Mercury Retrograde 2019: survival tips
What to expect in terms of Mercury Retrograde in 2019? Astrologically, Mercury is the planet that governs communications, mental processes and thinking, adaptability, creativity, the way of understanding the world, the handling of information and of course, short trips. Every 4 months, Mercury performs an apparent retrogradation process for 3 weeks. We say it is apparent because, from our perspective, this planet stops and begins to retreat; however, it is an optical illusion.
In spite of considering this situation as illusory, generated by the difference between the rotation speed of Mercury and that of the Earth, we do not fail to perceive the effects (astrological and physical) of retrogradation. Most people fear the influence of Mercury Retrograde because we have been taught that it is a negative transit, but if we assume retrogradation as something natural (after all it happens every 4 months), we can take advantage of that moment to strengthen our internal learning process.
Mercury retrograde 2019: changing the perspective
Under the influence of Mercury Retrograde, it is possible to have the feeling that everything is moving backwards: people from the past appear (ex included) or we are tempted to look for old companions. In the same way, scenarios are repeated that we thought we had overcome and forgotten (constant Déjà vu).
How to overcome this? Well, first, it is not time to let yourself be carried away by impulsivity or pessimism. Mercury Retrograde 2019 offers a time of introspection, and the opportunity to review lived experiences from a new perspective. We enter the world of substance and content, not simply form.
This astrological aspect opens the doors to receive information about situations that were unknown and remain latent. It also attracts acquaintances from previous existences. The most important thing during the 3-week period in which the Mercury retrogradation takes place is to keep calm and make reflection and meditation your best weapon.
Mercury retrograde and the elements of the signs
With Mercury Retrograde, we can review our actions, and establish a new planning or design a change of strategy that adjusts, in a real way, to the objectives that we want to achieve.
One of the most significant aspects, which must be taken into account during the retrogradation of Mercury, is the element of the sign on which the phenomenon occurs, given that this will have a significant influence on the channeling of energy.
Mercury Retrograde in fire signs
Review your ideas and undertakings, establish alliances with creative people and do not fall into Byzantine frustrations or discussions. Maintaining your enthusiasm at this time will bring you great benefits.
With Mercury Retrograde in signs of fire, remember the old saying: “the devil is in the details”. Do not let yourself be won over by impulsivity, check everything carefully, especially contracts and invoices. Do not be afraid to ask for additional information, if something is not clear to you.
Mercury retrograde in earth signs
Avoid overloading yourself with work or becoming an octopus, take your responsibilities one by one to overcome the obstacles. Debt review, savings plans, and real estate status charge interest.
With Mercury Retrograde in Earth Signs, you must assume a realistic attitude of life, leaving aside the pessimism or optimism exacerbated. If you have any physical discomfort, do not hesitate to go to the doctor.
Retrograde mercury in air signs
In this period, communications are difficult, so you have to be patient to achieve a true understanding. Once again, avoid assuming and asking questions before assuming an attitude that does not correspond to it.
Retrograde mercury in water signs
Intuition is most developed in this period, but this makes you susceptible to psychic interference, so not everything is as it seems.
It is also a time of great emotional intensity. Avoid arguments in your family environment and look for methods to channel feelings positively.
What to expect from retrograde mercury in 2019?
Although each sign is influenced by the retrogradation of mercury in the area of your natal chart where the event occurs, there are a number of indications of available energies that are of interest to everyone.
In 2019, Mercury will retrograde 3 times, mainly under the influence of water signs, which means that it will activate processes of emotional revision, associated with relationships, the handling of intuitive capacities, and the connection with spirituality and universal love.
From 05th to 28th March
On March 5th, Mercury’s regression in Pisces will begin, ending in the same sign on March 28th, when it resumes its direct movement.
Mercury in Pisces tells us about the psychic world (empathy, intuition), the use of compassion as a link with other sentient beings, and the development of imagination and the spiritual (regardless of whether you practice a formal religion or not).
Before the retrogradation of Mercury in the sign of fish, the doors of the unconscious open (dreams, contact with previous existences and traumatic events of the past), and there is a tendency to confuse what you think with what you feel, or what you believe with what happens in reality.
With Mercury retrograde in Pisces, it is difficult to maintain the organization of the mental plane, so you must redouble the discipline to achieve the realization of your objectives. Likewise, you should avoid at all costs underestimating your own value; falling into (excessive) pessimism, and making up lies, (so as not to hurt the susceptibility of others).
From 07th to 31st July
In July 2019, Mercury will begin to retrograde in Leo the day 07, then will enter Cancer on 19/07 (still in retro phase), sign in which it will start direct, on 31/07.
It is important to note that the first part of the retrogradation of the planet of communication, which will be fulfilled in Leo (from 07 to 18 July), we refer to the apparent retrogression that ran from 26 July to 19 August 2018, also in the sign of the lion.
If you remember the issues you dealt with in that period of 2018 (July-August), you will have a clue of what will be on the table at this time; if not, be aware that the energies available are essentially aimed at wasted creativity (not taking advantage of your talents), not listening to your inner voice, and the prejudices you hold against others and against yourself.
During the second part of his retrogradation (July 19-31), Mercury will be in Cancer territory, where its journey will culminate and it will enter a direct phase.
The messenger of the gods, with the influence of Cancer, can turn the past into a place of residence, and judge the present facts with the belief (negative and amplified) that what happened will be repeated invariably, rejecting the internal evolution process.
With Mercury retrograde in Cancer, there are confrontations with the parental figures or in the bosom of the home; family secrets become known (take care of those who trust your opinions), and there is a propensity to torture themselves psychologically and emotionally.
It is fundamental that you bear in mind that the insistence on clinging to the past (in this period) is related to the fear of what may happen in the future (the subject returns to the known/family, to avoid what is coming).
Remember that all change is preceded by fear of the unknown, but it is the new experiences that drive you to grow.
From 31st October to 20th November
The last Mercury retrograde in 2019 will occur from October 31 to November 20 in Scorpio, a sign where he made a similar journey from December 01 to December 06, 2018 that, although it was a transit of short duration, made clear the issues that will be reviewed during the event: manipulation and mistrust in personal relationships, secrets and traumas associated with sexuality and the occult sciences.
With Mercury retrograde in Scorpio there is a concern for situations of great emotional intensity, so should be avoided (if possible) arguments in couple for jealousy or criteria of possessiveness, obsessions, interest in discovering what you really do not want to know (delve into the wound), and purposeless introspection.
Point protection during Mercury Retrograde 2019
If you feel that, with everything and your good intentions, the influence of Mercury Retrograde 2019 makes you nervous, there are some simple suggestions you can implement to cope with this period.
- Use the colors black, white, blue and gray in your clothing.
- You can energetically charge an amethyst (transmuting stone) to counteract the effects of Retrograde Mercury and carry it with you as an amulet.
- A precious talisman in these cases is the 12-pointed star (Bethlehem Reflection), widely recommended by Feng Shui specialists. Use it in a pendant or necklace.
- Use a quartz or blue crystal at the height of the fifth Chakra, also known as Vishudda, neck – throat chakra or communication center. This will keep the energetic point harmonized and favor your words.
- Back up your computer, phone and other electronic devices that store data. Although the effects of Mercury depend on the sign where it makes the retreat and does not always concern the devices, there is never a little extra security.
- If possible, do not sign contracts or carry out important operations during these dates, including returning with those who have already left. Take your time and think about it.
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