35 Great Things To Do During Mercury Retrograde

Image - Mercury Retro Mercury is in Retrograde from October 4 - 24, 2014, first in the sign of Libra (highlighting relationships and partnerships) and then in the sign of Scorpio (getting in touch with the psychic, the shady, and the shadow).

…3 weeks, 3 times a year (4 times in some years) = 2 to 3 months per year… That’s a huge chunk of your life to spend in fear of taking action.

There are many actions and contexts in which Mercury Retrograde can be a blessing:

  1. Reappear -- Items you lost ages ago suddenly show up again.
  2. Reassess -- Starting a new project may not be the best idea right now, but it's a great time to put your current work under the microscope.
  3. Rebuild -- This is an excellent time to fix something you know is flawed, making it stronger and better than it was before.
  4. Recheck -- The advice during Mercury Retrograde is to check, recheck, and double-check the details…but when is that not a good idea?
  5. Reconnect -- Old friends you haven't talked to in ages show up unexpectedly, and you realize the real friendships can be picked up right where you left off.
  6. Reconsider -- If you've been contemplating moving forward with a decision you're not entirely sure about, maybe you should listen to your gut and think again. Maybe it's okay to change from a Yes back to a No or to an I'm-not-sure.
  7. Redecorate -- Changing your environment is one of the most powerful ways to shift the energy in your life.
  8. Rediscover -- Remember that thing you used to love to do? Oh yeah... Go do that!
  9. Reestablish -- The connections between things can grow frayed, tired, and weak...that doesn't mean they are entirely broken. Before you give up, see if you can reestablish those connections.
  10. Reevaluate -- Now is the perfect time to pause and reevaluate the intentions you set and whether or not you're heading in the right direction.
  11. Refile -- Bureaucracy is full of redundancy, but also the opportunity to make corrections and refile some important piece of paperwork.
  12. Refinish -- Redo an old, drab piece of furniture with a light sanding and a new coat of something-something to bring it back to life.
  13. Reflect -- Hit the pause button, go for a walking meditation or sit in front of a beautiful view and simply reflect on what has gone before this moment.
  14. Reframe -- The simplest way to change your life is to reframe negative self-talk into empowering affirmations.
  15. Refresh -- Control + R. See what may have shown up since you last looked.
  16. Refuel -- In order to maintain all this powerful action, you have to resupply the energy you're consuming.
  17. Rejuvenate -- Make someone look and feel young again.
  18. Relax -- You can improve a rule without having to abolish it simply by making it more flexible.
  19. Release -- Set it free. Let it go. Allow it to flow again.
  20. Remodel -- Change the structure or form of a physical thing, policy, or procedure. Do it again, differently.
  21. Renew -- Repeat your vows. Reestablish your intentions and actions after an interruption.
  22. Renegotiate -- You don't have to live with everything as is. Change the terms.
  23. Renovate -- Restore something to its former glory.
  24. Reorganize -- A place for everything and everything in its place. You'll get more accomplished if you stop and put the materials in better order.
  25. Repair -- If something is suffering from damage or weakness, stop and fix it.
  26. Replenish -- Burnt out? You can't do anything for anybody if your well has run dry. Take a break to refill whatever resource you've burned through. (I totally mixed fire and water in that metaphor, in a big way. Sorry.)
  27. Resolve -- Commit to finding a solution that makes everybody feel better.
  28. Return -- A lot of courses of action include going back to the beginning.
  29. Reunite -- Come together. The total effect of the collective effort is greater than the sum of any individual contributions.
  30. Revamp -- Change the essence of something by changing its appearance. Sometimes image is everything.
  31. Review -- You have a chance to take a really close look before you send this out the door and make changes if necessary. I know, you're almost done, for God's sake, but you'll be so glad you did.
  32. Revise -- New information has come to light; something needs to be changed.
  33. Revisit -- Consider the situation or problem from a different perspective.
  34. Revive -- Regain energy; restore to life or consciousness.
  35. Rework -- Don't throw it out just yet; maybe all it needs is a little updating.

More about Mercury Retrograde There is a Positive Side to Mercury Retrograde and there are Constructive Ways to Use Mercury Retrograde.

Are you on the wait list for a psychic reading? Later this month is an excellent time to get a psychic reading. I have 8 - 10 new slots available in October. If you've already contacted me and have been wait-listed for a reading, I will move you to the top of the list if you contact me again in reply to this message.

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