It’s time for another Mercury retrograde. What does this mean for you? Well, it’s not all gloom and doom, quite the opposite actually! Mercury retrograde is a time to do things differently and prepare yourself to pursue your goals full-steam ahead with more clarity once the speedy little planet of communication turns direct again at the end of the month.
All retrogrades including Mercury retrogrades ask us to take time to reflect on our goals, our approaches to those goals and see how our habits, thought patterns, and environments are helping or hindering our progress.
Let’s take a look at three of the most important areas of life and see how we can prepare our minds to use Mercury retrograde energy to reassess, reorganize, and rejuvenate so we will be ready for Spring and all the new growth that time of year represents.
How to Use Mercury Retrograde for Love
A Mercury retrograde in empathetic, creative Pisces can help us clear out old emotional baggage from past relationships so we can show up with more positive energy and take responsibility for our emotional reactions. Because Mercury is the planet of communication, you can see with better clarity how your emotions affect your communication with your loved ones. You can reflect on conversations and how you responded. Did you have a loving intention? Were you being defensive?
Use Mercury retrograde to reflect on how your communication reveals your insecurities. Are you bragging? Are you really taking your partner in when they speak, making them to feel heard and supported, or just waiting for your turn to speak?
How to Use Mercury Retrograde for Work
It’s important that we look at what motivates us in work and how we build positive relationships through communication. Do we approach our work days with a positive intention, or do we just let other people’s energy toss us around? With Mercury retrograde in Pisces, you can review the areas in which you experience emotional friction and what type of energy you’ve been bringing to interactions with coworkers. How have you let your emotions affect your work?
A Piscean Mercury retrograde is a great time to build a deeper emotional connection with your work. Find creative ways to bring more positive vibes into work with that Piscean energy and think about what really rings true to your soul. It may be time to rethink and release.
How to Use Mercury Retrograde for Health
When it comes to health, think about your routines in terms of exercise, sleep, and diet. Are there any new habits you’ve picked up recently that aren’t serving you? Take inventory of how your emotional energy has been and what about your health routines may be affecting it. Use this time to detox and revive your health.
When it comes to food, revisit your health goals and reflect on what is best for your body given your capabilities, your activity levels, and your budget. Make a grocery list that you can use to remind you of the meals you want to make for yourself.
Finally, rest. If there’s one thing we can benefit from during a Mercury retrograde (especially one in dreamy Pisces) it’s some good relaxation. Find a friend that wants to go to the spa, let yourself sit and watch an entertaining movie, and make sure you feed your soul with inspiring creative things like books, art, and music. It’s the Piscean way.
The sun is in Pisces from February 19 to March 20th, which means we have a lot of Pisces energy and that can make people extra emotional. Use deep, slow breathing to control emotional mood-swings, and before speaking in reaction, take a deep breath (that goes for texting and emailing as well). With so much Pisces energy, make sure you’re taking time for your health and positive self-affirming thoughts.