Mercury Retrograde is a gift to your soul!
That’s probably not what you’d expect to hear about this infamous transit in astrology. Yet, the Universe is truly offering you the most benevolent love-tap when your computer goes haywire and all your communications go amiss.
Mercury is the speedster of the skies. It’s the fastest moving planet in our solar system, zipping along at a dizzying pace.
Aren’t there some days you feel like that too? Perhaps you are racing ahead with your life – either not thinking about what your intentions are, or heading toward goals that no longer feel true to your heart.
Mercury Retrograde makes you slow down. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Those days when your computer freezes and your hard-drive fails, maybe it’s because YOU are in overdrive. Perhaps your computer is showing you that you need to shut down your technology so you can get outside and reboot your soul.
Mercury governs the mind – so when it’s in Retrograde, which means it appears to move backwards from the Earth’s perspective, that’s a perfect time for you to reflect upon all your intuitive impressions that you might have overlooked in your daily life.
Since each of the Life Path Numbers processes intuitive information in their own unique way, below you will find how YOUR Life Path Number might make the best use of the reflective energies of Mercury Retrograde.
First, find your Life Path Number, which is based on your birth date.
You can calculate your Life Path Number easily using this calculator:
Here’s how your Life Path can make the most of Mercury Retrograde:
1 Life Path
You’re always so full of inspired ideas! As a 1 Life Path, your purpose is to learn to have the confidence to follow-through on your brilliant inspiration, and put them to action! Though Mercury Retrograde might not be the easiest time to move forward with your plans, you CAN use this time to remember all the visions that have come to you – your ideas and ambitions, and connect with your heart to see which ones need to be brought to life. Chances are you tucked away some dreams that are ready to come true!
2 Life Path
You’re such a sensitive soul! As a 2 Life Path, you naturally FEEL things very deeply. Yet, perhaps you’re so busy pleasing other people, and making sure everyone else is happy, you don’t always make YOUR happiness a priority. If you find yourself overwhelmed, or over-emotional, it’s because you need to take time to catch up with your feelings. Journaling is a wonderful way to express your emotions. Perhaps you need to have a conversation with the loved ones in your life and let them know what’s on your mind and in your heart. Make sure you’re allowing your imagination to wander. That’s a wonderful way to tune into your dreams and desires, and let them begin to take shape.
3 Life Path
Even when Mercury is not in retrograde, you most likely have a tendency to keep your feelings to yourself. Since you’re so sensitive, in an effort to avoid rejection or disappointment, you can avoid expressing how you truly feel. This buries your emotions deeper and deeper. You can use this time while our communication planet is in reversal to connect with those feelings you have been hiding from yourself and others, and USE YOUR VOICE to share your feelings. Have that conversation you’ve been avoiding. Start that creative project you’ve been dreaming about. It’s time for you to show the world who you really are!
4 Life Path
4 is the number that relates to the Earth, and all matters of the material world. Your home, family, career and finances are all priorities for you. No matter how spontaneous and adventurous you are, you crave security and make your choices accordingly. You might not like systems and order, yet your soul chose a Life Path where you need to learn how to create them. Mercury Retrograde is the perfect time to revisit the foundations of your life and square your corners. One of your life’s lessons is to learn patience and process. That’s precisely what the trickster planet is teaching you now. If things aren’t moving forward as fast as you would like, perhaps it’s time to revisit your steps and find new ways of manifesting your goals.
5 Life Path
Decision making typically isn’t the easiest for you. With so many wonderful ideas in your head, and experiences you want to enjoy, how can you choose just one? Since you’re usually go, go go, with Mercury Retrograde, the Universe is helping you take a look at some of those amazing ideas you might have previously overlooked. Instead of trying to do EVERYTHING at once, now is the perfect time to tune into your body and listen to your heart, rather than think your way through the next step. What feels resonant to you? What really lights you up inside? That’s the best way to figure out what’s next for you now. Of course there are a million other things you want to do too. You’ll figure out the path of journey one delightful step at a time.
6 Life Path
Oh goodness – you’re a busy bee aren’t you? You tend to take on too much responsibility, since you’re motto is, “if it’s not done right, I’ll do it myself”, and we know nobody gets it done as perfectly as you, right? And yet, this Mercury Retrograde is teaching you that something has got to give! You need to let go of what doesn’t belong to you and begin delegating. It’s okay if things aren’t done perfectly. It’s more important that you take care of your beautiful self! Slowing down isn’t the easiest thing for you – with so many people counting on you to be there for them. And yet, deep inside you know that taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do for your loved ones. Always remember that!
7 Life Path
You’ve got quite a head on your shoulders! Your amazingly perceptive mind is always picking up insights and information that others overlook. With your keen spidey senses it’s easy for your mind to go into overdrive and think your way through your decisions. And yet, one of your major life lessons is to learn to TRUST that amazing intuition of yourself. Mercury Retrograde is divinely designed to help you re-connect with the intuitive information you might have previously overlooked. So, TUNE IN. That’s the way you’re going to know what your next best step is. Rather than over-think things, try FEELING your way through your next decision. Make sure you GROUND your energy every day by bringing your energy back into your body and imagine that you have roots that connect to the Earth. When you’re grounded, ask your HEART what’s best for you. The answers are always inside of you. Since you’re a mystic at heart (whether you realize it or not!), try using oracle cards to give you clarity. Writing in your journal also does wonders for your soul.
8 Life Path
So many plans, so little time! Isn’t that how you’re feeling right now? You’re a BIG picture person. Of course, that means, you can often take on more than you can handle. Even though you have super human strengths and skills, you must remember that we DO live in the dimension of time and space. Mercury Retrograde is reminding you of that. Here’s a word that can help you – BOUNDARIES. Yes, the number 8 is the infinity symbol on its side, but that doesn’t mean you have unlimited resources for everything. You need to discriminate what is a worthy investment of your time, money, and energy. Take a close look at the relationships in your life, and all the commitments you said YES to, and examine what needs you to say NO. Delegate responsibility if you need to. And allow yourself to be supported! Yes, you CAN do everything yourself, but that doesn’t mean you have to!
9 Life Path
You sweet, beautiful soul! Of course you want to be all things for all people. You are a humanitarian at heart! You take on other people’s cares as if they are your own. There are times, however, when you absolutely need to focus on your own well being. Now is one of those times. If you find yourself taking things personally, it’s because you’re not allowing enough time to yourself to process your feelings. Mercury Retrograde is reminding you to do that. You also have a deep intuitive knowing about people and circumstances that you sometimes ignore. Use this time as an opportunity to get in touch with your inner knowing. Meditate. Journal. Enjoy time in nature. Above all, honor what you know to be your truth instead of listening to other people’s opinions. You have all the answers inside of you. Only you know what’s best for yourself.
11 Life Path
You have so many inspired ideas! Sometimes it’s challenging to keep up with them all. If you’re not acting on your inspiration, your mind can race and it can be taxing on your nervous system. You are a natural healer. Once you begin to EXPRESS your incredible insights and intuition, your whole life will unfold joyfully. You’re a Master Number, which means you will have greater challenges and bigger opportunities. One of your life lessons is learning how to become comfortable with being unique. Your light is meant to shine brightly to be a beacon for others. If you’ve been afraid of sharing your gifts or expressing your true nature, Mercury Retrograde is giving you a second chance. What’s inside of you that’s been tucked away because you’ve been afraid of showing your true self to the world? Pay attention to your dreams – both waking and during your sleep. They are revealing to you some buried treasure. Move your body with plenty of exercise so you can catch up with that brilliant mind of yours. Most importantly, exuberantly express your true authentic self. The world is waiting for you!
22 Life Path
There’s so much more inside of you waiting to be shared! You are a Master Number – which means you have greater challenges and greater opportunities. Your wisdom is meant to be passed on to others to benefit the greater good. Yet perhaps, you get so caught up in making sure your loved ones are safe and secure, or perhaps you’ve been making “safe” choices, that you’ve forgotten about your dreams. Mercury Retrograde is reminding you to have balance between work and play, as well as other people’s needs and your own. Make sure you are receiving support. Let others help you. Delegate. Say “no” when something doesn’t feel right. And most importantly, have fun! Is there a hobby or activity that you absolutely loved that you have neglected? This is the perfect time to engage in activities that make your heart sing! Though you have big plans for your future, now is the time to focus on making sure all your foundations are working well – that includes your home, family, and finances. You may feel impatient now, but remember, you are building your dreams step by step!
33 Life Path
Your new mantra is “Let it go!”. Of course, you can be all things for all people. You can take on responsibility like a superhero. Yet, that might not always be what’s best for you. You are a creative visionary, so you can see what needs to be done in order for it to be perfect. Yet that can be exhausting. Mercury Retrograde is teaching you to let go of trying to control your circumstances and environment. Who better than the trickster planet to do that? Instead of trying to do everything for everyone, make YOUR happiness a priority. Have fun. Create. Play. Be in nature. Allow others to help you! If you let yourself slow down and relax, you just might find things work better! The Universe will support you every day in every way.
Lighten up, and remember to laugh!
The trickster planet is reminding you to have a sense of humor! When things go wrong, instead of stressing and fretting, laugh and remind yourself not to take things too seriously. The winged messenger is reminding you to stay light, and enjoy your life!