Mercury Retrograde is Over: Now What?

Mercury Retrograde is Over: Now What?

Nikki Gray


photo by Anna Skahill

Editor’s note: Astrology isn’t a religion. We’re not sure it’s a science, either. It’s magic, maybe. But, as with feng shui, say, things affect things. So as long as we don’t go blaming our problems on the stars, as long as we assume responsibility for our own actions…well, hell, a little auspicious coincidence and applicable wisdom can’t hurt. And so, with that grain of salt…enjoy!

While I fully believe in there being positives to every Mercury Retrograde, there is still a general sigh of relief as the planet Mercury will once again turn direct on June 11th.

For many of us, our lives look and feel very different than they did on May 19th when we first entered the retrograde, if not the shadow phase the week prior. The past few weeks have left all of us feeling a bit overwhelmed and slightly stunned—as if our lives have been a whirlwind the past three weeks.

“When Mercury is in retrograde, it is the perfect time to revisit and restructure thought and belief patterns that no longer serve you. Ask yourself: How would I like to rewrite my story?” ~ Unknown

Now is the time when it all comes together.

First, it’s very important to give ourselves some much needed space and quiet time to reflect and absorb all we’ve learned. When Mercury is in retrograde, it has slowed down, and therefore we find ourselves thinking from a very deep heart-centered emotional place, rather than a conscious intellectual one.

There will be a transition phase for each of us as we shake the clouds from our heads in the coming weeks.

Even if we had the best of intentions, the combination of retrograde with Venus and Jupiter still present in our skies have left us feeling like the cat’s had our tongue the past few weeks. We may have had amazing breakthroughs and “Aha!” moments, but we haven’t been able to actually vocalize those words to others.

Instead of feeling frustrated by the difficulty of expressing ourselves through words right now, take a deep breath and realize that it’s all part of a necessary cycle. Think of it like a slow cooker—our emotions and desires have been on simmer for the past three weeks while we looked at our lives and our needs differently than we had in the past.

Now, once Mercury turns direct we will be able to enjoy what has been in the works! the rest at

Author: Kate Rose

Editor: Yoli Ramazzina