How to Use Retrograde Energy to Increase Wealth or Improve Financial Matters

It’s Mercury retrograde season again, friends! This transit always seems to cause anxiety, and it garners many eye rolls, but it doesn’t have to. Retrogrades are actually a gift from the Universe, a re-centering of sorts.

Today we are going to look at how to use retrograde energy to attract wealth and improve your financial matters.

Depending on which zodiac season a retrograde might happen in (like during Scorpio season, as an example), they can sometimes feel more intense. That being said, we want you to recognize the advantages of retrograde season so you can attract happiness and abundance, rather than counting down the days until a planet goes direct again.

But First, a Quick, Review on Retrogrades

Retrogrades are about life slowing down in the lane that a certain planet is in. The planetary themes take on the theme of the zodiac sign that they are moving retrograde into. Whatever astrological house that touches in your chart or zodiac sign is going to be the area of your life that this retrograde will touch you most.

Is it Possible to Manifest Success When Planets Are in Retrograde?

Retrogrades are about the planet slowing down, and it does appear like they are going backwards, but they are really just moving at a snail’s pace. Sometimes it is slow enough for them to move backwards, and this is why we see planets jumping back and forth between signs during their retrograde transits.

Retrogrades also impact internal events. Yes, your computer might also crash, and there might be misunderstandings in communications, but it’s important not to get frustrated. These things happen, and you simply have to remind yourself to slow down. Instead of blaming everything on external events, try looking inwards – is there something you could have done to maybe prevent a miscommunication? Does your computer need a bit of a hard drive clean up to enable it to work a little bit better?

That’s the gift of the Universe during retrograde season. They are a blessed reminder that sometimes the answer is within.

We use the “re” themes of retrogrades to find those answers: 

  • Remember
  • Reflect
  • Review
  • Repeat

If you want to attract wealth during retrograde season, it’s all about tapping into that inner powerhouse. Retrogrades give us the opportunity to find that powerhouse. Here are some examples:

Mercury Retrograde

During Mercury retrogrades, communication and transportation issues are the focus, as are all of the gadgets that control those things. So during this time, you need to work through communication slowly and ask if you don’t understand something. 

Uranus Retrograde

During Uranus retrograde, out of the blue events may happen, but they are more likely to happen internally. You may suddenly stop feeling things for someone for example, or suddenly decide to change jobs or lose clients. Time to slow down and think about what your intuition is telling you when shock moments are happening.

Venus Retrograde

Venus is the planet that helps us to attract wealth and love. During Venus retrograde, we are given opportunities to look within for those opportunities. What is she trying to tell you? Where are the wealth channels? 

They are there. Take the time to use the “Re” themes of Mercury to figure it out. Your superpower is literally within!

Remember, thoughts become real when planets are retrograde. If you use the energy right, these retrogrades could be the most blessed time of your year. Use these tips to help ensure you don’t just survive retrogrades, but succeed when it feels as life is stacked up against during this time. Then you can use the energy to your fullest advantage and attract wealth and abundance.

1. Re-Consider Your Agenda

The most common retrograde tip is to avoid engaging in any activities that depend on external events. Your chances of life getting delayed, confused, or slowed down are very high.

Reconsider any external events that you absolutely don’t need on your calendar right now. Re-consider anything on the agenda that relies on factors being out of your control. Instead, use the slow energy from retrogrades to reboot, refresh, and relax.

But you also need to reconsider your internal agenda. What is wealth or abundance to you REALLY? Is it a lottery win? Or is it a successful client close? Or, does abundance to you mean just having your home and people in it happy? Sometimes people think that just having good health equals abundance. Reconsider your internal agenda.

Your agenda = your intentions during retrograde season. If all you care about is making money, you may be missing some family points, or client points, or home points. Create a meaning for wealth that has pure intentions, and good karma. Then Venus will help you to attract those things when she goes direct, and Uranus will bring those out-of-the-blue events you need to make that happen. Mercury will ensure all plans go smoothly. And when things run smoothly, you feel wealthier.

2. Re-flect & Re-ceive

One of the most common words used in conjunction with retrograde season is: reflect. Mercury rules intellect and the pursuit of knowledge. When Mercury is direct, use that intellect in business and in life wisely and be open to learning more. When Mercury is retrograde, that intellect should be pointed internally to learn about yourself. Reflection is a critical component of any success during Mercury retrograde.

When Venus is retrograde, she is pointing you to reflect on the things you want to attract in your life with both love and money. You may find that upon reflection a partner is weighing you down and preventing you from working in your job to your fullest potential. Or you may find that a money door you keep knocking on just isn’t going to be answered. It’s time to reflect.

At the same time, it’s time to reflect on the PROCESS of receiving. Are you okay with receiving love? When you get complimented do you get excited and giddy and compliment back? Or do you lower your head and wish you didn’t have to be put in this position?

When you get a bonus at work, or praise or admiration, do you respond: “Oh, you don’t have to say that. You didn’t have to do that.”

Many people do. Millions of people do. You can’t attract good things in your life if you don’t feel that you deserve them.

When you feel that you deserve them, you find yourself in that period of flow that attracts happiness and abundance. Retrogrades are all about reflecting and receiving to a point where you can find that place where you can RECEIVE love, wealth, and abundance.

Reflect. Receive. Flow. Abundance.

3. Re-move the Trash

After you’ve had time to reflect on what is good and what needs to change in your life; it’s time to clear out the clutter. Cut toxic habits, relationships, and the stuff that keeps your mind busy with worry and anxiety. Remove it and don’t give it a second thought. You will feel lighter.

There is a karmic connection between endings and beginnings during retrograde season. Everything happens for a reason. The important thing about being real and honest about what you are removing from your life is to just do it.

A beautiful blessing about this time is that if you are reflecting and honest and find that you screwed up somewhere, retrogrades give you that second chance. Many astrologers say that breakups or fallouts don’t last if they happen under retrogrades if a couple was meant to be together.

This is also the case for business deals, house closings, new jobs, relocations, anything in your life that is happening right now. Create endings where you need to, that’s the point of these transits. If you want to create wealth and abundance, you need to remove the trash that is weighing you down from it. If you make a mistake, Mercury, Venus, and Uranus will fix it later. What is meant to be will be through the karmic ties of retrograde.

4. Re-member the Good Ol’ Days

If you want to create abundance and relieve your financial concerns, use nostalgia and reflection to your advantage. You won’t have to work very hard on this tip, because with retrogrades comes a natural feeling of nostalgia. What times in your life did things seem to go your way? When were your relationships and your career most successful? Those are the actions and energy you want to reconnect with to manifest success under the retrograde.

Don’t just remember these successes. Lock in the steps you took to create that wealth once in your life. Write it down. This is important. THIS is reflection.

If you’ve done your homework and have ‘taken out the trash’, don’t be surprised if a twin flame, soul mate, or wealthy karmic connection in your life pops in to mix things up a bit.

5. Re-peat!

Now that you’ve taken the time to reflect and clear your head, you have all kinds of emotional space to work with when you are going through life after the retrograde. You know what isn’t working and have created room for what will bring you abundance. Hopefully you have locked in that success formula.

Repeat the steps of previous successes to manifest that same success in your life again. But this time, take it up a notch so that this success is even bigger and better than before. Whether it’s money or love you are seeking wealth in, repeating this step over and over again will remind you that you are the master of your Destiny after all. And that’s why retrogrades are such an exciting time.

Concluding Thoughts…

When it comes to any retrograde season, it’s all about using that slow energy of the Universe to your fullest advantage. Slow down, just like Universe is. Set the intentions to create abundance, and really decide what that is. It doesn’t have to be a million-dollar bank account. It has to be what pure wealth means to you. Review. Reflect. Repeat. That’s your success formula for retrograde season. Lock it in. And be sure you are checking out your Daily Horoscopes and Weekly Horoscopes to learn more about where retrogrades are touching your chart and how you can use that energy every day to create abundance and find relief in your money matters.

Yes, wealth attraction is a spiritual thing. Work it!

Related Article: Your Ultimate Guide to Mercury Retrograde

About The Author

Christine Beswick

As a Scorpio, Christine Beswick is a natural empath, using her watery emotional side to bring you the astrology answers you need to find abundance. Christine’s favorite tools of choice are the stars, as it was her grandmother who first told her many moons ago that’s where all the answers were. Christine’s Scorpio side favors writing as her medium of choice to express those answers. When she’s not pondering life’s big questions, it is Christine’s dream to one day be the crazy cat lady on her street.
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