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The Murky Waters of Mercury Retrograde


Mercury retrograde refers to a period of time when the planet Mercury appears to be moving in a backward motion in its orbit, as seen from the Earth. This happens about three to four times a year for about three weeks at a time.


In astrology, Mercury is associated with communication, technology, travel, and other forms of exchange. During Mercury retrograde, there is a belief that these areas of life may be disrupted or go awry. People may experience misunderstandings, delays, glitches with technology, and other forms of communication breakdowns.


Some people may even view this period as a time for reflection and introspection, rather than a time of chaos and confusion.



The idea of what is best to do spiritually during Mercury retrograde can vary depending on personal beliefs and practices. However, some general suggestions for spiritual practices during this time include:

  1. Reflect on past experiences and learn from them. Mercury retrograde is a time for introspection and reflection, so take this opportunity to review your past experiences and learn from any mistakes or challenges.

  2. Practice mindfulness and meditation. These practices can help you stay centered and focused, even during times of chaos and confusion.

  3. Connect with your intuition. Mercury retrograde is a time when intuition and inner wisdom can be heightened, so pay attention to your inner voice and trust your instincts.

  4. Clear and declutter your physical and mental space. Use this time to release any unnecessary physical or mental clutter that may be holding you back.

  5. Be patient and flexible. Mercury retrograde can be a time of delays and miscommunications, so be patient and flexible in your plans and expectations.


We will be experiencing Mercury in Retrograde starting April 21st- May 14th. This will be in conjunction with the Eclipse moon season April 20th- May 5th. Giving us an opptune period of diving deep spiritually and unearth hidden shadow beliefs, behaviors and attachments.


Join us for both the Solar Eclipse Healing on Aptil 20th and the Mercury Retrograde Relief Ritual on April 22nd. Both will support you in your continued growth and spiritual expansion.




~Ori Alchemy

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