Original
Western Astrology

Getting the Best From Mercury Retrograde

by Stephanie Gailing November 07, 2012 06:28 PM EST
Getting the Best From Mercury Retrograde
It’s that time of the year again.

From November 6 through 26, Mercury retrograde will be in effect. Yet, instead of just throwing your hands up in defeat, brushing off these three weeks as a swarm of communication snafus, consider that this period actually has some wonderful opportunities to offer.

Mercury retrograde is a period when we can connect to another perspective and use that to re-visit a situation or a creative project, evaluating it through a different lens. The first two letters of “retrograde” — “re”—lend a clue to finding the juice in moving through this stretch. It’s a time where we greatly benefit from re-editing, re-writing, re-creating, re-examining, re-calculating and all the other activities that allow us to meet a situation with a fresh view.


Share a free sample The Goddess Within.Express your potential and desires from a woman's point of view. Learn about your personal power and how to express it!

Mercury retrograde is a time when inner communication flourishes. Therefore, try to allocate more time than usual to quiet thinking, reflection and meditation. Journaling and collaging are also great activities since they offer a free-form container into which you can pour your self-expression.

One of my favorite Mercury retrograde exercises is non-dominant handwriting. Consider a question you’ve been pondering. Then contemplating the answer, use your non-dominant hand (aka righties use their left hand and lefties use their right hand) to write out the answer. While your words may look like chicken scratch, you’ll likely be surprised to see the new wave of insights that they contain. The reason? Using our non-dominant hand is said to allow more direct access to our subconscious and intuitive mind.

It's still important to be diligent when communicating with others during Mercury retrograde. It’s also worthwhile to make sure technological and transportation apparatus are really in good working order. And yet this period is about much more than just double-checking typos and worrying that your computer may go awry.

It has amazing value for self-discovery. And if you arm yourself with some Mercury retrograde perspectives and strategies, not only will you move through this period with less tension but you’ll also be able to better connect to the wisdom insights that are actually available.
 
Got Questions? Need Answers? Get insight into what lies ahead with a Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
you may also be interested in...
Can Kate Upton Make it on the Big Screen?
Planetary Transits Report for the Waning Moon Cycle {April 15th to 29th}
Jyotish Horoscopes for the Waning Moon Cycle {April 15th to 29th}
Who is Don Draper Undressed?
Total Lunar Eclipse: How to Watch Tonight's Blood Moon
How to Thrive at the Crossroads
Libra's Lunar Eclipse Love Potion Horoscopes
April’s Crazy Skies
Will Amanda Stay Stable?
Explore Your Dreams: April 2014's Grand Cardinal Cross
related articles
Speak Your Truth as Mercury Moves into Aries
Speak Your Truth as Mercury Moves into Aries

Communication planet Mercury is at its most confident in Aries (April 7–23). This is definitely a time to watch out for... read more »

 
Make Time for Yourself -- Even When Your Family Needs You
Make Time for Yourself -- Even When Your Family Needs You

Jupiter (luck and expansion) has been in Cancer (home and family) since last June. We’ve all been feeling an intense hunger... read more »

 
Your Home ... by the Elements
Your Home ... by the Elements

Your Sun sign's astrological element (Air, Earth, Water, Fire) reveals the qualities you crave most when it comes to your... read more »

 
New astro forecast horse 300x250

featured bloggers

D. Light

D. Light
10 Things about D. Light 1. Loves to eat cheeses with names she can't pronounce. 2. Thinks Ke$ha is adorable. 3. Had her first kiss at 17. 4. Once she had three dates in one day. 5. Once she didn't date anyone for an entire Saturn transit. (That's... read more

today's cosmic calendar
Today's Planetary Forecast

It is time to breathe an enormous sigh of relief. If you are reading these words and taking some comfort from them, then... read more »

the stars this week!
The Stars This Week

Disagreements! This week heats up right away with Mercury's square to Jupiter, conjunction to Uranus, and square to... read more »