5 Reasons to LOVE Mercury Retrograde

Well it’s here again, and I can already hear the groans! Mercury Retrograde happens 3 or 4 times a year for a few weeks at a time and it can really cause wreak havoc.

Mercury, the messenger of the Gods, and planet of communication appears to go backwards in it’s transit during these times. (It doesn’t really travel backwards, it’s just how it appears from earth!) But nonetheless the effect is noticeable.

Mercury Retrograde periods are associated with communication problems, issues with internet,  telephones and mobiles as well as arguments and misunderstandings with loved ones or colleagues. Projects started or enterprises launches during Mercury Retrograde tend to run out of puff or encounter unforeseen problems.

All in all, it’s a time when most of us feel like we want to hide under the duvet and not come out!

But Mercury Retrograde isn’t all bad. Just as nothing is really black or white, there’s more to these few weeks than meets the eye.

So here are my top 5 reasons to LOVE Mercury Retrograde…

1. Review your Life

Mercury Retrograde is a time of looking backwards, and it offers a unique opportunity to have real insight into our past, allowing us to see the truth of what we have experienced and the lessons we can learn from our mistakes.

This is a great time to review your goals, and think about where you’d like to go next. Are there some life goals you’d forgotten about or put to one side? Mercury Retrograde will help you to remember and reinstate them into your future!

2. Rekindle your Relationship

Mercury Retrograde is a funny old time where people from your past have a habit of popping up unexpectedly to say hi! This goes for old friends, lovers and exes, so if you’ve been longing to get back with a lost love, Mercury Retrograde is a great time to re-establish contact with somebody. It’s also a great time for bringing the fire and passion back into existing relationships as mercury retrograde helps you to look back and see where you went wrong, and work on putting things right.

3. Re-organise your Home

Does your home need a spruce up? Is the energy feeling flat and tired? Then now’s the ideal time to bust out the duster and a bin bag! Take a good look through your belongings and see what you can get rid of. Clutter is not good for us either mentally or energetically – it causes stress and stops us from letting go of the past.

Mercury Retrograde is all about looking backwards in order to help us move forwards, so take an inventory of your home and clear that clutter!

4. Revamp your Business

This is a great one for the self employed or entrepreneurs! It’s actually what I’m doing at the moment, so apologies if you find any gremlins on the website. I’m half way through re-organising the online shop so things may be there one minute and gone the next!

This is a fantastic time for looking back over your decisions over the year, reviewing your website, rewriting your policies and it’s a good idea to take another look at your financial projections too – you may be surprised by what you find!

You can also re-launch in Mercury Retrograde, although brand new starts are usually a no-no.

5. Rewrite your CV!

Does your boss really treat you right?

Do you really love your job or are you just getting by to pay the bills?

This is a great time to think about your work goals, ideals and reassess exactly what it is you’d like to do in your life. Take some time to rewrite your CV, and have another look at your skills. Is there a qualification you missed or a skill you forgot you had?

If you missed out on opportunities in the past, this is also a good time to reapply or follow up with the company or recruiter you were dealing with. Remember: A no can turn into yes when Mercury goes backwards!


So remember – Mercury Retrograde isn’t all bad. It’s actually a very important time that forces us to slow down and really think about where we are in life, where we’ve been and where we want to go.

Mercury retrograde invites us to stop rushing around, take the phone off the hook and spend some quality time with ourselves. We get a chance to repair what was broken, and second chances don’t come around often.

So next time your phoneline or internet goes down during Mercury Retrograde, take it as a sign that the planet of communication wants you to stop and think for a minute.

Our society has become far too fast-paced and we barely stop to breathe. But that’s exactly what Mercury Retrograde is for. A welcome chance to stop and think.

So quit hating on Mercury Retrograde!

And if all else fails, just remember; this too shall pass!


 Not sure if this relationship is for you? Unhappy in your job or home?

Book yourself a reading with Helen today and take advantage of the clarity that Mercury Retrograde gives us!

This is the perfect time for a life review and I can help you with a detailed and accurate overview of your life, and also a sneak peek of your future!

Your reading with give you the secret keys to take you towards your dreams.

But hurry, Mercury goes direct again on October 10th – don’t miss out on this special planetary opportunity!