How To Avoid The Mercury Retrograde Migraine

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How To Avoid The Mercury Retrograde Migraine

Written by: Danielle Boroumand 

If you’re anything like I used to be, I bet you tend to tense up a little bit when you hear the term Mercury Retrograde, especially when you know it’s right around the corner, ready to rear its moody head. And let’s be honest, Mercury Retrograde tends to have a bad rap. But if you’re like me, you’ll also know to refuse to let planetary alignments reign victorious and alter how you navigate your way through your days.

Mercury Retrograde tends to make many feel spiraled and out of control whether it be in relationship, communication, or even just staying sane within our own agendas. And while it affects everyone in its own obvious ways, it’s hard to believe that Mercury Retrograde CAN in fact, be your friend!

Luckily for you, I’m here to save your Mercury Retrograde woes! Here are several tips to remember as you master the art of avoiding frustration and disaster during Mercury Retrograde:

#1. Slow Down!

Mercury Retrograde is a time to slow down and re-evaluate your life. Being aware of these periods in your life can allow you to increase productivity and avoid some of the frustrations that can linger during Mercury Retrograde. Get clear on what you are looking to achieve, whether it be in communication with others or goals you have set to conquer. Taking this time to pause will allow you to gain a new perspective and realize what you may have missed in the past.

#2. DON’T Make Any Big Leaps!

Even when Mercury isn’t in retrograde, it can be difficult to nail down large plans. Mercury being in retrograde is surely no exception. Put a halt to launching new endeavors, signing contracts, making big purchases, or making any major verbal and written agreements. Don’t expect big decisions from others and if big decisions are received, don’t be surprised when their decisions shift after Mercury returns to its motions.  Now would be the best time to renegotiate, meditate and reconsider existing agreements.

#3. Strive For Clarity!

During Mercury retrograde periods, romance tends to go haywire, couples and relationships on all levels tend to create miscommunications that in turn can cause a domino effect of upset. This is because people aren’t always thinking straight during these phases and Mercury retrograde is notorious for creating this lovely confusion. Don’t jump to conclusions! Instead seek clarity and reconnect with the forms of communication that work for you within each of your unique relationships.

#4. Fire, Earth, Air, Or Water?

Be mindful of the Elements Mercury is found in. Each year Mercury favors one element over another. When Mercury is in fire signs, we get to apply new innovative solutions to problems that come up. Fire signs are creative and brave. Finding a not so typical solution, thinking big, broad and attacking your problems from this perspective can be key! When mercury is in an earth sign, being practical and sticking to details – especially with budgeting – will help you navigate through this retrograde. Air signs? Well, when mercury is in retrograde in air signs, expect discussions and high levels of communication, as air signs tend to be analytical. And lastly, if Mercury retrogrades are in a water sign, you get to rely on your trusty intuition. If your intuition is telling you something, FOLLOW YOUR GUT! So often is our emotional intelligence more accurate than our intellect.
While there are exceptions to all of these rules, simply remembering that during any Mercury Retrograde cycle, if you’re doing something that begins with “re” such as reassess, revise, revisit, reconnect, redo, recall, refresh – YOU’RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK! If you’re not, STOP immediately – unless, of course, you prefer to suffer the headache that can be the Mercury Retrograde migraine.
Danielle Boroumand

Danielle Boroumand

Danielle is a native New Yorker who has finally found her way to the Best Coast where she is living and loving in San Diego. She runs on laughter, good tunes, and striking up random conversations with just about anyone. In her down time, Danielle is a freelance writer and blogger with a passion for finding the right words to truly capture her surroundings and emotions.
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