Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide

Taming The Trickster Planet Transit is Easy!

The mere mention of the two words “Mercury Retrograde” is enough to get even the toughest person into a tailspin. Visions of computer malfunctions, lost documents, and flight delays are sure to come into your mind, and start your heart racing.

“Is Mercury always in retrograde?” is what people often say. It might feel as if this infamous astrological cycle comes to haunt you more than you’d like, but truly, it’s only 3 or 4 times a year.

Like clockwork.

Mercury Retrograde cycles occur every 88 days for 21 days…. You can plan for them. And it’s recommended that you do.

Mark your calendar! Mercury is coming!

The best way to prepare for Mercury Retrograde is to plan ahead. If you have the dates of your calendar, you’ll know to  not to schedule anything where you’re you’re taking on too much, or new projects.

Since Mercury is our fastest moving planet in the zodiac, these backward moving retrograde cycles are designed to get you to s.l.o.w. down instead of forging ahead at lightening speed.

2016

August 30 – September 22
Dec 19 2016 – Jan 8, 2017

2017

January 1 – January 8
April 9 – May 3
August 12 – Sept 5
December 3 – December 22

Batten down the hatches!

Since Mercury governs communication and travel, it’s best to take care of most of your purchasing and planning ahead of time.

Before Mercury Retrograde begins you can make sure to back up your data, and make any necessary plans or purchases of big items (especially electronics), or sign contracts BEFORE our winged messenger starts its backwards journey. OR, you can wait until after the retrograde cycle ends, and you’ll have a renewed perspective.

Don’t freak out!

Shizz happens! It’s part of life. Whatever miscommunication or malfunction that seems to be happening is simply showing you what needs clarification or repair.  With patience and process, you can work through anything and your life will be flowing better than ever before! When something goes wrong, remember…chill the heck out.

Let go, and move on.

During a retrograde, things from your past will resurface, either in your consciousness or circumstances. This is the Universe offering you an opportunity to release unprocessed emotions from your psyche. When someone or something is causing you grief, it is a wonderful opportunity to forgive and forget once and for all.

Lighten up, silly!

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. It’s a wonderful light energy to carry you through the whole year!

Be kind. Rewind.

The key to staying happy, prosperous and productive during Mercury Retrograde is to go back and complete unfinished business instead of forging ahead at full speed. Use the “RE” words as a guide:

  • Release your past
  • Reclaim your power
  • Regenerate your spirit
  • Revive your passions
  • Reflect on what matters
  • Reconnect with old friends
  • Remind yourself to have fun
  • Revise your self-image
  • Re-evaluate your self-worth
  • Re-affirm your self-esteem
  • Re-prioritize your goals
  • Repair your appliances
  • Redecorate your home
  • Rearrange your furniture
  • Refresh your wardrobe
  • Regain balance
  • Recharge your batteries
  • Reinvigorate your body
  • Reboot your energy
  • Relieve your mind of worries
  • Remember to breathe
  • Re-focus your intentions
  • Rebel from the status quo
  • Rebuke negative thinking
  • Reprogram your mind
  • Recite affirmations
  • Realign with Source
  • Receive infinite blessings
  • Relax often
  • Recreate daily
  • Recover from stress
  • Refuel your batteries
  • Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
  • Rejoice in the moment
  • Realize how awesome you are!

And please, re-circulate this to your friends!

Happy Mercury Retrograde!

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Kari Samuels

Kari Samuels is an Intuitive Counselor, Numerologist, and Happiness Coach. If there is an area in your life that needs more joy, Kari can shed light on dark places and lift your spirits with remarkable insight.

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