As many of you may know, we are currently in a Mercury Retrograde Cycle - April 9 to May 3.
When Mercury (or any planet) appears to be moving backwards, we call this period "retrograde motion."
Mercury is the Planet that rules Communication and Coordination. When we are experiencing a Mercury Retrograde, thought processes and ideas may be foggy. Communication errors occur frequently between conversations with one another and through misunderstood text messages or e-mails.
Cars break down, phones die, computers fry, and electronics crash. The frequency in the air creates turbulence between the areas of travel and communication.
Problems can be eased with a few tips!
First, it is wise to avoid making firm agreements with anything or anyone until after Mercury goes direct. This means, it is in one's best interest to avoid signing contracts, starting a new job, or even purchasing a new vehicle. Without careful planning, these decisions can turn around and bite you in the end!
Secondly, if you are in the middle of papers or projects, or other assignments, back them up! You may not be able to successfully retrieve the material before a deadline if the computer does not load, the internet is down, or your e-mail server is unavailable.
Thirdly, meditating or preparing a grid with specific Stones and Crystals may aide with smoother communication and thinking clearer. My personal favorite is Lapis Lazuli.
Other blue-like stones such as Blue lace Agate, Kyanite, Aquamarine, Chalcedony, Amazonite, blue Calcite, blue Tourmaline all assist with opening up the throat chakra. Citrine and Fluorite are beneficial for mental enhancement, decision-making, and clarity.
Lastly, receive bodywork! During times of stress, it is always a marvelous idea to get a massage or book an energy therapy session. Life will continue to throw curves balls at us, but it is how we respond that will determine the outcome. By taking care of ourselves, we function better. By receiving a massage, muscles, organs, lymph system, respiratory, and other body systems have been activated, making you feel better as well as operate more efficiently. You can choose a more subtle approach through Reiki, CranioSacral, or other therapeutic applications to align the energetic anatomy, release blockages, and rebalance the chakras.
We may not be able to stop Mercury Retrograde from occurring, but we can plan to cope with it the best way we can!