Choosing Love over Fear during Mercury Retrograde

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Mercury Retrograde starts April 9th, 2017!

Over the past year, more than ever, there has been a lot said online about the phenomenon of Mercury Retrograde.

Often, there is a lot of fear energy around this.

People dread doing any work and put off starting anything new during this time.
Since Mercury rules communication, Mercury Retrograde is notorious for causing chaos in communication channels. Often technology and travel, negotiations, contractual work and documentation are disrupted, and tension in relationships manifests as a result of misunderstandings and miscommunication.

However, we can focus on clearing the fear energy around this phenomenon, and empower ourselves to choose love instead, when thinking about Mercury Retrograde.

The first thing you need to know is that the backward movement of Mercury is nothing but an illusion!

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This is because the planet does not actually move backwards, it just appears so from where we stand on Earth. Knowing this is very important because it can make you realize that even if things seem to be stuck, it is not actually so, because in this universe, everything is always moving forward. Your inference that things may be stuck or not moving forward in your life is often simply a negative judgment of the situation. So before you come to any conclusions about anything, take a moment to view it from a different perspective. You might get some insights that you didn’t have before.

Since Mercury rules communication, the best thing to do during a Mercury Retrograde is to strengthen your communication with your higher self. It is a great time to go inwards, reflect and strengthen your relationship with yourself. This is also a great time to take a step back and re-think and re-evaluate anything that is beating you down. Keeping asking yourself “why?”, “So what?” etc to get some more clarity with respect to your desires and purpose.

Trust your intuition to show you the areas of life that you need to work upon (these are areas of your life that are currently stressing you out), and take some time to carefully think your decisions through. Get clear in your head about what it is that you want, and then set your intentions accordingly.

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Retreat from the world, even if every so briefly, to get in touch with your inner voice!

If you view this phenomenon as a time to reconnect with yourself, and re-claim your power from external circumstances, you will realize how powerful you really are, and this will put you in a better position to make decisions out of love, and not fear.

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