Mercury in Retrograde is never the easiest time of the year for many of us as we tend to find blips and obstacles thrown in our path that can make things horribly stressful and confusing for us!
The best way to work with Mercury Retrograde is to prepare yourself. The Aquarius Mercury Retrograde can be particularly tricky for all things in the realm of technology. Aquarius is the natural ruler of communication and, hence, the world wide web which is the biggest form of communication across the globe. Being extra careful with passwords, spilling drinks around tech devices and ensuring you have the right spyware tools to keep your device is pretty essential!
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Of course, one way to prepare for this retrograde is to have your very own retrograde Tarot spread. Astrology Tarot spreads are particularly helpful because when you become familiar with the planetary movements and how they are likely to impact you, you can then use the Tarot to help you deal with these impacts.
So, let’s get cracking. Below is a 6-card Tarot spread for the Aquarius Mercury Retrograde to help you during this possibly tumultuous period!
At the moment, Mercury is retrograding in Pisces, so this would explain any misunderstandings and flare-ups on an emotional level that may have been occurring. It’s only retrograding in Aquarius for six days (March 4th to 9th) so let’s see how Tarot can assist you during each of these days.
6-Card Tarot Spread for Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius
Question: How shall I deal with the Aquarius Mercury Retrograde?
- Card 1: Advice card for Day 1
- Card 2: Advice card for Day 2
- Card 3: Advice card for Day 3
- Card 4: Advice card for Day 4
- Card 5: Advice Card for Day 5
- Card 6: Advice Card for Day 6
Below is an example spread so you can see how this would pan out:
Card 1: 5 of Cups
It’s an interesting card and in the advice position, the 5 of Cups would indicate not dwelling too much on the past. You may have moments where you find yourself sinking into negative thought due to past events and this can have a detrimental impact on your well-being. Best thing to do – stay focused, stay positive!
Card 2: High Priestess
As the advice card for Day 2, it’s good to listen to your intuition today! There may be some challenging decisions you need to make so listening to your inner voice would be a great help. Practice meditation to help strengthen your intuition.
Card 3: 7 of Wands
There’s a chance you may come under attack from others, or someone you know might be at the brunt of it, and with Mercury Retrograding Aquarius this could be an online dispute or be caused by miscommunication. The 7 of Wands is a card of standing your ground. If you feel you are in the right, then don’t waver in your position.
Card 4: The World
In the advice position for Day 4, the World encourages you to expand your thinking. You might be displaying signs of inflexibility. The World encourages you to think outside the box and think of creative solutions to your problems
Card 5: 8 of Pentacles
This card indicates that, no matter what is going on around you today, stay focused on work! This card in the advice position indicates there may be distractions, particularly in the form of technological blips, which can be stressful. Maintaining your focus and keeping your sights on the end goal is the best way to deal with Day 5.
Day 6: 4 of Pentacles
This is usually a card that is applied to work and money matters, but in this advice position I would read it as, “Keep your thoughts close to your chest.” You may need to think two steps ahead today to keep an eye out for any potential miscommunication on the horizon. Best thing to do is – be smart with what you say!
Phew! That rounds off the Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius and now hopefully things can get back to some semblance of normality.
Mercury in Retrograde is not always the easiest time and preparation is one of the best ways to deal with it, especially when misunderstandings and lack of communication can result in flare-ups, or problems with technology can stress out even the most patient individual.
Try this reading for yourself just before Mercury Retrograde goes into Aquarius and take a photo of it so you can refer to it as the week progresses. Best of luck!
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