Who Can I Run To When Mercury is Retrograde? (Sings in Xscape melody)
Surrender my loves… “What you resist persists.”
I follow a lot of dope astrologers on IG, which is how I came to learn and understand, over time, the influence of Mercury Retrograde. Also, I've done a lot of reading up on it online, and of course, studied people and their actions during Retrograde season. And let me tell you something… y’all… we tend to SHOW OUT in all of our crazy glory during these energy shifts.
During one particularly rough season, I was experiencing a very dark time in my family relationships and I. FLIPPED. OUT. That’s not to say that I wasn’t provoked. But what the experience showed me was that I needed to really do the internal, deep healing work in order to find resolution so that my spirit could feel at peace. ‘Cause ain’t nothing in the Universe random... I can honestly say this situation had been brewing under the surface for years, and the lid finally blew off. Thanks, Mercury!
And while the overwhelming majority of things I came across about Mercury Retrograde (both public perception and information) were negatively colored --you know broke down communication, turmoiled relationships, travel havoc, electronic malfunction, and basically feeling in a murderous rage. The Universal Law of Polarity informs us that on the flip side, there is no way a planet that represents so much power could not be useful to us, even-- ESPECIALLY in a Retrograde situation.
And, in the work that I do with mindset coaching, I firmly believe that we shouldn’t cower away from opportunities to strengthen our resolve or resist facing lessons that Mercury (or anything else, for that matter) have to offer.
So, I pretty much changed the entire way I look at Mercury Retrogrades.
While I had an understanding of the energy of Mercury, I knew I needed practical ways to work with this force for good, and not against it.
From my studies of Hermeticism and psychology, I knew that dealing with our shadow self (muahahaha… Come to the Darkside, Luke! *rubs hands like Birdman*) represented TREMENDOUS opportunities to self-reflect and grow. Hence, the birth of the Mercury Retrograde Mindset Upgrade checklist.
While I think it would be nearly impossible to retrace all of the steps and resources that I’ve read over the years that brought me to this “enlightenment,” I’ve curated a list of some of my favorite astrologers who I often go to when I want to read up on what’s shaking in the cosmos.
@ChaniNicholas “is an astrologer, healer, artist, activist, writer. [She forecasts] astrology for radical, political, critical mystics.
@MysticMamma “is an axis point of what's happening energetically in the cosmos…”
@SpiritDaughter “is an incredible astrologist, spiritual leader, writer, [and] intuitive mind.”
There are many, many other intuitives, tarot readers and the like who I connect with, but for the novice, this list is a good place to start.
Mercury is one of the most powerful cosmic tools we have to transform the very thoughts, ideas, and perceptions that guide and shape our lives. It’s true. And this checklist outlines some key ways you can actively use the retrograde influence to come out on top, like every time.