5 Tips to Move through Mercury Retrograde 😵 Smoothly

mercury retrograde Apr 13, 2023

Dear Empath,

Yes, it's time to start preparing for Mercury Retrograde! On April 21, 2023, Mercury will enter retrograde motion and remain in this position until May 14th (plus pre and post shadow on either side).


Mercury Retrograde is often considered a frustrating time because it is associated with communication mishaps, delays or cancellations in plans, and unexpected technological issues. As Mercury is the planet of communication, technology, and travel, when it goes into retrograde, its perceived backward motion can cause these areas to be affected.

During this period, people may experience unclear communication or misunderstandings, which can lead to conflicts or creating difficulties in personal and professional relationships. Additionally, Mercury Retrograde can bring a sense of confusion, disorientation and a general feeling of being stuck. These frustrations can cause emotional turbulence and anxiety, causing people to feel overwhelmed and disrupted.

However, it's important to note that not everyone experiences such difficulties during Mercury Retrograde, and some people may actually welcome the chance to slow down, self-reflect and reevaluate things. It all depends on an individual's perspective and how they approach the retrograde period.

Here are some ways you can prepare for Mercury Retrograde:

  1. Stay informed: Know when Mercury Retrograde is happening and how long it will last by checking the astrological calendar. Mark it on your calendar to remind yourself to prepare.
  2. Back up important data: Save important files, documents, and photos on a separate hard drive, cloud service, or any other secure platform. It's essential because technology and electronics can be affected during Mercury Retrograde.
  3. Delay major decisions: Delay signing contracts, starting a project or making significant decisions during Mercury Retrograde. The chances of miscommunication, misunderstandings or mistakes are high, and it's best to postpone such decisions until after Mercury Retrograde has passed.
  4. Communicate clearly: Be sure to listen actively and communicate thoughts and ideas clearly. Double-check what you heard or wrote if necessary.
  5. Be flexible: Expect the unexpected, and be willing to adapt to new circumstances. Being rigid can lead to frustration, so try to remain open to new perspectives.


Tiff & Jack