Mercury ☿ Retrograde: How to Save Work, Relations and Health

Mercury ☿ Retrograde: How to Save Work, Relations and Health

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Ah, Mercury Retrograde – the cosmic prankster that throws a wrench into our plans. But what is Mercury Retrograde in the first place? When Mercure goes into Retrograde, it seems as though the planet is moving backward in its orbit. Though it is merely an optical illusion, it has substantial astrological meaning. This is, in fact, an exceptional time for reflection, reassessment, or review of prior ventures. It serves as a type of cosmic pause button so that you might contemplate what is effective and what is not working. So take a deep sigh, and then learn more about this celestial wonder, will you?

Retrograde Will Happen in 2024-2025:

  • from December 13, 2023 to January 1, 2024 in SAGITTARIUS
  • from April 1-25, 2024 in ARIES August 5-14, 2024 in Virgo
  • August 14-28, 2024 in Leo November 25 to December 15, 2024 in SAGITTARIUS

2025 will look like this:

  • March 14, 2025 in Aries and then April 7, 2025 ends in Pisces
  • July 17, 2025 to August 11, 2025 in Leo
  • November 9, 2025 starts in Sagittarius, and then November 29, 2025 ends in Scorpio

It is an approximate date because it is always better to check when it is close than later.

Woman standing in front of a large planet, representing Mercury Retrograde

How Does Mercury Retrograde Affect Work and Career?

One, for the longest time, Mercury Retrograde has been known to cause miscommunication, delays, and misunderstandings. You might lose an email to crucial information misunderstood, and a mix-up of meetings is bound to interfere with your work schedule.

Two, the technology sector is the most affected during this period, with bugs, software malfunctions, and connectivity problems. As a result, do not exhaust your patience, neither should you get tired to back up your files and documents as you save along your work.

Three, ensure you develop an expert of plan B, as delays compel you to spend more time on tasks due to inevitable missteps. Also, assume you will need to relook your current career and workplace plan.

Finally, Mercury Retrograde compels people to reflect on the currently evaluating their career goals and directions to the future. 

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Protecting Your Health and Well-Being During Mercury Retrograde

  • Managing Stress: Engage in mindfulness practices, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, and engage in activities that help you relax and experience joy.
  • Enhance Communication: Be aware of the words you use and their intention. be patient and compassionate with others, listen actively, and address any common meaning in communication to maintain harmony and create positive connections.
  • Double-Check Details: Check in on critical information to preserve your health and well-being, such as details of any associated schedules. Keep a calendar to help you stay organized and mitigate the possibility of mishaps.
  • Technology Detox: Take a break from social media, emails, and information at specific intervals, allowing yourself to feel more refreshed and less stressed.
  • Practice Self-Care: Engage in activities you enjoy, such as yoga or meditation, a spa visit, spend time with friends, and eat a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Living in a “going with the flow” attitude allows you to be open to adjusting your plans as needed.
  • Seek Support: Connect with supportive friends, family, or mentors to offer guidance and help you face any challenges or stress that may arise. Sharing experiences and other people’s advice will make you feel less tense and more empowered.

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Don’ts during Mercury Retrograde:

  • Starting new ventures – don’t start something new until a retrograde passes; planning, researching, and preparing is a way to go.
  • Don’t make important decisions – don’t make a hasty, impulsive, or irreversible decision about something that can affect your life in the long term.
  • Due to the same reason, don’t pre-order electronics or sign contracts. You should also avoid doing all important things only digitally; always have physical copies of essential documents and backup plans, in case things go wrong.
  • No gossip – never engage in conversations or spread bad gossip or rumors. Always choose compassion and understanding to keep harmony and maintain your relationships as good as they can be.

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