4 Simple Steps to get Mercury Retrograde to Work for You!

Here we are once again!  Mercury turns Retrograde early Monday morning while we sleep.

Everywhere I turn these past few days someone is asking me (with trepidation and a touch of fear in their eyes) is Mercury turning retrograde AGAIN??

There is so much unnecessary fear and misinformation around Mercury’s retrograde cycles.

I am going to keep these instructions very simple! 

#1.  Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!

I know that is easier said than done, but please forget all the terrible things you have ever heard about Mercury retrograde!

There are no astrological conditions that we need to block ourselves from in fear! We simply need to pay attention to the best use of certain times and Mercury retrograde is one of them. 

I honestly LOVE Mercury’s retrograde cycle! I feel like I can finally catch up with all the things that have been left undone since the last retrograde cycle!

After years of watching and working with the Mercury’s retrograde cycles, I have come to love these brief periods scattered throughout the year. I feel that they are a gift. We simply must know how to use them!

#2.  Get a notebook and a pen – Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed in the past few months

Start with a clean sheet of paper, quiet your mind and think back over the past few months. On December 13 Mercury turned direct in Sagittarius. Since then, s/he has zipped along through Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, and into Aries where s/he is now turning retrograde.

Think about what you have been doing since the middle of December. Look through your calendar, your notebooks, your bills, wherever you will find reminders of everything that you have been thinking about and working on since then. Now, carefully make a list of all the things that you have begun but not completed. Dig deep; there are probably more things than you are aware of.

What about that appointment you have been meaning to make? And how about the project that you finally tucked into a drawer because you couldn’t find the time to complete it?  Moreover, we all have communications that have fallen through the cracks!

#3.  Get to work! Accomplish what is on this list! Only what is on this list!

Once you have this list made up, it is easy to follow the perfect plan for the next three+ weeks (Mercury turns direct once again on April 4, 2012). Get to work, accomplish the things on this list. Nothing more, nothing less. That is the whole trick of dealing with Mercury retrograde. Stick with this list!


Our lives are so busy; we zip from one project to another, from one communication to another. We never seem to have the time to slow down and carefully complete the tasks that we have begun.

Mercury retrograde brings us the gift of time to wrap up all those loose ends!

#4.  Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs!

This is the time for clean up only. Don’t move forward until Mercury turns direct on April 4th.

If you follow these simple steps, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish during this 3 week period!

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