Tips to work with Mercury Retrograde this Season


Tips to work with Mercury Rx this Season: affirmations, blocages (+) a card spread!
Reading Time: ~ 5 mins

When the planet Mercury retrogrades (3 to 4 times a year, for 3 weeks at a time), it is common to read different predictions about its ripple effects on Earthly Beings - from dips in communication to relationships, Mercury sure stirs our cauldrons.
However, she also offers beautiful opportunities right before the Festive Season (Rx starts December 13th) - let's look at how we can harness this power and light into our experience, for one last time in 2023, and how it may affect your zodiac sign into 2024!

What does Mercury Retrograde (rx) mean?

The illusion (it is a perspective from Earth's POV) of Mercury's backward motion is a time for channeling mental energy inward, reflecting, re-assessing, and rethinking whatever it is we've been focused on over the past few months. Traditionally symoblised as the planet of thoughts, focus and communication, when Mercury is in retrograde our means of outward expression can be challenged. Watch out for misunderstandings, miscommunications and any unnecessary arguments that may arise.

5th chakra blocages
The 5th Chakra is our voice of authenticity; it governs our expression and communications — both verbal and non verbal.Imbalances in the seventh chakra can manifest as:

  • Lack of control over one’s speech; speaking too much or inappropriately

  • Not being able to listen to others

  • Excessive fear of speaking

  • Small, imperceptible voice

  • Not being able to keep secrets, to keep your word

  • Telling lies

  • On the opposite side, a closed throat chakra might manifest as excessive secretiveness or shyness

  • Lack of connection with a vocation or purpose in life.

Timely, before the season of gathering!
Now, here's the opportunity. You know what they say, put your own mask first... This cosmic event is to be taken with lightness and reverence for the following message: remember to gift presence to yourself first.
What tools can support you in this period of more intense socialising? Where can your voice support you in reaching out for moments in presence with loving souls? If isolation surfaces, where is the bold life within you that will rise to let you connect with community?

Maybe, it is dedicating 5-minutes a day when a lot is expected of you, to breathe, to journal, or to simply stare at your favourite crystal. Maybe, it is charging your crystals in the sun or water, and carrying their energy on you every day. Maybe, it is connecting with yourself through arts&crafts. Or baking for your neighbours just for the sake of the festive spirit?
Find your inner tribe, the one that pulsates under your skin - it's there! ✨


A Mercury Retrograde Card Reading
Here are some simply prompts to dive in with our cards (tarot, or oracle).
You can also do your own advent calendar, one prompt per day from 1-25 December!

Mercury Retrograde for each sign of the Zodiac

Read the following for guidance and inspiration. A kind reminder that while astrological interpretations can vary, some general information about the effects of Mercury retrograde on each zodiac sign may differ.

  • Aries (March 21 - April 19): Communication may become challenging. Be clear in your messages, and avoid making impulsive decisions.
  • Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Pay attention to financial matters, as there may be misunderstandings. Double-check details and avoid making major purchases.
  • Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Mercury is the ruling planet for Gemini, and its retrograde may affect them more strongly. Be cautious with communication, travel, and technology.
  • Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Focus on self-care and avoid unnecessary stress. Misunderstandings in relationships could arise, so be patient.
  • Leo (July 23 - August 22): Be cautious in your creative and romantic pursuits. Miscommunications may affect personal projects or relationships.
  • Virgo (August 23 - September 22): As Mercury is Virgo's ruling planet, its retrograde may be felt strongly. Be extra careful with details, communication, and work-related matters.
  • Libra (September 23 - October 22): Misunderstandings in relationships may arise. Take extra care in communication with your partner or close friends.
  • Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Be cautious with financial matters and avoid making impulsive decisions. Double-check details in your professional life.
  • Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Communication breakdowns may occur, particularly in travel plans or higher education pursuits. Be flexible and patient.
  • Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Misunderstandings in relationships may arise. Be clear in your communication to avoid unnecessary conflicts.
  • Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Pay extra attention to your health and daily routines. Miscommunications at work may occur, so be diligent.
  • Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Be cautious with communication in romantic relationships and creative projects. Take extra care with self-expression.

Remember that this is mainly for your Sun Sign ✨ add a pinch of {cosmic} salt!

Find our affirmation prompts for Mercury Retrograde on our Instagram channel ✨


Words by Laurie Foulon

From the ripples of the moon, Laurie lives with the tides of this life in water-like motion. Ebbing and flowing, her Cancer Zodiac nature fills her with the rhythm of emotions, and she dances through their swaying branches to find inspiration guided by intuition.

Carer for the heart of humanity, our blue planet and its myriad of life forms, Laurie finds creativity in the everyday unfolding of events around us... and plays with weaving them into words that can be worn like precious pearl necklaces around our necks.

Born a woman in the South of France (an auspicious alignment with St Soleil), she has travelled inwards and outwards, throughout the world, and has for now anchored her roots in Australia. Her yin qualities embrace femininity, and she sure is one to "Live by the Sun, Dream by the Moon".



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