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How To Navigate Mercury Retrograde 2023

What is Mercury retrograde?

Mercury retrograde is an astrological event that occurs when the planet Mercury appears to be moving backward in the sky, relative to Earth's orbit. This happens three to four times a year and lasts for about three weeks each time. From an astrological perspective, Mercury retrograde is a time when communication, technology, travel, and commerce can be disrupted, delayed, or confused. So get ready for broken phones, dropped wifi signals, and miscommunications!

How does Mercury retrograde affect us?

During Mercury retrograde, our minds may feel foggy, and we may struggle to express ourselves clearly. Miscommunications and misunderstandings are common, and travel plans may be thwarted by delays or cancellations. Technology can also act up, with glitches and malfunctions causing frustration and annoyance.
However, Mercury retrograde is not all bad news. This transit can also be a time for introspection, reflection, and slowing down. It's an opportunity to review and revise our plans, projects, and relationships, to see what is working and what needs to be improved. Mercury retrograde can also help us reconnect with people from our past, resolve old issues, and gain closure.
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How to navigate Mercury retrograde with grace and intention

Here are some tips for navigating Mercury retrograde with grace and intention:

  1. Practice patience and mindfulness. Take a few deep breaths before you speak or act, and make sure you're clear on your intentions and message. Avoid making major decisions or signing important contracts during this time.

  2. Use this time for introspection and reflection. Review your plans, projects, and relationships. Reconnect with people from your past, resolve old issues, and gain closure.

  3. Be prepared for travel and technology disruptions. Double-check your travel plans, back up your data, and be flexible with your schedule.

  4. Seek support and guidance from your spiritual practice, whether it's meditation, tarot, or astrology. (I offer a range of services to help you navigate Mercury retrograde and other astrological transits if you need further clarity or guidance).


Mercury retrograde may seem daunting, but it's also an opportunity for growth and renewal. By practicing patience, mindfulness, and reflection, we can navigate this transit with with as little chaos as possible!


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