As we come face to face with our first Mercury Retrograde of not only this year but of this decade, we have many lessons to learn during this cosmic alignment. Mercury Retrograde will last until March 9th and will see Mercury go through Pisces and Aquarius on its journey. While most people tend to shy away from Mercury Retrograde energy because it can sometimes bring about big changes, the Retrograde this month is here to offer divine guidance along our journey.
The Divine Message Of Mercury Retrograde
Mercury is the messenger of the cosmos, the planet of communication. Mercury Retrograde signals that Mercury will appear to spin in the opposite direction, ushering in a wave of energetic intensity. The key lesson to observe during this Retrograde is to slow down and not act out of impulse.
The reason that Mercury affects us so deeply is because of its high density. It is believed that Mercury consists of largely iron and as such it functions in a similar way as a magnet. The closer it travels to the Earth, the greater the effect it will have on our beings. During Mercury Retrograde, Mercury is at its closest to Earth. With this proximity, it’s no wonder that we can sometimes feel confused or disoriented.
Mercury’s alignment means that we will delve deeply into our past. Old messages from the Universe that we may have missed or may not have been fully open to receiving or accepting at the time will come back to the surface as we revisit all that has come about in the last six months. The reason that these messages are resurfacing is that we are now emotionally ready to deal with what we may not have been ready for initially.
It is because of this heightened energy and revisited memories that people commonly associate Mercury Retrograde with difficulties and turbulence. It can certainly be an emotionally charged alignment as we go through the process of healing, but we will ultimately come out of it stronger than ever before and with newfound wisdom.
Mercury Retrograde is not here to hurt us. It is not here to cause trauma or panic. It is here to bring to our awareness specific things that will help us connect with our Higher selves, upgrade our frequency, and move forward with bold confidence in ourselves as we release ourselves from our shackles. Any misunderstandings and miscommunications that may arise occur for a reason, and by the end of this Mercury Retrograde, we will be blessed with the clarity to see the big picture of all that we are experiencing.
This surge of cosmic energy can leave those of us who are more sensitive to energetic shifts feeling irritable, dizzy, and emotionally stable. Take a deep breath and check your surroundings. Mercury Retrograde is the Universe’s way of showing us the importance of paying attention to the world around us. Every detail, no matter how small, is important. It is when we aren’t aware, present, or mindful that chaos can arise.
We are being guided to rely on our more subtle senses as we navigate the heightened energy that Mercury Retrograde brings. Our gut feelings and intuition will be our most powerful tools during this time. We are reminded not to doubt ourselves. Everything that we experience, think, and feel is our soul’s way of communicating with us our deepest truths. Listen to that inner voice as you allow the abundant energy of the Universe to flow through your being. As you do so, you will be showered in inspiration and increased creativity as you align with and express who you truly are.
Retrogrades open powerful celestial energy portals that help to clear away blockages. They offer us the opportunity to experience huge shifts in our life if we pay attention to the wisdom of the Universe and act on the lessons that are being provided. If we do these things, we will experience incredible growth. We will feel more deeply aligned with who we truly are on a mental, emotional, and spiritual level and we will feel more powerful than ever before.
How To Apply The Divine Guidance Of Mercury Retrograde
From now until March 9, life might feel hectic at times. Things that are no longer needed are crumbling and things that we will help us move forward are being erected in their place. We are reminded not to cling to anything. Trust in the process that is unfolding. That which is leaving is creating a space for incredible breakthroughs. We will be blessed with the ability to see past masks and illusions and to realize the hidden truths around us. Insights and revelations will be at the forefront as we allow our intuition to be our lighthouse, guiding us safely home to shore from tumultuous seas.
Any worries and fears that may arise should be replaced with a deep faith that everything is happening for a reason. Things are happening exactly as they need to and exactly as the Universe has designed for them to. We don’t have to immediately understand the reasoning behind the changes we are experiencing. Some things will remain the same, others will change slightly, and others still will appear to go in the exact opposite direction we anticipated. Release the steadfast grip you have on things. The Universe is here at this very moment to intervene and restore balance. Surrender to this process and notice yourself falling into alignment with who you are truly meant to be.
We will naturally be pulled to step away from that which we know in our heart of hearts is causing chaos in our lives. Things that feel heavy or cluttered and that which creates a toxic energy are no longer welcome. This is a time for saying, “enough.” Let go of that which means you must sacrifice your divine authenticity. The mixture of Mercury and Pisces during this alignment means we will no longer give away our innate power just to satisfy others.
We are asked to slow down during this Retrograde and to fully take in all that’s around us. If we continue to go at the pace that we have been going and continue to neglect to care for our bodies and ourselves, we will be met with resistance. There has been a lingering anxious energy around most of us, brought upon by overthinking and overanalyzing. It does us no good to worry about things that have not even happened.
This Mercury Retrograde is the perfect opportunity to take a step back, rest, and reflect. Even if we can’t change the things around us, we still have the power to change how we perceive our circumstances. Take some extra time for self-care and rekindle the deep connection you have with your soul. The Universe is slowing things down so that we may realign with our true selves. As we recalibrate with our divine path, we unearth a sense of divine oneness with all that is around us and harness the unlimited energy at our disposal.
It is easy to blame Mercury Retrograde when things go wrong. The heightened energy means we are more prone to chaos and confusion. However, this is ultimately a time dedicated to helping us recharge and reboot. We are recognizing our own limits, detoxing from our bad habits, harmful beliefs, and outdated practices, and completely surrendering to the will of the Universe. During this Retrograde, we are being given the greatest gift of all – freedom. Allow this energy to be a mirror for you and teach you about the patterns that you can release and move through.
This Retrograde is not here to punish us. It is not here to steal our power but rather to help us realize just how powerful we truly are. We are in the midst of a major soul growth spurt and we have never been more ready.
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Comment below if you are ready for this wonderful ride! And remember – Mercury Retrograde is not something to run away from; it is powerful divine energy to be embraced!
Infinite love & blessings,
The Moon Omens Team