How To Achieve Great Communication During Mercury Retrograde
Planet Mercury is going retrograde once again from July 26 to August 18, 2018, as it does three times a year. Every time this happens, one of the most major issues that arise for people is a problem communicating with others, including loved ones. This time around it is fueled by the dramatic Leo sign and may also bring unclear messages to the mix of communication obstacles. Luckily, problems communicating do not have to happen or go unresolved during every Mercury retrograde. It is the opposite—understanding Mercury retrograde energy, you can use its power to improve and fix what is unsaid in your relationships and achieve great communication.
How Mercury Affects Communication
Planet Mercury rules over communication and perception, and the combination of the two can get one in some sticky waters when communicating without knowledge and intention. This happens on more than just the individual level, all kinds of communication are affected including media and politics.
During Mercury retrograde, you are more likely to get into unnecessary arguments, be misunderstood, and have a hard time speaking your mind clearly. You may find your friends complaining more than usual and debates breaking out unexpectedly.
Mercury retrograde affects Gemini and Virgo signs especially hard because the two are ruled by Mercury.
You may ask where is the good news in all of this?
Mercury retrograde provides us the opportunity to step back, look deeper, and acknowledge some areas in our lives, specifically with relationships and communications, which can be improved in order to evolve to the next level of conscious connection. Be ready for powerful breakthroughs!
To navigate through them and come out on the other side as a victor, use the following advice and you will be better off than ever.
Be Mindful Of Opinions During Mercury Retrograde
Egos can really try to get in the way during Mercury retrograde, and opinions can run rampant. At this time you need a balance between expressing yourself and allowing others to do the same.
When it comes to your own speaking, check if your communication comes from your heart or from your ego. If you feel hurt from a conversation, you may have been speaking unknowingly from your ego, and it got a little bruised. Keep asking yourself what place am I speaking from? Do my words flow from a place of love?
When others speak, do not take things personally, and take everything with a grain of salt. At this time everyone is confused and may be speaking from their ego. Be mindful of that and if someone’s opinion triggers you, do not pick a fight, and if needed, go back to this conversation when you both speaking parties are in a clearer state of mind.
Practice Patience And Do Not Hurry
Speaking of ego, it is important to never jump to conclusions during Mercury retrograde. You may be misunderstanding the situations greatly. Instead, slow down, relax, do not feel in a hurry to answer or pressure the other person to talk. It is time to practice patience towards yourself and others.
Check with yourself if you have any destructive communication habits. This includes being reactive and overly critical, and blaming or shaming others. When you are aware of your own communication obstacles and improve on those, all of your relationships will improve and may inspire others to take a look at their own communication styles.
A huge obstacle to overcome during Mercury retrograde is being impulsive. If you feel angry, before expressing it, as yourself if this response will help the situation or fuel further negative emotions.
Instead of getting angry or being reactive and taking things personally, listen wholeheartedly to see what the other person’s needs are and how you can help achieve them.
Bring Intention Into Your Communication
Mercury retrograde tends to bring you into your subconscious. This is a blessing in disguise as it will help you unlock hidden communication woes and unresolved issues. The key here is to bring these things out into the conscious communication and deal with them.
Mercury retrograde is a good time to resolve your differences in relationships and go back to unsaid things and unfinished conversations.
To communicate through these issues peacefully, use “I feel” when talking about your side of the story instead of pointing fingers and blaming others. This way the other person will not feel blamed and will see the situation from your side.
Remember That Your Words Create Your Life
Finally, always keep in mind that you create reality with how you speak so pick your battles and be mindful of what you say.
Are you focusing on the parts of your life or relationships that are not working? This approach can magnify the problems and not resolve them instead focus on what is working. Your words are powerful—use them to advance your life, not bring it down. Bring your attention towards the good things that are happening in your life and relationships, and you will receive more of what you pay attention to.
When speaking your mind, do so with the intention to use the power of your words to overcome any obstacles and create the relationships you want to see surrounding you.
Finally, remember that no one is perfect at communicating and Mercury retrograde is a rollercoaster ride kind of journey. You do not have to get all of the conversations right, so go with the flow and be open to what Mercury retrograde points your attention too—it is a blessing to know what needs to be improved because when you do, your relationships will soar.
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