As we kiss good Bye to the new moon on May 18, Mercury Retrograde has officially begun. And this time it steps into Gemini, the sign Mercury rules and that too of communication.
Mercury is the ruler of Gemini, therefore going retrograde in its own sign will amplify its regular effects. Mercury and Gemini both are associated with communication, information, and the mind. Gemini influences the association with all social interactions like friends, social connections in the immediate environment from childhood, this also means reconnection and with Mercury retrograde in this sign, you may find yourself reconnecting with certain people in those categories. So let me share a real life example that how technology acted as an angel: We are a group of six best friends from childhood scattered across the globe for last 21 years, having lost connection with couple of them the rare opportunity to reconnect came my way where in last 24 hours we could trace each one of them and now Voila as I type we have a fairly active whatsapp group which is giving me a feel of live Kitty party.
MERCURY CONJUNCT MARS IN GEMINI (MAY 26TH – 27TH) –
The first planet in the path of Mercury is Mars. Adjustment and letting go would be the keywords to watch for till June 11th Mars is the planet of assertion and will, but having Gemini’s ruler Mercury going backwards on Mars means it would invoke anger and things of the past. When Mercury and Mars join hands on May 26th/27th, these effects would mean verbal arguments for some cases and that’s further asks us to pause.
MERCURY SQUARE NEPTUNE IN PISCES (MAY 28TH – 29TH) –
Avoidance of heavy mental work and intense calculations should be considered during this phase. Past betrayals in professional and personal life can pop up either through words, emails or some other source of awareness. This.This further tells us to go inward, connect to our own intuition, reflect and give mind a break. An easy meditation technique if practised would contribute to the well-being.
MERCURY CONJUNCT SUN IN GEMINI (MAY 29TH – 31ST) –
The theme for pause and reflection continue further where Mercury retrograde joins the Sun, the effects are at their peak. Neptune is also still involved here, and this play of planets would bring different perspectives and insights. The best mantra would be to let go and avoid any miscommunication’s, miscalculations, and lack of attention to detail. No Push but a shot of reflection would create the required ease during this phase.
MERCURY TRINE NORTH NODE IN LIBRA (MAY 30TH – JUNE 1ST) –
Harmony and balance in all relationships would be the theme, better communication can be strived for with open mindless.
MERCURY SEXTILE VENUS IN LEO (JUNE 9TH – 10TH) –
Creative sparks can manifest into reality of completion of projects and activates during this time. A fun time for people in romantic relationships if u choose integrity and trust.
MERCURY GOES STATIONARY DIRECT (JUNE 11TH – 12TH) –
After the twist and turn ride of last 3 weeks this is when Mercury appears to stop and slowly starts to progress forward. It’s time for looking at things with new perspectives as thing of last 3 weeks would start beginning to resolve themselves.
SIMPLE TIPS TO CREATE EASE:
1. Look for ways to help improve and sharpen your mental acuity. The energy can be best channelled through something physical with a spiritual dimension like Yoga or Qi Gong. Brain exercises are useful, and for some people, meditation can also be of great value during this period.
2. Also, the last New Moon was in Taurus (which is associated with food and supplements), so you may want to consider consuming foods and supplements that boost brain power such as whole grains Opt for ‘brown’ cereals, wheat bran, granary bread and brown pasta. Eat oily fish The most effective omega-3 fats occur naturally in oily fish as EPA and DHA Binge on, blueberries, tomatoes, blackcurrants, broccoli and handful pumpkin seeds, you can consume sage and nuts also.
3. Most importantly, remember to be adaptable during this period and minimize your expectations. It would be a great time to reorganize your files or closets. Pack up clothes you haven’t worn in a while and give them to charity. U might find a lost treasure.
Retrograde energy is simply an opportunity for you to retreat and re-examine your current path. It allows you more time to plan… more time to contemplate and more time to turn your attention inward to ensure that you’re in sync with your Higher Self.
So join me tomorrow as we move you through to the recipe of How to create ease! Meanwhile, if you have any questions, or you’d like some personal coaching to get moving through this and what it means for your personal zodiac/astrological chart, I’d love to hear from you!
So, don’t fear retrograde energy… embrace it… and use it to your advantage!