Congratulations!!! You survived one of the most chaotic Mercury retrogrades ever! Mercury retrograde officially ends today, June 22, 2021 around 6pm EST. Since May 29, 2021, Mercury has been retrograde, traveling through the airy sign of Gemini, causing many people to face unfinished business from their past: family issues, limiting beliefs, childhood traumas, and more! Let's not forget the arguments that occurred due to misunderstandings, endless trouble with technology, delays in travel plans, and that "hey big head" text from exes! Even though we still have a few more weeks to go in its shadow, here we will address why some of these past issues came up, and how to move forward as the trickster planet goes direct.
I know many of you are wondering why this Mercury retrograde was so rough?! How come it took everyone by storm and forced us to slow down, look within, and reevaluate our thoughts and behavioral patterns? To put it simply, Mercury is the planet named after the god that deals with communication, travel, speed, technology, intellect, thoughts, writing, science, medicine, and oracular abilities to name a few. The fact that Mercury was retrograde in the sign of Gemini, the twin trickers, made the effects doubly intense!
This retrograde was a dose of bitter medicine! There is a reason the retrograde is abbreviated as Rx, the same abbreviation for prescriptions when you visit the doctor. This powerful cosmic medicinal dose enabled us to take a deeper look of what's going on in our subconscious mind, as our logical mind was suppressed. Society has conditioned humans to operate primarily in their left brain hemisphere, that deals with logical and linear thinking. Mercury Rx challenges us to think outside the confines of limiting beliefs that are self inflicted and/or placed upon us.
You may have felt the need to create more in order to constructively channel the intense feelings and emotions that were coming up. You probably thought about reaching out to old friends or exes as nostalgia and feelings of emptiness crept it.This is all normal for a retrograde, so do not worry. The key here is to use the next few weeks to do some deep reflection and ask yourself these questions:
What theme(s) came up? What issues from the past have you been neglecting to face? What loose ends need to be tied? What residual feelings are still lingering with past relationships that need to be address? What can you do differently moving forward to achieve more desirable results?
This is a great and powerful time to do some shadow work and assess traumas and subconscious programming that no longer serves you! I would highly suggest signing up for the FREE 3 day Pain To Prosperity Workshop, which will show you simple methods to address your traumas and how to break toxic karmic cycles, so that you can begin living your best life!
Now is the perfect time to get a journal, and write down all the the things that came up this Mercury retrograde that challenged you. What emotional triggers came up? What fears came up? What were you forced to address? Is there someone from the past you wish you had closure with? These are some excellent questions to get you started on your shadow work journey!
Moving forward, address these issues and brainstorm on a contingency plan on how to handle these when they reoccur in your life. Remember, in the school of life, you will repeat the same lesson until you learn how to transcend it! If you follow the advice given in this article, sign up for the 3 day workshop mentioned, and are ready to truly level up, undoubtedly you will graduate from the current lesson that mercury is trying to teach you!
How has this Mercury Rx treated you? What lessons did you learn this retrograde? Are you willing to make the necessary changes to heal and improve your life? Let us know in the comments section!