Those of us who keep track of Mercury's crazy cycle know how much we dread hearing those words, "Mercury's in Retrograde." Mercury is said to rule over communication, travel and technology and in our fast paced world those things going haywire can cause quite a few issues. Have you ever experienced flight cancellations and tech failures during a mercury retrograde? Those things alone can cause some communication issues...
But what if we took Mercury's patterns as a sign for us to look backwards and slow down?
When Mercury goes "retrograde" it appears that Mercury is moving backwards in the sky and lucky for us we just started another round on Sunday, July 7th.
Let's challenge ourselves this cycle to play nice with Mercury Retrograde. Are you ready to give it a try?
Now you may not be able to stop using your PC at work, but perhaps now is a great time to cut down on your social media habit (*cough* addiction *cough*--Don't worry, I have it too.) Try limiting your social media time to one hour a day. You can get a free app that tracks the hours you utilize apps; or even better, try limiting the time you pick up your cell phone in a day. You might be surprised by how many hours you activate your phone, just to scroll through a few minutes.
I might have a harder time selling you on this one, but instead of travelling during Mercury Retrograde gift yourself a stay-cation. Set aside a day to spend in your home sweet home. Perhaps you can surprise your loved ones with a sweet fort situation and movie night--not just for kids!
Now is a great time to connect with those friends you may have lost contact with. You always hear the warnings of "Don't reach out to your exes!", but what if we wanted to reach out to those awesome friends we had back in high school that we've drifted away from during the journey of life? Perhaps a coffee date is in order to catch up with those "ex"- best friends?
I'll say it again, from our perspective, when Mercury is in retrograde and we look at that gorgeous night sky the planet seems to move backwards in its orbit. If we take that thought literally, gift yourself some time to look back on your life or maybe just the last few months. We are about halfway through the year; is it time to review the goals you set back in January? How do you feel about them now? Are there any loose ends in your life that need to be tied up? It doesn't all have to be big goals and ideas; maybe it's clearing up that stack of papers laying on the kitchen counter? ;-)
Mercury in retrograde is also a good time to really dive deep into your journal time. Remember we're also in Cancer season so we're really feeling all those watery emotions. Take some time to work through some of those thoughts on paper and set yourself up for success for the rest of the year.
Any other tips for our Zennergy Community?
Hope this retrograde is treating you well, loves.
- Jenn Rose
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