Mercury Retrograde (& how it affects us) is a mystery to a lot of people, especially when it comes to relationships. That’s why Bustle.com journalist, Natalia Lusinski, wanted to get our take on this astrological influence and gather tips for their readers to help them stay ahead of the game. Here are some excerpts from the article:
Jaye at GiftedAstrology.com, says wires get crossed and mixed messages tend to occur during Mercury Retrograde, but there are ways to keep communication clear. “It’s a challenging time for couples to communicate, but if you triple-check information, reread emails and texts before you hit send, and try to break information down into smaller pieces to make sure everything is clear, you can still express what’s in your heart.”
You know when you’re dating someone and everything’s going great, but then suspicions start to come up? Well, those may be more common now, during this current Mercury Retrograde. “If your relationship has been going well and suddenly a dark cloud of mistrust appears out of nowhere during Retrograde, try not to jump to conclusions,” she says. “Be kind to your other half and check in with them before making any accusations. During Mercury Retrograde, people can have a conversation with each other, but not realize they’re talking about two totally different things, and messages can get jumbled.”
As the study above found, a lot of breakups happen these couple weeks before Christmas. But instead of becoming one of the breakup statistics, there are ways to make it through the stressful holiday season with your significant other before just abruptly ending things. “Holiday time can also trigger unexpected feelings, and deep emotions can surface for lots of people,” Jaye says. “So instead of eviscerating your good thing, it will be advantageous to come from a supportive, loving place to straighten things out together. In addition, to keep stress at bay during your holiday travels, make sure to give yourself plenty of extra time, because Mercury Retrograde loves to reroute and complicate journeys.”
I don’t know about you, but I know traveling with a significant other can be tough, with or without Mercury Retrograde. As long as you are aware that traveling now may be especially challenging — knowledge is power — you should be able to make it through the next couple of weeks.
Overall, during Mercury Retrograde now — remember, just until Dec. 22! — spending time with your significant other may have more ups and downs than usual, so it’s important to be flexible and patient when it comes to plans and spending time together. “Mercury Retrograde can be frustrating for sensitive people that haven’t figured out how to use these astrological settings to their advantage yet,” Jaye says. “Delays, electronic malfunctions, and miscommunications are typical for these times. If you two are at odds because pesky Retrograde has thrown a wrench into your plans, help your sweetie out by being a loving oasis in the middle of the madness. Cooler heads prevail (and may be get rewarded with more presents at holiday time!).”
For the full article, visit Bustle.com: https://www.bustle.com/p/how-to-survive-mercury-retrograde-2017s-effects-on-your-relationship-7210112