sent that to all of my new subscribers, too. So, let's say you signed up like three days ago and then you get this email like, "Hey, long time, no see. Haven't seen you for a while." You'd be like, "What's just happened?" So I had them send another email that says, "Oh, yeah, by the way, that was an accident, and it's Mercury retrograde. He-he."
So, let's say that was a year or two ago, maybe longer. I would have been freaking out because I would be thinking, "Oh no. What do they think of me? These are all new people. They're going to think I'm flaky. They're going to be so ... " And you know, some people even opt out.
Some of these new people were like, "Yeah, I'm out of here." So I would be like, "Oh no. I lost all these new people. What can I do to get them back?" and this scrambling energy. Because it's Mercury retrograde, you have to have even more of a sense of humor. Remember the universe has your back.
Here's the thing, that incident actually helped me heal perfectionist tendencies because it's the perfectionist part of all of us that thinks, "Oh, no. I didn't do this exactly right, and they're not going to like me for it, and now they're going to leave." And here's the other thing. It helps evaluate your self-worth too. Because let's say people who just signed up for you and you sent this email that's like, "Hey, here's a gift for you for staying with me or whatever," and they don't like you for it, and they decide to opt out, they're not people that are a vibrational match for you, right?
So how often do you do that? How often do you hold on to things and people because you're afraid that something better's not going to come along? So you have all these perfectionist tendencies because you are thinking like, "Oh, no. If I don't do this exactly perfect, if I don't present myself in exactly the perfect way, then they're not going to stay with me."
Do you see how the trickster energy really helped me reevaluate my perfectionist tendencies and my own self-worth with that kind of potentially ridiculous thing, or like embarrassing, or whatever? But really, what it boils down to is if they don't realize that I'm a total goofball and if they want me to be perfect, I'm probably not the right person to be on their newsletter. Do you understand how that works?
Happy Mercury Retrograde!
So I hope that this helps you really make the most of any Mercury retrograde. They happen every three months for three weeks. And there's actually shadow periods before and after, so we're in it quite a lot. It's like a quarter of the year. So we really need that time to instead of moving ahead to reassess, reevaluate, reset, rejuvenate, renew, all those R-E things. I really hope this helped you, and I'm wishing you happy Mercury retrograde. And I wish you a happy, happy day every day. Lots of love. Bye for now.
Mercury Retrograde is here to help you!
This is an unpopular opinion, but I LOVE Mercury Retrograde. Yup, the transit that has been blamed for everything from computer snafus to failed dinner parties.
My whole astrology chart has a lot of Mercury, so I feel it when my ruling planet is making mischief.
Communications go haywire.
Stuff breaks down.
Travel plans go awry.
You forget shizz. It happens.
And that's a good thing.
Mercury is closest to Earth and the fastest moving planet in the solar system. This heavenly body "appears" to move backward 3-4 times a year for 3 weeks at a time, like clockwork. Yes, even though it feels random, Mercury's cycles are three months apart, for three weeks at a time. It is VERY predictable and regular.
Mercury zips along faster than the Earth (about 4 times more zippy). Because it travels faster than the Earth, and unlike other planets, the speed of its orbit changes. When Mercury is at its furthest point from the Sun, it appears to slow down and move backward.
Here's a spontaneous video I did on Periscope (if you don't know what that is, it's a phone app where you can interact LIVE on video - check it out). In it, I share what Mercury Retrograde taught me about perfectionism and self worth. (There's nothing like doing a live video on your phone to help you heal perfectionism!). I've written the abridged version below.
Mercury is teaching you a mighty lesson.
Every now and then, YOU need to slow down. Mercury rules our thoughts and governs communication. During its retrograde cycles, there is an opportunity for you to SLOW DOWN and process your intuition before you speed ahead with your plans. There are subtle intuitive messages that you have missed that are vital for your soul's purpose. Without taking the time to regroup, you would have overlooked them.
If it ain't broke, it wouldn't break
One of the biggest frustrations of Mercury Retrograde is when things break down. This is certainly frustrating. However, it wouldn't happen if there wasn't something already wrong.
Most likely, whatever has broken has needed your attention for a LONG TIME. Things usually don't break during Mercury Retrograde if they don't need your attention. The retrograde is your chance to catch up on these items. That's why they break.
You can thank your lucky stars the issues with these items were addressed before they became dangerous.
The Universe is on your side.
Things that you fix now (communication, computers, systems, appliances, etc.) will save you a LOT of time and money in the long run. If you have that in mind, you can be grateful and keep your sense of humor when it happens.
Mercury retrograde is a time to go back and REVISIT all of your communications. Keep these RE words in mind during these transits:
Redo. Repair. Revisit. Revise. Re-evaluate. Relax. Renew. Rejoice. Rejuvenate. Rebuild. Reboot. Rearrange. Rebel. Receive. Recognize. Reinvent.