Why You Should Avoid Getting Back With Your Ex During Mercury Retrograde

We had a great time speaking with Bustle.com’s writer, Natalia Lusinski, about “Getting Back Together With An Ex During Mercury Retrograde”. Thought this article was written a while back, retrograde advice is always helpful! Here are some excerpts:

If your life seems a little off these days, it could be due to Mercury Retrograde. Of course, the term “Mercury Retrograde” is being thrown around a lot lately. According to Astrology Zone, it occurs 3-4 times a year and is when Mercury speeds past the Earth. Mercury is the planet closest to the sun, and its orbit is much shorter than our planet’s. So when Mercury zooms by, you may feel it in the sense that it affects your life and causes things to be out of whack for a few weeks.

Jaye at GiftedAstrology.com agrees with Rayne that you and an ex getting back together during this Mercury Retrograde period is not a good idea. “While rekindling an old romance during the holidays may sound like a beautiful idea, it’s not the best option when it’s during Mercury Retrograde,” Jaye tells Bustle. “If your relationship already broke up once and you’re bringing old wounds back to the same combination to try to heal them or fix things, the ground will be even more shaky while Mercury’s energies are turned inward (or retrograde). Astrologically, it may be best to wait until Mercury goes direct towards the end of the month when energies are forward-moving and you don’t have to take the long way back to repairing love. Though Mercury goes direct on Dec. 22, it takes a little while for its energies to get up to full speed ahead. If you need that extra planetary help to get back together with your ex, it maybe best to wait until after retrograde to give it another try.”

For the full article: https://www.bustle.com/p/is-getting-back-together-with-ex-during-mercury-retrograde-2017-a-bad-idea-this-holiday-season-avoid-it-at-all-costs-6768422

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How To Survive Mercury Retrograde Effects On Communication In Your Relationship

Here are some excerpts from “How To Survive Mercury Retrograde Effects On Communication In Your Relationship” by Laken Howard:

If you’re an astrology fanatic, you’re probably already well aware of how Mercury Retrograde can affect your life. But for the rest of us, it might be helpful to know: what even is Mercury Retrograde, and what does it mean for our love lives?

“The three-week period that we call Mercury Retrograde is a time when Mercury’s energies are moving inward or reverse,” Jaye at GiftedAstrology.com tells Bustle. “I personally like to to break down the word retrograde to explain how this three-week period affects us. The first half of the word ‘retro’, means past or reviving something from the past (like retro fashion). The second half of the word ‘grade’, defines a level of quality or importance. So, ‘retrograde’ brings back important things from our past to revisit, revive or re-plan — with the chief purpose of improving our lives when we live through it consciously.”

So even though Mercury Retrograde sounds ultra scary in theory, it is possible to use this time to grow with your partner and strengthen your relationship — but it won’t necessarily be easy.

What Romantic Challenges Do We Face During Mercury Retrograde?

Mercury, ruler of the mind and communication, is the messenger of the gods, and when his planet appears to move in reverse during retrograde, the idea is that our earthly communication is all out-of-whack as a result — which can have a profound impact on our close, intimate relationships.

“Communication is the number one challenge during Mercury Retrograde because Mercury is all about communication.”

“Communication is the number one challenge during [Mercury Retrograde] because Mercury is all about communication,” Jaye says. “When people are unaware of Mercury Retrograde, they can take what’s happening to them very personally (like anyone would), but when you’re aware, you can use it to your advantage. Meet your (and your partner’s) Retrograde experience with a mindset that it’s purpose is to deepen your life and love. Relationships improve by practicing compassion and accepting that it’s just three weeks in your long, beautiful journey together.”

Why It’s Harder To Communicate During Mercury Retrograde

Obviously, the planetary movements don’t dictate everything about our lives here on Earth — but Mercury Retrograde simply makes it more likely that we’ll have communication issues, like having difficulties compromising during an argument or hitting send on an important text too soon.

“Communication is more difficult because wires can get crossed and tangled during this time,” Jaye says. “Two people could think that they’re having a conversation about one topic, but if you were to ask them about it afterwards, you’d find that they were on completely different pages and they each heard a totally different story.”

How To Get Through Mercury Retrograde With Your Relationship Intact

So now that you’re aware of all the ways Mercury Retrograde might affect your love life, you’re probably wondering: what can I do to make sure my relationship survives the last Mercury Retrograde of 2017? The answer is actually fairly simple: just take a little extra time to think through how you communicate with your partner during this time.

“Don’t jump to conclusions during Mercury Retrograde, and to keep yourself out of hot water, double check your emails, social media posts and texts before you hit send,” Jaye says. “People may be extra-sensitive and your communication could be taken the wrong way, so keep your significant other in mind when you are sharing things publicly. Privately, you can be extra supportive of your other half if they’re experiencing a trying time, as Mercury Retrograde will have people dealing with computer problems, delays, mistakes, and challenges. Everyone appreciates positive people and if you lovingly remind them that they are clearing away the old to make room for the new, that may be all they need to lighten their retrograde load.”

To read the full article visit Bustle.com here: https://www.bustle.com/p/how-to-survive-mercury-retrograde-2017s-effects-on-communication-in-your-relationship-7210899

Do’s And Don’ts On First Dates During Mercury Retrograde

Is your first, big romantic date set during this Mercury Retrograde? Hmmm… you might want to reschedule. We talked dating and retrograde details with journalist Mariella Mosthof at Bustle.com for her article, “Is A First Date During Mercury Retrograde 2017 A Bad Idea? The Stars Are Not On Our Side This Holiday Season”.

“Remind yourself that retrograde is only three weeks long and its purpose is to show us where our lives can be improved, including our love lives,” Jaye says. “When we are mindful and live consciously through tribulations (even if it’s just a little snafu on a first date), try to think of it as a pivot point where the universe is setting us up for greater success — that way, when the planetary energies move forward we will know a little more about ourselves and what we need in love.”

To read the full article visit Bustle.com: https://www.bustle.com/p/is-a-first-date-during-mercury-retrograde-2017-a-bad-idea-the-stars-are-not-on-our-side-this-holiday-season-7429523