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What is Mercury in Retrograde?

Mercury Goes retrograde this week

Mercury in Retrograde!

What does this mean? In a nutshell, it may seem as though life has become a train wreck. Tweet: Don't let Mercury in Retro make a train wreck out of your life this month!

When mercury goes retrograde (which is does 3-4 times a year for 3-4 weeks), it looks as though it is going backwards in the sky. It has this energetic effect on us too. Of course, it’s an optical illusion since there is always forward momentum.

But, as people, we become susceptible to how it plays a game with us. Mercury rules communication. So, naturally, it has an ill-effect on communication of all kinds. Relationships are challenged. Co-operation at work becomes complicated (as if it wasn’t already!). Use of technology to communicate your message can create all kinds of mayhem in your life. But, as I said, it IS an optical illusion and you CAN continue to have momentum (just as mercury does during this time period) as long as you have a few understandings of this time!

Understand this:

1) Mercury in Retrograde asks that you slow down.
2) Mercury in Retrograde asks that you are clear on what you desire.
3) Mercury in Retrograde asks that you communicate with certainty and with compassion.
4) Mercury in Retrograde asks that you are patient.

During this time, mercury in retrograde asks all of the above and more you can Maintain Momentum during Mercury in Retrograde. Need more insight? Join me for lunch next Tuesday, October 7th at Noon EST for my Complimentary Call on Exactly What to do to Maintain Momentum during the upcoming Month. You will discover 3 Simple Ways to Utilize this time period to Manifest all your Desires! For more information, Click <HERE>

In the meantime, take a look at this slideshow and see all about Mercury in Retrograde!

Mercury Goes Retro Oct. 4th – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Do you have any funny stories about something that happened in a previous Mercury in Retrograde?! I’d love to hear them so comment below! And don’t forget to register for the call!

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  1. Wow. Had you posted nothing other than your list of “what Mercury in Retrograde is telling you”, this post would have had huge value.

    Gotta go now; I have a list of MIR lessons to print out and post front-and-center.

    Comment by Kathleen Watson — September 29, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

  2. Thanks, Kathleen!!!! It’s simple to maintain momentum and this only gave 4 things so you can imagine what the call will consist of!!! I did say it was complimentary yes?!

    Comment by Laura Clark — October 1, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

  3. What great advice for anytime. Ask yourself to – slow down, be clear on what you desire, communicate with certainty and with compassion, be patient. Maybe the illusion is the reminder? Thanks.

    Comment by Cindy — September 30, 2014 @ 4:29 pm

  4. True that Cindy! Anytime ~ especially during Mercury in Retro 😉

    Comment by Laura Clark — October 1, 2014 @ 7:01 pm

  5. Excellent post on Mercury Retrogade! Thank you for helping arm us with the awareness we need to go through it less scathed lol! It really helps me keep my head on my shoulders and not stress out about stuff as much knowing Mercury is in Retrograde, which is hard since it seems like it’s testing me. I just try to laugh stuff off by blaming everything on Mercury Retrograde and that helps alot. My husband and friends are doing it now too. I also try to have a mantra for each retrograde cycle – last one was “out with the old, in with the new”. Any suggestions for this cycle? The call sounds great! Signing up right now! 🙂

    Comment by Brandy Schuster — October 1, 2014 @ 9:38 pm

  6. Brandy! I love your mantra….and my call will have more suggestions in it ~ glad to have you!

    Comment by Laura Clark — October 1, 2014 @ 10:33 pm

  7. For me, Merc Rx is an invitation to do all those things that are described by “re-” words. Rethink. Renegotiate. Review. Revise. Recharge. Replenish. More a time to review and plan than to make new commitments or sign new contracts. I no longer fear Merc Rx; instead I slow down and relax.

    Thanks for sharing this lovely article.


    Comment by Sue Kearney (@MagnoliasWest) — October 2, 2014 @ 10:30 pm

  8. You are more than welcome, Sue! “Re” is great during this time!

    Comment by Laura Clark — October 3, 2014 @ 8:48 am

  9. So glad to have this explained, Laura! It always seems like people use this time as an excuse and chance to blame something outside themselves for what is happening in their life. I love your tips on how to keep momentum going during this energetically challenging time!

    Comment by Minette — October 2, 2014 @ 10:30 pm

  10. You are so welcome, Minette ! It’s withnsimple soul steps that this time can be magically momentous for all!

    Comment by Laura Clark — October 3, 2014 @ 8:49 am

  11. Hi Laura. I have to admit, I had no clear idea of what “Mercury in retrograde” meant either, other than people blame it for technology snafus. Thanks for the examples and for offering to share your soul wisdom to pass through MIR with grace and ease.

    Comment by Lori Nash Byron — October 5, 2014 @ 10:11 pm

  12. Lots of snafus ~ especially in the fall one when it’s during the time of harvesting for so many people!!! Grace and ease it shall be Lori!!!

    Comment by Laura Clark — October 6, 2014 @ 9:56 am

  13. well well well – who knew.. LOVE the visuals. – AND I love the lessons. I’ll post them for myself. Interesting, as always.

    Comment by Cena from — October 8, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

  14. Great you got some lessons and carry on with courage as you so often do Cena!!!!!

    Comment by Laura Clark — October 10, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

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